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2015 Volvo S60: Fuel Economy Update for May - Best Tank Yet, But Still Can't Crack 30 MPG

June 3, 2015

2015 Volvo S60

In May, we achieved the best fuel economy of our 2015 Volvo S60 long-term road test so far. About midway through the month, we filled up after 316 miles of driving and recorded 28.9 mpg. That's our best tank yet, so some mild golf clapping is in order. But we're still not seeing what the EPA says we should.

We drove about 1,000 miles and averaged 25.7 mpg in May. That's better than our lifetime average, which increased from 23.0 to 23.8 mpg. But the EPA says our S60 Drive-E should return 28 mpg combined. Should we be worried?

On one hand, we're still pretty early into our test of this car. On the other hand, we made trips to San Jose and San Francisco last month and didn't get more than 28 mpg for any of those fill-ups. The EPA highway rating is 35 mpg.

I hope to log some additional highway driving this month with an eye towards maximum fuel economy. Hopefully we'll see some 30-plus mpg soon.

Worst Fill MPG: 17.4
Best Fill MPG: 28.8
Average Lifetime MPG: 23.8
EPA MPG Rating: 28 Combined (24 City/35 Highway Combined)
Best Range: 410.5 miles
Current Odometer: 5,751 miles

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 5,751 miles


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