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Volvo XC90 Gas Mileage (MPG)

Unlike other fuel economy surveys, TrueDelta's Real-World Gas Mileage Survey includes questions about how and where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of the Volvo XC90's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.

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Volvo XC90 Gas Mileage

Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr SUV 311-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med hvy 1 9 40 50 60 17.5
2011 4dr SUV 311-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med hvy 1 9 40 50 60 17.5  
  Averages flat med hvy 1 9 40 50 60 17.5
With the 311-horsepower 4.4L V8 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2011 Volvo XC90 fuel economy has been averaging 17.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Volvo XC90s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (40 percent), in the city (9 percent), and in heavy traffic (1 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Volvo XC90 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr SUV 240-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 20 10 70 65 24.0
  flat light hvy 0 20 10 70 65 24.0
  flat light light 0 20 10 70 65 24.0
2011 4dr SUV 240-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 20 10 70 65 24.0  
  Averages flat light light 0 20 10 70 65 24.0
With the 240-horsepower 3.2L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2011 Volvo XC90 has been averaging 24.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Volvo XC90s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (20 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Volvo XC90 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr SUV turbocharged 182hp 2.4L I5 Diesel
6-speed manual AWD
hills light none 10 10 10 70 37 28.9
2010 4dr SUV turbocharged 182hp 2.4L I5 Diesel
6-speed manual AWD
hills light none 10 10 10 70 37 28.9  
  Averages hills light none 10 10 10 70 37 28.9
With the turbocharged 182hp 2.4L I5 Diesel engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2010 Volvo XC90 gas mileage has been averaging 28.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Volvo XC90s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 37 miles per hour (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (10 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and in the city (10 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Volvo XC90 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr SUV 311-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med hvy 45 15 40 0 N/A 18.7
2010 4dr SUV 311-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med hvy 45 15 40 0 0 18.7  
  Averages flat med hvy 45 15 40 0 0 18.7
With the 311-horsepower 4.4L V8 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2010 Volvo XC90 fuel economy has been averaging 18.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Volvo XC90s in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (40 percent), in the city (15 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 0 miles per hour (0 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Volvo XC90 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr SUV 235-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 5 5 50 40 60 16.8
  flat v.lt none 0 0 80 20 60 19.0
2010 4dr SUV 235-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 3 3 65 30 60 17.9  
  Averages flat light none 3 3 65 30 60 17.9
With the 235-horsepower 3.2L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2010 Volvo XC90 has been averaging 17.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Volvo XC90s in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 65 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (30 percent), in heavy traffic (3 percent), and in the city (3 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Volvo XC90 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr SUV 235-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 16.7
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 14.8
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 14.7
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 15.2
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 16.0
2009 4dr SUV 235-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 15.5  
  Averages flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 15.5
With the 235-horsepower 3.2L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2009 Volvo XC90 gas mileage has been averaging 15.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Volvo XC90s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (25 percent), in the suburbs (25 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Volvo XC90 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr SUV 311-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
mtns light light 0 50 50 0 N/A 18.0
  flat med light 20 10 50 20 60 14.0
  mtns light light 0 0 0 100 75 24.5
2008 4dr SUV 311-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills light light 7 20 33 40 68 18.8  
  Averages hills light light 7 20 33 40 68 18.8
With the 311-horsepower 4.4L V8 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2008 Volvo XC90 fuel economy has been averaging 18.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Volvo XC90s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (33 percent), in the city (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (7 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Volvo XC90 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr SUV 235-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 10 20 35 35 60 17.5
2008 4dr SUV 235-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 10 20 35 35 60 17.5  
  Averages flat light hvy 10 20 35 35 60 17.5
With the 240-horsepower 3.2L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2008 Volvo XC90 has been averaging 17.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Volvo XC90s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 35 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (35 percent), in the city (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Volvo XC90 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr SUV 235-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 10 25 5 60 65 19.2
  flat light hvy 5 75 10 10 60 17.0
  flat light light 5 25 50 20 65 18.4
  flat light none 0 5 5 90 65 20.4
  flat med light 40 30 20 10 75 14.5
2008 4dr SUV 235-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 12 32 18 38 66 17.9  
  Averages flat light light 12 32 18 38 66 17.9
With the 235-horsepower 3.2L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2008 Volvo XC90 gas mileage has been averaging 17.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Volvo XC90s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (about 38 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (32 percent), in the suburbs (18 percent), and in heavy traffic (12 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Volvo XC90 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr SUV 311-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat v.lt none 0 5 70 25 65 18.6
  flat med none 5 0 10 85 70 24.8
2007 4dr SUV 311-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 3 3 40 55 68 21.7  
  Averages flat light none 3 3 40 55 68 21.7
With the 311-horsepower 4.4L V8 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2007 Volvo XC90 fuel economy has been averaging 21.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Volvo XC90s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (40 percent), in heavy traffic (3 percent), and in the city (3 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Volvo XC90 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr SUV 235-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat v.lt hvy 0 20 60 20 60 24.1
  flat light light 5 70 15 10 60 18.7
2007 4dr SUV 235-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 3 45 38 15 60 21.4  
  Averages flat light hvy 3 45 38 15 60 21.4
With the 240-horsepower 3.2L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2007 Volvo XC90 has been averaging 21.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Volvo XC90s in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (38 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Volvo XC90 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr SUV 235-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light hvy 0 0 90 10 60 18.0
  flat light hvy 0 0 80 20 60 18.5
  flat med light 20 55 5 20 74 16.8
  flat med light 15 15 65 5 60 14.2
  flat lead light 0 35 50 15 60 15.5
2007 4dr SUV 235-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 7 21 58 14 63 16.6  
  Averages flat med light 7 21 58 14 63 16.6
With the 235-horsepower 3.2L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2007 Volvo XC90 gas mileage has been averaging 16.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Volvo XC90s in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 58 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (21 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (14 percent), and in heavy traffic (7 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Volvo XC90 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr SUV turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 0 5 0 95 70 24.2
  flat med none 20 35 40 5 68 15.2
  flat med none 20 35 40 5 68 16.6
  flat med none 0 50 0 50 70 21.0
  flat light light 10 20 50 20 68 13.1
2006 4dr SUV turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 10 29 26 35 69 18.0  
  Averages flat med none 10 29 26 35 69 18.0
With the turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2006 Volvo XC90 fuel economy has been averaging 18.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Volvo XC90s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (about 35 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (29 percent), in the suburbs (26 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Volvo XC90 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr SUV turbocharged 182hp 2.4L I5 Diesel
6-speed manual AWD
flat light light 10 20 20 50 43 30.0
2006 4dr SUV turbocharged 182hp 2.4L I5 Diesel
6-speed manual AWD
flat light light 10 20 20 50 43 30.0  
  Averages flat light light 10 20 20 50 43 30.0
With the turbocharged 182hp 2.4L I5 Diesel engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2006 Volvo XC90 has been averaging 30.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Volvo XC90s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 43 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (20 percent), in the suburbs (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Volvo XC90 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr SUV 311-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills lead hvy 0 0 0 100 75 21.2
  flat med hvy 0 20 0 80 75 19.0
  hills med hvy 0 0 0 100 75 22.6
  flat med hvy 0 20 0 80 75 20.5
  hills lead hvy 0 0 0 100 75 20.3
2006 4dr SUV 311-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med hvy 0 8 0 92 75 20.7  
  Averages hills med hvy 0 8 0 92 75 20.7
With the 311-horsepower 4.4L V8 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2006 Volvo XC90 gas mileage has been averaging 20.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Volvo XC90s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 92 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (8 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Volvo XC90 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr SUV turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat v.lt hvy 2 2 2 93 60 16.0
  flat med hvy 10 65 10 15 60 17.0
2006 4dr SUV turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 6 34 6 54 60 16.5  
  Averages flat light hvy 6 34 6 54 60 16.5
With the 240-horsepower 3.2L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Volvo XC90 fuel economy has been averaging 16.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Volvo XC90s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 54 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (34 percent), in heavy traffic (6 percent), and in the suburbs (6 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Volvo XC90 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr SUV turbocharged 268hp 2.9L I6
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 10 10 40 40 65 17.5
2005 4dr SUV turbocharged 268hp 2.9L I6
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 10 10 40 40 65 17.5  
  Averages flat med light 10 10 40 40 65 17.5
With the turbocharged 268hp 2.9L I6 engine, 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2005 Volvo XC90 has been averaging 17.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Volvo XC90s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (40 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the city (10 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Volvo XC90 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr SUV turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 34 0 0 66 60 17.3
  flat light none 2 25 50 23 60 16.8
  flat light none 2 25 50 23 60 16.7
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 70 20.0
  flat light none 0 0 40 60 60 18.9
2005 4dr SUV turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 8 10 28 54 62 17.9  
  Averages flat light none 8 10 28 54 62 17.9
With the turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2005 Volvo XC90 gas mileage has been averaging 17.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Volvo XC90s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 62 miles per hour (about 54 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (28 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (8 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Volvo XC90 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr SUV 311-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 5 10 80 5 65 17.0
  flat light none 5 10 80 5 65 17.0
  flat light light 5 11 42 42 65 16.6
  flat light none 10 50 20 20 60 15.8
  flat med light 0 0 0 100 62 20.5
2005 4dr SUV 311-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 5 16 44 34 63 17.4  
  Averages flat light none 5 16 44 34 63 17.4
With the 311-horsepower 4.4L V8 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2005 Volvo XC90 fuel economy has been averaging 17.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Volvo XC90s in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 44 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (34 percent), in the city (16 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Volvo XC90 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr SUV turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 50 0 50 70 17.4
  flat med none 10 10 30 50 60 19.5
2005 4dr SUV turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 5 30 15 50 65 18.5  
  Averages flat med none 5 30 15 50 65 18.5
With the 240-horsepower 3.2L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2005 Volvo XC90 has been averaging 18.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Volvo XC90s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (30 percent), in the suburbs (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Volvo XC90 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2004 4dr SUV turbocharged 268hp 2.9L I6
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 0 51 0 49 70 24.1
  flat v.lt light 0 0 100 0 N/A 16.8
  flat light light 0 100 0 0 N/A 15.8
  flat med none 5 15 25 55 70 15.4
2004 4dr SUV turbocharged 268hp 2.9L I6
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 1 42 31 26 70 18.0  
  Averages flat light light 1 42 31 26 70 18.0
With the turbocharged 268hp 2.9L I6 engine, 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2004 Volvo XC90 gas mileage has been averaging 18.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Volvo XC90s in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 42 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (31 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (26 percent), and in heavy traffic (1 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Volvo XC90 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2004 4dr SUV turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med hvy 0 75 20 5 74 16.2
  flat light light 0 30 60 10 75 16.6
  flat light hvy 25 15 15 45 70 21.2
  flat light none 10 40 40 10 65 18.0
  flat v.lt light 0 0 100 0 N/A 22.5
2004 4dr SUV turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 7 32 47 14 71 18.9  
  Averages flat light light 7 32 47 14 71 18.9
With the turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2004 Volvo XC90 fuel economy has been averaging 18.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Volvo XC90s in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 47 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (32 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 71 miles per hour (14 percent), and in heavy traffic (7 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Volvo XC90 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2004 4dr SUV turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 5 30 45 20 45 18.3
  flat light none 25 25 25 25 60 16.6
  hills light light 0 50 50 0 N/A 15.0
  flat med hvy 35 35 10 20 70 18.5
  flat med hvy 45 45 0 10 70 16.9
2004 4dr SUV turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 22 37 26 15 61 17.1  
  Averages flat med light 22 37 26 15 61 17.1
With the 240-horsepower 3.2L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2004 Volvo XC90 has been averaging 17.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Volvo XC90s in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 37 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (26 percent), in heavy traffic (22 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 61 miles per hour (15 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Volvo XC90 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2003 4dr SUV turbocharged 268hp 2.8L I6
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 0 80 10 10 70 15.0
  flat med none 0 65 25 10 70 13.0
2003 4dr SUV turbocharged 268hp 2.8L I6
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 0 73 18 10 70 14.0  
  Averages flat med none 0 73 18 10 70 14.0
With the turbocharged 268hp 2.9L I6 engine, 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2003 Volvo XC90 gas mileage has been averaging 14.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Volvo XC90s in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 73 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (18 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Volvo XC90 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2003 4dr SUV turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 0 0 20 80 65 20.8
  hills light light 85 10 0 5 60 16.4
2003 4dr SUV turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills light light 43 5 10 43 63 18.6  
  Averages hills light light 43 5 10 43 63 18.6
With the turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2003 Volvo XC90 fuel economy has been averaging 18.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Volvo XC90s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (about 43 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (43 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and in the city (5 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Volvo XC90 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2003 4dr SUV turbocharged 161hp 2.4L I5 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med hvy 0 20 0 80 40 33.4
  mtns med hvy 0 0 0 100 40 34.2
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 40 35.8
  flat light hvy 0 10 0 90 47 35.6
2003 4dr SUV turbocharged 161hp 2.4L I5 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med hvy 0 8 0 93 42 34.8  
  Averages hills med hvy 0 8 0 93 42 34.8
With the turbocharged 161hp 2.4L I5 Diesel engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2003 Volvo XC90 has been averaging 34.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Volvo XC90s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 42 miles per hour (about 93 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (8 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Volvo XC90 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.

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Volvo XC90 Fuel Economy: Pros
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2011 4dr SUV 311-hp 4.4L V8 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD For an SUV it is pretty good
2004 4dr SUV turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5 5-sp shiftable automatic AWD We did not want to drive a full size suv
Volvo XC90 Fuel Economy: Cons
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2006 4dr SUV 311-hp 4.4L V8 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD City driving is horrible, even in grandpa mode. Highway is quite good though.