View Full Version : Poor Gas Mileage

05-03-2002, 06:32 AM
My '99 XC gets an average of 16.5 miles to the gallon. The dealer has checked out everything and given it all the4 TSB upgrades.
The mileage seems low to me. Anyone else have any thoughts?
What's your mileage?

05-11-2002, 08:17 AM
It depends on how you drive.  If you're lead footed, or drive around city, 16.5mpg sounds about right.  My wife's 1999 V70XC does between 16 and 18 mpg, driving short distances around town, but will do 24 mpg on a flat highway at 65 mph.

It's a heavy car.  High fuel efficiency is not one of its virtues.

05-15-2002, 07:16 PM
16.5 sounds low to me.

We have a '99 XC, synthetic lubricants throughout, 68k miles, 1/3rd city 2/3rds highway (but at 75mph+ here in New Mexico, not exactly a fuel efficient speed), altitude 5000+ feet, A/C on...up and down hills of some significance:

23 mpg.

My wife tends to get about 23.5...she drives gently...I get about 22.5...I drive semi-aggressively.

P Hartmann
05-15-2002, 07:23 PM
be sure the tires are 36 in front and 41 inback