VW Passat 3.6 gets better gas mileage than my Audi A6 3.0 Quattro

My new Pre-Loved Volkswagen Passat 3.6 gets better gas mileage than my previous Audi A6 3.0 Quattro. I do a lot of highway driving and stack up mileage quickly. I was hesitant to purchase a car with a larger engine. My car searches lead me to Audi/VW of Naples for a pre-owned Audi A4 2.0. My short tenure with the A6 was great. The A6 had great handling and power over the A4.

2006 VW Passat 3.6 2006 Audi A4 2.0T 2002 Audi A6 3.0 Quattro
25 Avg MPG 26 Avg MPG 21 Avg MPG
403 Miles per tank 420 Miles per tank 330 Avg Miles per tank
Unexpectedly Good! Great OK

I have owned three Audi cars over the past 10 years and have been happy with their reliability, engineering, performance and attention to detail. However once I drove the 3.6 Passat which is stacked with sport 2 package and loaded with more features than the Audi.

My new pre-owned car was cherry brand new condition with 12, 700 miles. The previous owner had a vacation home in Naples and drove the car 3,000 miles per year. I am very impressed three weeks in and enjoying the navigation, Dynaudio, 6 discs CD, Sirius (3 months free trial), park assist, auto wiper, auto headlights, ARS Bi-Xenon headlights and leather sport seats. There are more features that I could go on and on but give more details in another post.

The Passat’s exterior isn’t quite as sexy as the Audi but the “interior personality” and gas mileage is outshining the competition. Only time will tell whether “she” will be high maintenance or sturdy and reliable.


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2 comments on “VW Passat 3.6 gets better gas mileage than my Audi A6 3.0 Quattro
  1. […] 02 audi a6 quotro mpg brianmschoedel.wordpress.com […]

  2. Yes, of course. The reason is, that the audi quattro is a four whell drive. He take a lot more.

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