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#38 of 87 Nope
Jul 09, 2005 (5:57 pm)
I left one trip odo unreset for the whole trip and the other reset with each tank. My low was 27 mpg from Kansas to Colorado and my high was 34 mpg from Fairplay (elevation 9000+) to Canon City (elevation 6000). Talk about a downhill run!
#39 of 87 '02 Legacy L wagon stick shift
Jul 17, 2005 (9:23 am)
28.8 mpg on a LOOONNNNG highway trip (1500 miles) all cruise control at 75 mph, a/c running full tilt (90-98 degrees outside).
About 22 mpg around town, but city mpg is very hard to compare with others, because it is so dependent on trip length, traffic, surface street/freeway mix, etc.
Under the same conditions, our '01 Accord v6 got 26.5 highway, 19 city. Even the same brand/model of tires (Turanza LS-H). The mpg penalty for AWD seems to be small...
Aug 04, 2005 (10:28 am)
50k on 2002 Automatic H6
Commute (50%) - backroads at 30-40 mph, few stops
Travel (40%) - highway speeds at 65-75 mph
City (10%) - avoid it if I can!
Average - 22-24 MPG (23.8 most recent)
Worst - ~18 (winter, snowtires, full car and roof rack, very coldk, snow & ice conditions)
Best - 26.9 (Summer highway driving at approx 50-60 MPH - no roof rack)
#41 of 87 '04 baja turbo
Dec 28, 2005 (9:16 am)
54000k hwy 21-23
only 4 tanks just bought last week---will keep you posted!!!
#42 of 87 '03 WRX Wagon
Jan 01, 2006 (1:19 pm)
215/45-17s F 35 /R 34 psi
at least 50 lbs of what-nots always in cargo area.
Daily 80 miles Average on Sunoco Ultra 94:
Spring/Summer - 22 mpg w/AC
Fall/Winter - 21 mpg
CLF (all season) - 19 mpg
10% Urban [15 -> 25 mph]
5% Suburban [25 -> 40 mph]
10% Highway at a crawl [5 -> 25 mph]
75% Highway [45 -> 90 mph]
CLF - Chronic Lead Foot.
Jan 02, 2006 (11:08 am)
98 Legacy GT AT - 23-24 in burbs
06 Tribeca 19 burbs, 23hwy
02 WRX MT - 23 usually, unless I'm driving it the way it was designed to be driven in which case it goes below 20!
#44 of 87 '06 Forester X 5-spd
Jan 11, 2006 (7:43 pm)
I got 25.25mpg on my first tank of mixed driving.
#45 of 87 Re: '06 Forester X 5-spd [higgledy1]
Jan 12, 2006 (8:48 am)
That is great news. It's very well documented here that milage improves after break-in. You probably have 27-28mpg averages to look forward to.
#46 of 87 '00 Legacy Sedan 5MT, 68K
Mar 05, 2006 (2:55 pm)
16-18 in the winter (COLD starts), 20-21 in the summer (very little AC usage). I have a roof rack on in the summer.
These numbers are for exclusively city driving, including lots of short hops.
2 summers ago I drove from Anchorage to Seattle with the cruise control at 90 most of the way, then back up to Anchorage from Denver. I got 24-25 MPG with my mountain bike on top of the car.
#47 of 87 06 LLBean Wagon
Mar 22, 2006 (11:29 am)
2006 Outback LL Bean Wagon H6
5600 miles so far.
Average MPG is 16.73855 after 28 tanks of gas. That also includes mixing between premium and 89 grade gas. Mostly premium though.
Worst mileage = 13.31
Best mileage = 23.14 (on 48HRS run)
My driving is a mixture between highway/city with LOTS of stop and go.
Hoping for some improvement as the engine gets more broken in.