Last post on Apr 19, 2013 at 1:02 PM
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#22542 of 22551 Re: Crosstrek hybrid from the SOA media site [once_for_all]
Apr 18, 2013 (9:48 am)
Great question, John. Hopefully it is more of the later.
While the numbers on the sticker are wonders to behold (such as 47 on the Fusion), I think I would much prefer to be pleasantly surprised by beating the EPA numbers than disappointed by falling short.
#22543 of 22551 Re: Crosstrek hybrid from the SOA media site [once_for_all]
Apr 18, 2013 (10:24 am)
The Hybrid is appx. 300lbs heavier and the N/A engine already has the CVT transmission so the only thing I could think of that would increase hwy mpgs would be aerodynamics & low roll resistance tires? Hence not much gain in the hwy mpg, but rather a greater gain in the city mpgs.
#22544 of 22551 Re: Crosstrek hybrid from the SOA media site [tinycadon]
Apr 18, 2013 (11:20 am)
not much gain in the city, 25 v 28 IIRC. Should be 35-40 mpg to be in line with others.
I do get it for the Subie mpg on the highway, but not how the others can be 47 and the XV only 34.
#22545 of 22551 Re: Crosstrek hybrid from the SOA media site [xwesx]
Apr 18, 2013 (12:05 pm)
47mpg is fantasy on those Fords, I considered a C-Max but on fuelly they only average 38.5mpg.
That's a rather huge discrepancy.
#22546 of 22551 Re: Crosstrek hybrid from the SOA media site [once_for_all]
Apr 18, 2013 (12:43 pm)
Oh, I agree, I don't really see the Hybrid advantage over the N/A Crosstrek at all. Not to mention a 2 gallon smaller tank that will reduce your overall driving range, not sure why Subaru is doing this other to say they have a hybrid in their cuv/wagon lineup???
#22547 of 22551 Re: Crosstrek hybrid from the SOA media site [tinycadon]
Apr 18, 2013 (1:38 pm)
No, you nailed it. That's the only reason. But, in this day of thinking where "hybrid" automatically equals "green," they have to do it for marketing reasons. It's not enough that they have the zero-landfill plant!
#22548 of 22551 Re: Crosstrek hybrid from the SOA media site [xwesx]
Apr 18, 2013 (2:11 pm)
but, if this is what they have come up with, it's actually a disadvantage since it appears to be a failure. Subaru has come up with aesthetic failures in the past 10 years, but I haven't seen what would be called a technical failure in that period.
You have to ask the question, "what were they thinking?".
#22549 of 22551 Re: Crosstrek hybrid from the SOA media site [once_for_all]
Apr 18, 2013 (6:00 pm)
I think they set the bar low by going for most fuel efficient "crossover".
It should win that title without the hybrid powertrain because it is a compact car to begin with.
Of course it cold exceed EPA numbers, let's see the road tests.
#22550 of 22551 Forester fuel requirement
Apr 19, 2013 (11:42 am)
I thought the 2014 FXT was supposed to be able to run on regular unleaded, with premium for slightly better performance. Now, I see on the Subaru site that premium 91 is required and 93 is recommended. What gives?
#22551 of 22551 Re: Forester fuel requirement [samiam_68]
Apr 19, 2013 (1:02 pm)
I've read mixed messages even in the same documents. It is crazy. Commit to a decision, one way or the other, Subaru!
It is, but it isn't.