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GREEN | 6 out of 10
2012 Volvo XC60: 19 mpg city, 25 highway (FWD); 18/24 mpg (AWD)
2012 Volvo XC60 T6: 17/23 mpg
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.
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.
Volvo's green-tinted reputation isn't helped by the XC60's middling fuel economy.