One of the largest concerns surrounding DIESELGATE is the impact that the emissions “fix” would have on performance and efficiency. So far, it seems those worries were unfounded.
We have two 2015 models in the IDParts fleet – a 2015 Jetta Sedan w/ DSG automatic transmission and a 2015 Golf Sportwagen with the 6-speed manual transmission. The image above is a capture of the in-dash computer of the Jetta Sedan TDI DSG showing an average of 55.1 mpg on a 286 mile highway trip. This has been the best MPG number yet, and it was an all-highway trip.
This isn’t to say that day-to-day has been disappointing. In fact, in-town driving has been netting high 40s in mpg, with a few days hitting close to 50 mpg.
You can track the fuel economy of our 2015 Golf Sportwagen on our Fuelly account.