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Subaru Forester MPG

Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2016 2016 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp shiftable CVT AWD 30 See details
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2015 2015 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp shiftable CVT AWD 29.54 See details
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2015 2015 4dr SUV turbocharged 237hp 2.0L H4 8-sp shiftable CVT AWD 24.62 See details
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2014 2014 4dr SUV turbocharged 250hp 2.0L H4 8-sp shiftable CVT AWD 27.2 See details
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2014 2014 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp manual AWD 28.81 See details
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2014 2014 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp shiftable CVT AWD 24 See details
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2013 2013 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp manual AWD 25.58 See details
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2013 2013 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp shiftable CVT AWD 25.84 See details
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2013.5 2013.5 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp shiftable CVT AWD 28 See details
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2011 2011 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp manual AWD 24.54 See details
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2011 2011 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp shiftable CVT AWD 24.9 See details
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2011 2011 4dr SUV 148-hp 2.0L H4 5-sp manual AWD 26.1 See details
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2010 2010 4dr SUV turbocharged 250hp 2.0L H4 8-sp shiftable CVT AWD 20.33 See details
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2010 2010 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp manual AWD 24.15 See details
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2010 2010 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp shiftable CVT AWD 24.52 See details
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2009 2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4 5-sp manual AWD 16.76 See details
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2009 2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 250hp 2.0L H4 8-sp shiftable CVT AWD 20.4 See details
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2009 2009 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp manual AWD 24.23 See details
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2009 2009 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp shiftable CVT AWD 24.14 See details
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2008 2008 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp manual AWD 24.9 See details
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2008 2008 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp shiftable CVT AWD 27.13 See details
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2007 2007 4dr SUV turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4 5-sp manual AWD 20.44 See details
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2007 2007 4dr SUV turbocharged 250hp 2.0L H4 8-sp shiftable CVT AWD 22.35 See details
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2007 2007 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp manual AWD 25.21 See details
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2007 2007 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp shiftable CVT AWD 26.15 See details
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2006 2006 4dr SUV turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4 5-sp manual AWD 21.95 See details
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2006 2006 4dr SUV turbocharged 250hp 2.0L H4 8-sp shiftable CVT AWD 25.3 See details
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2006 2006 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp manual AWD 25.47 See details
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2006 2006 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp shiftable CVT AWD 23.67 See details
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2005 2005 4dr SUV turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4 5-sp manual AWD 21 See details
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2005 2005 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp manual AWD 25.63 See details
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2005 2005 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp shiftable CVT AWD 24.02 See details
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2004 2004 4dr SUV turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4 5-sp manual AWD 22.2 See details
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2004 2004 4dr SUV turbocharged 250hp 2.0L H4 8-sp shiftable CVT AWD 21.57 See details
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2004 2004 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp manual AWD 27.33 See details
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2004 2004 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp shiftable CVT AWD 23.74 See details
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2003 2003 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp manual AWD 25.32 See details
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2003 2003 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp shiftable CVT AWD 21.93 See details
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2002 2002 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp manual AWD 25.94 See details
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2002 2002 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp shiftable CVT AWD 22.88 See details
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2001 2001 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp manual AWD 27.26 See details
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2001 2001 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp shiftable CVT AWD 24.52 See details
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2000 2000 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp shiftable CVT AWD 21 See details
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Subaru Forester

Subaru Forester Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2015 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
I drive mainly around town and average 26 overall. On a highway drive, I get around 33. My previous vehicle was a 2009 Escape V6 AWD, this is a definite improvement on fuel economy. I could rarely get 30 on the highway. Typically around 27.
2014 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
The suggested/promised MPG is pretty high and, while I haven't hit those numbers on average, I can say that I'm getting better mileage than I was getting in a smaller, non-AWD, non-SUV "sporty" car with a smaller engine. The built-in value of the vehicle is top notch... For the price, I got more equipment than I would have gotten on much of the competition...! A truly great value for the bucks....!
2014 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
Gas mileage is excellent for a full-time AWD car. I averaged 27 in mixe driving.
2011 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
I've been getting higher than expected fuel economy - around 28MPG, mostly highway
2010 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
fuel milage around town is averaging 24 miles to the gallon, but it is still new and not being loaded.
2009 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
I am averaging 25 mpg in a mix of in-town and highway driving
2009 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
better than most comparable rigs hi-way mileage even around town
2009 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
I am getting 27.5 mpg with 60% town driving, the rest in hilly country. Very impressed, and the car is not even broken in yet.
2009 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Saves over 40% compared to last SUV
2009 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
Good fuel economy for a relatively large vehicle
Subaru Forester Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2014 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
Fuel economy isn't as great as I'd hoped, but better than the previous vehicle I had - which was smaller, lighter and got worse mileage.
2011 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Mileage is sub par. This Forester replaced a 2007 Ford Fusion all wheel drive. Same driving style, same route, same traffic- 2 mpg less than the V6 Fusion.
2010 4dr SUV turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Handling is so pleasant that sporty driving is quite fule consuming
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Only 20 mpg or so has been best fuel economy to date.
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
Fuel consumption in 63000Km: -city: on the average(rush hours and non rush hours) around 15l/100Km -highway: around 9-10l/100Km at 130Km/h, 18-20l/100Km at 200-210 Km/h - other paved roads including mountain paved roads: around 11-12l/100Km - off-road: 14-16l/100Km
2006 4dr SUV 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
Fuel economy not as good as the CR-V, though the more powerful engine was the reason.
2006 4dr SUV turbocharged 230hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
Some people look at the XT's ratings and think 19-24 is horrible AND you have to buy premium gas! Not me. Don't mind it one bit. Do the math: $3 extra over regular unleaded at the pump every fill-up, 4 times a month (although I fill up less), that's $12/month. Multiply by 12 months and you're looking at $144/year! That's nothing to pay for the fun added to your driving experience! Some people pay more than that for one nice dinner out!
2004 4dr SUV turbocharged 210hp 2.5L I4
5-speed manual AWD
Takes a lot of fuel and also require Super. Youve got to pay to play.
2004 4dr SUV turbocharged 210hp 2.5L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
Fuel economy is hit or miss. I've seen anywhere from 14-20 in the city with no discernable difference in driving habits. On the highway I've seen anywhere from 19-26. Once again, with no discernable difference in driving style, speed, or weather. There is just no predictability.
2003 4dr SUV 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
21mpg is about all you can expect. AWD is partially to blame, as is the relatively inefficient boxer engine.
 

Subaru Forester Gas Mileage (MPG)

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