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Subaru Forester MPG

MPG Number of Vehicles
18 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
19 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
20 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
21 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
22 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
23 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
24 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
25 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
26 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
27 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
28 miles per gallon 5 vehicles
29 miles per gallon 6 vehicles
30 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
31 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
32 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
33 miles per gallon 7 vehicles
34 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2015 2015 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 CVT AWD 30.66
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With the 170-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, CVT transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2015 Subaru Forester has been averaging 30.66 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2015 Subaru Foresters in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (about 81.3 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (7.3 percent), in heavy traffic (2.9 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2015 Subaru Forester in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
2015 2015 4dr SUV turbocharged 237hp 2.0L H4 8-sp shiftable CVT AWD 24.62
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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the 2015 Subaru Forester

2015 Subaru Forester Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2014 Subaru's latest engines when paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) earn much better EPA numbers than their ancestors. The 2013 Forester rated only 20 mpg city, 26 mpg highway. The 2014 checks in at 24/32, about as good as you'll find in a compact crossover with all-wheel-drive. The CR-V manages 22/30, the RAV-4 22/29. Only the Mazda CX-5 comes close, 25/31 or 24/30, depending on engine size (you want the larger one with the slightly lower EPA numbers). In suburban driving I observed trip computer averages of 23 to 27 once the engine was warmed up. But 15 for the first couple of miles--it was cold and snowy the week I had the car. (This big difference when the engine is warming up is typical, but something many people don't realize when comparing their winter averages with the EPA ratings.) Summer fuel economy should be better. see full Subaru Forester review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2015 Subaru Forester

2015 Subaru Forester Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2015 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
CVT AWD
I drive mainly around town and average 26 overall. On a highway drive, I get around 33. My previous vehicle was a 2009 Escape V6 AWD, this is a definite improvement on fuel economy. I could rarely get 30 on the highway. Typically around 27. see full Subaru Forester review
2014 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
CVT AWD
The suggested/promised MPG is pretty high and, while I haven't hit those numbers on average, I can say that I'm getting better mileage than I was getting in a smaller, non-AWD, non-SUV "sporty" car with a smaller engine. The built-in value of the vehicle is top notch... For the price, I got more equipment than I would have gotten on much of the competition...! A truly great value for the bucks....! see full Subaru Forester review
2014 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
CVT AWD
Gas mileage is excellent for a full-time AWD car. I averaged 27 in mixe driving. see full Subaru Forester review
2015 Subaru Forester Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2014 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
CVT AWD
Fuel economy isn't as great as I'd hoped, but better than the previous vehicle I had - which was smaller, lighter and got worse mileage. see full Subaru Forester review
 

2015 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.