We just received another shipment of new 2010 Volvos. As I was checking the cars in, my eyes were drawn to what seemed to be a typo. The specific car was a 2010 Volvo S80 3.2. (Just so you know, the 3.2 models are powered by a 235 hp I-6 engine which moves along pretty well without a turbo charger. But the combination of “low” horsepower and a heavy body has led many customers to wonder if Volvo would ever increase their fuel economy ratings.)
What caught my eye today was the fact that the 2010 Volvo S80 3.2 is now rated at 18 city/27 hwy miles per gallon. Last year, the cars were rated at 16/25. What made the difference? At the moment, I have no idea why the mileage has increased, but it’s a good thing! That’s for sure.