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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.

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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, 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 2010 Subaru Forester MPG

2010 Subaru Forester Fuel Economy: Pros
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2010 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 CVT AWD fuel milage around town is averaging 24 miles to the gallon, but it is still new and not being loaded.
2010 Subaru Forester Fuel Economy: Cons
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2010 4dr SUV turbocharged 250hp 2.0L H4 8-sp shiftable CVT AWD Handling is so pleasant that sporty driving is quite fule consuming