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5 Fuel-Efficient Volkswagen’s Made for Arlington, TX Commuters


With Dallas and Fort Worth so close by, many residents of Arlington, TX face a lengthy commute each day. For those commuters, fuel efficiency is one of the most important aspects of the car they drive. If you’re one of those commuters and are looking for a car that gets you more miles for each gallon, Volkswagen cars offer some of the best options. Here are five VW cars that will save you a hefty sum on gas.

2015 VW Golf TDI

Did you know that the VW Golf recently broke the Guinness World Record for best non-electric fuel efficiency? With the help of a “hyper-miler” driver, the Golf managed an epic, 48-state road trip on just $300 of diesel fuel. You’re unlikely to match that record-breaking 81 miles per gallon during your own drives, but you are likely to see fuel efficiency as good as 45 mile per gallon highway (36 combined).

2015 Volkswagen Beetle

Image via Flickr by Doug Hodel

Image via Flickr by Doug Hodel

The Beetle has made great strides when it comes to fuel efficiency and now easily outclasses most other cars on the road. While all the available models receive impressive miles per gallon, the best bet for savvy commuters is the four-cylinder diesel model which receives an impressive 41 miles per gallon highway (34 combined).

2015 VW Jetta

The new Jetta may well be the most stylish car on this list, but you won’t have to make any sacrifices in fuel efficiency to drive it. The various Jetta variants range from 32 to 48 miles per gallon highway, with the optimal choice being either the manual diesel version (46 highway, 36 combined) or the Jetta Hybrid (48 highway, 45 combined), dependent on your budget and driving habits.

2015 VW Passat

If you’re looking for a larger car capable of handling family outings, the Passat may be the best option for you. The six-speed diesel model is the most fuel-efficient of the lot, rated at 44 miles per gallon highway (35 combined). The more traditional versions of the Passat are also quite fuel-friendly, with the automatic transmission, regular fuel model maintaining a solid 36 miles per gallon highway.

2015 VW e-Golf

Dependent on the length of your commute, you may be able to get away with Volkswagen’s new electric vehicle, the 2015 e-Golf. After all, the best way to save on gas is to stop buying gas at all. With a range of 86 miles, this compact car is one of the first electric options that proves viable for commuters in the Arlington area. Its MPGe rating sits at a stunning 116 for combined highway and city driving.

Remember that fuel economy comes from a combination of good driving habits and a great car. By picking one of the vehicles on this list, you’ll put yourself in a position where you can help save the environment and your wallet at the same time.

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