Last post on Jul 16, 2011 at 3:35 PM
You are in the Volvo XC60
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Volvo XC60, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), SUV
#28 of 37 Re: new owner has some questions [sjsm]
Mar 04, 2011 (5:26 pm)
Yeah, fog lights and hill decent are gone. I believe the heartbeat monitor is gone too. We don't have the front camera either (I'm working on getting the dealer to install this though).
The puddle lights work on mine. Press your light bulb button on your remote to see if they come on. If not, maybe there is a My Car setting for this? My lights don't stay on after the car is locked so this might be a My Car setting also.
P.S. You can start a new thread in this XC60 forum anytime. No need to post in this MPG thread.
#29 of 37 Re: new owner has some questions [juxta]
Mar 06, 2011 (4:09 pm)
Thanks for your reply. The puddle light did come on when I pressed the light bulb button on the remote. I will check the my car setting as you suggested. Thanks again!
Mar 06, 2011 (6:36 pm)
Interesting on the hill descent delete...Just last week I saw the Volvo ad >>>>>>>
touting the virtues of hill descent control as though it were standard.
Looks like one 400 mile trip last week yielded ~23.5mpg with 90% highway(65-70mph) driving...A/C on just an hour or so. 87 Chevron...perhaps the best tank of gas in 33K miles . Temps went from mid-50s to mid-70s during the day. 2010 T6 AWD
#31 of 37 T6 AWD realworld gas milage...
May 08, 2011 (6:07 pm)
2011 T6 AWD, just finished the tank come with the car...399 miles and re- filled the tank with 16.0 gallon of gas, so the gas milage is 399/16=24.6 MPG, while the computer on the car showing 22.9 MPG so far. This is with 85% highway driving around 72-74 miles per hour.
I think their 22 MPG highway milage is too concervative ( I think it is likely you will get 25-26 MPG if you drive all highway at 60 mph).
#32 of 37 Re: T6 AWD realworld gas milage... [jc12171]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
May 08, 2011 (7:28 pm)
Sounds good.... but, it rests on the assumption that your tank was completely full..
It may have been, but you can't be sure... hopefully, the succeeding tanks are just as efficient.. In my experience, the computer calculation in the car tends to overstate MPG, rather than understate it..
Either number is pretty good mileage, though..
#33 of 37 3.2 AWD MPG
Jul 16, 2011 (11:05 am)
First long trip during the summer months with our 2010 3.2 AWD:
27.7 computer calculated
26.25 hand calculated
Some mountain driving and averaging 70-75 mph using 87/88 octane. 22K total miles on the car.
#34 of 37 Re: 3.2 AWD MPG [mikey38]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Jul 16, 2011 (11:25 am)
#35 of 37 Re: 3.2 AWD MPG [kyfdx]
Jul 16, 2011 (2:26 pm)
I was pleasantly surprised after the much lower mileage on our winter trip last year.
#36 of 37 Re: 3.2 AWD MPG [mikey38]
Jul 16, 2011 (2:29 pm)
Good numbers! I'd expect that from our C70; but I'm looking closer to 21 with our '10 XC60 T6. We'll drive about 3K miles in three weeks during August, including some mountains. Been 'wishing' we could take the convertible; but the XC makes more sense. Wouldn't mind getting an extra ~5mpg on the trip!
I wonder what mileage folks are getting in FWD vs AWD models. I don't think we've 'used' our AWD more than a half-dozen times in two years.(Of course, it hasn't rained in two years here in central Texas!). I'm sure the day will come that we'll be really glad we have it...but that leaves 350 days a year that we DON'T need it!
#37 of 37 Re: 3.2 AWD MPG [4mercoachrick]
Jul 16, 2011 (3:35 pm)
We drove our AWD 3.2 4500 miles in Europe and averaged 24mpg. We spent a fair amount of time on the autobahn going 80 and up to 120 a few times. Up and over the alps and in and out of some big cities. I was happy with that considering the size and weight of the car.