2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI: Fuel Economy Update for January
February 3, 2014
Our 2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI continued its fuel-thrifty ways in January. It still only requires about three fill-ups a month, and is averaging 36.5 miles per gallon. Its lifetime best and worst fills continue unchanged from last month, at 44.4 gallons and 25.2 respectively. It spent most of the month with Edmunds Senior Automotive Editor Brent Romans, roaming California's Central Valley.
On my short stay with the car this week, I was doing a mix of freeway and around-town driving and I loved seeing the nice, fat 35-36 mpg averages on the Passat's MFI display.
Worst Fill MPG: 25.2
Best Fill MPG: 44.4
Average Lifetime MPG: 36.5
EPA MPG Rating: 34 combined (30 city/40 highway)
Best Range: 733.5
Current Odometer: 13,373
Carroll Lachnit, Features Editor @ 13,373 miles