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2015 Volvo S60: Fuel Economy Update for October: Overall MPG Picks Up

by Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor on November 5, 2015

2015 Volvo S60

The headlines in our 2015 Volvo S60's mpg category are dreary.

"Combined MPG Falls Short of Even the City Rating."

"Still Far Below EPA."

"Lifetime Average Falls Again."

Reading them is like reading the continually downward, depressing trend of 2015 Yahoo stock price reports. But hey, sometimes you drop so low there's nowhere to go but up, right? In fact, our S60 did post better numbers from last month.

Part of that could be the high percentage of highway driving we did as part of the 2,500 miles logged last month. Within that, for example, we had a couple big 400-plus mile drives that yielded approximately 30 mpg. For the month, we averaged 25.1 mpg, a few mpg better than what we'd been getting. Our lifetime fuel economy has now edged up to 22.9 mpg.

Of course, that's still way below EPA combined. But I'll be driving our S60 for a few more days and I've got a plan to see if I can tease out some better fuel economy.

Worst Fill MPG: 14.9 
Best Fill MPG: 30.5
Average Lifetime MPG: 22.9
EPA MPG Rating: 28 Combined (24 City/35 Highway Combined) 
Best Range: 460.7 miles 
Current Odometer: 13,760 miles

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 13,760 miles

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