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Subaru Forester MPG

MPG Number of Vehicles
25 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
26 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
27 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
28 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
29 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2008 2008 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp manual AWD 24.9
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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 on the highway at an average speed of 55 miles per hour (about 20 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (10 percent), in the suburbs (0 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.
2008 2008 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 CVT AWD 27.13
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2008 Subaru Forester

2008 Subaru Forester Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
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. see full Subaru Forester review
2009 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Saves over 40% compared to last SUV see full Subaru Forester review
2009 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
Good fuel economy for a relatively large vehicle see full Subaru Forester review
2009 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
So far, so very good. Much better than my Element. Avg. 25 city. see full Subaru Forester review
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 see full Subaru Forester review
2009 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
better than most comparable rigs hi-way mileage even around town see full Subaru Forester review
2008 4dr SUV 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
Much better than expected -- averaging about 28 mpg, which is awesome for a small SUV. see full Subaru Forester review
2008 Subaru Forester Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
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. see full Subaru Forester review
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 see full Subaru Forester review
 

2008 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.