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Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2011 17.5 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent
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 17.500
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.
 
Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2011 24.0 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent
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 24.000
  flat light hvy 0 20 10 70 65 24.000
  flat light light 0 20 10 70 65 24.000
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.
 
Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2010 28.9 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent
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 28.900
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.
 
Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2010 18.7 MPG Highway Percentage 0 percent
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 18.700
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.
 
Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2010 17.9 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent
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 16.800
  flat v.lt none 0 0 80 20 60 19.000
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.
 
Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2009 16.2 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent
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 19.125
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 15.242
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 15.688
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 16.851
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 15.959
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 14.881
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 14.835
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 16.857
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 15.083
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 20.432
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 30.144
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 15.051
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 17.016
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 15.015
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 16.966
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 15.205
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 14.747
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 15.725
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 15.691
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 15.668
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 15.020
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 14.201
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 14.424
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 15.345
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 16.395
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 14.286
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 22.533
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 16.121
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 16.117
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 17.172
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 14.140
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 16.867
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 18.524
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 18.876
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 16.527
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 15.192
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 16.489
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 16.341
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 13.531
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 16.739
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 14.935
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 18.992
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 13.436
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 14.598
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 16.000
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 14.920
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 16.455
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 16.064
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 17.960
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 14.792
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 15.151
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 16.525
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 17.662
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 17.608
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 17.319
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 16.171
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 14.855
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 15.401
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 15.310
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 14.477
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 13.510
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 15.462
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 14.556
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 15.217
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 14.056
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 17.494
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 13.627
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 16.711
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 15.840
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 17.041
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 16.756
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 13.333
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 16.682
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 15.952
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 18.339
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 15.474
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 15.248
2009 4dr SUV 235-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 16.2  
  Averages flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 16.2
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 16.2 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.
 
Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2008 18.8 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent
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 0 0 100 75 24.500
  flat med light 20 10 50 20 60 14.000
  mtns light light 0 50 50 0 N/A 18.000
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.
 
Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2008 17.5 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent
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 17.500
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.
 
Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2008 17.9 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent
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 19.200
  flat light hvy 5 75 10 10 60 17.000
  flat light light 5 25 50 20 65 18.200
  flat med light 10 25 5 60 65 19.800
  flat med light 40 30 20 10 75 14.500
  flat light none 0 5 5 90 65 20.400
  flat lead hvy 40 30 20 10 75 16.000
  flat light light 5 25 50 20 65 18.400
2008 4dr SUV 235-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 14 30 21 35 67 17.9  
  Averages flat med light 14 30 21 35 67 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 67 miles per hour (about 35 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (30 percent), in the suburbs (21 percent), and in heavy traffic (14 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Volvo XC90 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2007 21.7 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent
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 med none 5 0 10 85 70 24.800
  flat v.lt none 0 5 70 25 65 18.559
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.
 
Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2007 21.4 MPG Highway Percentage 15 percent
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 24.100
  flat light light 5 70 15 10 60 18.700
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.
 
Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2007 17.9 MPG Highway Percentage 33 percent
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 18.000
  flat light hvy 0 0 80 20 60 18.500
  flat med light 20 55 5 20 74 16.800
  flat med light 15 15 65 5 60 14.200
  flat lead light 0 35 50 15 60 15.500
  flat med hvy 18 27 0 55 65 19.000
  flat v.lt none 0 20 0 80 62 18.400
  flat med hvy 31 38 0 31 75 18.700
  flat med hvy 20 50 10 20 81 16.900
  flat light hvy 21 24 25 31 60 20.000
  flat light none 0 20 0 80 62 20.800
2007 4dr SUV 235-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 11 26 30 33 65 17.9  
  Averages flat med light 11 26 30 33 65 17.9
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 17.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Volvo XC90s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 33 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in the city (26 percent), and in heavy traffic (11 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.
 
Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2006 18.9 MPG Highway Percentage 34 percent
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 95 0 5 70 18.100
  flat med none 20 35 40 5 68 16.600
  flat med none 20 35 40 5 68 15.200
  flat med none 0 50 0 50 70 21.000
  flat light light 10 20 50 20 68 13.100
  flat light light 9 45 0 45 60 19.500
  flat light light 5 10 65 20 60 16.600
  flat light light 0 0 40 60 65 26.000
  flat med none 0 5 0 95 70 24.200
2006 4dr SUV turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 7 33 26 34 67 18.9  
  Averages flat med none 7 33 26 34 67 18.9
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 18.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Volvo XC90s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (about 34 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (33 percent), in the suburbs (26 percent), and in heavy traffic (7 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.
 
Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2006 30.0 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent
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 30.000
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.
 
Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2006 18.6 MPG Highway Percentage 63 percent
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
mtns med hvy 0 0 0 100 75 22.480
  flat med hvy 0 20 0 80 75 19.009
  flat med hvy 0 0 0 100 80 20.300
  flat med hvy 0 100 0 0 N/A 15.636
  hills lead hvy 0 0 0 100 75 20.303
  flat med light 21 31 0 49 60 16.000
  flat med none 25 0 15 60 60 19.500
  flat med light 15 10 20 55 75 19.000
  flat med none 19 24 24 33 75 18.000
  hills med light 10 20 40 30 70 13.700
  hills light none 0 50 0 50 75 15.500
  hills lead hvy 0 0 0 100 75 21.190
  hills light light 2 15 35 48 62 17.400
  hills light light 0 5 5 90 68 19.600
  hills med hvy 0 0 0 100 75 22.551
  flat med hvy 0 100 0 0 N/A 16.261
  flat med hvy 0 20 0 80 75 20.497
2006 4dr SUV 311-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med light 5 23 8 63 72 18.6  
  Averages hills med light 5 23 8 63 72 18.6
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 18.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Volvo XC90s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 72 miles per hour (about 63 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (23 percent), in the suburbs (8 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Volvo XC90 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2006 16.5 MPG Highway Percentage 54 percent
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 16.000
  flat med hvy 10 65 10 15 60 17.000
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.
 
Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2005 17.5 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent
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 17.500
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.
 
Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2005 19.2 MPG Highway Percentage 47 percent
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 17.300
  flat light none 2 25 50 23 60 18.775
  flat light none 2 25 50 23 60 16.667
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 70 20.000
  flat light none 0 0 40 60 60 18.900
  flat med none 0 0 20 80 75 20.897
  flat med light 10 20 50 20 60 22.000
  flat light none 5 20 50 25 60 21.130
  flat light none 2 25 50 23 60 16.811
2005 4dr SUV turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 6 13 34 47 63 19.2  
  Averages flat light none 6 13 34 47 63 19.2
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 19.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Volvo XC90s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (about 47 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (34 percent), in the city (13 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 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.
 
Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2005 17.9 MPG Highway Percentage 44 percent
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 17.000
  flat light none 5 10 80 5 65 17.000
  flat light light 5 11 42 42 65 16.560
  flat light none 10 50 20 20 60 15.800
  flat med light 0 0 0 100 62 20.500
  flat med hvy 10 0 0 90 60 20.600
2005 4dr SUV 311-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 6 14 37 44 63 17.9  
  Averages flat light none 6 14 37 44 63 17.9
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 17.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Volvo XC90s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (about 44 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (37 percent), in the city (14 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 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.
 
Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2005 18.5 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent
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 17.400
  flat med none 10 10 30 50 60 19.500
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.
 
Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2004 18.0 MPG Highway Percentage 26 percent
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 0 100 0 0 N/A 15.800
  flat v.lt light 0 0 100 0 N/A 16.800
  flat light light 0 51 0 49 70 24.100
  flat med none 5 15 25 55 70 15.400
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.
 
Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2004 20.2 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent
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 16.200
  flat light light 0 30 60 10 75 16.564
  flat light hvy 25 15 15 45 70 21.200
  flat light none 10 40 40 10 65 18.000
  flat v.lt light 0 0 0 100 43 29.100
  mtns light light 1 2 12 85 55 21.400
  flat med light 5 20 40 35 65 20.100
  flat med light 24 24 25 27 65 20.000
  mtns light light 1 2 12 85 55 20.800
  hills v.lt none 0 20 50 30 60 17.100
  flat v.lt light 0 0 100 0 N/A 22.500
  flat light none 0 20 70 10 50 18.800
  flat light none 0 20 70 10 60 20.800
2004 4dr SUV turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 5 21 40 35 61 20.2  
  Averages flat light light 5 21 40 35 61 20.2
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 20.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Volvo XC90s in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 61 miles per hour (35 percent), in the city (21 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 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.
 
Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2004 17.1 MPG Highway Percentage 18 percent
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 20 45 30 55 17.400
  flat light none 25 25 25 25 60 16.600
  hills light light 0 50 50 0 N/A 15.000
  flat med hvy 45 45 0 10 70 16.900
  flat med hvy 35 35 10 20 70 18.500
  flat med hvy 5 30 45 20 45 18.300
2004 4dr SUV turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 19 34 29 18 60 17.1  
  Averages flat med hvy 19 34 29 18 60 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 34 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (29 percent), in heavy traffic (19 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (18 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Volvo XC90 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2003 14.0 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent
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 15.000
  flat med none 0 65 25 10 70 13.000
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.
 
Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2003 18.6 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent
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 20.800
  hills light light 85 10 0 5 60 16.400
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.
 
Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2003 34.8 MPG Highway Percentage 93 percent
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
flat light hvy 0 10 0 90 47 35.600
  mtns med hvy 0 0 0 100 40 34.200
  hills med hvy 0 20 0 80 40 33.400
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 40 35.800
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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2003 Volvo XC90 Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2004 4dr SUV turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
We did not want to drive a full size suv
 

Volvo XC90 Gas Mileage (MPG)

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