Last post on Jul 16, 2011 at 3:35 PM
You are in the Volvo XC60
What is this discussion about?
Volvo XC60, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), SUV
#24 of 37 Re: What is the real avg. MPG for 2011 xc60 3.2 AWD? [bkvolvo]
Feb 23, 2011 (10:53 pm)
I logged several thousand miles last year in middle/northern Norway and Sweden driving exclusively on packed snow and ice. The 3.2 FWD did great (even started up just fine in -35C). With studded snow tires, I never felt on the edge of a skid. The traction control did a great job with starts on ice - much better than my 4x4 3500 pickup (that is a bit like a newborn antelope trying to stand).
During our one week of winter in Texas this year I used our old AWD CR-V to venture out - not because I didn't trust the XC-60, but because I feared having the Volvo hit by inexperienced drivers on ice (the speed limit still says 70...).
I'm sure others have more miles that I do, but I never had any issues on the packed snow and ice of Norway and Sweden with the 3.2 FWD. The traction control worked perfectly in my opinion so I never missed the AWD like I thought I might. For Texas, FWD is fine. For NYC.. I might think about AWD more seriously but the milage trade-off equates to real dollars at the pump. Buffalo or Chicago, I'd pick up the AWD. Either way, it is a sweet ride.
#25 of 37 Re: What is the real avg. MPG for 2011 xc60 3.2 AWD? [saltsman]
Feb 24, 2011 (9:47 am)
Thanks for the report. I do wonder what difference we would notice IF we went to the T6 FWD from our two year-old T6 AWD...significant change in mileage? different handling? We purchased from the first shipment two years ago and there were no FWD or non-turbo models available. I don't think I could go non-turbo but would consider FWD(might miss it during our central Texas gully-washers and yearly trip to the mountains---but at what cost/savings?). Overall, our C70 only averages 3-4mpg more than our XC60(spread is greater on the highway). Still worth thinking about as petrol heads north of $3/gal.
#26 of 37 new owner has some questions
Mar 04, 2011 (11:33 am)
I know this is the forum for MPG, but I can't find other forums that are related to my questions so please bear with me.
I just got my 2011.5 XC 60 T6 fully loaded. Is the "hill Decent" feature exist for the 2011 model? I thought it's standard with AWD model (at least for the 2010 model). According to Volvo US headquarter rep ( I found out they are not knowledgeable at all), it's a stand alone option but the dealer said Volvo no longer offers this feature starting the 2011 model year. Anyone knows the answer?
How come my door mirror puddle light (both side) don't lit up when I open the door? Is this a defect?
Why the front LED light and rear parking light don't automatically turn off (or delay turn off) when the car was locked? This will drain the battery!!
According to the owner's manual, I can adjust the time by turning the trip meter switch (Trip 1 /Trip2). It doesn't work. I had to adjust the time from the "sensus" control. Can you guys adjust the time from that switch?
Does anyone has the PCC (especially, the the heart beat sensor) experience?
Thank you soooo much for your reply!!
#27 of 37 hill decent feature
Mar 04, 2011 (11:47 am)
Just an update
I just got a call from a Volvo US headquarter rep, according to him, Volvo did eliminate the hill decent feature (and the front fog light) starting the 2011 model year.
We pay more for the car but get less feature and equipment!!
#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.