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2015 Volvo S60: Fuel Economy Update for January - Home Stretch Boosts Final Lifetime Average

by Dan Frio, Automotive Editor on February 22, 2016

2015 Volvo S60

Our 2015 Volvo S60 left the fleet just a few days ago. We hit our target of 20,000 miles, but in its last month in our garage, the S60 didn't see much action, just a lot of commuter miles. Brent did, however, take it out for a final little adventure, which you'll read about later.

We'll miss the S60's very excellent sound system, but we bemoaned that it just never quite measured up to the high standards set by its European compact luxury rivals. And while we remained impressed with its engine, we found its method of checking the oil a bit cryptic.

In January and the first two weeks of February, we added nearly 3,400 miles.

And in February, we actually set a new best fill record at 31.5 mpg, although that tank was a bit of an outlier. We covered 225 miles before topping up again, but the S60 consumed just 7.2 gallons of 91 octane to cover those miles, so still an impressive effort.

And some of the longer-haul trips helped to boost the lifetime average up a couple of points, from 23.1 to 23.5 mpg. Still woefully short of the 28 mpg combined promised in the EPA results, but we've come to expect this now; the S60 has never come close to hitting its EPA numbers.

Worst Fill MPG: 14.9
Best Fill MPG: 31.5
Average Lifetime MPG: 23.5
EPA MPG Rating: 28 combined (24 City/35 Highway)
Best Range: 460.7
Current Odometer: 20,414

Dan Frio, Automotive Editor @ 20,414 miles

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