## Gizmo Highlights:

## Does the 2022 Volkswagen Atlas SE get good gas mileage?

**The fuel economy of this Atlas model is:**

**Standard**compared to all other cars.**Standard**compared to other**non-hybrid**cars.**Substandard**compared to other**non-luxury**cars.**Good**compared to other**mid-size SUVs**.**Terrible**compared to other**4-cylinder**cars.

The **2022 Atlas SE** has a standard fuel economy, with a combined gas mileage of **23 MPG** (21 MPG city – 25 MPG highway). In comparison, the average car in 2022 has a gas mileage of **23.95 MPG** (not including fully electric vehicles).

The 2022 Atlas SE is **4% less** fuel-efficient than the average vehicle and is in the **48th** percentile of fuel economy for all cars.

The 50th percentile or median gas mileage for all cars in 2022 is **23 MPG**. You can generally gauge how good a car’s fuel economy is by looking at which percentile of gas mileage it falls under.

If your gas mileage is above the median, you are better than the majority. If your gas mileage falls below the 50 percentile, then most people have a better gas mileage than you.

Consider the 0-35th percentiles as bad, the 40th-60th percentiles as acceptable, and the 65th-100th percentiles as good.

## Cost of Fuel

The **2022 Volkswagen Atlas SE **takes **premium unleaded (recommended)**, the price of which will vary depending on where you live.

At **$4.25** per gallon of **premium unleaded (recommended)**, driving this SUV will cost you:

- 1-mile trip:
**$0.18** - 5-mile trip:
**$0.92** - 15-mile trip:
**$2.77** - 10000 miles per year:
**$1847.83** - 12500 miles per year:
**$2309.78** - 15000 miles per year:
**$2771.74**

When driving 15000 miles per year, the average and median cost of fuel for all cars is **$2676.92** and **$2550** respectively (in **2022**).

The 2022 Atlas SE is **3.5% more costly** to drive than the average vehicle in **2022**. It is in the **56th** percentile of fuel costs for all cars, meaning it’s more expensive to drive than most vehicles.

## Range

The 2022 Volkswagen Atlas SE can go **427.8** miles on a full tank of gas.

Compared to other cars, the range of the Atlas SE fares **okay**. The average range for all vehicles, in **2022**, is **417** miles. Its range falls into the **60th **percentile, **above** the median of **414 MPG**.

## By Vehicle Category

The **2022 Volkswagen Atlas SE **is classified as **a mid-size SUV**. The average and median fuel economy for this segment is **21.1 MPG** and **21 MPG**, respectively. This puts it in the **68th **percentile of the gas mileage for mid-size SUVs.

The 2022 Atlas SE is a non-luxury vehicle. Non-luxury cars are, on average, **20.8% more** fuel-efficient than their luxury counterparts.

The average gas mileage for non-luxury cars is **26.52 MPG**.

The average SUV has a gas mileage of **23.41 MPG**. The 2022 Atlas SE is **1.75% less** fuel-efficient than the average SUV.

## By PowerTrain

The **2022 Volkswagen Atlas SE **is a **gas **car. This means that the car is powered by a gasoline engine, which takes gasoline as a fuel source.

The average combined gas mileage for a gas car is **22.75 MPG**. At **23 MPG**, the 2022 Atlas SE is** 1.1% more** fuel-efficient than the average gas vehicle. It is in the **52nd** percentile of gas mileage for the segment, putting it above the median of **22 MPG**.

The 2022 Volkswagen Atlas SE is fitted with a **4**-cylinder engine. The average and median fuel economy for a **4**-cylinder car is **28.67 MPG **and **27 MPG **respectively. The engine is turbocharged. Turbocharged engines are generally 20-30 percent more fuel-efficient than non-turbocharged engines.

## Horsepower-Gas Mileage Multiple

The **2022 Volkswagen Atlas SE **has a gas mileage-horsepower multiple of **5405 MPG.HP**. The average mid-size SUV has an MPG-HP multiple of **7368**. The higher the number, the better.

The gas mileage-horsepower multiple is an easy-to-understand indicator of how efficiently the powertrain moves the vehicle, relative to its power.

Heavier vehicles and cars with undersized engines will typically have lower scores. Sports cars and hybrids typically score higher. It’s best to compare scores with cars that are in the same vehicle category.

## Vs. Other Volkswagen Cars

2022 Volkswagen cars have an average fuel economy of **26.5 MPG**. The median (50th percentile) is **27 MPG**. With a gas mileage of 23 MPG, the Atlas SE is one of the brand’s less fuel-efficient vehicles in 2022.

There are 12 2022 Volkswagen models and trims (by per engine spec) sold in the United States. The Atlas SE ranks 9 by fuel economy, tied with the Atlas Cross Sport (258 hp).

## Carbon Emissions

The **2022 Atlas SE **emits **12776 **pounds of carbon per year.

The average **2022 **automobile, driving 15000 miles, burns roughly **13149 **pounds of carbon per year.

## Gizmo Score

We score the fuel economy of the **2022 Volkswagen Atlas SE **based on how well it fares when compared to other vehicles of its year. An average or standard score is 50.

Many factors are considered, such as the vehicle’s category, power, weight, and engine size (relative to other vehicles). For example, if a full-size pickup truck and a small sedan both do 25 MPG, the full-size pickup truck will typically have the higher score. This is because 25 MPG is considered excellent gas mileage for a pickup truck, but bad gas mileage for a small sedan.

All factors are not weighed equally, however. Most points go towards the fuel economy relative to all vehicles.