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Subaru Forester MPG

MPG Number of Vehicles
17 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
18 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
19 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
20 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
21 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
22 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
23 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
24 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
25 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
26 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
27 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
28 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
29 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
30 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2004 2004 4dr SUV turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4 5-sp manual AWD 22.2
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With the turbocharged 250hp 2.0L H4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2004 Subaru Forester 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 75.8 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (8.8 percent), in the city (8 percent), and in the suburbs (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.
2004 2004 4dr SUV turbocharged 250hp 2.0L H4 8-sp shiftable CVT AWD 21.57
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2004 2004 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp manual AWD 27.33
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2004 2004 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 CVT AWD 23.74
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2004 Subaru Forester

2004 Subaru Forester Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2005 4dr SUV 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
Considering it was an AWD car, I expected something worse than our Protege5, but it was not far off. see full Subaru Forester review
2004 Subaru Forester Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
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. see full Subaru Forester review
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. see full Subaru Forester review
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. see full Subaru Forester review
 

2004 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.