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Fuel Economy Update for April - A New Low, A New High - 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI Long-Term Road Test

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imageFuel Economy Update for April - A New Low, A New High - 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI Long-Term Road Test

Our 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI spent most of April in heavy traffic and set a new low water mark for fuel economy.

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    ducky10ducky10 Member Posts: 27
    Yikes! In Seattle, said to have the 4th worst traffic in the U.S., the worst mileage I have seen in 113,000 miles of aggressive driving of my 10 GTI is 20. And that was when the president was in town messing up traffic Perhaps you guys could shut off the motor when idling ?
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    fordson1fordson1 Unconfirmed Posts: 1,512
    Holy mackerel...I have a 2011 GTI, which does not get quite as good mileage as this does, plus it's chipped...and in 41,000 miles the lowest I've ever seen is around 23.

    So glad I don't have to deal with traffic like that. It's definitely a disadvantage that in order to get representative mpg on your long-term cars, you have to physically leave the environs of your home offices, where the cars are based.
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    MCZCOKEMCZCOKE Member Posts: 18
    Maybe you were looking at the 2015 F-150 ecoboost mpg? :)
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    bckurthbckurth Member Posts: 2
    Interesting fuel economy update... I bought a new (pure white) 2015 GTI Autobahn last month (...loving every single gosh darn minute of it) and I have actually been quite pleased with the fuel economy. So far on every fill-up the GTI has done better then my 2013 Ford Fusion SE with the 1.6 ecoboost. In the '13 Fusion I'd typically average around 30-31 mpg (in the summer) on premium gas. In the GTI I'm hitting 34-35 mpg. My commute from home to the office is roughly 35 miles (one way) and most of those miles include interstate driving. Side note: the GTI just crossed the 2,000 mile mark and the Fusion has around 47,000 on the odometer (my claimed mpg ratings are taken from the cars on board trip computer).
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