Volkswagen Golf MPG and Fuel Economy

Volkswagen have been manufacturing models of Golf for 24 years, with the latest vehicle in 2021 having a combined MPG of 32.

The estimated fuel cost for the 2021 Volkswagen Golf is $1,950 per year.

Government regulators have estimated that value based on 15,000 miles driven per year, using regular gasoline, and a split of 55% city driving and 45% highway driving.

💵 Compared to an average vehicle over 5 years, you will save $1,750 on fuel driving a 2021 Volkswagen Golf.

🛢 The Volkswagen Golf will consume roughly 9 barrels of petroleum per year, using the standard estimate of 15,000 miles per year.

💨 For every mile driven, the Volkswagen Golf will emit 279 grams of CO2, which is about 4,185,000 grams of CO2 per year.

🌳 To help you understand the impact of this, a normal tree will absorb around 21,000 grams of CO2 per year. This means that roughly 200 trees would be needed to offset emissions from the Volkswagen Golf.

The table below is a complete list of the 78 Volkswagen Golf fuel efficiency specifications we have data for.

Click any vehicle link to see a more detailed breakdown of the car, miles per gallon, emissions, and more.

Vehicle Combined MPG Fuel Cost
2021 Volkswagen Golf 32 $1,950
2021 Volkswagen Golf 33 $1,900
2020 Volkswagen Golf 31 $2,000
2020 Volkswagen Golf 32 $1,950
2019 Volkswagen Golf 32 $1,950
2019 Volkswagen Golf 32 $1,950
2018 Volkswagen Golf 28 $2,250
2018 Volkswagen Golf 29 $2,150
2017 Volkswagen Golf 29 $2,150
2017 Volkswagen Golf 29 $2,150
2016 Volkswagen Golf 29 $2,150
2016 Volkswagen Golf 29 $2,150
2015 Volkswagen Golf 29 $2,150
2015 Volkswagen Golf 29 $2,150
2015 Volkswagen Golf 35 $2,200
2015 Volkswagen Golf 35 $2,200
2014 Volkswagen Golf 26 $2,400
2014 Volkswagen Golf 32 $2,400
2014 Volkswagen Golf 32 $2,400
2013 Volkswagen Golf 26 $2,400
2013 Volkswagen Golf 26 $2,400
2013 Volkswagen Golf 32 $2,400
2013 Volkswagen Golf 32 $2,400
2012 Volkswagen Golf 26 $2,400
2012 Volkswagen Golf 26 $2,400
2012 Volkswagen Golf 32 $2,400
2012 Volkswagen Golf 32 $2,400
2011 Volkswagen Golf 26 $2,400
2011 Volkswagen Golf 27 $2,300
2011 Volkswagen Golf 32 $2,400
2011 Volkswagen Golf 32 $2,400
2010 Volkswagen Golf 25 $2,500
2010 Volkswagen Golf 26 $2,400
2010 Volkswagen Golf 32 $2,400
2010 Volkswagen Golf 32 $2,400
2006 Volkswagen Golf 24 $2,600
2006 Volkswagen Golf 24 $2,600
2006 Volkswagen Golf 32 $2,400
2006 Volkswagen Golf 34 $2,250
2005 Volkswagen Golf 24 $2,600
2005 Volkswagen Golf 32 $2,400
2005 Volkswagen Golf 35 $2,200
2004 Volkswagen Golf 24 $2,600
2004 Volkswagen Golf 32 $2,400
2004 Volkswagen Golf 36 $2,150
2003 Volkswagen Golf 23 $2,700
2003 Volkswagen Golf 24 $2,600
2003 Volkswagen Golf 33 $2,350
2003 Volkswagen Golf 38 $2,050
2002 Volkswagen Golf 23 $2,700
2002 Volkswagen Golf 24 $2,600
2002 Volkswagen Golf 33 $2,350
2002 Volkswagen Golf 38 $2,050
2001 Volkswagen Golf 22 $2,850
2001 Volkswagen Golf 22 $3,350
2001 Volkswagen Golf 24 $2,600
2001 Volkswagen Golf 24 $3,100
2001 Volkswagen Golf 33 $2,350
2001 Volkswagen Golf 38 $2,050
2000 Volkswagen Golf 22 $2,850
2000 Volkswagen Golf 22 $3,350
2000 Volkswagen Golf 24 $2,600
2000 Volkswagen Golf 24 $3,100
2000 Volkswagen Golf 33 $2,350
2000 Volkswagen Golf 38 $2,050
1999 Volkswagen Golf 22 $2,850
1999 Volkswagen Golf 24 $2,600
1989 Volkswagen Golf 22 $2,850
1989 Volkswagen Golf 25 $2,500
1989 Volkswagen Golf 34 $2,250
1988 Volkswagen Golf 23 $2,700
1988 Volkswagen Golf 25 $2,500
1987 Volkswagen Golf 22 $2,850
1987 Volkswagen Golf 26 $2,400
1987 Volkswagen Golf 33 $2,350
1986 Volkswagen Golf 22 $2,850
1986 Volkswagen Golf 26 $2,400
1986 Volkswagen Golf 35 $2,200

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