2003 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon MPG and Fuel Economy

On this page, you will find a complete guide to the miles per gallon and fuel efficiency data for the 2003 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon.

The 2003 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon has 6 model options: Automatic 4-spd 4-cyl, 1.9 L, Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 1.9 L, Automatic 4-spd 4-cyl, 2.0 L, Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 2.0 L, Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 1.8 L and Automatic (S5) 4-cyl, 1.8 L.

The 2003 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon Automatic 4-spd 4-cyl, 1.9 L runs on diesel and is in the Small Station Wagons car class.

The 2003 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 1.9 L runs on diesel and is in the Small Station Wagons car class.

The 2003 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon Automatic 4-spd 4-cyl, 2.0 L runs on regular gasoline and is in the Small Station Wagons car class.

The 2003 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 2.0 L runs on regular gasoline and is in the Small Station Wagons car class.

The 2003 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 1.8 L runs on premium gasoline and is in the Small Station Wagons car class.

The 2003 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon Automatic (S5) 4-cyl, 1.8 L runs on premium gasoline and is in the Small Station Wagons car class.

🛣 How Many Miles per Gallon (MPG) Does a 2003 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon Get?

Across all models, the combined average MPG for the 2003 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon is 27 miles per gallon.

The table below breaks down the MPG for each model option:

Model Option Combined MPG City MPG Highway MPG
Automatic 4-spd 4-cyl, 1.9 L 33 29 40
Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 1.9 L 39 35 45
Automatic 4-spd 4-cyl, 2.0 L 22 20 27
Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 2.0 L 23 21 28
Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 1.8 L 24 21 28
Automatic (S5) 4-cyl, 1.8 L 22 19 27

💵 What is the Average Yearly Fuel Cost for a 2003 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon?

The average fuel costs for all models of the 2003 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon is $2,725.

The average fuel costs have been estimated by government regulators based on 15,000 miles driven per year, using regular gasoline, and a split of 55% city driving and 45% highway driving.

Comparing a 2003 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon to an average vehicle over 5 years, you will spend $2,125 more on fuel.

The table below shows the fuel costs and 5-year save/spend for each model option:

Model Option Fuel Cost 5-Year Save/Spend
Automatic 4-spd 4-cyl, 1.9 L $2,350 spend $250 more
Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 1.9 L $2,000 save $1,500
Automatic 4-spd 4-cyl, 2.0 L $2,850 spend $2,750 more
Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 2.0 L $2,700 spend $2,000 more
Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 1.8 L $3,100 spend $4,000 more
Automatic (S5) 4-cyl, 1.8 L $3,350 spend $5,250 more

🛢 How Many Barrels of Petroleum Does a 2003 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon Consume?

Across all models, the average number barrels of petroleum that the 2003 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon will consume in one year is 12 barrels.

The majority of the world's petroleum is sourced from countries like Saudi Arabia, Russia, Iraq, and the United States.

Model Option Barrels
Automatic 4-spd 4-cyl, 1.9 L 11
Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 1.9 L 9
Automatic 4-spd 4-cyl, 2.0 L 14
Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 2.0 L 13
Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 1.8 L 12
Automatic (S5) 4-cyl, 1.8 L 14

Overview

The tables below cover all of the miles per gallon, engine specifications, and emission details we have for the 6 2003 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon model options.

Automatic 4-spd 4-cyl, 1.9 L

The table below contains all of the details we have for the 2003 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon Automatic 4-spd 4-cyl, 1.9 L:

City MPG 29
Highway MPG 40
Combined MPG 33
Save/Spend vs Average Car Spend $250
Fuel Cost $2,350
Fuel Type 1 Diesel
ATV Type Diesel
Barrels of Petroleum 11
Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Cylinders 4
Transmission Automatic 4-spd
Vehicle Class Small Station Wagons
Start/Stop? No
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? Yes

Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 1.9 L

The table below contains all of the details we have for the 2003 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 1.9 L:

City MPG 35
Highway MPG 45
Combined MPG 39
Save/Spend vs Average Car Save 1,500
Fuel Cost $2,000
Fuel Type 1 Diesel
ATV Type Diesel
Barrels of Petroleum 9
Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Cylinders 4
Transmission Manual 5-spd
Vehicle Class Small Station Wagons
Start/Stop? No
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? Yes

Automatic 4-spd 4-cyl, 2.0 L

The table below contains all of the details we have for the 2003 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon Automatic 4-spd 4-cyl, 2.0 L:

City MPG 20
Highway MPG 27
Combined MPG 22
Save/Spend vs Average Car Spend $2,750
Fuel Cost $2,850
Fuel Type 1 Regular
Barrels of Petroleum 14
Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Cylinders 4
Transmission Automatic 4-spd
Vehicle Class Small Station Wagons
Start/Stop? No
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? No

Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 2.0 L

The table below contains all of the details we have for the 2003 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 2.0 L:

City MPG 21
Highway MPG 28
Combined MPG 23
Save/Spend vs Average Car Spend $2,000
Fuel Cost $2,700
Fuel Type 1 Regular
Barrels of Petroleum 13
Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Cylinders 4
Transmission Manual 5-spd
Vehicle Class Small Station Wagons
Start/Stop? No
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? No

Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 1.8 L

The table below contains all of the details we have for the 2003 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 1.8 L:

City MPG 21
Highway MPG 28
Combined MPG 24
Save/Spend vs Average Car Spend $4,000
Fuel Cost $3,100
Fuel Type 1 Premium
Barrels of Petroleum 12
Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Cylinders 4
Transmission Manual 5-spd
Vehicle Class Small Station Wagons
Start/Stop? No
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? Yes

Automatic (S5) 4-cyl, 1.8 L

The table below contains all of the details we have for the 2003 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon Automatic (S5) 4-cyl, 1.8 L:

City MPG 19
Highway MPG 27
Combined MPG 22
Save/Spend vs Average Car Spend $5,250
Fuel Cost $3,350
Fuel Type 1 Premium
Barrels of Petroleum 14
Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Cylinders 4
Transmission Automatic (S5)
Vehicle Class Small Station Wagons
Start/Stop? No
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? Yes

Disclaimer

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