Fuel Efficient New Volvo in St. Louis

Fuel efficient cars: Volvo continues a long tradition

At Volvo Cars St. Louis, we're proud that Volvo has long been known for its superb safety and style. What Volvo has been less known for is fuel efficiency. That's largely because gas mileage was less of a talking point for many drivers than it is in today's world of elevated gas prices. Rest assured, Volvo has always considered fuel economy an integral part of making an efficient, high-value line of vehicles. Here are some fuel-efficient Volvo examples.

The Volvo XC40: Up to 32 mpg

The Volvo XC40 is a distinctive compact SUV that is Volvo's best-selling model. When our valued customers from O'Fallon and Clayton, MO look at a new 2022 edition of the Volvo XC40, it's very appealing in more than just its design. In the XC40's T4 Momentum, Inscription and R-Design trims, gas mileage is an EPA-estimated 23 miles with every gallon in the city and as much as 32 miles with each gallon on the highway. It's Volvo efficiency at work.  

Volvo XC40 Recharge: Up to 94 mpg-equivalent

Yes, you read that correctly: Up to 94 mpg-equivalent. The new Volvo XC40 Recharge is a plug-in hybrid. That's a car with a bigger battery than a standard hybrid, so the plug-in version can be driven a longer distance and more often. The 2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge would give you 94 mpg-equivalent in the city and 80 mpg-equivalent on the highway. Hybrids are actually more efficient in city driving. Pretty remarkable, isn't it?

The Volvo XC60: Up to 30 mpg

The Volvo XC60 for 2022 is a luxury compact SUV that surrounds both driver and passengers with a spacious, upscale cabin and lots of room for cargo. This popular SUV also delivers 23 mpg in urban driving and 30 mpg on highways around Kirkwood and Webster Groves, MO. Plenty of space and plenty of fuel economy: Another example of Volvo ingenuity.

The Volvo XC60 Recharge: Up to 63 mpg-equivalent

This is another luxury Volvo plug-in hybrid and another opportunity for extraordinary fuel efficiency. The EPA estimates that the Volvo XC60 for 2022 has a combined city/highway 63 mpg-equivalent rating. The cabin is still luxurious and the space is still abundant in the Recharge version of the Volvo XC60. So what exactly does "mpg-equivalent" mean? That's an excellent question and it's the one we address next.

What does "mpg-equivalent" mean?

This rating is not easy to explain or understand, but it's an effort by the EPA to make fuel efficiency a little easier to compare in gas and electric vehicles. The EPA calculates that 33.7 kiowatt-hours of electricity is equivalent to a gallon of gasoline in terms of the resulting energy content. As Kelley Blue Book points out, 33.7 kWh of electric power taken from a grid dependent on coal is not exactly a "pure" alternative but it's at least a start.

What about electric charging times and driving ranges? 

Those are, of course, very legitimate concerns that car shoppers have as they consider the possibility of buying an electric vehicle. While charging times are gradually being reduced and fueling stations and driving ranges are gradually being increased, the fact is that driving an electric vehicle is not as simple and convenient as driving a gas-powered vehicle so it's important to evaluate the fuel economy/convenience trade-offs as you shop.

The good news for St. Louis area Volvo shoppers is that, at Volvo Cars of St. Louis, we offer a gratifying variety of fuel-efficient new Volvo models that are powered by your choice of gas, electric or electric + gas Volvo hybrids. Examples: The gas-powered 2022 Volvo S60 gives you up to 26 mpg/city and 35 mpg/highway. The 2022 Volvo XC90 AWD Recharge gives you up to 63 mpg-equivalent or up to 28 mpg city/highway using premium gas. 

Visit us soon to learn more about our many fuel-efficient Volvo vehicles in St. Louis

Above we cite just a few examples of the many different fuel-efficient Volvo options we can offer you at Volvo Cars St. Louis. We invite you to review our wide array of new Volvo choices online and arrange a test drive soon at Volvo Cars St. Louis.

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