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2010 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.

2010 Subaru Forester Gas Mileage (MPG):

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Subaru Forester Gas Mileage

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 25 10 40 25 60 19.0
  flat med light 5 20 40 35 75 23.0
  flat v.lt none 23 24 26 27 60 19.0
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 fuel economy 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 light none 0 0 0 100 62 25.0
  flat light light 0 0 0 100 62 34.1
  flat light light 7 0 4 89 75 20.0
  flat med hvy 40 40 5 15 60 22.0
  flat light light 0 0 53 47 60 27.0
2010 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 9 8 12 70 64 25.6  
  Averages flat light light 9 8 12 70 64 25.6
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed shiftable CVT transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2010 Subaru Forester has been averaging 25.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Subaru Foresters in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 64 miles per hour (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (12 percent), in heavy traffic (9 percent), and in the city (8 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 23.7
  flat light none 0 25 50 25 60 24.6
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, 2010 Subaru Forester gas mileage 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.

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2010 Subaru Forester

2010 Subaru Forester Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
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
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.
2010 Subaru Forester Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
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