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Subaru Legacy MPG

MPG Number of Vehicles
17 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
18 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
19 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
20 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
21 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
22 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
23 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
24 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
25 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
26 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
27 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
28 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
29 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
30 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
31 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
32 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
33 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
34 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
35 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
36 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
37 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
38 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
39 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2009 2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 265hp 2.5L H4 6-sp manual AWD 25
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With the turbocharged 262hp 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2009 Subaru Legacy has been averaging 25 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Subaru Legacys in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (15 percent), in heavy traffic (7.5 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2009 Subaru Legacy in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
2009 2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 5-sp shiftable automatic AWD 23.75
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp shiftable CVT AWD 25.49
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan 256-hp 3.6L H6 5-sp shiftable automatic AWD 20.44
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2009 2009 4dr Wagon turbocharged 148hp 2.0L H4 Diesel 5-sp manual AWD 39.4
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2009 Subaru Legacy

2009 Subaru Legacy Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
With the CVT transmission, rpms stay low and there is no shifting saving on fuel. see full Subaru Legacy review
2010 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
Great mileage for an AWD car see full Subaru Legacy review
2010 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
I average 43mpg in a little over half highway driving. I get 55mpg on the highway and about 35mpg in city driving. This is very impressive considering this car's performance. see full Subaru Legacy review
2009 Subaru Legacy Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
A bit thirstier than I had hoped - but the AWD probably has a lot to do with that. see full Subaru Legacy review
2009 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
The fuel economy with a 4 cylinder 170 hp engine is pretty disappointing at 22-23 mpg. The AWD system is responsible for some of the loss but I also drive an AWD Acura TL SH-AWD with a 6 cylinder 305 hp engine that is only marginally worse at 18-19 mpg. see full Subaru Legacy review
2008 4dr Sedan 245-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
I do not dislike the fuel econ, its AWD and I knew that going into the purchase, after you walk away from a totaled vehicle, safety becomes the prioroty over fuel econ. Have been able to get 32mpg out of both vehicles with smart driving see full Subaru Legacy review
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
heavier concumption due to awd and power see full Subaru Legacy review
 

2009 Subaru Legacy 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 Legacy's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.