Trip computer

The car's trip computer records and calculates vales such as e.g. distance, fuel consumption and average speed whilst driving.

Trip computer content and appearance varies depending on whether the combined instrument panel is analogue or digital:

P3-15w46- S60 Overview trip meter
The information from the trip computer can be shown in the combined instrument panel's information display1.

Trip meter

The trip computer has two trip meters and one odometer for the total mileage.


Average fuel consumption is calculated from the last resetting.


There may be a slight deviation if a fuel-driven heater* has been used.

Average speed

The average speed is calculated for the driving distance driven since the last reset to zero.


The information for current fuel consumption is updated continuously - approximately once per second. When the car is driven at low speed the consumption is shown per time unit - at a higher speed it is shown related to mileage.

Different units (km/miles) can be selected for the display - see section below."Change unit"

Range - distance to empty tank

The trip computer shows the approximate distance that can be driven with the fuel quantity remaining in the tank.

No guaranteed range remains when the heading Distance to empty shows "----".

  • In which case, refuel as soon as possible.

The calculation is based on the average fuel consumption over the last 30 km and the remaining driveable fuel quantity.


There may be a slight deviation if the driving style has been changed.

An economic driving style generally results in a longer driving distance. For more information on how fuel consumption can be influenced, see Environmental philosophy.

Digital speed display in another unit2

If the main instrument is graduated in mph, the equivalent digital speed is shown as km/h.

Change unit

Distance and fuel unit can be changed in the menu system MY CAR, see MY CAR.


In addition to in the trip computer, these units are also changed in Volvo's navigation system*.
  1. 1 The appearance and showing of the display may vary depending on the instrument variant.
  2. * Option/accessory.
  3. 2 Only digital combined instrument panel and certain markets.

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