Fuel Economy Update for April - 2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI Long-Term Road Test

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2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI: Fuel Economy Update for April

May 5, 2014

2014 Volkswagen Passat TSI

Thanks to a road trip to Las Vegas, and then a side trip to the Valley of Fire State Park near the Utah border, we added over 2,411 miles to our 2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI.

We logged our best fuel economy ever at 46.5 mpg on an all-highway run of 168.3 miles. This might have been because we filled up in Barstow, California, elevation 2,178, and then again in Los Angeles, at sea level. The new data changed the lifetime average to an even more impressive 36.9 mpg, which is 2.9 mpg better than the EPA combined rating.

Here are the numbers:

Worst Fill MPG: 25.2 mpg
Best Fill MPG: 46.5 mpg
Average Lifetime MPG: 36.9 mpg
EPA MPG Rating: 34 combined (30 city / 40 highway)
Best Range: 733.5 miles
Current Odometer: 19,586 miles

Philip Reed, Senior Consumer Advice Editor, @ 19,586 miles

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