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2011 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
2011 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 0 10 20 70 60 27.4
  flat med hvy 0 0 0 100 70 23.7
  flat med hvy 0 15 0 85 70 24.5
  flat med hvy 0 0 15 85 70 26.8
  hills light light 0 5 30 65 70 24.6
2011 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med hvy 0 6 13 81 68 25.4  
  Averages flat med hvy 0 6 13 81 68 25.4
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, CVT transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2011 Subaru Forester fuel economy has been averaging 25.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Subaru Foresters in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 81 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (13 percent), in the city (6 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Subaru Forester in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all 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
2011 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
mtns light none 0 0 60 40 60 22.7
2011 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
mtns light none 0 0 60 40 60 22.7  
  Averages mtns light none 0 0 60 40 60 22.7
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2011 Subaru Forester has been averaging 22.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Subaru Foresters in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (40 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (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.
 
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 26.1
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 2011 Subaru Forester MPG

2011 Subaru Forester Fuel Economy: Pros
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2011 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp manual AWD I've been getting higher than expected fuel economy - around 28MPG, mostly highway
2011 Subaru Forester Fuel Economy: Cons
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2011 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 CVT 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.