What is the general consensus of mpg of Volvo trucks?

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  1. drvrtech77

    drvrtech77 Road Train Member

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    I have a friend who has a Volvo and has issues with mpg...he states that everyone he’s talked to who has one says the same thing...my question here is...what is everyone’s mpg with a Volvo is especially a 670 model.
     
  2. Bakerman

    Bakerman Road Train Member

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    I've gotten consistent mid 7's over the past 12yrs with my '01 770 with an N14 & 13speed.
     
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    6 to 7.5 depending on the driver hauling dry van or reefer
     
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  4. Cabinover101

    Cabinover101 Medium Load Member

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    6.5 - 7.3 - 8.3 depending on load, trailer, terrain, how quick it's gotta be there :) I used to pull a Refer trailer out of Green Bay WI back and forth to Florida and all over the East coast. My best was 8.3 for 1 month not exceeding 60mph in a 2003 Volvo 770 w/Cummins ISX450. That's back when Fuel went to $5 a Gallon
     
  5. Cattleman84

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    I run a 2017 670 with the D13 and IShift... Over the last 13 months (160K miles) I have averaged 7.4 mpg pulling reefer from the Rockies to the Midwest and back each week. I'm governed at 67 mph and average 62 mph or better 90% of the time... I keep my foot in it.

    The best I've gotten for a week was an average of 8.1 mpg... But that high is rare the way I drive... If I wanted to slow it down to 60ish mph I think I could easily average over 8.0 mpg.

    These numbers are figured by using gallons purchased and miles travelled... Not the stupid dash read out that estimates mpg... Its wrong, WAY wrong.
     
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    All trucks today get about the same fuel mileage. Matter of fact, fuel mileage hasn't changed all that much in the past 50 years. The BS'ers seem to get a bit more,,,:biggrin_2559:
     
  7. Powder Joints

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    Between 7 and 8 has been normal, depending on load and route.
     
  8. 86scotty

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    7.5 year round no matter what I do. 2015 780. I run the APU and the Espar a helluva lot. Never seems to change. I haul light when I can and drive fast when I’m able.
     
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  9. Rob100100

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    Flat bed, all types of loads average 6.9 lifetime fuel average from truck. From actual matching up of fuel receipts to mileage over last 12 months 7.1
     
  10. rhitrucking

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    between 9 and 10...but mines a bit different than the rest!
     
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