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Volvo XC90 MPG

MPG Number of Vehicles
13 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
14 miles per gallon 12 vehicles
15 miles per gallon 29 vehicles
16 miles per gallon 27 vehicles
17 miles per gallon 36 vehicles
18 miles per gallon 16 vehicles
19 miles per gallon 18 vehicles
20 miles per gallon 14 vehicles
21 miles per gallon 12 vehicles
22 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
23 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
24 miles per gallon 6 vehicles
25 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
26 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
27 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
28 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
29 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
30 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
31 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
32 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
33 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
34 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
35 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
36 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2011 2011 4dr SUV 311-hp 4.4L V8 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 17.5
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With the turbocharged 250hp 2.0L I4 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2011 Volvo XC90 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 city (9 percent), in heavy traffic (1 percent), and in the suburbs (0 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.
2011 2011 4dr SUV 240-hp 3.2L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 24
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2010 2010 4dr SUV 311-hp 4.4L V8 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 18.7
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2010 2010 4dr SUV 235-hp 3.2L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 17.9
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2010 2010 4dr SUV turbocharged 182hp 2.4L I5 Diesel 6-sp manual AWD 28.9
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2009 2009 4dr SUV 235-hp 3.2L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 16.17
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2008 2008 4dr SUV 311-hp 4.4L V8 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 18.83
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2008 2008 4dr SUV 235-hp 3.2L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 17.94
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2008 2008 4dr SUV 240-hp 3.2L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 17.5
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2007 2007 4dr SUV 311-hp 4.4L V8 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 21.68
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2007 2007 4dr SUV 235-hp 3.2L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 17.89
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2007 2007 4dr SUV 240-hp 3.2L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 21.4
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2006 2006 4dr SUV 311-hp 4.4L V8 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 18.64
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2006 2006 4dr SUV 240-hp 3.2L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 16.5
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2006 2006 4dr SUV turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5 5-sp shiftable automatic AWD 18.92
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2006 2006 4dr SUV turbocharged 182hp 2.4L I5 Diesel 6-sp manual AWD 30
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2005 2005 4dr SUV 311-hp 4.4L V8 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 17.91
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2005 2005 4dr SUV turbocharged 268hp 2.9L I6 4-sp shiftable automatic AWD 17.5
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2005 2005 4dr SUV 240-hp 3.2L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 18.45
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2005 2005 4dr SUV turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5 5-sp shiftable automatic AWD 19.16
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2004 2004 4dr SUV turbocharged 268hp 2.9L I6 4-sp shiftable automatic AWD 18.03
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2004 2004 4dr SUV 240-hp 3.2L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 17.12
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2004 2004 4dr SUV turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5 5-sp shiftable automatic AWD 20.2
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2003 2003 4dr SUV turbocharged 268hp 2.9L I6 4-sp shiftable automatic AWD 14
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2003 2003 4dr SUV turbocharged 161hp 2.4L I5 Diesel 5-sp shiftable automatic AWD 34.75
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2003 2003 4dr SUV turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5 5-sp shiftable automatic AWD 18.6
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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the Volvo XC90

Volvo XC90 Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2016 The old Volvo XC90's fuel economy was stuck in the early 2000s. When fitted with a 311-horsepower 4.4-liter V8 (last offered for 2011) its EPA ratings were 13 mpg city, 19 mpg highway. The 240-horsepower 3.2-liter inline-six that powered all first-generation XC90s in recent years managed little better, 15/21. The new XC90 is a couple hundred pounds lighter than the original one, and its only engine is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder. Two liters doesn't sound like nearly enough to motivate 4,400 pounds of all-wheel-drive crossover? Well, this particular engine happens to be both supercharged and turbocharged (the former to avoid the lag usually associated with a large, high-boost-pressure turbo) to the tune of 316 horsepower, five more than the old V8. The payoff: EPA ratings of 20 mpg city, 25 mpg highway. The highway figure is lower than that of the MDX (26), but the city figure is the best for a gasoline-powered fancy-brand three-row crossover. The trip computer averages during my week with the new XC90 largely confirmed these ratings. With a light foot in the suburbs I observed up to 27 mpg, a couple better than the Acura. Averages around 23 were common. Make frequent use of the boost and the trip computer average sinks as low as 14 mpg, but drive competitors similarly and they guzzle at least as much gas. Want even better fuel economy? Volvo will soon offer the above engine in conjuction with electric motors that bump total output to 400 horsepower. EPA ratings for the T8 hybrid haven't yet been announced, but they're expected to be impressive. Plus it will be possible to plug in the XC90 T8 then drive it about 17 miles on electricity alone. The downside? The T8 will cost $11,800 more than the T6 even after factoring in a $4,600 tax credit. Fuel savings alone won't justify this bump. see full Volvo XC90 review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Volvo XC90

Volvo XC90 Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr SUV 311-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
For an SUV it is pretty good see full Volvo XC90 review
2004 4dr SUV turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
We did not want to drive a full size suv see full Volvo XC90 review
Volvo XC90 Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2006 4dr SUV 311-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
City driving is horrible, even in grandpa mode. Highway is quite good though. see full Volvo XC90 review
 

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.