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2004 XC70 MPG on 91 Octane (US)

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Re: 2004 XC70 MPG on 91 Octane (US)

Post by Rattnalle » Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:12 pm

abscate wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:36 pm
I wonder if all that money saved on gas goes through your mind as that Nissan Rogue on I287 crushes your Prius like a tin can?
To be fair it's not the Prius' fault that the average US car is closer to a tank cast from a solid block of pig iron. Over here it's a small midsize. Golf class cars are pretty much the norm.



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Re: 2004 XC70 MPG on 91 Octane (US)

Post by abscate » Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:53 am

I had better tuneup, mileage has slipped a bit...
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Re: 2004 XC70 MPG on 91 Octane (US)

Post by mrbrian200 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:35 am

This would be a good day for me to drive to Chicago.. 20-30 mph tailwind blowing due east->west if I reset that at the beginning of the drive it'd avg low-mid 40s (from previous experience). If I drove east toward Ohio 32 avg might be 'at best', probably more like 28-30.



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Post by E Showell » Sun May 12, 2019 10:02 am

Settling in at about 25/25.1 mixed city-highway with a highway bias.


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Re: 2004 XC70 MPG on 91 Octane (US)

Post by MacNoob » Sun May 12, 2019 4:31 pm

Fuelly today says for my '07 XC70 (200k kms, 160k tracked)

10.9 L/100km (that's 21.6 US or 25.9 Imperial mpg)

as the all-time average.

My work commute is daily 30km each way, half city half highway.



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Re: 2004 XC70 MPG on 91 Octane (US)

Post by XC70Rider » Sun May 12, 2019 7:36 pm

Replacing the faulty ETM on my 2007 XC70 2.5T AWD last December increased highway from 21mpg to 27mpg while driving at 70mph.



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Re: 2004 XC70 MPG on 91 Octane (US)

Post by E Showell » Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:43 am

Now, on 93 octane at 27 avg. mpg with 30/70 mix city/highway. Not complaining.


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Re: 2004 XC70 MPG on 91 Octane (US)

Post by abscate » Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:17 pm

Thats great mileage for driving that fortress on those NJ highways.


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Re: 2004 XC70 MPG on 91 Octane (US)

Post by E Showell » Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:30 am

Sitting behind the commuter busses and tractor trailers boosts that above what it would normally be. 27 is the "boosted" figure, but that's also probably at 70-75 mph.


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Re: 2004 XC70 MPG on 91 Octane (US)

Post by E Showell » Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:40 pm

Just did 414 miles mostly highway from Maine to N.J. Average mpg readout 28.1. Car was lightly loaded, me and one bag. 93 octane, new Michelin Premier LTX tires inflated to 35 psi. Fresh 4 wheel alignment. Recently went to Castrol 0W40 Belgian made. Drafting trucks for mileage bonus.

And I did not run the A/C for any portion of the trip.

Was getting as high as 27.3 on 93 octane before all those changes. Unfortunately, can't isolate single variables.
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