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Subaru Crew MPG-Real World Numbers

Karen_CMKaren_CM Posts: 5,018
edited March 15 in Subaru
This topic is for Subaru owners to report their actual MPG. Please post which model you own along with the MPG.

"Real World" Fuel Economy vs. EPA Estimates

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  • njswamplandsnjswamplands Posts: 1,760
    mostly suburb driving, mostly 1 person in car
  • jay_24jay_24 Posts: 536
    4 cyl. with auto trannny.
    90% highway commute

    27+ in warm weather .
    23ish in winter (bellow 20F)

    --jay
  • kenskens Posts: 5,869
    Consistent 22-23mpg year round on 91 octane fuel
    90% highway, ACC always on
    Mild climate (SF Bay Area)

    Best tank: 26mpg, 100% highway, heat of summer (100+deg-F)

    Ken
  • smittynycsmittynyc Posts: 291
    17-18 mpg exclusively city
    26-27 mpg exclusively hwy
    22-23 "mixed"
    EPA ratings: 22 city, 28 hwy

    Worst tank--15.4 mpg (~200 summer miles strictly in the Bronx and Manhattan)
    Best tank--28.6 mpg (westbound I-80 between central PA and central OH)

    Biggest differentiator -- AC. All other conditions being equal, I'd guess it knocks off 2-3 mpg, city or highway.

    I also tend to get much better highway mileage if I use cruise control. I guess I've got a heavy accelerator foot, and the 04 doesn't have drive-by-wire.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Min: 20.7 mpg (excludes towing and off road)
    Mean: 25.1 mpg
    Max: 30.4 mpg

    No complaints here!

    -juice
  • amsbearamsbear Posts: 147
    Currently at 99300 miles.

    70% Local, 30% Highway

    Range: 22.5 - 24.5 MPG

    Temp and load (AC inc.) are the major influencing factors here.

    Alan
    98 OBW Ltd
  • once_for_allonce_for_all Posts: 1,640
    5 speed with 36,000 miles:

    Best: 31.0 (99% highway)

    Typical (27.5 70% highway, 30% city).

    Worst: (25 mpg--hot with AC on 50% of the time)

    John
  • grahampetersgrahampeters AustraliaPosts: 1,611
    G'day

    Given I am in Australia and many of you in other parts, here are the conversion factors from US Gallons per mile to l/100km and Imperial mpg

    By way of comparison I was getting an average of 10 to 11 l/100km from my Outback and am now getting 10 to 12.7 l/100km from my Kluger (Highlander)

    US mpg l/100km IMP mpg
    29.4 ---- 8.0 ---- 35.3
    29.1 ---- 8.1 ---- 34.8
    28.7 ---- 8.2 ---- 34.4
    28.4 ---- 8.3 ---- 34.0
    28.0 ---- 8.4 ---- 33.6
    27.7 ---- 8.5 ---- 33.2
    27.4 ---- 8.6 ---- 32.8
    27.1 ---- 8.7 ---- 32.4
    26.8 ---- 8.8 ---- 32.1
    26.5 ---- 8.9 ---- 31.7
    26.2 ---- 9.0 ---- 31.3
    25.9 ---- 9.1 ---- 31.0
    25.6 ---- 9.2 ---- 30.7
    25.3 ---- 9.3 ---- 30.3
    25.1 ---- 9.4 ---- 30.0
    24.8 ---- 9.5 ---- 29.7
    24.5 ---- 9.6 ---- 29.4
    24.3 ---- 9.7 ---- 29.1
    24.0 ---- 9.8 ---- 28.8
    23.8 ---- 9.9 ---- 28.5
    23.6 ---- 10.0 ---- 28.2
    23.3 ---- 10.1 ---- 27.9
    23.1 ---- 10.2 ---- 27.7
    22.9 ---- 10.3 ---- 27.4
    22.6 ---- 10.4 ---- 27.1
    22.4 ---- 10.5 ---- 26.9
    22.2 ---- 10.6 ---- 26.6
    22.0 ---- 10.7 ---- 26.4
    21.8 ---- 10.8 ---- 26.1
    21.6 ---- 10.9 ---- 25.9
    21.4 ---- 11.0 ---- 25.6
    21.2 ---- 11.1 ---- 25.4
    21.0 ---- 11.2 ---- 25.2
    20.8 ---- 11.3 ---- 25.0
    20.7 ---- 11.4 ---- 24.7
    20.5 ---- 11.5 ---- 24.5
    20.3 ---- 11.6 ---- 24.3
    20.1 ---- 11.7 ---- 24.1
    20.0 ---- 11.8 ---- 23.9
    19.8 ---- 11.9 ---- 23.7
    19.6 ---- 12.0 ---- 23.5
    19.5 ---- 12.1 ---- 23.3
    19.3 ---- 12.2 ---- 23.1
    19.1 ---- 12.3 ---- 22.9
    19.0 ---- 12.4 ---- 22.8
    18.8 ---- 12.5 ---- 22.6
    18.7 ---- 12.6 ---- 22.4
    18.5 ---- 12.7 ---- 22.2
    18.4 ---- 12.8 ---- 22.0
    18.3 ---- 12.9 ---- 21.9
    18.1 ---- 13.0 ---- 21.7
    18.0 ---- 13.1 ---- 21.5
    17.8 ---- 13.2 ---- 21.4
    17.7 ---- 13.3 ---- 21.2
    17.6 ---- 13.4 ---- 21.1
    17.4 ---- 13.5 ---- 20.9
    17.3 ---- 13.6 ---- 20.7
    17.2 ---- 13.7 ---- 20.6
    17.1 ---- 13.8 ---- 20.4
    16.9 ---- 13.9 ---- 20.3
    16.8 ---- 14.0 ---- 20.2
    16.7 ---- 14.1 ---- 20.0
    16.6 ---- 14.2 ---- 19.9
    16.5 ---- 14.3 ---- 19.7
    16.4 ---- 14.4 ---- 19.6
    16.2 ---- 14.5 ---- 19.5
    16.1 ---- 14.6 ---- 19.3
    16.0 ---- 14.7 ---- 19.2
    15.9 ---- 14.8 ---- 19.1
    15.8 ---- 14.9 ---- 18.9
    15.7 ---- 15.0 ---- 18.8

    Cheers

    Graham
  • subearusubearu Posts: 3,613
    I'm averaging 21mpg over about 8k miles, or just over 1 year of ownership.

    I'm not always mashing the go-pedal, but I do employ the turbo daily and shift at 3k or more usually. Typically hit WOT in 2nd or 3rd about 1x per week or so.

    Miles per day average: 21 (city driving, short trips)
    Worst tank: 18mpg (winter, very cold February/March)
    Best tank: 23mpg (achieved 4 different times and in differing weather)

    In comparison, my '00 Outback over 4 years average 22mpg doing the same driving patterns (sure, no turbo, but I did drive it aggressively often). It's worst tank was 17mpg (again, winter) and best tank was 28mpg (obviously all highway). Miles per day average was 27.

    -Brian
  • jfljfl Posts: 1,346
    Typical MPG ~ 24.5
    All highway ~ 29

    Currently at 112,000 miles

    Jim
  • fibber2fibber2 Mid Hudson Valley, NYPosts: 3,732
    A pretty steady 23mpg overall - mostly rural driving with lots of hills.

    Steve
  • 90% highway; 10% city;
    H6 Automatic
    Oil: Mobile 1 5W30
    ATF: Redline
    Tire Pressure: 32 PSI

    Data gathered from the total miles and gallons from the last 37 fill-ups:

    Total Miles on gas receipts : 11033 miles
    Total Gas purchased: 465 gallons

    Avg MPG : 23.7 :)

    Alland
  • twrxtwrx Posts: 647
    I have never reset my "B" trip odometer on my new 05 Legacy Ltd auto wagon. The trip computer at 10,000 miles yesterday showed 23.7. I am now up to 23 on most city tanks of gas and 30 on all highway tanks. Driving has been mostly city with about 5 trips to Louisville, one to Indy and 2 to Nashville so far. But with the increase in city mileage I expect overall to go up. I am going to Colorado in 3 weeks and I am going to reset "B" for the whole trip and use "A" to check tank to tank mileage. Like most others I found my first few tanks to be about .8 to 1 mpg less than the computer when I calculted it myself.
  • dino001dino001 Tampa, FLPosts: 3,505
    Commuting (7 miles each way) in stop & go: 18-19 mpg
    Mixed weekend city (10+ mile trips in flowing traffic)/commuting: 21 mpg
    Interstate 75-85 mph on average: 25-26 mpg, with bike on the hittch rack: 24-25 mpg.

    So little below EPA, but not that much. My fuel tank seems to be smaller than 15.8 gallons, as posted in the manual (looks more like 15 gal tops).

    2012 BMW 328i wagon, manual and sports package. No. sold in the US: 1. Probably.

  • kenskens Posts: 5,869
    What would really make this sort of information valuable is some summary table showing the range of milage per model and driving type.

    Ken
  • erics6erics6 Posts: 684
    About 18 to 20 mpg. A little better if I stay off boost.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Let's get enough sample data first, Ken, but that is a great idea.

    Maybe I'll do a chart and categorize by model, engine type, and transmission type. But we need at least a few of each type to make the sample significant.

    So please, if you post, include the name and model, year, trans type, and maybe even body style.

    For example: 2002 Legacy L, 5 speed manual, wagon

    Keep the data coming, folks.

    -juice
  • erics6erics6 Posts: 684
    1993 Legacy touring wagon
    automatic, 2.2 turbo, 18-20 mpg
  • p0926p0926 Posts: 4,423
    90% Hwy
    TP: 32 psi
    Odo: 29k miles
    Worst: 21.2 (still new, winter)
    Best: 27.0 (no AC, rural hwy avging 60 mph)
    Lifetime avg: 24.2 mpg

    -Frank
  • rob_mrob_m Somewhere North of BostonPosts: 795
    2.5 Auto. 90% Highway. 125k. 26 in the summer, 24 in the winter.
  • damish003damish003 Posts: 303
    Mostly one in car.
    70% HWY
    29K miles ODO
    Winter average with snow tires - 23 mpg
    Summer average - 26 mpg

    -Dan-
  • hammerheadhammerhead Posts: 889
    ... in the 5+ years I've had the car:

    97 OB 5MT
    80k or so on the odo at the time
    steady, even 60mph for about a 200 mile trip (I never drive that way, but it WAS a mileage run)

    28.2 mpg

    Cheers!
    Paul
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Not bad given the A/C was on the entire time and Bob and I took some luggage. Plus we had heavy traffic coming back.

    This is on my '98 Forester L 5 speed.

    -juice
  • subearusubearu Posts: 3,613
    I just turned a 24mpg tank on my F-XT, averaging 25 miles per day. It was probably 50/50 city/highway mileage with AC usage (and of course the turbo).

    -Brian
  • occkingoccking Posts: 346
    Just turned 15,000 miles in 5 months. Mostly highway driving. Gas mileage has been increasing as I add miles & the weather gets better (based in New England, near Providence, RI) Most recent trip 30.3 on the computer, 28.7 actual. Since I have had the vehicle, the average mpg for all driving has probably been around 26, although I will check all my figures & report back.

    The trip computer consistently shows approx 1.5 mpg higher than actual.
  • rob_mrob_m Somewhere North of BostonPosts: 795
    1500 miles. 24.0 on the computer - 23.0 actual. 90% highway driving. 10% twisty, two lane back roads in sport mode. Pretty much stayed off the turbo - so far. Rob M.
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    17 City
    22 Highway
    5 Track

    96 Impreza L Racecar

    8-10 Track

    -mike
  • toboggantoboggan Posts: 283
    In the winter with a ski box on top on the highway - 23mpg avg.

    This past winter in warm Arizona without ski box or roof rack cross bars in town - 22mpg avg (heavy right foot). We did some mountain driving over 8,000' and got a high of 31 mpg. On that trip we "hit" a high of 65mph and averaged about 15-30mph on the twisties (hiway 191 for example). Also did some high speed travel on their freeways and averaged around 25 mpg. Again, this is from my aging memory.

    Gas mileage has always been better with the factory cross bars removed. Also have a Subaru rear air deflector and Subaru bug/rock deflector on the front of the hood.

    Sorry that the mpg figures aren't more accurate as I usually do the math in the head and don't do numbers to the right of the decimal point. ;)

    MNSteve
  • samiam_68samiam_68 Posts: 775
    22,900 miles on the car
    Northern NJ / NYC metro area
    Gasoline used: 93 Octane, no-name brand

    Winter avg - 21.5 MPG (A/C always off)
    Summer avg - 23.0 MPG without A/C, 21.8 MPG with A/C
    Worst ever - 19.8 (1st tank from the dealer when bought new)
    Best ever - 24.8 (mostly highway with A/C on)
    EPA rated at 18/23 city/hwy

    Typical driving 70/30 hwy/city
    Type of driving - always in the fast lane ;-) (but usually keep it at 75 and under)
    Typical daily driving: 3 to 4 cold starts, 3 to 15 mile individual trips
    Tire pressure 31/31
    All measurements are: miles driven / gallons to fill tank

    Observed speedometer error: 0% (based on police speed measuring signs)
    Observed odometer error: reads higher by 1.5% (based on mile markers)

    Oil changes: first @ 3,750 miles, dino oil
    starting @ 7,500 and every 7,500 miles: Quaker State Full synthetic 5W-30

    Sam
  • toboggantoboggan Posts: 283
    Drove down to the twin cities from Duluth yesterday morning in the OBW. Once on the freeway (I-35) set the cruise at 78mph (still got passed a few times). 23.1mpg. There was little wind. Paid $1.98 per gallon at Sam's Club in Duluth. Gas was $2.15 a gallon in the cities - go figure.

    6 hours later headed north on I-35. Set the cruise at 78mph - got passed a lot for the first 60 miles. Gassed up at the Duluth Sam's Club. Gas (with Sam's card) was now $2.06. It's still $2.09 at the rest of the stations.

    With the 5speed, 78mph is 3700rpm. I should note that I use Amsoil 5w-30 in the engine with Amsoil gear lube in the gearbox and differential.

    So far the head gasket repairs are holding (knock on wood).

    MNSteve
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