TrueDelta Reviews the Gas Mileage of the 2015 Volvo V60
2015 Volvo V60 Gas Mileage: Pros
Recently Volvo launched a serious push to improve its cars' fuel economy. For 2015 the five- and six-cylinder engines in its front-wheel-drive models have been replaced by a new four-cylinder engine. The benefit? Fuel economy for the related S60 T5 sedan improved from 21 mpg city, 30 mpg highway last year to 25 / 37 this year. The new numbers are the best for any gasoline-powered car in the segment. The BMW 328i checks in a couple mpg lower on each test. The 328i wagon, hindered by standard all-wheel-drive, manages "only" 22 / 33 (still impressive figures for such a quick car).
Volvo's new engines include a start / stop function that automatically shuts off the engine when the car isn't moving, then automatically restarts it when you lift off the brake. This system operates far more smoothly than BMW's initial attempt, but might still annoy some people. They can hit a button to deactivate it, but they'll have to do this every time they start the car.
Since I wasn't at home while testing the V60, I can't compare its real-world fuel economy to that of other cars I've tested. On a twisty rural road the Volvo's trip computer reported 24.8 mpg. On a 70-mph highway it reported 32.5 mpg, well short of the EPA rating. At a lower speed it might have matched the rating.
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