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Subaru Forester, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Wagon
#1 of 216 Subaru Forester: MPG-Real World Numbers
by pf_flyer HOST
Jun 12, 2006 (6:11 pm)
With the price of gas being what it is, your real world mileage is becoming more important than the estimates on the sticker. This is the place to talk about your real world on the road results!
#2 of 216 What you bored Bob M?
Jun 13, 2006 (7:24 pm)
Or was the Subaru Crew MPG-Real World Numbers topic not specific enough for you
#3 of 216 Trying to get away from mega topics
by pf_flyer HOST
Jun 13, 2006 (7:31 pm)
Breaking it out by make/models
It's a Tuesday, how could I be bored???
#4 of 216 Mega topics huh?
Jun 13, 2006 (8:22 pm)
50 posts in a year hardly qualifies but I suppose you're trying to make the forums easier to search.
#5 of 216 Re: Mega topics huh? [p0926]
Jun 13, 2006 (8:35 pm)
#6 of 216 OK, I'll bite...
Jun 20, 2006 (10:45 am)
25.1 mpg lifetime average.
Peak of 30.4 mpg on a trip.
Low of 17.3 mpg while towing a 1500 lb trailer the entire time.
#7 of 216 'nother nibble
Jun 21, 2006 (9:58 am)
'05 FXS, manual 5 speed, 31k miles in 19 months. Usually 380-410 miles between fill-ups, wait for low-fuel light to go on.
October thru April - 28 mpg
May thru September - 30+ mpg
(difference due to seasonal temp variation (eastern Pennsylvania) and winter gas additive changeover at refineries)
Best mpg - 32.3 on 440 miles (same tank of gas) mostly long distance. Last month.
Worst - first tank, at 24.5
#8 of 216 Re: 'nother nibble [growler5]
Jun 21, 2006 (11:03 am)
Sweet, the EPA rated yours at 23/30 and it looks like those numbers are definitely possible.
#9 of 216 '04 F-XT 5sp MT
Jun 21, 2006 (2:15 pm)
Averaging about 20 miles per day or about 7,300 miles per year. Mostly short trips, but I make my commute a bit longer to allow the engine to warm fully. Steady diet of 92 octane from Super America. Reformulated fuels and winter oxygenated blends (10% ethanol year-round). Shifts almost always between 3-4k rpm and not afraid to let the rpm's go higher if/when necessary.
best: 26 mpg (all highway at 75 mph)
worst: 18 mpg (winter)
average: 21 mpg
Average mpg up until this past winter was 1 mpg better than my Outback. Partial thanks to winter fuel, no doubt.
#10 of 216 '00 Outback wagon 4EAT
Jun 21, 2006 (2:19 pm)
(my first Subie and was prior to my '04 F-XT)
Averaged 26 miles per day, or about 9,500 miles per year. 87 octane from Super America. Reformulated fuels and winter blends both with 10% ethanol.
best: 28 mpg (highway trip)
worst: 17 mpg (again, winter)
average: 22 mpg