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2012 Volvo XC60 Fuel Economy

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We like the XC60's straight-line performance and its five-seat space, but fuel economy could be better.

In its most basic form, the XC60 earns an EPA rating of 19/25 mpg. A few seven-seat crossovers will equal or beat those numbers, and adding all-wheel drive shaves off one mile per gallon on both sides of the equation.

Volvo's green-tinted reputation isn't helped by the XC60's middling fuel economy.

The numbers dip more when the T6's turbo is fitted. It's rated at 17/23 mpg, about the same economy you'd find in a turbo Ford Flex.

Volvo's six-cylinder engine haven't been very efficient in real-world use either in our editors' experience; we've seen numbers in the 16 to 19 mpg range in mixed use.

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