- Apr 18, 2001
- Southeast Texas
- 2004 Passat Wagon (chainless + 5 MT + GDE tune)
When shopping for a new car last year I test-drove a Cruze hatchback with the 1.6L diesel engine and 6-speed manual. It drove fine, but the rearward visibility was horrendous and I was disappointed that I couldn't get the manual transmission version with a sunroof or heated seats. I ended up getting a 2018 Jetta (last year of the Mk6 generation) with the 1.4L TSI gas engine. It has all the features I wanted and averages 38 MPG. With the higher cost of diesel fuel, even if the TDI was still available it probably wouldn't save me anything in fuel expenditure.
Pretty good. Is that mostly as a one passenger car?
Fuelly shows this for the 2017 Jetta with the 1.4 TSI engine (most recent year with the most number of accumulated miles):
"Based on data from 148 vehicles, 5,215 fuel-ups and 2,118,648 miles of driving, the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta gets a combined Avg MPG of 34.87 with a 0.18 MPG margin of error."