Trip computer - supplementary information

The car's trip computer can record, calculate and show information.

Supplementary information covering several functions follows below.


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 "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 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.

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 with combined instrument panel "Digital".