1988 Volvo 780 MPG and Fuel Economy

On this page, you will find a complete guide to the miles per gallon and fuel efficiency data for the 1988 Volvo 780.

The 1988 Volvo 780 runs on regular gasoline and is in the Compact Cars car class.

Whether you are considering a purchase of the car, or just wanting to find out how economical and environmentally friendly (or un-friendly) your 1988 Volvo 780 is, we have the information you need.

🛣 How Many Miles per Gallon (MPG) Does a 1988 Volvo 780 Get?

First off, the most commonly asked question. A 1988 Volvo 780 gets up to 15 miles per gallon in the city, and 19 miles per gallon on the highway.

The combined average MPG for the 1988 Volvo 780 is 16 miles per gallon.

💵 What is the Average Yearly Fuel Cost for a 1988 Volvo 780?

The estimated fuel costs for the 1988 Volvo 780 is $3,900 per year.

That value has been estimated by government regulators based on 15,000 miles driven per year, using regular gasoline, and a split of 55% city driving and 45% highway driving.

If you were to compare a 1988 Volvo 780 to an average vehicle over 5 years, you will spend $8,000 more on fuel.

The 1988 Volvo 780 is also subject to the Gas Guzzler Tax, which is a federal tax on vehicles that has a combined MPG of less than 22.5.

The combined average MPG for the 1988 Volvo 780 is 16 miles per gallon, and according to the current tax for each level of MPG, you can expect to pay a tax of $3,700 per year.

🛢 How Many Barrels of Petroleum Does a 1988 Volvo 780 Consume?

The 1988 Volvo 780 will consume roughly 19 barrels of petroleum per year, using the standard estimate of 15,000 miles per year.

The majority of the world's petroleum is sourced from countries like Saudi Arabia, Russia, Iraq, and the United States.


The table below covers all of the miles per gallon, engine specifications, and emission details we have for the 1988 Volvo 780.

City MPG 15
Highway MPG 19
Combined MPG 16
Save/Spend vs Average Car Spend $8,000
Gas Guzzler Tax $7,700
Fuel Cost $3,900
Fuel Type 1 Regular
Barrels of Petroleum 19
Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Cylinders 6
Transmission Automatic 4-spd
Vehicle Class Compact Cars
Start/Stop? No
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? No

Related Volvo Models from 1988

If you're interested in other Volvo models from 1988, you can find them in the table below. You can click the model link to find miles per gallon and emission information for that model.


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