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      Highway Gas Mileage S60 T5 ?

      Are you really getting 34 MPG on the highway ? Seems quite good for a 250 HP engine .

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      Realistically, most people will probably get 31-32mpg with pure highway. To get 34 one would need to drive at constant 60-65mph on a level road with no A/C and minimal load (i.e. driver only). Although I am sure some people will report even higher numbers. I get 27mpg mixed (50/50 hwy/city) in my '18 S60 with the same engine, and I am a "spirited" driver.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Stev7 View Post
      Are you really getting 34 MPG on the highway ? Seems quite good for a 250 HP engine .
      AWD and FWD will have some bearing on the answer.

      My 2015.5 S60 T5 AWD has a 17 gallon tank. And in Eco Mode on Highway I can do 550-600. Though I stop short of really hitting 600 cause that's pushing the gas mileage to the limit. Eco mode drops the RPMS from 2000 or so to around 1500.

      Without Eco mode, about 28-30 MPG give or take.

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      I was wondering about the 2019 Fwd T5.

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      I had a new S60 T6 as a loaner for four days last week. I drove the loaner about 260 miles and it was mostly highway and ended up with 27 mpg. Not that close to the 32 it is rated.

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      Have over 9K on my MY19 S60T5 FWD Inscription. To be fair, I do focus on maximizing efficiency but like to make time as well. Tire pressures are set to spec (38psi AFAIK), and I use Eco mode a lot. Mixed driving with about 70% on the highway, often in heavy traffic. Mileage has steadily increased from 27 when new to just over 34 at my last fill up. Always drive 5 over speed limit, up to 75 mph. Getting about 430 miles per tank.
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      Quote Originally Posted by genesmasher View Post
      Realistically, most people will probably get 31-32mpg with pure highway. To get 34 one would need to drive at constant 60-65mph on a level road with no A/C and minimal load (i.e. driver only). Although I am sure some people will report even higher numbers. I get 27mpg mixed (50/50 hwy/city) in my '18 S60 with the same engine, and I am a "spirited" driver.
      In an older P3 I consistently get 33MPG on my drive up to Montreal (I do about 74 MPH most of the way up). And that's AWD and a heavier car over S60 T5 FWD.
      I can only imagine SPA owners will have no issues hitting 34 MPG.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Stev7 View Post
      I was wondering about the 2019 Fwd T5.
      Best: 36.7mpg on a 75 mile trip (using Eco mode). 2019 T5 Momentum with the 19 inch wheel option.

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      I can get 35 mpg at 60 mph in my V60. That turbo is thirsty though, one slip on the gas pedal and she's doing a keg stand.

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      Quote Originally Posted by briskrisk View Post
      I can get 35 mpg at 60 mph in my V60. That turbo is thirsty though, one slip on the gas pedal and she's doing a keg stand.
      Since I see we are posting about both T5 and T6 now...

      I do agree with you. On my T6 I currently have 21.6 mpg avg per the on call app that I just checked. I last reset it about 3-4 weeks ago. I have a heavy foot and love 1st and 2nd gear pulls. I live in Northern NJ so lots of stop and go traffic during my commute with chances for pulls here and there.

      On a recent 2 hour trip I reached 30mpg at one point with speeds ranging from 65-80pmh
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      Just to insert a view from the UK. Local mpg at appox 31 UK (25 US?) and motorway (highway) mpg 40 UK (33US?). Highway speed at 70 mph in flowing traffic. A/C is permanently on.Car is a T5 Inscription Plus. Drving style progressive. e.g no Miss Daisy but no Lewis Hamilton either. The mpg in heavy stop/go traffic is much less at around 25UK (21US)

      Looks to match pretty much to the US experience.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Text View Post
      Since I see we are posting about both T5 and T6 now...

      I do agree with you. On my T6 I currently have 21.6 mpg avg per the on call app that I just checked. I last reset it about 3-4 weeks ago. I have a heavy foot and love 1st and 2nd gear pulls. I live in Northern NJ so lots of stop and go traffic during my commute with chances for pulls here and there.

      On a recent 2 hour trip I reached 30mpg at one point with speeds ranging from 65-80pmh
      I should have said I have the T5 FWD variant, not a T6. The original question was about the S60 T5 FWD.

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      Quote Originally Posted by UK Pete View Post
      Just to insert a view from the UK. Local mpg at appox 31 UK (25 US?) and motorway (highway) mpg 40 UK (33US?). Highway speed at 70 mph in flowing traffic. A/C is permanently on.Car is a T5 Inscription Plus. Drving style progressive. e.g no Miss Daisy but no Lewis Hamilton either. The mpg in heavy stop/go traffic is much less at around 25UK (21US)

      Looks to match pretty much to the US experience.
      UK and US miles are the same. You would just need to convert liters to gallons to compute your fuel consumption in US MPG.

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      ^^^ Yes but we still use miles per imperial gallon here so my calcs were imperial gallon to US gallon. They are not the same measure.
      It is daft really because we buy our fuel by the litre but still calculate mpg and register speed against distance by miles (which I agree are exactly the same either side of the ocean).
      A bit like you can't really drink 500ml of beer, it just doesnt taste the same as a pint.

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      Quote Originally Posted by UK Pete View Post
      ^^^ Yes but we still use miles per imperial gallon here so my calcs were imperial gallon to US gallon. They are not the same measure.
      It is daft really because we buy our fuel by the litre but still calculate mpg and register speed against distance by miles (which I agree are exactly the same either side of the ocean).
      A bit like you can't really drink 500ml of beer, it just doesnt taste the same as a pint. <img src="http://www.vwvortex.com/Anthony/Smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" /><img src="http://www.vwvortex.com/Anthony/Smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
      More like you get screwed paying metric prices, but are wise enough to convert to the imperial system, unlike the rest of Europe.

      Knowledge is power, but it still doesn't take away the financial pain.

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      FYI, eco mode + highway + T5 FWD S60 I've gotten 32mpg without issue over 1000s of miles.

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      I've had my 2019 S60 T6 since June 2019 and have to say I've been disappointed overall in the mpg. Due to some surgeries I've barely driven it (2,600 miles!) and now that I'm driving more regularly and more a mix of city/highway (rather than mostly <5 mile city trips) the overall numbers seem to be getting a bit better, but probably still only 18-20 mpg with 70/30 city/highway driving. Yesterday I had a 60 mile trip, 90% of which was freeway and 90% of freeway portion was in Comfort mode using adaptive cruise set between 70-75 mph. That trip took 59 minutes and the On Call app says the mpg was 33.1. I figure that's about as good as it's going to get unless using Eco mode and that's fine with me. I think the turbo/super chargers get particularly thirsty in city driving unless in Eco and even then it's not great. Love the car and mpg is fine with me as my annual miles driven is only about 8k.
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      Just picked up my new 2019 T6 R-design yesterday. Drove from LA to San Diego (slow stop/go traffic first 30 miles, normal highway speeds the rest of the way), and around town whole day today - about 200miles total. Got 25.6 mpg according to the trip computer, as I expected, more or less. In the future I will probably get ~23 mpg with my driving pattern (mostly 10-15 mile trips, 50/50 city/hwy), which is just fine for a 316 hp sedan, IMHO.
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      Quote Originally Posted by bigtree View Post
      I've had my 2019 S60 T6 since June 2019 and have to say I've been disappointed overall in the mpg. Due to some surgeries I've barely driven it (2,600 miles!) and now that I'm driving more regularly and more a mix of city/highway (rather than mostly <5 mile city trips) the overall numbers seem to be getting a bit better, but probably still only 18-20 mpg with 70/30 city/highway driving. Yesterday I had a 60 mile trip, 90% of which was freeway and 90% of freeway portion was in Comfort mode using adaptive cruise set between 70-75 mph. That trip took 59 minutes and the On Call app says the mpg was 33.1. I figure that's about as good as it's going to get unless using Eco mode and that's fine with me. I think the turbo/super chargers get particularly thirsty in city driving unless in Eco and even then it's not great. Love the car and mpg is fine with me as my annual miles driven is only about 8k.
      I see nothing out of the ordinary with those numbers. City is a lot of start and stop traffic (Red Lights, Slow Moving Cars, etc). If the conditions are met, Auto Start / Stop will power off engine to conserve fuel. Which is beneficial if say you're in a long line of traffic on the road and barely moving. Either way, city driving is more taxing and thus consumes more fuel.

      Your 33.1 MPG on the highway is again fantastic. I tend to get around ~32 in Eco Mode on my 15.5 T5 FWD S60 via highway driving. Course there is city driving mixed in with the number. So it might be a bit more. Either way, these are very acceptable numbers.

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      Like I said, I love the car and the mpg is fine; especially the highway at 33 (again 90% of that trip was in cruise control). I checked again and 80/20 (city/hwy) is about 17-18 mpg generally. I just hoped I do a bit better compared to the 2015 Genesis (non-turbo 311 hp/293 torque) V6 that preceded this car. That car got about 18/28 mpg in city/hwy mpg and was 400 lbs heavier. I liked that car too, but love the S60 so far. Much more fun to drive, better interior and feels as roomy as the Genny. Definite upgrade imo.
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