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Subaru Forester, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Wagon
#167 of 216 Re: Three week update! [occking]
Apr 14, 2009 (10:11 am)
My wife hasn't hit 7k yet. It's barely broken in.
#168 of 216 2009 Forester X - 5 speed manual
May 06, 2009 (1:00 pm)
12,000 miles on the clock now, and with summer gas, getting around 24-25 in suburban type driving - 28 mpg on the highway. It's bumped up a couple MPG over similar conditions when new.
#169 of 216 Re: 2009 Forester X - 5 speed manual [crv16]
May 06, 2009 (8:46 pm)
Have had X limited two months now, just got back from a 1100 mile trip, 4 days from Prov RI up to Bar Harbor, ME over to a little past Montreal & back home.
On first leg, trip computer indicated 28.5 actual was 28.1, that's a record, so far. On seconrf fill up trip computer indicated 26.7 actual was 26.5. Just got home now with a little over 300 miles since last fill up, trip computer says 28.2 to I figure actual mpg at least 27.5
Of the 1100 miles, probably 600 miles at highway speeds, averaging just about 65 - 67, most of the balance "rural roads" perhaps 50 - 55 mph average, as far as "stop and go" maybe 50to 100 miles.
Must say, so far pleased with the mpg, hope it continues to go a littler higher as I put more miles on the vehicle.
The "negatives" on the car??? The rattles are beginning.... The cabin more noisy than I would like, particularly at highway speeds. You can't balance the front and rear speakers very well -- the rear speakers cannot be made very loud, bluetooth, you can hear fine but, just like with my previous car, people on the other end have a very difficult time understanding me; the cupholders should be round, not square, and actually a little too deep. Put a certain size coffee cup in and the lid sinks a little too low.
#170 of 216 Mileage gauge not working?
May 11, 2009 (11:39 am)
Has anyone had this issue, and do you know a fix? I just hit 10,000 on my 2009 Forester, and my miles per gallon thingy (i'm sorry,, I can't remeber its official name) now reads -----. I looked in the manual, and thought perhaps I'd somehow managed to turn it off, but tried to follow the directions for turning it back on, and then really DID turn it off. Just empty space there. Turned it back on, and now have just dashes where the mileage used to appear.
Would love some help. Will also post on the general 2009 Forester htread.
Thanks very much,
#171 of 216 Re: Mileage gauge not working? [sylviecat]
May 11, 2009 (12:04 pm)
FWIW it takes one driven mile before it displays anything.
So if you reset it you may see the dashes until you drive 1 mile.
#172 of 216 Re: Mileage gauge not working? [ateixeira]
May 11, 2009 (12:44 pm)
Does it reset itself at 10,000 miles? Or did I (or my sister who drive it Sunday) hit something inadvertantly?
#173 of 216 Re: Mileage gauge not working? [sylviecat]
May 11, 2009 (1:48 pm)
It works with each Trip Odometer.
May 13, 2009 (5:45 pm)
Took two months to accomplish this. Actual MPG, 4890 miles divided by 197 gallons = 24.8 mpg. The trip computer has not been set since I got the vehicle & that is "hovering" between 25.5 and 25.8.
I had a 2006 Tribeca and, if I recall (if you have Nav) after 10,000 miles it stops recording the time used, but, it continues to show avg mpg. What I do is leave one trip odometer alone and will not reset it until I get to approx 10,000 miles. The other one I reset every time I fill up.
I have been able to record as high as 28.5 on the trip computer, actual best mpg for one tankful 27.9. It does seem to be getting better as I put on more miles, but could also be no longer using winter fuel.
#175 of 216 2009 MPG roundup
Dec 08, 2009 (5:03 pm)
08 Forester PZEV
18 tanks of gas
Avg MPG = 25.13
Tank high = 28.7
Tank low = 20.9
Jan 03, 2010 (7:47 am)
Just purchased a 2010 X Premium with MT: driving home (conservatively as is my wont: between 50 & 65mph) from the dealer using two lane roads over 217.5 miles I got 29.2 measured mpg.
I anticipate better when it's broken in a few miles down the road but I'm very pleased with the initial results for an AWD vehicle this size.