The General Fuel Consumption Thread

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Klanky
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The General Fuel Consumption Thread

Post by Klanky » Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:31 pm

Had my D3 FWD manual for 3 weeks now.
Last 3 fills have been:
50.1 mpg
43.5 mpg
47.2 mpg

I haven't done any long trips yet so fairly pleased so far.
The car only has 3,200 miles on it so hoping it will improve.

Ian333
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Re: The General Fuel Consumption Thread

Post by Ian333 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:55 pm

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Here’s mine... T5 Polestar
Ordered T5 R-Design Pro with most of the bells and whistles in early May ‘18 and received delivery at end of Jan ‘19
Very Happy 😃... especially now it’s Polestarred

Klanky
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Re: The General Fuel Consumption Thread

Post by Klanky » Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:31 pm

First decent trip, 260 miles from Cheshire to Sellafield and back in 2 days -- 52.7 mpg overall
That's fill to fill, not trip computer.
Quite pleased with that, as it's about 2/3 motorway and 1/3 twisty, hilly roads.

Db55
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Re: The General Fuel Consumption Thread

Post by Db55 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:13 pm

Hi Klanky
What model do you drive please ?
T5 FE, osmium grey

Klanky
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Re: The General Fuel Consumption Thread

Post by Klanky » Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:35 pm

D3 manual, 19" wheels.

Have done another 300 miles since and trip computer still showing over 50mpg, so is the app.

That's keeping to speed limits and driving sensibly.

Jaolchhu4
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Re: The General Fuel Consumption Thread

Post by Jaolchhu4 » Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:07 pm

My average after 12,00 miles is 37.1 for a D4 AWD which I find rather disappointing. if I'm honest. The small fuel tank means the range is more limited that I'd like and on long runs I'm always having to consider when and where I will need to fix up on a 400 mile round trip.
XC40 D4 FE Stone Black 20" Alloys

Salmonfisher
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Re: The General Fuel Consumption Thread

Post by Salmonfisher » Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:21 am

I have a D4 AWD and now I have done 11,000 miles consumption has increased to just over 40 mpg driven quite hard and around 43/44 driven to limit on motorways. Quite pleased now after being shocked in early days. It is comparable or a little better than my Tiguan with equivalent engine. Interestingly the Tiguan started well but never improved its mpg while the D4 seems to be improving all the time.

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Re: The General Fuel Consumption Thread

Post by Tartansporran » Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:15 pm

D4, Automatic, AWD, 19” Wheels.
One year in, 13,000 miles Average 42mpg.
Driven pretty moderately 80% motorway top cruising speed mostly 70mph.
18% pottering back roads and town.
2% spirited driving.

Suggested reasons for this frankly poor consumption:
Heavy Car, AWD, Inefficient Automatic gearbox, inefficient engine tuned for low emissions?

Disappointing
XC40 D4 R-Design Pro First Edition, Osmium Grey, 19” Wheels

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Re: The General Fuel Consumption Thread

Post by gabes1982 » Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:27 pm

You call 42 mpg poor consumption?
My petrol T5 R-Design laughs at that by returning 26mpg (10.8l/100km)

My xc40 car has traveled 3500km in the past 2 months, mainly urban trips with no real highway travel, with a mix of 95 & 98ron fuel. Fuel economy appears to be unchanged if even slightly better with 95 which is perplexing.
Current chariot - XC40 R-Design Black Stone
Gone but not forgotten - Peugeot 306xt, Polo Gti 6R, Megane RS265 Cup

NitramA
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Re: The General Fuel Consumption Thread

Post by NitramA » Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:32 pm

D3 automatic. 10500 miles.
Average according to aCar 48mpg. Best 53mpg, worst 42mpg.
According to Volvo app it’s 49.5mpg average.

Steady driving, generally long distance A roads. Not fast but not slow either.
The main killer for mpg is stop/start driving with the auto box.

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