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Subaru Forester, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Wagon
#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.
#177 of 216 Re: First tank [mjgrace]
Jan 03, 2010 (2:10 pm)
That's sweet, because usually they improve as they break in.
#178 of 216 Re: First tank [mjgrace]
Jan 05, 2010 (6:48 am)
I am up to 26,000 miles now on 2009 2.5 ltd. MPG is dropping a bit as it always does up here in New England with colder weather. Mix is probably 3/4 highway and the balance "running around" MPG pretty consistent since day one per trip computer averaging around 26.1. Actual mpg based on miles driven and gas consumption perhaps 25.5. Pretty much what I expected. Highway mileage will certainly decrease somewhat if you go over 65 mph.
#179 of 216 Re: First tank [occking]
Jan 05, 2010 (9:14 am)
It's cold (brrrrr) here in the Mid-Atlantic so I'm sure it's bone-chilling up there. Mileage on my van has dropped, too. It's also taking longer for it to warm up.
My wife's Forester has heated seats, so I'm jealous!
#180 of 216 Re: First tank [mjgrace]
Jan 05, 2010 (11:11 am)
It is ironic that I never posted under this thread with my fuel economy experience with the 2010 Forester X Premium MT I purchased in September. I posted in other threads, but not here.
I averaged about 28.5 driving it home from Seattle to Fairbanks, Alaska (about 2200 miles) going 65-70 most of the way, but once I arrived here (to winter) and settled into daily routines, the economy dropped pretty dramatically. Now, during the winter, my monthly averages are about 20 mpg, with some tanks well south of that (lowest so far is 17.5) with mixed driving, but many short trips (~ 5 miles).
This car LOVES to go 40-50 mph. Driving those speeds for 20 miles through the Whitehorse area on the drive home back in September netted me nearly 40 mpg, and a ten-mile drive through the Wasilla area a couple weeks ago increased my readout from 22mpg to a little over 30 (it had about 30 miles on it when I started the 40-50 mph stretch, which had a few stop signs/lights). Sadly, life is not long enough to go those speeds over the long haul.
Total average now after ~7000 miles is 24.5 mpg, though I am more interested in the yearly average as the current (just a little over three months) is highly skewed by winter driving.
#181 of 216 Re: First tank [xwesx]
Jan 05, 2010 (11:21 am)
netted me nearly 40 mpg
Remind me, auto or manual? Best I've done is about 33mpg with our PZEV auto.
#182 of 216 Re: First tank [ateixeira]
Jan 05, 2010 (11:31 am)
That was manual PZEV, but again, it was only 20 miles (and the 39.7 readout was on the display). Had I gone a whole tank at those speeds, who knows? As it was, I ran the remaining 70 miles (pure highway) before I filled up in Haines Junction at close to 70 mph. At fill up, I calculated either 30.4 or 30.8 - I can't remember which.
#183 of 216 Re: First tank [ateixeira]
Jan 05, 2010 (6:20 pm)
My wife's '09 F-XT averages 10-13 L/100km, depending whether it's on the highway, or in the city, over the first 23,000 km of the vehicle. In Imperial (US) terms, that's 18-23 MPG, over the first 14,000 miles. That's just barely a touch better than I got in my '04 Toyota 4-Runner (V8).
Naturally, it's a little better in the summer when it's not warming up for 5-10 mins, because it's -30 C outside, and we're not wallowing through snow drifts.
For comparison, my '09 STI has averaged 10-13 L/100km, (exactly the same).
I don't really care whether either car gets good gas mileage. We bought the cars for their performance, and AWD capabilities.
#184 of 216 Re: First tank [robm2]
Jan 08, 2010 (12:12 pm)
Seriously, with a sweet fleet like that, you're not allowed to complain about anything.