Fuel Economy Update for May - Small Gains Toward EPA Rating - 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI Long-Term

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edited June 2015 in Volkswagen
imageFuel Economy Update for May - Small Gains Toward EPA Rating - 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI Long-Term Road Test

Our long-term 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI continued to improve its lifetime fuel economy this month, and there's reason to believe that the best is yet to come.

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  • handbrakehandbrake Member Posts: 99
    This is pretty remarkable efficiency compared to what I get with my 2.5 Rabbit (08, manual). In 100% city driving I get about 20 mpg, in mixed driving I get 23 and in freeway driving I get MAYBE 30 on a good day. And that's in a car that is lighter and less powerful than this GTI. Very impressed.
  • DebunkerDebunker Member Posts: 49
    Perhaps you need to make up your mind on whether the gas mileage is "mildly disappointing" or whether the car is "acquitting itself fairly well". And ultimately, you'd have to explain what you're comparing the mileage to.
  • 7driver7driver Member Posts: 145
    26.3MPG is only 6% less than the EPA combined rating of 28MPG. Being 6% low is pretty good, I think.
  • fordson1fordson1 Unconfirmed Posts: 1,512
    The 2010 GTI got 24.6 mpg over 21,000+ miles on a combined EPA rating of 25. This one is faster, roomier and is getting 26.3 mpg on a combined EPA rating of 28 - but it's got only 10,800 miles on it so far.

    To compare, the LT Sonata is exactly 200 lbs. heavier, 2 whole seconds slower to 60, and is getting 25 mpg on a combined EPA rating of 28, after just shy of 8k miles of driving.
  • gslippygslippy Member Posts: 514
    fordson1 said:

    The 2010 GTI got 24.6 mpg over 21,000+ miles on a combined EPA rating of 25. This one is faster, roomier and is getting 26.3 mpg on a combined EPA rating of 28 - but it's got only 10,800 miles on it so far.

    To compare, the LT Sonata is exactly 200 lbs. heavier, 2 whole seconds slower to 60, and is getting 25 mpg on a combined EPA rating of 28, after just shy of 8k miles of driving.

    True, but the Sonata is much roomier and will ride better on its longer wheelbase and wider track, plus it will have substantially more range with 5 more gallons in the tank. And, in the configurations Edmunds bought, it is $4k cheaper than the VW.

    Different cars, different purposes.
  • fordson1fordson1 Unconfirmed Posts: 1,512
    edited June 2015
    Talking power/weight ratio compared to mpg here. Just as he was doing with the MINI.
  • darexdarex Member Posts: 187
    On Fuelly, the 2014 MINI Cooper is averaging 32.6 mpg, however, and my personal experience (base, 6MT) yields >40 mpg highway, consistently.

    http://www.fuelly.com/car/mini/cooper/2014
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