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Our Fleet Test Drive: Volvo XC60 - 5th Report

Date: 05 June 2009   |   Author: Tristan Young

Mpg reading
Category: Small 4x4
P11D price: £28,785
Key rival: Audi Q5

More on my determination to get good fuel consumption figures out of XC60.

I've already written about the (approved) increase in tyre pressure, now the aircon has been turned off.

Early runs showed a marked jump from my previous best of 36.9mpg. So last week I went into full-on fuel-miser mode - no more than 65mph on the motorway, super-gentle throttle etc, and on my usual test route I got 41.8mpg, which is better than the official 37.7mpg average.

Even when I returned to 70mph cruise on the commute, the trip computer was still reading 39.0mpg.

Volvo XC60 2.4 D5 SE Lux manual
Claimed combined
Our average
P11D price£28,785
Model price range£24,250-£33,740
CO2 (tax) 199g/km (30%)
BIK 20/40% per month£143/£287
Service interval18,000mls
Insurancegroup 14
Boot space (min/max)495/1455 litres
Engine size/power2400cc/185PS
Top speed/0-62mph127mph/9.0secs
Why we’re running itVolvo’s new baby 4x4 is
the best in class and
loaded with hi-tech kit
PositiveComfort, practicality,
safety kit
NegativeDelay in ‘instant’
mpg reading