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2004 XC70 MPG on 91 Octane (US)

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Re: 2004 XC70 MPG on 91 Octane (US)

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Around 14L/100 or 17mpg is woeful in my opinion but that's what I get in our auto 2002 XC70. On slow highway work it can get 24mpg. Both readings are on low octane fuel.

I have a Ssangyong diesel (Mercedes powered) people mover as a 2nd vehicle that gets 12L/100 and it weighs considerably more than our XC70 but I can't say it drives as nice as the Volvos we own.

I doubt that CD figure applies to the XC70 series with higher ground clearance and bubbled out mudguards.
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Re: 2004 XC70 MPG on 91 Octane (US)

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Those ugly XC grills cost at least 5 mph and mpg from the beautiful waterfalls...

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Re: 2004 XC70 MPG on 91 Octane (US)

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The AWD is the big culprit. Though of course being higher doesn't help either. V70 AWDs also have terrible fuel economy.
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