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Audi A3, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan, Wagon
#1 of 26 Audi A3 Wagon: MPG-Real World Numbers
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Jun 12, 2006 (7:55 am)
With the price of fuel being what it is, the mileage you're getting is becoming more important. This is the place to discuss the mileage performance you're getting out int he real world.
#2 of 26 My A3 2.0 DSG gets...
Jun 15, 2006 (8:57 pm)
24.6 MPG in my mixed around town/commute. On it's one highway trip so far, with less than 1000 miles, it got 32.2 MPG at average speeds of about 65 MPH.
#3 of 26 Re: My A3 2.0 DSG gets... [panzrwagn]
Jun 16, 2006 (9:28 am)
wow, you're doing much better than me. I get about 22 mpg around town/commute and the best I've gotten on a trip is 28 mpg and mine (A3 2.0 DSG also) has 4500 miles on it. Obviously, I'm getting nowhere close to the 25/31 epa estimates, but what else is new.
Jun 17, 2006 (3:50 pm)
Hopefully some 3.2 owners will post mileage here. Would be useful to see how the V6/Quattro impacts the A3's mileage.
Am surprised the A3 2.0T does not do better than a number of larger cars.
Jun 20, 2006 (6:24 pm)
Worst tank: 25.0, that included a lot of stop & go, winter gas & cold weather. Overall, since I've had the car (going on a year): 27.2. Last 5 tanks: 29.4, 27.5, 28.2, 30.2 & 27.6. On the highway, it's possible to get 31-32, but if it's hot & I'm running the AC, it's hard to crack 28. BTW, it's chipped, and that hasn't hurt the MPG. I don't redline it all the time, often shift at 4000 rpm, etc. In other words, taking it somewhat easy when there's just no point in pushing it will get you decent mileage.
#6 of 26 A3 2.0T 6-Speed Manual
Aug 02, 2006 (5:50 pm)
Currently racked up about 7,500 mi on my A3. I'll break it down in terms of my driving habits:
* If my upshift gear changes happen at every 2,400 RPM: City ( 45 MPH ~ 26.5 MPG) / Freeway ( 70 MPH ~ 33.8 MPG)
* If my upshift gear changes happen at over 3,400 RPM: City ( 45 MPH ~ 23.6 MPG) / Freeway ( 70 MPH ~ 30.2 MPG)
I live in the rural area of LA, Calif. The area is mostly flat with minimal hill climb. That's my estimation. Thanks.
#7 of 26 Bad MPG on A3 2.0T 6-Speed Manual
Sep 13, 2006 (6:27 am)
I can't seem to get over 20.6 MPG when I am driving conservatively, as in not taking the car past 3,000 rpms when shifting around town...and not going over 70 mph on the highway. Usually I spend about a quarter of the tank on highway driving and the rest is around town.
I have 1,850 miles on the car and this has been happening at every tank fill up.
Is this something I should talk to the dealership about or will this change with more mileage?
Any advice would be great, thanks.
#8 of 26 2.0T DSG Gas mileage not as advertised EPA BS
Sep 16, 2006 (11:18 pm)
Not getting mileage advertised, even when I make an effort to and drive conservatively.
Pure all highway driving w/ no traffic jams 25 MPG is the best I can do... no more than 26 MPG I'm certain.
Significant stop and go or city driving will lower me down to about 21 MPG. Low 20's in mixed driving with normal driving (meaning driving the car the way it was meant to be driven, with quick starts and acceleration).
I'm used to an EPA B.S. factor of around 10%, but I'm usually able to get the EPA rating when I try on the highway, especially on long straight level trips. I can't get anywhere near the 31 on the sticker! 6K miles now.
#9 of 26 Re: 2.0T DSG Gas mileage not as advertised EPA BS [andres3]
Sep 22, 2006 (12:15 pm)
The A3 is so enjoyable and responsive that I have to exercise full restraint not to drive it like it wants to be driven. I was initially a little dissatisfied with the mileage, but I think that was because I was flooring it from dead stops for the rush.
I have managed to get pretty good results when driving conservatively: just under 25mpg in the city, and on a recent all highway trip, 32.8 mpg driving at 70mph. That's better than I got from my 2L Jetta. Current odometer: 5,000 miles.
#10 of 26 really puzzled by the bad MPG reports
Sep 29, 2006 (4:35 pm)
I'm closing in on 20K miles & as I reported before, have averaged better than 27.5 mpg overall..slowly climbing, too. Last tank, got 406 miles, and filled up with 13.5 gallons (just over 30 mpg). That was mostly highway. Are you sure the tires are inflated to the right pressure? For example, the plate on my gas filler door says 39psi front, 35 rear...I usually keep mine at 38 all around. A lot of people (including service departments) tend to use pressures in the lows 30s, and that is low for these cars.