What is the fuel consumption of Volkswagen Taos: real and claimed

The fuel consumption or the old songs about the main thing.

Went on vacation with my new car from St. Petersburg to Nizhny Novgorod.

Current mileage of about 1500 km.

Question – 1. My consumption showed 8.0 liters per hundred. This is purely highway consumption while driving mostly on a cruise at 130 km / h. Who has what? Is it normal for all-wheel drive or is it too much?

Question – 2. Who is using what kind of fuel? Have you compared driving on 98m and 95m? I’m in the habit of using 95.

Volkswagen Taos 2021, 1.4 litre petrol engine, 150bhp, four-wheel drive, robotised gearbox – running-in

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Volkswagen Taos, 2021

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Get used to pouring 95 on turbos. 98-100, no less.

I certainly don’t have a Taos, but a twin brother and a 2.0 motor. in terms of consumption it all depends on speed.

Hollow drive. Mileage 800 km city 11-12.7 if you stop to warm up and in a traffic jam in general 13-14. I thought it would be less, to be honest, and the manager said that should not burn much on the order of. On the son’s polo went to the Crimea on the highway 1.4 125l/c 5-6 liters, in the city sometimes take to drive 7-8

Normal consumption at this speed, you can not worry – four-wheel drive and the streamlined coefficient (you have Cx 0.35) do their job. For comparison, the octah (Cx 0.26) with front-wheel drive and automatic, at 120-130 this flow rate. So everything beats)

I can not stop being amazed at the consumption in the first 300kms of driving around town, 2 times more than the previous golf p.s. all-wheel drive

I have now for 3500km (about 2300 highway, the rest city) shows 9l average

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Interesting point for a new car

Passat B5 + in 2001, 2.8 V6 motor, 193 horses and four-wheel drive, on the highway at a steady speed of 120 consumption is 6.8-7.1 liters, last time I drove at Simferopol highway, decided to see how eats) Urban tentatively 11.5-11. 9 liters, depending on the traffic Fuel AI-95 only Gazprom, a rare case Neftmagistral (flow measured by the way, when the tank was Gazprom) clean, washed the fuel system And certainly if you clean the ECG, then maybe even more flow will drop

Actual fuel consumption of Volkswagen Taos


The Volkswagen Taos is a fundamentally new model of the German automaker, which saw the light of day in 2020. Now it is the most affordable crossover in Russia. Its appearance and internal components slightly resemble the Czech car Skoda Karok, but there are a couple of differences.

There is also unlike any other Taos modifications with a robotized box. Let’s look at the fuel consumption of each of the Volkswagen Taos cars.

Declared consumption

According to the service books the consumption of Taos is in the range of 5.7-8 liters per 100 km. The car drives on gasoline with an octane number of 95 (allowable), recommended – 98, and the volume of the fuel tank is 55 liters.

So, a front-wheel-drive model driven by an 8-speed automatic and a 1.5-liter four-cylinder 150 hp gasoline powertrain will spend:

  • 8.4 liters in the city;
  • 6.5 liters on the highway;
  • 7.6 liters on the combined cycle.

The 1.6-liter gasoline atmospheric engine with 110 hp capacity is known from VW Polo. Together with the 6-speed automatic transmission in the front-wheel drive version of the Taos it consumes:

  • 9.5 liters in city mode;
  • 6 liters in the suburban cycle;
  • 7.1 liters in the mixed mode.

The same engine, only combined with a 5-speed manual, also in the front-wheel drive version consumes:

  • 9 liters in the city;
  • 6 liters in the country mode;
  • 7.1 liters in the mixed cycle.
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A four-wheel drive crossover with a 1.4-liter turbocharged gasoline engine rated at 150 hp, working together with a 7-speed DSG robot, consumes:

  • 10.1 liters in the city cycle;
  • 6.7 liters on the highway;
  • 8 liters in the combined mode.

The same engine, only on the front-wheel drive version, combined with the 8-speed automatic consumes:

  • 9.2 liters in city mode;
  • 5.7 liters in the countryside;
  • 7 liters in the mixed cycle.

Actual consumption

DSG-7 robot in combination with a 1.4-liter turbo engine rated at 150 hp consumes only 7 liters on the highway and 12 liters in the city drive.

The front-wheel drive Taos with the same engine running an 8ACRP consumes 5.4 liters at 150 km/h outside the city. If driving at about 80 km/h, the consumption drops to 5 liters. In the city the fuel consumption rises to 6-9 liters. At an average speed of 18 km/h in traffic jams the engine “eats” up to 10.3 liters of fuel. With increasing speed and reducing the number of traffic jams the consumption decreases to 5.9 liters.

In general, if you compare Taos with a “congener” Nissan Qashqai, then on the highway Volkswagen will be more economical by 1.5-2 liters. And it is already a significant indicator of economy!

What affects the consumption?

Some factors can reduce the “appetite” of your car.

Aerodynamics .

Each manufacturer is trying to constructively improve the aerodynamics of the car. Resistance of the body to the headwind allows the car to go faster, without consuming more fuel.

Some additional elements in the form of a roof rack, decorative covers, flappers, spoilers reduce the resistance of the car, increasing the fuel consumption. If you just open windows, then at 50 km/h the car will spend 5% more fuel. And if the tire pressure has dropped by only half an atmosphere, you will spend additional 4% of fuel.

Factors, affecting car aerodynamics (VAZ-2109 is taken as an example)

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Defects in vehicle components, other trifles

Other little things like:

  • late ignition;
  • Headlights turned on unnecessarily (dipped beam takes 5 per cent of fuel, and main beam – 10 per cent)
  • Starting on an unheated power unit;
  • Wear of cranking and crank-rod assembly;
  • unadjusted valve clearances;
  • Wear of timing equipment;
  • unadjusted camber;
  • extra load (every 100 kilograms is 10% more fuel, roof rack – 5%, filled roof rack – 40%, trailer – 60%)
  • air filters with solid pre-cleaners;
  • fueling with low-octane gasoline;
  • strong headwinds;
  • unadjusted spark plug gaps;
  • low antifreeze temperature;
  • excessive wear of engine cylinders and pistons;
  • worn clutch components;
  • overtightened bearings on wheel hubs;
  • Aggressive driving style;
  • Problems with the gas pump or carburetor;
  • Engine that has been overdriven;
  • Low grip coefficient driving in the countryside.

Recommendations to reduce consumption

Try not to unnecessarily tuning your car with additional overlays and elements.

Besides, you should watch the pressure in tires. Not fully inflated wheels, force the car to expend additional resources for overcoming tread forces.

Change the engine and gear oil in due time. Quality lubrication reduces friction in powertrain and transmission components, adding extra horsepower without significant fuel consumption.

Try to avoid too frequent braking and starts. In fact the most fuel is spent exactly on acceleration.

Take into account that driving uphill always requires more power of the power unit, and, accordingly, more consumption. At the same time driving downhill provides “free” acceleration.

Try not to use air conditioner unnecessarily, which also needs fuel to work.

Special additives or nano-composites, which are poured into the engine, can also help to reduce consumption.

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