2014 Volkswagen Passat TSI: Fuel Economy Update for October
November 7, 2014
You're really getting your money's worth today. This is more than just an October fuel economy update for our 2014 Volkswagen Passat TSI long-term test car.
It's also a 20,000-mile milestone post.
Who'd have thought our 2014 Volkswagen Passat TSI would reach its 12-month mileage target with 4 weeks to spare? I'm not sure I would have taken that bet last November, especially since we had already been driving an identical silver TDI diesel version when this gasoline one arrived.
Turns out the Passat has endeared itself by being a capable family runabout and a credible highway cruiser. And it can be quite efficient if you put your mind to it, as Mike Monticello showed us last month.
October's total of 1,967 miles were added at an average of 30.6 mpg, the Passat's best single-month performance to date. No new best-tank or best-range records were set this month, but its lifetime average nevertheless crept up to 28.1 mpg, a number that compares nicely to the VW's EPA Combined rating of 28 mpg.
Worst Fill MPG: 18.7
Best Fill MPG: 36.5
Average Lifetime MPG: 28.1 (up by 0.3)
EPA MPG Rating: 28 combined (24 City/34 Highway)
Best Range: 513 miles
Current Odometer: 20,294
Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing @ 20,294 miles