Volkswagen R32 Information

Safety · Fuel Efficiency · MPG

Volkswagen R32 Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has conducted 2 recalls, 0 investigations of reports of a defective product, and recorded 13 safety complaints filed against this vehicle.

Crash Test Results (ratings out of 5):

Year Variation Overall Rating Front Crash Rating
Front Crash
Side Crash
(Driver side)
Side Crash
(Passenger side)
2004 2004 Volkswagen R32 2-DR. w/SAB Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated

Fuel Efficiency

Volkswagen has manufactured models of R32 for 2 years. They average 19.5 combined miles per gallon, with the latest 2008 R32 above average at 20 combined MPG.

Government regulators estimate the fuel cost of the 2008 R32 to be $2,400 per year. This estimate is based on 15,000 miles driven, 55% city driving and 45% highway driving, and premium gasoline.

Compared to other vehicles, you spend $4,750 more over 5 years compared to an average vehicle.

The R32 consumes about 16 barrels of petroleum per year, according to the standard estimate of 15,000 miles driven. Most of the world's petroleum comes from countries like Russia, Saudi Arabia, the U.S., and Iraq.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2008 Volkswagen R32 20 23 18
2004 Volkswagen R32 19 24 17

MPG breakdown by model options

The Volkswagen R32 has 2 different model options on record with the EPA since 2004. For the most accurate MPG estimates, find your exact model below.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2008 Automatic (S6), 6-cyl, 3.2 L 20 23 18
2004 Manual 6-spd, 6-cyl, 3.2 L 19 24 17