1998 Volkswagen Jetta MPG and Fuel Economy

On this page, you will find a complete guide to the miles per gallon and fuel efficiency data for the 1998 Volkswagen Jetta.

The 1998 Volkswagen Jetta has 3 model options: Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 1.9 L, Automatic 4-spd 4-cyl, 2.0 L and Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 2.0 L.

The 1998 Volkswagen Jetta Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 1.9 L runs on diesel and is in the Compact Cars car class.

The 1998 Volkswagen Jetta Automatic 4-spd 4-cyl, 2.0 L runs on regular gasoline and is in the Compact Cars car class.

The 1998 Volkswagen Jetta Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 2.0 L runs on regular gasoline and is in the Compact Cars car class.

🛣 How Many Miles per Gallon (MPG) Does a 1998 Volkswagen Jetta Get?

Across all models, the combined average MPG for the 1998 Volkswagen Jetta is 28 miles per gallon.

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

Model Option Combined MPG City MPG Highway MPG
Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 1.9 L 37 33 44
Automatic 4-spd 4-cyl, 2.0 L 22 19 26
Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 2.0 L 24 21 28

💵 What is the Average Yearly Fuel Cost for a 1998 Volkswagen Jetta?

The average fuel costs for all models of the 1998 Volkswagen Jetta is $2,517.

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 1998 Volkswagen Jetta to an average vehicle over 5 years, you will spend $1,083 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
Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 1.9 L $2,100 save $1,000
Automatic 4-spd 4-cyl, 2.0 L $2,850 spend $2,750 more
Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 2.0 L $2,600 spend $1,500 more

🛢 How Many Barrels of Petroleum Does a 1998 Volkswagen Jetta Consume?

Across all models, the average number barrels of petroleum that the 1998 Volkswagen Jetta 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
Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 1.9 L 10
Automatic 4-spd 4-cyl, 2.0 L 14
Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 2.0 L 12

Overview

The tables below cover all of the miles per gallon, engine specifications, and emission details we have for the 3 1998 Volkswagen Jetta model options.

Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 1.9 L

The table below contains all of the details we have for the 1998 Volkswagen Jetta Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 1.9 L:

City MPG 33
Highway MPG 44
Combined MPG 37
Save/Spend vs Average Car Save 1,000
Fuel Cost $2,100
Fuel Type 1 Diesel
ATV Type Diesel
Barrels of Petroleum 10
Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Cylinders 4
Transmission Manual 5-spd
Vehicle Class Compact Cars
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 1998 Volkswagen Jetta Automatic 4-spd 4-cyl, 2.0 L:

City MPG 19
Highway MPG 26
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 Compact Cars
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 1998 Volkswagen Jetta Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 2.0 L:

City MPG 21
Highway MPG 28
Combined MPG 24
Save/Spend vs Average Car Spend $1,500
Fuel Cost $2,600
Fuel Type 1 Regular
Barrels of Petroleum 12
Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Cylinders 4
Transmission Manual 5-spd
Vehicle Class Compact Cars
Start/Stop? No
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? No

Disclaimer

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