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Subaru Forester Fuel Economy (MPG)

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Subaru Forester Subaru Forester 2011 24.9 MPG Highway Percentage 69 percent
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
hills light light 0 5 30 65 70 24.600
  flat med hvy 0 0 15 85 70 26.840
  flat med hvy 0 15 0 85 70 24.514
  flat med hvy 0 0 0 100 70 23.681
  flat light light 0 0 5 95 70 26.000
  flat light light 0 10 20 70 60 27.357
  flat light none 2 5 35 58 70 23.537
  flat med light 0 10 0 90 75 27.500
  flat med light 15 15 30 40 75 22.000
  flat med light 0 85 10 5 75 23.000
2011 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 2 15 15 69 71 24.9  
  Averages flat med light 2 15 15 69 71 24.9
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed shiftable CVT transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2011 Subaru Forester fuel economy has been averaging 24.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Subaru Foresters in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 71 miles per hour (about 69 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (15 percent), in the suburbs (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 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.
 
Subaru Forester Subaru Forester 2011 24.5 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent
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, the 2011 Subaru Forester 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.
 
Subaru Forester Subaru Forester 2011 26.1 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent
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, 2011 Subaru Forester gas mileage 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.

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2011 Subaru Forester

2011 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.
2011 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
 

2011 Subaru Forester Gas Mileage (MPG)

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