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32.3 mpg continuous highway


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mixed driving I get about 22 mpg. If all highway it is closer to 25. More local, closer to 19. I did lose about 1.5 mpg when I installed my Yakima basket on the roof. I cannot seem to notice a difference in the fuel I use. I will be taking a trip to Maine in a few months but we will be loaded down with me, 3 kids and camping equipment for a week on the roof and on a rear mounted basket. I am sure that will all bring down the highway mpg, but I am also hoping for something consistent in the 22-23 mpg range.
 

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Current reading on the dash: 24.2mpg

Last tank average: 24.11mpg

Average since ownership: 23.30mpg

I drive a mix of offroad/dirt road, city, and highway. Probably 20%, 30%, 50%.
 

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My XC70's dash reads consistently low of reality. Anywhere from 1-3mpg low. I recently got 28.5mpg (real, the dash claimed 25.5) through a 1-hr traffic delay and up/down several mountain passes. 25.0mpg avg over the 8821mi I've had it, mostly highway driving (and not calibrated for the summer tires being plus-sized, so closer to 25.4mpg overall average). My V70 NA gets 32mpg+ highway, but its overall average the last 2 years (all in CO, and I daily this car so probably 50/50 highway/city split) is 24.7. No trip computer on it.

Current on the XC claims to be 24.8, mostly highway. Based on the gas gage position vs miles on the tank for the V70, it's right around 25 right now, mostly commuting (which is 2/3 city 1/3 highway).
 

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18.4 city in a t5

24~ highway
 

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V70 AWD, 16T ARD tune: 19.3 almost all city; got 28 @ 75mph and ~31 @ 60mph solid highway. (no roof rack or bars)
 

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My average just went up to 17.9mpg over the weekend . I may actually get over 300mi out of the current tank. Suprised as this is the same tank I've ran on my most recent trip, the canoe must improve the aerodynamics of the brick.
 

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Final road trip in the 2.4T last week: A/C off; 100-130KPH all highway: 8.7l/00 or 27 US MPG

215/55-16s and windows closed. No wang. Vicious headwind for 200km.
 

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Right now I'm at 18.7mpg with mostly city driving. Several weeks ago i went to Florida from MD and got 28mpg. All stock except for stage 1 tune from Hilton
 

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What’s your current reading?
On my final pre-sale run with the 2.4T, a 260km highway/secondary trip [Shell Gold, light headwinds, wang installed and not exceeding 100KPH], by the readout I got 7.9l/00. Or 29.77 USMPG.

I thereafter picked up the pace... :)
 

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Any numbers for D5?

On my V50 T5 which I just sold I think the car gave too positive numbers, as it showed 10.5l/100km but reality it was around 11.0l/km
 

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2005 XC70 2.5T. I am averaging around 10l/100km, which improves to 9l/100km on a trip at a steady 100kmh. That's using 95 octane..;.
 

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T5M- wang; driving lights installed; 225 tires; Shell91; couple of hard highway pulls ;) ; A/C running constantly; 80% 120-130KPH highway----> 9.8l/00 on the computer
 

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I don't have mileage computer on my s60 base non turbo, m56, so i always just use kms per tank method.
And because i'm a hyper miler I'll lift throttle any chance i get. ;-)
Sooooo, Last weekend with mostly hwy driving a/c cranked i knocked out 800kms or 500miles on a tank. No low fuel indicator on.. Pretty good i think.
Pretty much same mileage i was getting with crapped out old Ford focus and no a/c.
And very solid engine,, that 5cyl non turbo gets better with the use!
Cheers !
 
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