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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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Re: 2004 XC70 MPG on 91 Octane (US)

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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