2015 Volkswagen GTI Fuel Economy Increases
We have always thought the Volkswagen GTI is extremely rewarding to drive, but its fuel economy typically stands at "just ok." For the 2015 model year, the Volkswagen GTI has improved its fuel economy ratings for both the automatic and manual transmission models. According to FuelEconomy.gov, the automatic GTI has increased its ratings from 24/32 mpg city/highway to 25/33 mpg city/highway. Many buyers will prefer driving the manual, and the difference here is even more noticeable. In 2014, it stood at an average 21/31 mpg city/highway, but this has since jumped to 25/34 mpg city/highway on the new model. Now, the U.S. Department of Energy estimates GTI buyers will save about $1,250 in fuel costs over five years compared to the average new vehicle sold. Not bad… The 2015 Volkswagen GTI is completely redesigned. It features a new front-wheel drive architecture, a wider platform, and a retuned engine. Although it still has a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, horsepower has risen to 210 while torque has jumped to 258 lb-ft. The hatch also features a slightly more angular body and a larger interior than the previous generation. Watch for the new GTI as it arrives in dealerships starting this June. Source: FuelEconomy.gov
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