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VW Passat Family (NMS and B7) TDIs (2012+) Discussion area for the 2012+ Passat TDI (North American and rest of world versions versions). The North American model was previously codenamed NMS (New Midsize Sedan) and the version the rest of the world gets is sometimes referred to as B7.

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Old May 22nd, 2015, 22:22   #976
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I just got a 962mile tank, without any tricks like topping up. The wind was at my back however, heh. It worked out to 57.9 mpg, with 30 miles left on MFI. BTW the MFI said I was getting 60.3 mpg for most of that trip.

I have decided not to work so hard to get these high mpgs though. It's just uncomfortable going that much slower than the rest of traffic (e.g. 65 in a 75 zone). I don't like tractor-trailer rigs on my tail...

A couple other notes, these mileages are usually done going over the Rockies (I-90). Going down the Columbia Gorge into the wind really hurts. I gave this car a hard break-in when I first got it. Once or twice a day of travel, it gets run up through the gears. And it takes a long time for that oil to warm up, so it's not a car for short commutes.
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Old May 26th, 2015, 06:50   #977
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I just got a 962mile tank, without any tricks like topping up. The wind was at my back however, heh. It worked out to 57.9 mpg, with 30 miles left on MFI. BTW the MFI said I was getting 60.3 mpg for most of that trip.

I have decided not to work so hard to get these high mpgs though. It's just uncomfortable going that much slower than the rest of traffic (e.g. 65 in a 75 zone). I don't like tractor-trailer rigs on my tail...

A couple other notes, these mileages are usually done going over the Rockies (I-90). Going down the Columbia Gorge into the wind really hurts. I gave this car a hard break-in when I first got it. Once or twice a day of travel, it gets run up through the gears. And it takes a long time for that oil to warm up, so it's not a car for short commutes.
Great numbers, should have went the extra miles for the 1K club!
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Old May 27th, 2015, 10:38   #978
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Just took a trip to Bayfield Wisconsin about 350 miles one way from Cedarburg WI. The 2015 Passat got 56.7 going up and 55.8 coming back, 62mph in the 55mph zone and 68mph in the 65mph zone. Our friends up there just bought a new Prius V. We drove around for a day on the country roads in the Prius. Man that little gas motor was screaming going up the hills, although there was no tach it sounded like about 4000rpms. His average for the day was 46.2mpg.
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Old May 27th, 2015, 10:45   #979
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On a further note, the mileage has gotten better now that the blended diesel is gone. We are averaging about 54mpg now. We will take the Passat to British Columbia, the central Kootenay, and northern Vancouver Island in June. The estimated fuel cost for the trip $420 (7000 miles 50mpg @$3/gallon). Cheap, eh?
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Old May 28th, 2015, 19:54   #980
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1650 miles on my 2015. 615 miles on 15.2 gallons for 40.46 mpg. Before you critique, realize I am in break-in mode. Additionally, with a Valentine 1 detector and 80 MPH limits, 90 MPH or higher cruising speeds are common. Enjoying the car, seating the rings.
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Old May 29th, 2015, 06:20   #981
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I decided to not even bother recording during the initial breakin.

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Great numbers, should have went the extra miles for the 1K club!
I thought about it, but the gas stations are a bit far apart, I didn't have a can of fuel in case I ran out, and anyway, I didn't care.
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Old June 4th, 2015, 05:50   #982
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1008.4 miles on this tank
17.4 gallons
57.9 mpg
MFI range- 40 miles
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Old June 16th, 2015, 15:39   #983
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First full tank on new, shorter commute (~11 miles at ~30 MPH): 40.4 MPG. That's a drop of 9 MPG from last full tank on long commute (~40 miles at ~60 MPH), despite warmer weather. Just goes to show what a big difference the long drive at highway speeds makes. On the upside though, I did go a full month between stops at the gas station for the first time.
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Old July 4th, 2015, 09:55   #984
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Got a couple of good tank averages - approx 50MPG - now I get around 45MPG. I am sure it has to do with the highway driving and city driving. What is the best way to approximate the amount of city and highway driving without keeping track of every drive....
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Old July 18th, 2015, 09:38   #985
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My last two vehicles were as follows: 2006 V8 Tundra, 2013 Outback. The most I can pull out of the Outback CVT was 27MPG on the highway.

Well I just took a 240 mile trip filled up before and after and I averaged 48.74 MPG. I would have to guess but 20 miles of that was lower speeds and traffic. I am very impressed with this TDI.

I don't understand why more people are not accepting Diesel... Especially these days when diesel cost the same as 87 Oct unleaded.

I love this car!
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Old July 27th, 2015, 08:27   #986
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I have decided not to work so hard to get these high mpgs though. It's just uncomfortable going that much slower than the rest of traffic (e.g. 65 in a 75 zone).
Glad to hear it!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...e-crashes.html

I'm guessing flow of traffic is probably 80MPH, so you were going 15MPH slower than about everyone else? At least 10MPH.

I find the line "speed doesn't kill as much as variations in speed between different vehicles on the road" very believable.
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Old July 27th, 2015, 14:31   #987
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1030.1 miles on this tank
17.9 gallons
57.6 mpg
MFI range- 35 miles
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Old July 28th, 2015, 17:43   #988
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1030.1 miles on this tank
17.9 gallons
57.6 mpg
MFI range- 35 miles
Nice!
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Old July 28th, 2015, 19:04   #989
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Just finished a 500 mile run across Nevada from east to west, ending in Reno. US Highway 50, known as "the lonliest road in America". Many long stretches of 100 MPH plus, combined with steep, windy mountain passes. 37.8 MPG. Very capable car. Does everything well. The selfish side of me wants about 50 more ponies.
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