Trip computer - supplementary information

The car's trip computer can record, calculate and show information while driving. Supplementary information of several functions follows below.


Average fuel consumption is calculated from the last resetting.


There may be a slight error in the reading 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 the section "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 error in the reading 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 Volvo Car Corporation's Environmental Philosophy.

Digital speed display1

The speed is shown in the opposite unit (kmh/mph) in relation to the main instrument. If it is calibrated in mph then the trip computer shows the corresponding speed in km/h and vice versa.

Resetting with "Analog"

With current trip computer heading - Trip meter T1, Trip meter T2 or Average speed - shown in the combined instrument panel:

Give a long press on RESET RESET - selected heading is zeroed.

Each heading must be zeroed individually.

Resetting with "Digital"

Trip meter:

Turn with the thumbwheel to the heading combination containing the trip meter to be reset.
Give a long press on RESET RESET - selected trip meter is zeroed.

Average speed & Average consumption:

Select function Trip computer reset and activate with OK.

Select one of the following options with the thumbwheel and activate with OK:

  • l/100 km
  • km/h
  • Reset both
Finish with RESET.

Change unit

You can change unit (km/miles) for distance and speed 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. * Option/accessory.
  2. 1 Only for combined instrument panel "Digital".