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      Quote Originally Posted by MyVolvoS60 View Post
      Eco or no Eco?
      Eco is drive like an old lady

      Non-Eco is drive it like you stole it

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      I averaged 34 mpg on my 200 mile road trip with Eco+ on.

      However when I drive to my work from home (a 6 mile round trip) I'm lucky to get 20 mpg lol.

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      Quote Originally Posted by roblsheep View Post
      I averaged 34 mpg on my 200 mile road trip with Eco+ on.

      However when I drive to my work from home (a 6 mile round trip) I'm lucky to get 20 mpg lol.
      I get about 18 mpg on my short city commute with my 5-cylinder T5.
      Get 29-30 mpg on strictly highway.
      Not the greatest but is what's expected.
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      oh Highway I get 26-38 MPG (2015.5 S60) , but short trips to work I've been averaging 23mpg knowing I live in a mountain area.
      I'm looking to see the increase I get after switching to oil 0w20 from 5w30.
      S60 is a small car and 2.0 engine is also small I expect more MPG honestly

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      Quote Originally Posted by volvjoe View Post
      oh Highway I get 26-38 MPG (2015.5 S60) , but short trips to work I've been averaging 23mpg knowing I live in a mountain area.
      I'm looking to see the increase I get after switching to oil 0w20 from 5w30.
      S60 is a small car and 2.0 engine is also small I expect more MPG honestly
      You should not expect a noticeable gain in fuel economy from switching oil weights.
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      Quote Originally Posted by volvjoe View Post
      S60 is a small car and 2.0 engine is also small I expect more MPG honestly
      My 1991 Honda Prelude Si 4WS had a 2.1L I4. 140 HP, slow as molasses for today's standards (0-60 in about 8.4 seconds) but really fun to drive (most fun car I've owned, actually). Anyways, EPA ratings were 18/24 MPG...

      My 2002 Nissan Sentra Spec V had a 2.5L I4. 175 HP. A bit quicker... (0-60 in 7.1 seconds). EPA ratings were 22/28 MPG.

      Your 2015.5 S60 is rated at 240 HP and can do a 0-60 in 6.6 seconds, with official EPA ratings of 25/37 MPG.

      So power, speed and efficiency have improved significantly over the years. Not sure how you don't think 37 MPG isn't good enough for that class of car.

      If you want 40's you need to take the performance away significantly. During my three week stint in Italy in June, I drove around in a Fiat 500L with a 1.3L turbodiesel with a whopping 94 HP. It weighed only 2900 lbs (so less than the S60 FWD) and put in an amazing 14 second 0-60. It also was only able to net me 43 MPG over my 2000 km driving time during my stay.

      I'll take your 37 MPG and run to the bank with that.
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      Quote Originally Posted by volvjoe View Post
      oh Highway I get 26-38 MPG (2015.5 S60) , but short trips to work I've been averaging 23mpg knowing I live in a mountain area.
      I'm looking to see the increase I get after switching to oil 0w20 from 5w30.
      S60 is a small car and 2.0 engine is also small I expect more MPG honestly
      If AWD 26-28 would be pretty normal. If FWD, you could boost that a few miles, though mountainous terrain will play a factor, too.

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      Quote Originally Posted by p.rico View Post
      My 1991 Honda Prelude Si 4WS had a 2.1L I4. 140 HP, slow as molasses for today's standards (0-60 in about 8.4 seconds) but really fun to drive (most fun car I've owned, actually). Anyways, EPA ratings were 18/24 MPG...

      My 2002 Nissan Sentra Spec V had a 2.5L I4. 175 HP. A bit quicker... (0-60 in 7.1 seconds). EPA ratings were 22/28 MPG.

      Your 2015.5 S60 is rated at 240 HP and can do a 0-60 in 6.6 seconds, with official EPA ratings of 25/37 MPG.

      So power, speed and efficiency have improved significantly over the years. Not sure how you don't think 37 MPG isn't good enough for that class of car.

      If you want 40's you need to take the performance away significantly. During my three week stint in Italy in June, I drove around in a Fiat 500L with a 1.3L turbodiesel with a whopping 94 HP. It weighed only 2900 lbs (so less than the S60 FWD) and put in an amazing 14 second 0-60. It also was only able to net me 43 MPG over my 2000 km driving time during my stay.

      I'll take your 37 MPG and run to the bank with that.
      When you're paying 2 Euros a litre, every kilometer counts! Europe taxes fuel heavily.

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      Equivalent of 26-28 mpg on the highway in our ‘16 V60RD 3.0 seems great, especially for a 325 hp (and even more torque) 3800 lb AWD car that is a hoot to drive. I understand the last 2.0 P* doesn’t do any better than that (physics can’t be denied).

      But for an appliance we just rented a Mercedes B180 turbo diesel to haul the family around Greece last month. It was fine and only used 5.8 litres/100 km (39 mpg equivalent) of €1.35/litre diesel overall.

      Anyway, am bypassing the issue completely, because my next car n order is a 2020 P* 2, which should cost less that CAD $10 to recharge its 500 km (300 mile) ‘tank’.


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      Ive been using ECO mode a lot lately as the petrol price in Australia has been crazy.

      They must have updated this, because it drives much better than previously. 1st gear is long, so it gets you moving quickly, and then it bangs through the rest in quick succession. It purrs along at 60km/h at under 1500rpm.

      Drops my city usage from 10.4L/100km to around 9.
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      Quote Originally Posted by KCCM View Post
      Equivalent of 26-28 mpg on the highway in our ‘16 V60RD 3.0 seems great, especially for a 325 hp (and even more torque) 3800 lb AWD car that is a hoot to drive. I understand the last 2.0 P* doesn’t do any better than that (physics can’t be denied).

      But for an appliance we just rented a Mercedes B180 turbo diesel to haul the family around Greece last month. It was fine and only used 5.8 litres/100 km (39 mpg equivalent) of €1.35/litre diesel overall.

      Anyway, am bypassing the issue completely, because my next car n order is a 2020 P* 2, which should cost less that CAD $10 to recharge its 500 km (300 mile) ‘tank’.


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      Quote Originally Posted by p.rico View Post
      My 1991 Honda Prelude Si 4WS had a 2.1L I4. 140 HP, slow as molasses for today's standards (0-60 in about 8.4 seconds) but really fun to drive (most fun car I've owned, actually). Anyways, EPA ratings were 18/24 MPG...

      My 2002 Nissan Sentra Spec V had a 2.5L I4. 175 HP. A bit quicker... (0-60 in 7.1 seconds). EPA ratings were 22/28 MPG.

      Your 2015.5 S60 is rated at 240 HP and can do a 0-60 in 6.6 seconds, with official EPA ratings of 25/37 MPG.

      So power, speed and efficiency have improved significantly over the years. Not sure how you don't think 37 MPG isn't good enough for that class of car.

      If you want 40's you need to take the performance away significantly. During my three week stint in Italy in June, I drove around in a Fiat 500L with a 1.3L turbodiesel with a whopping 94 HP. It weighed only 2900 lbs (so less than the S60 FWD) and put in an amazing 14 second 0-60. It also was only able to net me 43 MPG over my 2000 km driving time during my stay.

      I'll take your 37 MPG and run to the bank with that.
      Yeah I was comparing it to those new Toyotas (Corrola, Camry,...) with similar engine size they get 45+ mpg easily, sad to see the newer S60s mpgs dips instead of improving.
      But as you mentioned the 0 to 60 in my S60 kills the competition including the CLA\A Class
      For those wanting a Prius mpg on a Volvo S60 I think they can import the Hybrid Volvo S60\V60 D3, D4 or D5 with a whooping 65+MPG!! (I wonder if the Volvo Overseas Delivery Program brings those cars to the US)
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      Brag about your gas mileage!

      [QUOTE=Highwayman;7384729]Are you really getting the 2020 Polestar electric ? EVs not on my radar...yet

      VW is launching a Microbus EV in a few years with a bigger range... looks fun[QUOTE]

      Have an order in, but I also did for a Tesla 3 and cancelled it when they weren’t able to deliver in time for the cutoffs for significant ($14k) local incentives.

      The P* 2 looks like more for the money than an AWD Tesla Model 3 or any of the current crop of German e-SUVs
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      Quote Originally Posted by volvjoe View Post
      oh Highway I get 26-38 MPG (2015.5 S60) , but short trips to work I've been averaging 23mpg knowing I live in a mountain area.
      I'm looking to see the increase I get after switching to oil 0w20 from 5w30.
      S60 is a small car and 2.0 engine is also small I expect more MPG honestly
      The S60 is small but relatively heavy which hurts mileage, especially stop and go. I am at 23.5 mpg mostly in town with my 3 liter V60P*, about the same as our XC60 T6 (also the six cylinder).
      Past: '94 854, '99 S70 T5 SE, '99 S70 GLT, '04 S60R M, '12 S60 T5, '13 S60 T5, '15 S60 RD, '05 V70R GT
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      Reviving this thread to not brag about gas milage and ask a question.

      We've had our V60 T5 FWD for about a month. Took it on a 2,500 mile trip this week. Averaged around 30 MPG...in 8th gear that is. Seemed to lug a bit and thus created the dreaded drone in the cabin. So as an experiment, dropped it into sport and shifted to 7th / 2,300 RMs. Drone goes away and guess what?? Mileage actually increased 2 to 4 MPG. Engine was not working as hard, no lugging. Did this on three 60-mile legs and best increase was 3.8 MPG and lowest was 2.2 MPG increase but all three legs showed an increase in MPG. If I could tune out 8th gear, I would. Downside to locking 7th is that it acts like a standard shift, no passing gears available. Must drop in D or D-to-S to auto shift. That said, passing gears were never really needed. It scooted just fine with no lugging on passes.

      Now the question...any harm in running on these long trips locked in 7th gear? Can't see an issue with it as hauling a load may cause it to never shift out of 6th or 7th. Sure many folks would never think this is a good idea but the one thing we should never do with 4 and 6 cal engines is lug them. Believe it's hard on the crankshaft to do so. Looking for a tech or Volvo mechanic to weigh in on this one. And hopefully there's a tuner out there to eliminate 8th. Appears it's a waste and may be doing more harm than good. My sense is they added that trans mapping to gain the 36 MPG and sell cars. In reality, it appears I may never see that number in real world driving. Can't scoot around 55 MPH in ECO mode. Tried that combo and the cabin drone was obnoxious.

      As a slight poke, Volvo may want to consult Honda to obtain a good counterbalance for this otherwise very sweet running engine. The vibration is nuts. Our 2014 Civic Si was silky smooth through all the manual gears. Our XC90 T-6 RD never vibrated like this, nor does our son's V60CC T5.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Ride S40T View Post
      Our XC90 T-6 RD never vibrated like this, nor does our son's V60CC T5.
      nor does my Drive E.

      Seems odd
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      Look back at this thread I created in April 2019 (this year), I'm shocked at my odometer. I've clocked 15,000 miles in 6 months! 9,000 in just past 3 months alone! Hitting 59 here very soon.

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      Quote Originally Posted by MyVolvoS60 View Post
      Look back at this thread I created in April 2019 (this year), I'm shocked at my odometer. I've clocked 15,000 miles in 6 months! 9,000 in just past 3 months alone! Hitting 59 here very soon.
      That's actually therapeutic, unless its work commute related. Wish I could drive more on leisure and less work related. Drive more and worry less like we used to say.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Highwayman View Post
      That's actually therapeutic, unless its work commute related. Wish I could drive more on leisure and less work related. Drive more and worry less like we used to say.
      Took a 2000 mile roundtrip drive a couple weeks ago (friend's wedding). And probably another few thousand visiting family since April. Rest just every day life related driving. Don't think Ive ever clocked 9K in 3 months.

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      Before destroying the engine (see my other thread) our 2015.5 Drive-E FWD V60 - driving in summer, premium grade petrol, Eco mode - got 40.4mpg driving (I-5) between Salem, OR and Bellingham, WA, ca. 310 mi. Other legs of road trips usually get 37-39mpg under above conditions, but only round 34mpg in winter driving, due to difference in seasonal fuel formulations. Drove at freeway speeds, no cheating by drafting behind 18-wheelers! City driving ranges year-round from 26+ to 28+, and never disappointed in fuel economy.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Ride S40T View Post
      Reviving this thread to not brag about gas milage and ask a question.

      We've had our V60 T5 FWD for about a month. Took it on a 2,500 mile trip this week. Averaged around 30 MPG...in 8th gear that is. Seemed to lug a bit and thus created the dreaded drone in the cabin. So as an experiment, dropped it into sport and shifted to 7th / 2,300 RMs. Drone goes away and guess what?? Mileage actually increased 2 to 4 MPG. Engine was not working as hard, no lugging. Did this on three 60-mile legs and best increase was 3.8 MPG and lowest was 2.2 MPG increase but all three legs showed an increase in MPG. If I could tune out 8th gear, I would. Downside to locking 7th is that it acts like a standard shift, no passing gears available. Must drop in D or D-to-S to auto shift. That said, passing gears were never really needed. It scooted just fine with no lugging on passes.

      Now the question...any harm in running on these long trips locked in 7th gear? Can't see an issue with it as hauling a load may cause it to never shift out of 6th or 7th. Sure many folks would never think this is a good idea but the one thing we should never do with 4 and 6 cal engines is lug them. Believe it's hard on the crankshaft to do so. Looking for a tech or Volvo mechanic to weigh in on this one. And hopefully there's a tuner out there to eliminate 8th. Appears it's a waste and may be doing more harm than good. My sense is they added that trans mapping to gain the 36 MPG and sell cars. In reality, it appears I may never see that number in real world driving. Can't scoot around 55 MPH in ECO mode. Tried that combo and the cabin drone was obnoxious.

      As a slight poke, Volvo may want to consult Honda to obtain a good counterbalance for this otherwise very sweet running engine. The vibration is nuts. Our 2014 Civic Si was silky smooth through all the manual gears. Our XC90 T-6 RD never vibrated like this, nor does our son's V60CC T5.
      Are you sure the engine is lugging? P3s with T5 Drive-Es have a very bad exhaust drone (big standing wave) in the lower revs, around 1400 RPM IIRC.


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      Quote Originally Posted by MyVolvoS60 View Post
      Took a 2000 mile roundtrip drive a couple weeks ago (friend's wedding). And probably another few thousand visiting family since April. Rest just every day life related driving. Don't think Ive ever clocked 9K in 3 months.
      That's a lot of driving, I average 20,000 per year. MPGs are drastically effected when you drive a lot and have to fill up more often. But as long as there's joy to the drive, such as weddings and family, it's all good.
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      Quote Originally Posted by sven007 View Post
      Are you sure the engine is lugging? P3s with T5 Drive-Es have a very bad exhaust drone (big standing wave) in the lower revs, around 1400 RPM IIRC.


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      Your analysis sounds more likely. It's a drone, no doubt. Goes away when it gets around 2300 RPM. That said, it's just hard to believe these little motors are not gaining wear from the low RPM mapping. The gas 4cyl have always enjoyed higher revs.

      Is there any sort of fix for the drone and vibration? I've noticed a lot of soot in the tailpipes as well. Seems to be burning rich or not burning the fuel efficiently. It's always pretty rough idling as well. Just doesn't seem right.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Highwayman View Post
      That's a lot of driving, I average 20,000 per year. MPGs are drastically effected when you drive a lot and have to fill up more often. But as long as there's joy to the drive, such as weddings and family, it's all good.
      I'm usually around the 14-15K mark. Dealer about had a heart attack when they saw my odometer. I rolled in to get warranty work done (seatbelt replaced). When I said 9K in 2.5 months he was like we just saw you end of August! I'll be at my 10K within a week or 2. Got 200 mile drive home. That'll put me at around 59,400. Won't take long to clock another 600.

      Agree, might as well enjoy the ride. Wish I could do more road trips more often. I honestly like driving more than flying. See a lot more. My days of driving cross country on a whim have eluded me for quite a while. So I really enjoyed the 2000 miles of driving to stop over and see family, then go to friends wedding, explore area, then trek back home.

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