2015 Volkswagen GTI: Fuel Economy Update for November
December 4, 2014
If the first month and a half is any indication, we should have no issue reaching the 20,000-mile mark in a year. Since we received the GTI in mid-October, we've already racked-up over 2,700 miles.
In November, Mike Schmidt helped with the mileage tally with a break-in road trip before we tested our Tornado Red hatchback at the track. That month also saw a tie for best mpg, with both Ed Hellwig and Mike Monticello attaining a 30.2-mpg average on a 10-plus-gallon tank.
To me, that says they're not driving a hot hatchback as intended, so I decided to take it upon myself to reach a new low. I logged a 21.1-mpg result right at the end of the month. Admittedly, it's not all that bad. Perhaps I'll try harder when the roads dry out above Malibu.
Worst Fill MPG: 21.1
Best Fill MPG: 30.2
Average Lifetime MPG: 25.3
EPA MPG Rating: 28 Combined (25 City/33 Highway)
Best Range: 330.8
Current Odometer: 2,820
Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor @ 2,820 Miles