Last post on Dec 11, 2013 at 3:52 PM
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Subaru Impreza, Subaru Impreza WRX STi, Gasoline, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan, Wagon
#126 of 140 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 140 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 140 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 140 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.
#130 of 140 Re: 2012+ Subaru Impreza Real World Fuel Economy [fredjohnson]
Mar 07, 2013 (9:38 am)
33%. Yeah, it sounds insane, but that's on par with what I see in my Forester: About 25-30%. It really all depends on how cold it is and how short the trips are. When I used a Subaru for commuting, it was 30% or more. My wife tends to use our Subaru now, and she does multiple things with it or shorter round trips wherein the car is "warm" the whole of the trip rather than going to work and then home ten hours later when it is stone cold again.
By comparison, my FWD cars tend to lose about 20% of fuel economy during the winter when used as commuters.
#131 of 140 Re: Very disappointing mpg [nhwstormin]
Mar 11, 2013 (9:14 am)
I have also kept a complete log of all my fill-ups and have zeroed out my trip odo at each so I can calculate actual mpg instead of relying on the instrumentation which I find to be higher by about 7-8%.
I've driven my 13 Sport Premium about 6000 miles now (mostly city) and have been averaging only 24.5mpg. However, I noticed that since I hit 5500 miles, my mpg has started inching upwards. The last two fill-ups have netted me 26 and 27.8 mpg. I have not changed anything except for adding 1psi to both front (33) and rear (31) tires.
Somewhere earlier on this thread, I think, somebody who complained to their Subaru dealer about poor mileage was told to wait until their car got to a certain mileage before their fuel economy started to improve.
So other than my experimentation with the increase in tire pressure, does anyone think there is something to what the Subaru dealer told the other guy? Has anyone had the same/similar experience? I find it a little difficult to believe that 1psi in tire pressure can make that much of a difference.
#132 of 140 Great MPG for me!
Mar 21, 2013 (2:25 pm)
I've gotten GREAT mileage in my '12 CVT. Over the last year, I averaged 34 mpg summer, 28.5 winter. My all time high full tank was 37 mpg. (All #'s hand-calclulated).
Keep your revs below 3,000 with the CVT when accelerating. Use less throttle or suffer the consequences. This is a hard one to notice, there's no jerk from upshifts to clue you in how hard you are accelerating.
The CVT has a lot of oil in it, and it takes a long time to warm up. If you bought this car to make short trips, you made a mistake.
Small engines are NOT efficient at high speeds. You'll pay a big penalty for that extra 5 mph. If it's important enough for you to complain about, it's important enough for you to slow down for.
Comparing an AWD to FWD is foolish. I'm getting 9 mpg better than my 2000 Outback, and 6 better than my Audi A4. Both AWD with similar cabin space.
#133 of 140 Re: Very disappointing mpg [kading]
Mar 22, 2013 (10:33 pm)
nhwstormin, I have tried everything to squeeze the EPA out of this car(Imprez,SprtPremCVT13Kmi17"wheels). I don't think it's possible. I did a trip from ME to NH in the summer and got 33.2MPG using all hypermile tricks. (also had tires up to 35psi). Have not been able to match that again. If you are in NEngland, then you are still getting the winter blend of fuel. I get 22.1 city in the winter and 28.3hwy. Until now, I have not owned a car where I could not match or exceed the HWY EPA value on at least one fill up. 2012 Outback+1 (in Winter!! 28Kmi), HondaFit +3 98outback +0. CReports couldn't get the EPA, Statistically, compared to other cars, fuelly.com shows same dismal results.
Hate to say it, but Subaru embellished a bit on this one. It's a good car, but I thought I was buying a great one. Hyndai and Kia tried that also, they got caught by the EPA.
If you think those 26-27 city were accurate, then that is excellent for this car.
#134 of 140 Re: Very disappointing mpg [runnerdog]
Mar 22, 2013 (10:57 pm)
runnerdog .. I have the same feeling. 98SubOutback, 2000Legacy,2012Outback all matched or beat EPA when I wanted to (when I'm not driving like a madman). I feel duped also. I think Subaru went the way of Hyundai and Kia. I bet if the EPA tested this car, they would drop Subaru's estimates (http://www.epa.gov/fueleconomy/labelchange.htm)
#135 of 140 Re: Very disappointing mpg [orange182]
Mar 25, 2013 (1:00 pm)
I'm of the opposite impression. We regulary get 33-32 mpg overall, blend of 70/30 highway/city.
Easy for us to get 38 mpg on the highway, and that's using California moonbeam Brown's 10% ethanol blend. It's all about keeping the car below 65mph, rpms at 2k, anticipating slow downs, and keeping the AC off as much as practical.