Fuel Economy Update for September - Lifetime Average Falls Again - 2015 Volvo S60 Long-Term Road Test

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2015 Volvo S60: Fuel Economy Update for September - Lifetime Average Falls Again

by Reese Counts, Vehicle Testing Assistant on October 19, 2015

2015 Volvo S60

September proved to be a little more exciting than August for our long-term 2015 Volvo S60. We traveled 2,031 miles in September, yet despite a couple of highway-heavy road trips, our lifetime average dipped to 22.4 MPG, down from 23.1 MPG.

On a trip to Las Vegas for the debut of the new Toyota Prius, Senior Editor John O'Dell eked 410.8 miles from a single tank in the S60, the furthest we've stretched a single tank by 0.3 miles. We calculated 26.2 MPG for the trip.

Editor-in-Chief Scott Oldham averaged 27.5 MPG over 319.6 miles on a return trip from San Jose, the month's best average MPG.

In September, we started to notice some wear inside the Volvo while a lazy start/stop system is the source of some frustration.

Worst Fill MPG: 14.9
Best Fill MPG: 30.5
Average Lifetime MPG: 22.4
EPA MPG Rating: 28 Combined (24 City/35 Highway Combined)
Best Range: 410.8 miles
Current Odometer: 11,036 miles

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