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Subaru Forester Fuel Economy (MPG)

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Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2015 4dr SUV turbocharged 237hp 2.0L H4
8-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat med none 0 0 2 98 74 27.500
  flat med none 0 0 2 98 74 28.400
  flat med none 10 0 0 90 74 27.200
  flat med none 10 0 0 90 74 23.900
  flat med hvy 5 0 5 90 74 27.500
2015 4dr SUV turbocharged 237hp 2.0L H4
8-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat med none 5 0 2 93 74 26.9  
  Averages flat med none 5 0 2 93 74 26.9
With the turbocharged 237hp 2.0L H4 engine, 8-speed shiftable CVT transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2015 Subaru Forester fuel economy has been averaging 26.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2015 Subaru Foresters in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 74 miles per hour (about 93 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (5 percent), in the suburbs (2 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2015 Subaru Forester in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2015 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
mtns v.lt hvy 0 0 10 90 65 32.700
  flat v.lt none 5 0 15 80 65 28.901
  mtns v.lt hvy 0 0 5 95 65 30.101
  flat light hvy 0 50 0 50 70 24.858
  flat light hvy 0 50 0 50 70 33.246
2015 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
hills v.lt hvy 1 20 6 73 67 30.0  
  Averages hills v.lt hvy 1 20 6 73 67 30.0
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed shiftable CVT transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2015 Subaru Forester has been averaging 30.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2015 Subaru Foresters in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (about 73 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (20 percent), in the suburbs (6 percent), and in heavy traffic (1 percent).

In addition the average 2015 Subaru Forester in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with an ultra-light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2014 4dr SUV turbocharged 250hp 2.0L H4
8-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat v.lt hvy 10 40 40 10 65 27.200
2014 4dr SUV turbocharged 250hp 2.0L H4
8-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat v.lt hvy 10 40 40 10 65 27.2  
  Averages flat v.lt hvy 10 40 40 10 65 27.2
With the turbocharged 250hp 2.0L H4 engine, 8-speed shiftable CVT transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2014 Subaru Forester gas mileage has been averaging 27.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2014 Subaru Foresters in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (40 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (10 percent).

In addition the average 2014 Subaru Forester in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with an ultra-light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2014 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light hvy 30 20 40 10 70 24.000
2014 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light hvy 30 20 40 10 70 24.0  
  Averages flat light hvy 30 20 40 10 70 24.0
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed shiftable CVT transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2014 Subaru Forester fuel economy has been averaging 24.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2014 Subaru Foresters in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (30 percent), in the city (20 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (10 percent).

In addition the average 2014 Subaru Forester in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2014 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
flat light light 0 5 20 75 60 27.913
  flat light light 0 5 20 75 60 27.895
  flat light light 0 5 20 75 60 28.616
  flat light light 0 5 20 75 60 30.148
  flat light light 0 5 20 75 60 25.713
2014 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
flat light light 0 5 20 75 60 28.1  
  Averages flat light light 0 5 20 75 60 28.1
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2014 Subaru Forester has been averaging 28.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2014 Subaru Foresters in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 75 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in the city (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2014 Subaru Forester in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2013.5 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light hvy 5 5 80 10 62 28.000
2013.5 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light hvy 5 5 80 10 62 28.0  
  Averages flat light hvy 5 5 80 10 62 28.0
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed shiftable CVT transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2013.5 Subaru Forester gas mileage has been averaging 28.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2013.5 Subaru Foresters in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 62 miles per hour (10 percent), in heavy traffic (5 percent), and in the city (5 percent).

In addition the average 2013.5 Subaru Forester in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2013 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills light light 0 10 30 60 70 26.203
  hills light light 0 10 20 70 70 27.614
  hills light light 0 10 30 60 70 26.099
  hills med light 0 10 20 70 70 24.882
  hills light light 0 10 30 60 70 26.847
2013 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills light light 0 10 26 64 70 26.3  
  Averages hills light light 0 10 26 64 70 26.3
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed shiftable CVT transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2013 Subaru Forester fuel economy has been averaging 26.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2013 Subaru Foresters in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 64 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (26 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2013 Subaru Forester in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2013 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
hills light light 2 3 22 73 75 22.393
  hills light light 2 3 22 73 75 22.956
  hills light light 2 3 22 73 75 24.728
  hills light light 2 3 22 73 75 25.480
  hills light light 2 3 22 73 75 23.401
2013 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
hills light light 2 3 22 73 75 23.8  
  Averages hills light light 2 3 22 73 75 23.8
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2013 Subaru Forester has been averaging 23.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2013 Subaru Foresters in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 73 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (22 percent), in the city (3 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2013 Subaru Forester in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 0 10 20 70 60 27.357
  flat med hvy 0 0 0 100 70 23.681
  flat med hvy 0 0 15 85 70 26.840
  flat light none 2 5 35 58 70 23.537
  flat med hvy 0 15 0 85 70 24.514
2011 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 0 6 14 80 68 25.2  
  Averages flat med light 0 6 14 80 68 25.2
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed shiftable CVT transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2011 Subaru Forester gas mileage has been averaging 25.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Subaru Foresters in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (14 percent), in the city (6 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Subaru Forester in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
hills light light 0 10 30 60 60 26.436
  mtns light none 0 0 60 40 60 22.651
2011 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
mtns light none 0 5 45 50 60 24.5  
  Averages mtns light none 0 5 45 50 60 24.5
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2011 Subaru Forester fuel economy has been averaging 24.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Subaru Foresters in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (45 percent), in the city (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Subaru Forester in this analysis was driven on mountainous terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr SUV 148-horsepower 2.0L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med none 50 30 10 10 62 26.100
2011 4dr SUV 148-horsepower 2.0L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med none 50 30 10 10 62 26.1  
  Averages flat med none 50 30 10 10 62 26.1
With the 148-horsepower 2.0L H4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2011 Subaru Forester has been averaging 26.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Subaru Foresters in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (30 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 62 miles per hour (10 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Subaru Forester in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr SUV turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 5 20 40 35 75 23.000
  flat med light 25 10 40 25 60 19.000
  flat v.lt none 23 24 26 27 60 19.000
2010 4dr SUV turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 18 18 35 29 65 20.3  
  Averages flat light light 18 18 35 29 65 20.3
With the turbocharged 250hp 2.0L H4 engine, 8-speed shiftable CVT transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2010 Subaru Forester gas mileage has been averaging 20.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Subaru Foresters in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 35 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (29 percent), in heavy traffic (18 percent), and in the city (18 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Subaru Forester in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med hvy 40 40 5 15 60 22.000
  hills light none 50 30 20 0 N/A 18.200
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 62 25.000
  flat light light 0 0 0 100 62 34.100
  flat light light 0 0 53 47 60 27.000
2010 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 18 14 16 52 61 25.3  
  Averages flat light light 18 14 16 52 61 25.3
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed shiftable CVT transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2010 Subaru Forester fuel economy has been averaging 25.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Subaru Foresters in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 61 miles per hour (about 52 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (18 percent), in the suburbs (16 percent), and in the city (14 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Subaru Forester in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
hills med none 4 10 29 58 60 23.700
  flat light none 0 25 50 25 60 24.600
2010 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
hills med none 2 18 40 42 60 24.2  
  Averages hills med none 2 18 40 42 60 24.2
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2010 Subaru Forester has been averaging 24.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Subaru Foresters in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 42 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (40 percent), in the city (18 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Subaru Forester in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 25 60 0 15 62 23.500
  flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 60 22.300
  flat med hvy 0 0 10 90 80 24.100
  flat light none 10 40 0 50 62 20.300
  hills med light 20 50 20 10 60 20.000
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 11 30 13 46 65 22.0  
  Averages flat med light 11 30 13 46 65 22.0
With the turbocharged 250hp 2.0L H4 engine, 8-speed shiftable CVT transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2009 Subaru Forester gas mileage has been averaging 22.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Subaru Foresters in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 46 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (30 percent), in the suburbs (13 percent), and in heavy traffic (11 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Subaru Forester in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat lead light 0 0 0 100 99 16.500
  flat med hvy 100 0 0 0 N/A 13.000
  flat lead light 0 0 0 100 99 15.500
  mtns med none 0 0 0 100 50 20.000
  flat lead light 0 0 0 100 112 12.900
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat lead light 20 0 0 80 90 15.6  
  Averages flat lead light 20 0 0 80 90 15.6
With the turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2009 Subaru Forester fuel economy has been averaging 15.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Subaru Foresters in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 90 miles per hour (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (20 percent), in the suburbs (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Subaru Forester in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 0 0 20 80 60 28.700
  flat light light 0 0 20 80 60 28.800
  hills v.lt hvy 0 10 20 70 60 27.900
  flat med hvy 20 50 10 20 65 22.500
  hills light none 0 20 60 20 65 25.000
2009 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 4 16 26 54 62 26.6  
  Averages flat light light 4 16 26 54 62 26.6
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed shiftable CVT transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2009 Subaru Forester has been averaging 26.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Subaru Foresters in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 62 miles per hour (about 54 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (26 percent), in the city (16 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Subaru Forester in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat lead light 0 20 0 80 60 27.300
  flat light none 5 5 5 84 75 26.200
  flat light light 10 10 40 40 65 26.100
  flat light none 10 20 25 45 65 23.700
  flat light none 15 40 35 10 62 20.600
2009 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat light none 8 19 21 52 65 24.8  
  Averages flat light none 8 19 21 52 65 24.8
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2009 Subaru Forester gas mileage has been averaging 24.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Subaru Foresters in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 52 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (21 percent), in the city (19 percent), and in heavy traffic (8 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Subaru Forester in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr SUV 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 40 0 0 60 65 26.500
  flat light hvy 40 0 0 60 70 25.794
  hills light none 40 0 0 60 70 29.231
  flat light hvy 10 30 10 50 70 25.000
  flat light light 10 0 0 90 65 28.700
2008 4dr SUV 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 28 6 2 64 68 27.0  
  Averages flat light light 28 6 2 64 68 27.0
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed shiftable CVT transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2008 Subaru Forester fuel economy has been averaging 27.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Subaru Foresters in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 64 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (28 percent), in the city (6 percent), and in the suburbs (2 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Subaru Forester in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr SUV 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat light none 0 10 70 20 55 24.900
2008 4dr SUV 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat light none 0 10 70 20 55 24.9  
  Averages flat light none 0 10 70 20 55 24.9
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2008 Subaru Forester has been averaging 24.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Subaru Foresters in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 55 miles per hour (20 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Subaru Forester in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr SUV turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light none 0 0 50 50 65 21.000
  flat med none 0 0 0 100 70 23.700
2007 4dr SUV turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat med none 0 0 25 75 68 22.4  
  Averages flat med none 0 0 25 75 68 22.4
With the turbocharged 250hp 2.0L H4 engine, 8-speed shiftable CVT transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2007 Subaru Forester gas mileage has been averaging 22.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Subaru Foresters in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 75 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (25 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Subaru Forester in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr SUV turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med light 10 0 15 75 75 20.444
2007 4dr SUV turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med light 10 0 15 75 75 20.4  
  Averages flat med light 10 0 15 75 75 20.4
With the turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2007 Subaru Forester fuel economy has been averaging 20.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Subaru Foresters in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 75 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (15 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Subaru Forester in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr SUV 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 5 10 15 70 70 28.000
  flat med hvy 5 55 20 20 75 24.300
2007 4dr SUV 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat med hvy 5 33 18 45 73 26.2  
  Averages flat med hvy 5 33 18 45 73 26.2
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed shiftable CVT transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2007 Subaru Forester has been averaging 26.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Subaru Foresters in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 73 miles per hour (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (33 percent), in the suburbs (18 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Subaru Forester in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr SUV 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat light none 5 45 40 10 74 21.400
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 70 30.000
  flat light light 0 0 90 10 65 22.430
  flat light none 0 100 0 0 N/A 27.000
2007 4dr SUV 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat light none 1 36 33 30 70 25.2  
  Averages flat light none 1 36 33 30 70 25.2
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2007 Subaru Forester gas mileage has been averaging 25.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Subaru Foresters in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 36 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (33 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (30 percent), and in heavy traffic (1 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Subaru Forester in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr SUV turbocharged 230hp 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat med light 15 0 20 65 68 25.300
2006 4dr SUV turbocharged 230hp 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat med light 15 0 20 65 68 25.3  
  Averages flat med light 15 0 20 65 68 25.3
With the turbocharged 250hp 2.0L H4 engine, 8-speed shiftable CVT transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2006 Subaru Forester fuel economy has been averaging 25.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Subaru Foresters in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 65 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in heavy traffic (15 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Subaru Forester in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr SUV turbocharged 230hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med none 0 0 10 90 74 24.800
  flat med light 15 5 0 80 74 20.100
  flat med none 10 5 0 85 74 21.600
  flat light none 20 30 40 10 62 20.000
  flat med light 15 5 0 80 74 23.800
2006 4dr SUV turbocharged 230hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med none 12 9 10 69 72 22.1  
  Averages flat med none 12 9 10 69 72 22.1
With the turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2006 Subaru Forester has been averaging 22.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Subaru Foresters in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 72 miles per hour (about 69 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (12 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and in the city (9 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Subaru Forester in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr SUV 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat lead none 10 10 10 70 75 23.527
  flat light light 0 20 10 70 65 26.500
  flat light light 10 30 30 30 65 23.472
  flat light none 5 50 35 10 65 21.200
2006 4dr SUV 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat med light 6 28 21 45 68 23.7  
  Averages flat med light 6 28 21 45 68 23.7
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed shiftable CVT transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2006 Subaru Forester gas mileage has been averaging 23.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Subaru Foresters in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (28 percent), in the suburbs (21 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Subaru Forester in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr SUV 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med light 0 0 50 50 70 27.100
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 70 25.900
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 70 25.100
  flat light none 0 0 50 50 70 25.200
  flat light none 0 0 50 50 60 25.600
2006 4dr SUV 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med none 0 0 50 50 68 25.8  
  Averages flat med none 0 0 50 50 68 25.8
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2006 Subaru Forester fuel economy has been averaging 25.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Subaru Foresters in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (50 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Subaru Forester in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr SUV turbocharged 210hp 2.5L I4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med hvy 0 0 0 100 70 21.000
2005 4dr SUV turbocharged 210hp 2.5L I4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med hvy 0 0 0 100 70 21.0  
  Averages flat med hvy 0 0 0 100 70 21.0
With the turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2005 Subaru Forester has been averaging 21.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Subaru Foresters in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 100 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (0 percent), in the suburbs (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Subaru Forester in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr SUV 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat med light 0 80 10 10 60 21.300
  mtns light light 0 0 60 40 75 18.416
  mtns light light 0 0 60 40 75 23.768
  mtns light light 0 0 60 40 75 26.397
  mtns light light 0 0 60 40 75 28.738
2005 4dr SUV 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
mtns light light 0 16 50 34 72 23.7  
  Averages mtns light light 0 16 50 34 72 23.7
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed shiftable CVT transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2005 Subaru Forester gas mileage has been averaging 23.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Subaru Foresters in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 72 miles per hour (34 percent), in the city (16 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Subaru Forester in this analysis was driven on mountainous terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr SUV 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat lead light 5 30 30 35 75 27.000
  flat lead none 10 10 50 30 62 23.500
  flat med light 0 10 20 70 75 27.000
  flat lead light 5 30 30 35 75 25.000
2005 4dr SUV 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat lead light 5 20 33 43 72 25.6  
  Averages flat lead light 5 20 33 43 72 25.6
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2005 Subaru Forester fuel economy has been averaging 25.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Subaru Foresters in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 72 miles per hour (about 43 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (33 percent), in the city (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Subaru Forester in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2004 4dr SUV turbocharged 210hp 2.5L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light none 0 0 0 100 60 26.498
  flat lead none 0 75 25 0 N/A 21.400
  flat light hvy 0 10 20 70 70 21.000
  flat light light 0 0 0 100 68 26.600
  flat med none 0 75 25 0 N/A 21.900
2004 4dr SUV turbocharged 210hp 2.5L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat med light 0 32 14 54 66 23.5  
  Averages flat med light 0 32 14 54 66 23.5
With the turbocharged 250hp 2.0L H4 engine, 8-speed shiftable CVT transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2004 Subaru Forester has been averaging 23.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Subaru Foresters in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (about 54 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (32 percent), in the suburbs (14 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Subaru Forester in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2004 4dr SUV turbocharged 210hp 2.5L I4
5-speed manual AWD
flat lead light 15 30 20 35 85 17.000
  flat med none 20 0 7 73 70 21.700
  flat v.lt light 0 1 2 97 65 26.300
  flat light light 0 1 1 98 70 23.800
2004 4dr SUV turbocharged 210hp 2.5L I4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med light 9 8 8 76 73 22.2  
  Averages flat med light 9 8 8 76 73 22.2
With the turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2004 Subaru Forester gas mileage has been averaging 22.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Subaru Foresters in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 73 miles per hour (about 76 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (9 percent), in the suburbs (8 percent), and in the city (8 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Subaru Forester in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2004 4dr SUV 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 15 50 25 10 50 20.458
  flat med none 5 30 65 0 N/A 23.100
  flat light none 11 22 0 67 60 26.780
  flat light none 4 31 0 65 70 24.612
2004 4dr SUV 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light none 9 33 23 36 60 23.7  
  Averages flat light none 9 33 23 36 60 23.7
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed shiftable CVT transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2004 Subaru Forester fuel economy has been averaging 23.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Subaru Foresters in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 36 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (33 percent), in the suburbs (23 percent), and in heavy traffic (9 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Subaru Forester in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2004 4dr SUV 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat light hvy 0 0 0 100 70 27.320
  flat light light 0 40 40 20 70 27.000
  mtns light none 6 6 44 44 65 25.000
  flat light light 0 0 0 100 70 30.000
2004 4dr SUV 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
hills light light 2 12 21 66 69 27.3  
  Averages hills light light 2 12 21 66 69 27.3
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2004 Subaru Forester has been averaging 27.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Subaru Foresters in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (about 66 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (21 percent), in the city (12 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Subaru Forester in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2003 4dr SUV 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat med hvy 20 20 60 0 N/A 21.538
  flat light light 0 10 30 60 65 23.812
  flat light none 10 20 30 40 65 21.000
  flat light hvy 10 30 0 60 65 23.200
  flat med none 10 20 30 40 65 19.000
2003 4dr SUV 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 10 20 30 40 65 21.7  
  Averages flat light light 10 20 30 40 65 21.7
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed shiftable CVT transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2003 Subaru Forester gas mileage has been averaging 21.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Subaru Foresters in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in the city (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Subaru Forester in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2003 4dr SUV 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med none 80 10 0 10 65 18.667
  hills v.lt none 0 25 0 75 65 28.300
  hills v.lt none 0 3 50 47 50 32.387
  hills med light 0 0 40 60 65 24.754
  hills med light 0 0 40 60 65 24.615
2003 4dr SUV 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
hills light none 16 8 26 50 62 25.7  
  Averages hills light none 16 8 26 50 62 25.7
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2003 Subaru Forester fuel economy has been averaging 25.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Subaru Foresters in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 62 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (26 percent), in heavy traffic (16 percent), and in the city (8 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Subaru Forester in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2002 4dr SUV 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light hvy 10 30 30 30 60 23.500
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 65 28.000
  flat med light 10 40 5 45 60 21.000
  flat light light 0 55 40 5 50 19.000
2002 4dr SUV 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 5 31 19 45 59 22.9  
  Averages flat light light 5 31 19 45 59 22.9
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed shiftable CVT transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2002 Subaru Forester has been averaging 22.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 Subaru Foresters in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 59 miles per hour (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (31 percent), in the suburbs (19 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2002 Subaru Forester in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2002 4dr SUV 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
hills light light 10 40 40 10 60 23.000
  hills light none 0 10 70 20 65 27.708
  hills light none 0 10 70 20 65 28.378
  hills light none 0 10 70 20 65 23.117
  hills light none 0 10 70 20 65 28.060
2002 4dr SUV 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
hills light none 2 16 64 18 64 26.1  
  Averages hills light none 2 16 64 18 64 26.1
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2002 Subaru Forester gas mileage has been averaging 26.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 Subaru Foresters in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 64 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 64 miles per hour (18 percent), in the city (16 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2002 Subaru Forester in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2001 4dr SUV 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
hills light none 0 20 10 70 60 26.000
  flat light none 24 24 25 28 60 22.000
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 50 24.000
  flat lead none 65 33 2 0 N/A 23.333
  mtns lead light 1 5 15 79 65 27.273
2001 4dr SUV 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
hills med none 18 16 10 55 59 24.5  
  Averages hills med none 18 16 10 55 59 24.5
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed shiftable CVT transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2001 Subaru Forester fuel economy has been averaging 24.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2001 Subaru Foresters in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 59 miles per hour (about 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (18 percent), in the city (16 percent), and in the suburbs (10 percent).

In addition the average 2001 Subaru Forester in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2001 4dr SUV 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat v.lt none 0 0 10 90 55 30.778
  flat med light 0 15 15 70 80 23.800
  flat med none 5 15 40 40 70 27.195
2001 4dr SUV 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat light none 2 10 22 67 68 27.3  
  Averages flat light none 2 10 22 67 68 27.3
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2001 Subaru Forester has been averaging 27.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2001 Subaru Foresters in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 67 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (22 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2001 Subaru Forester in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2000 4dr SUV 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 10 20 0 70 60 21.000
2000 4dr SUV 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 10 20 0 70 60 21.0  
  Averages flat light light 10 20 0 70 60 21.0
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed shiftable CVT transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2000 Subaru Forester gas mileage has been averaging 21.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2000 Subaru Foresters in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (20 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2000 Subaru Forester in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.

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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)

Unlike other fuel economy surveys, TrueDelta's Real-World Gas Mileage Survey includes questions about how and where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of the Subaru Forester's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.