Hey! I Just Filled That Up. - 2010 Volvo XC60 Long-Term Road Test

2010 Volvo XC60 Long-Term Road Test

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2010 Volvo XC60: Hey! I Just Filled That Up.

September 08, 2010

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The combined EPA estimate for the 2010 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD is 18 mpg. We're averaging 17.6.

Yesterday morning I filled her up around the corner from our office. Last night when I started her up, it was obvious someone had taken the Volvo to lunch. The seat was moved and there were 5.1 new miles on the odometer. The fuel gauge was already showing some black on the right side.

Shooting for a combined 18? That's not so good. Even our gihugic Ford Flex and our Chevy Camaro SS aim higher. Of course, our Volvo outweighs the larger Flex by more than 700 pounds.

Perhaps the design of the fuel gauge makes it look worse than it is. In other cars, when you have a needle hovering over a semicircle of lines, it's not so obvious when it drops a line or two. But you'd think the Volvo gauge could hang out in the full area longer than 5 miles.

Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor @ 21,056 miles

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