Better MPG in September - 2012 Volvo S60 T5 Long-Term Road Test

2012 Volvo S60 Long-Term Road Test

2012 Volvo S60 T5: Better MPG in September

October 05, 2011

So I finally got a hold of our 2012 Volvo S60 T5's fuel log and updated its fuel numbers for September. Its best mpg went up from 26.4 in August to 28.1 in September. (In July its best was 21.9!) Its worst mpg stayed the same at 15.9. FYI, EPA rates the S60 at 20 mpg city and 30 mpg highway.

The Volvo achieved some of its best fuel numbers in September, up in the 20s rather than the high teens earlier in its term with us. This could be attributed to the fact that editor Brent Romans had it for most of last month and maybe, just maybe, isn't as much of a leadfoot as other editors on staff. At least, according to the numbers. When I asked Brent how he managed to get better mpg he replied, "Umm, probably just drove it conservatively. Staying out of turbo helps. Noticed that on GTI, too. And some of my fill ups are all highway from home to office."

By the way, looking at this picture I feel compelled to wish all of you a Happy October. Happy October!

Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor

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