2014 Volkswagen Passat TSI: Fuel Economy Update for June
July 07, 2014
My family and I just got back from a road trip to Mammoth Lakes, California. The full story of that trip and our experiences in the 2014 Volkswagen Passat TSI will have to wait for another update (or two); this post is all about the car's fuel economy over the last month.
The good news is that, after a couple of months of new lows in gas mileage, the Passat hit a new high: a best fill of 34.4 (which happened to occur while I was on that Mammoth road trip, huzzah!). We managed to hit the Passat's EPA rating for highway driving over the many hundreds of miles of cruising (and cruise controlled) time on wide-open highways between Los Angeles and Mammoth.
Worst Fill MPG: 18.7
Best Fill MPG: 34.4
Average Lifetime MPG: 26.2
EPA MPG Rating: 28 Combined (24 City/34 Highway)
Best Range: 494 miles
Current Odometer: 9,600 miles
I'm not sure what distance the on-board average fuel consumption computer is using for its computations, but it was fun to watch that number creep up over the duration of our trip.
Bryn MacKinnon, Senior Editor @ 9,600 miles