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

2013 Volkswagen Passat: Fuel Economy Update for September

October 4, 2013

2013 Volkswagen Passat

After a record-breaking August, our 2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI settled into more mundane city driving during the month of September. Not surprisingly, its mileage figures reflected the stop-and-go conditions of our daily commutes.

The overall average dropped from 37.7 mpg last month to 36.5 mpg in Sept. Not exactly gas guzzler territory, but a notable drop nonetheless. We only went through about four tanks of gas over the last four weeks so the overall number of miles driven was considerably less than in August as well.

Still, it's pretty impressive mileage for a sedan of the Passat's size, so few were disappointed in the numbers. Wish we could same the same about the brake pedal feel.

Worst Fill MPG: 25.2
Best Fill MPG: 43.8
Average Lifetime MPG: 36.5
EPA MPG Rating: 19 Combined (16 City / 23 Highway)
Best Range: 733.5 miles
Current Odometer: 8264 miles

Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 8,264 miles

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