2004 Volkswagen New Beetle MPG and Fuel Economy

On this page, you will find a complete guide to the miles per gallon and fuel efficiency data for the 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle.

The 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle has 7 model options: Automatic 4-spd 4-cyl, 1.8 L, Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 1.8 L, Manual 6-spd 4-cyl, 1.8 L, Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 1.9 L, Automatic (S6) 4-cyl, 1.9 L, Automatic 4-spd 4-cyl, 2.0 L and Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 2.0 L.

The 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Automatic 4-spd 4-cyl, 1.8 L runs on premium gasoline and is in the Subcompact Cars car class.

The 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 1.8 L runs on premium gasoline and is in the Subcompact Cars car class.

The 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Manual 6-spd 4-cyl, 1.8 L runs on premium gasoline and is in the Subcompact Cars car class.

The 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 1.9 L runs on diesel and is in the Subcompact Cars car class.

The 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Automatic (S6) 4-cyl, 1.9 L runs on diesel and is in the Subcompact Cars car class.

The 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Automatic 4-spd 4-cyl, 2.0 L runs on regular gasoline and is in the Subcompact Cars car class.

The 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 2.0 L runs on regular gasoline and is in the Subcompact Cars car class.

🛣 How Many Miles per Gallon (MPG) Does a 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Get?

Across all models, the combined average MPG for the 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle 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, 1.8 L 23 20 27
Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 1.8 L 24 21 28
Manual 6-spd 4-cyl, 1.8 L 23 20 28
Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 1.9 L 36 32 42
Automatic (S6) 4-cyl, 1.9 L 33 30 38
Automatic 4-spd 4-cyl, 2.0 L 24 21 28
Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 2.0 L 24 21 28

💵 What is the Average Yearly Fuel Cost for a 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle?

The average fuel costs for all models of the 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle is $2,743.

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 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle to an average vehicle over 5 years, you will spend $2,214 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, 1.8 L $3,200 spend $4,500 more
Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 1.8 L $3,100 spend $4,000 more
Manual 6-spd 4-cyl, 1.8 L $3,200 spend $4,500 more
Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 1.9 L $2,150 save $750
Automatic (S6) 4-cyl, 1.9 L $2,350 spend $250 more
Automatic 4-spd 4-cyl, 2.0 L $2,600 spend $1,500 more
Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 2.0 L $2,600 spend $1,500 more

🛢 How Many Barrels of Petroleum Does a 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Consume?

Across all models, the average number barrels of petroleum that the 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle 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, 1.8 L 13
Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 1.8 L 12
Manual 6-spd 4-cyl, 1.8 L 13
Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 1.9 L 10
Automatic (S6) 4-cyl, 1.9 L 11
Automatic 4-spd 4-cyl, 2.0 L 12
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 7 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle model options.

Automatic 4-spd 4-cyl, 1.8 L

The table below contains all of the details we have for the 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Automatic 4-spd 4-cyl, 1.8 L:

City MPG 20
Highway MPG 27
Combined MPG 23
Save/Spend vs Average Car Spend $4,500
Fuel Cost $3,200
Fuel Type 1 Premium
Barrels of Petroleum 13
Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Cylinders 4
Transmission Automatic 4-spd
Vehicle Class Subcompact Cars
Start/Stop? No
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? Yes

Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 1.8 L

The table below contains all of the details we have for the 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle 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 Subcompact Cars
Start/Stop? No
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? Yes

Manual 6-spd 4-cyl, 1.8 L

The table below contains all of the details we have for the 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Manual 6-spd 4-cyl, 1.8 L:

City MPG 20
Highway MPG 28
Combined MPG 23
Save/Spend vs Average Car Spend $4,500
Fuel Cost $3,200
Fuel Type 1 Premium
Barrels of Petroleum 13
Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Cylinders 4
Transmission Manual 6-spd
Vehicle Class Subcompact Cars
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 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 1.9 L:

City MPG 32
Highway MPG 42
Combined MPG 36
Save/Spend vs Average Car Save 750
Fuel Cost $2,150
Fuel Type 1 Diesel
ATV Type Diesel
Barrels of Petroleum 10
Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Cylinders 4
Transmission Manual 5-spd
Vehicle Class Subcompact Cars
Start/Stop? No
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? Yes

Automatic (S6) 4-cyl, 1.9 L

The table below contains all of the details we have for the 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Automatic (S6) 4-cyl, 1.9 L:

City MPG 30
Highway MPG 38
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 (S6)
Vehicle Class Subcompact 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 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Automatic 4-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 Automatic 4-spd
Vehicle Class Subcompact 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 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle 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 Subcompact Cars
Start/Stop? No
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? No

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