2013 Volvo XC90 Fuel Economy

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The 2013 Volvo XC90 is neither particularly fuel-efficient nor a gas-guzzler. Based on 2012 figures, the XC90’s fuel economy is listed at 16/23 mpg city/highway, and 19 mpg combined, though we've noticed those figures can easily deteriorate with even a little hard driving.

Opting for the all-wheel-drive model sees no drop in the EPA figures, and we recommend it for this system's excellent snowy-weather ability.

The 2013 Volvo XC90 is more efficient than larger truck-based luxury SUVs, but it's no greener than other carlike crossovers.

But if one of your top priorities is excellent mileage, you might want to steer over to the likes of the Lexus RX 450h or Mercedes-Benz ML 350 BlueTEC; both of those models go significantly further per gallon while offering a comparable amount of space (though neither has three-row seating).

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