Last post on Dec 12, 2013 at 9:57 AM
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Subaru Impreza, Subaru Impreza WRX STi, Gasoline, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan, Wagon
#120 of 141 Re: 2012+ Subaru Impreza Real World Fuel Economy [2toroll]
Feb 27, 2013 (5:11 pm)
I have a 2012 Impreza Hatchback that I love....EXCEPT for the MPG. I've had my car checked at the dealership for this and they brush it off on "winter mix" of fuel. I also drive only 1-2 miles to work and they say that also may be part of the issue.
Here is my MPG at present: 12.6!!!! This is a new tank of gas with about 40 miles on it. I also have reset both trips A and B, because the dealer said that I should do that as well.
I rarely have highway driving. Mostly all short spurts in city.
I've had my car since August, and did not have this kind of MPG then. It's been this winter.
I've also experienced a couple really hard starts that showed no computer codes when serviced.
I wish someone would come up with a solution.
Certainly is wrong of SUBARU to put the kind of MPG on the window sticker and commercials that they advertise when it is so NOT TRUE!
#121 of 141 Re: 2012+ Subaru Impreza Real World Fuel Economy [kimpreza]
Feb 28, 2013 (7:11 am)
This "BRUSH OFF" is THE TRUTH!!! Do some research, you'll find it to be the case. Your 1-2 mile drive is a mpg KILLER as well. Your engine doesn't even have time to warm up to its normal operating temperature, so not only does this drive the mpgs down, then add in the winter mix gas and no highway driving + short spurt drives and yes, you should be getting 12mpgs! Here's a solution for your mpg problem, if it's only 1-2 miles to work, why not walk, or walk 2 or 3 times a week, it'll extend your time between fill ups so MPGs would no longer matter?
#122 of 141 Re: 2012+ Subaru Impreza Real World Fuel Economy [kimpreza]
Feb 28, 2013 (9:38 am)
Ouch! The 1 to 2 mile commute is the problem for sure. Over a year ago I read in the Toyota Prius Forum the somebody there had a similar issue. The Prius returned something like 22 mpg for their 4 mile commute. The commute was too short for the engine to warm-up and for the batteries to charge.
Subaru posts numbers on the sticker based on EPA tests. These tests are a standard that all manufacturer's are supposed to use. So unless Subaru faked the tests, they aren't lying about the MPG. Should the EPA have a wider range of tests? Certainly. Maybe 4 tests like "short trip", "city", "highway", "highspeed". That way they would fit a wider range of driving styles.
#123 of 141 Re: 2012+ Subaru Impreza Real World Fuel Economy [jd_24]
Feb 28, 2013 (3:50 pm)
I just returned from a 2200 mile road trip, and the Impreza IS capable of the epa numbers and more. The 950 mile return trip got a 41.4 average readout ( 39 actual) Trick is you have to keep it at 60 or under! The temp was mid 30's and no high winds. Conditions were mostly flat but rain and light snow.
PS, I also did some awd driving in 8 inghes of snow in a Target parking lot and had a blast!
#124 of 141 Re: 2012+ Subaru Impreza Real World Fuel Economy [oxmead]
Mar 01, 2013 (11:08 am)
hmmm...watch that 8" of "snow plowing" with the front spoiler. You'll get some body damage that way.
#125 of 141 Re: 2012+ Subaru Impreza Real World Fuel Economy [once_for_all]
Mar 02, 2013 (6:14 am)
Yeah, I got my first body damage on my 2012 Impreza when the corner of the front bumper hit a snow drift that was a little taller (and harder) than I thought as I was making a right turn. Crunched the underside on that corner, but its not that obvious. The Impreza is not a very good snow plow. Handles well on ice and in the snow, though, so long as the snow isn't too deep. Glad to know the EPA rating is possible. Perhaps my abysmal numbers will start to get better as I get more miles on it and warm weather returns. I'm not driving below the speed limit though. The on-road travel I do is mostly long hauls and I don't want to make them any longer.
#126 of 141 Re: 2012+ Subaru Impreza Real World Fuel Economy [runnerdog1]
Mar 02, 2013 (6:58 am)
That long front overhang is my only gripe. Living in a hilly region, I've barked that thing about once a month on pavement when I try to turn onto a steep street. And I actually can't pull straight out of my driveway at all; I just bottom out. A VW and a Mazda never had that problem. If anyone knows a good source for a different front spoiler (and maybe a way to add about an inch to the ride?) I would love to hear about it.
#127 of 141 Re: 2012+ Subaru Impreza Real World Fuel Economy [clifm]
Mar 02, 2013 (8:38 am)
I was lucky and had no damage, and won't try it again. I guess that's why they came out with the Crosstrek.
#128 of 141 Re: 2012+ Subaru Impreza Real World Fuel Economy [clifm]
Mar 02, 2013 (7:03 pm)
Add some clearance? No problem... it's called XV.
#129 of 141 Re: 2012+ Subaru Impreza Real World Fuel Economy [xwesx]
Mar 07, 2013 (6:24 am)
This winter in MN, been getting around 27 mpg combined on my 2012 Sport Premium. It's mostly highway driving. On long--200 mi road trips, best I could do was around 31 mpg at 60 mph sustained speeds. In the summer, I was able to get 38-42 mpg consistently on long road trips at 60. Cold air, a few minutes at idle to warm it up, winter gas mix, it all adds up to about a 33% reduction in mpg for me.