2015 Volkswagen GTI: Fuel Economy Update for September - Still Great Mileage After 20,000 Miles
by Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor on October 20, 2015
As you can see, we crossed the 20K-mile threshold in our 2015 Volkswagen GTI this month. It was an uneventful four weeks for our GTI given that it's not a diesel. That would make it a GTD. They actually exist, but are not offered in the States.
We put about 2,000 miles on the clock this month. Along the way Dan Edmunds figured out that the navigation system doesn't seem to care that there's a difference between yards and meters, while Josh found out that it's pretty easy to schedule a service appointment online.
Shorter drivers will also be glad to know that the GTI accommodates their frames just fine while eco-minded owners may or may not find the GTI's friendly reminders all that friendly.
After crunching the fuel log numbers, the GTI's overall mileage dropped by one-tenth of a gallon. It's still close to its official EPA rating, though, so that's good. And no, we have no idea what's its NOx levels are, although since it's a gas engine they're likely to be well within the limits.
Worst Fill MPG: 19.4
Best Fill MPG: 38.5
Average Lifetime MPG: 27.3
EPA MPG Rating: 28 Combined (25 City/33 Highway)
Best Range: 480.3 miles
Current Odometer: 20,000 miles
Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor