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Subaru Outback vs. Volvo XC90 MPG

Chart is based on 1090 fuel economy reports for the Subaru Outback and 190 fuel economy reports for the Volvo XC90.

Subaru Outback MPG

Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2016 23.6 MPG Highway Percentage 57 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2015 21.8 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2015 26.6 MPG Highway Percentage 79 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2014 28.2 MPG Highway Percentage 78 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2013 24.7 MPG Highway Percentage 76 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2013 26.1 MPG Highway Percentage 41 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2012 21.9 MPG Highway Percentage 65 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2012 27.9 MPG Highway Percentage 68 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2012 27.6 MPG Highway Percentage 69 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2011 21.1 MPG Highway Percentage 51 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2011 25.2 MPG Highway Percentage 42 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2011 25.5 MPG Highway Percentage 69 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2010 35.6 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2010 22.2 MPG Highway Percentage 36 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2010 26.6 MPG Highway Percentage 47 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2010 29.7 MPG Highway Percentage 71 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2009 21.0 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2009 20.7 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2009 27.1 MPG Highway Percentage 63 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2009 22.9 MPG Highway Percentage 42 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2008 18.9 MPG Highway Percentage 11 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2008 26.7 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2008 25.9 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2008 23.5 MPG Highway Percentage 37 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2007 19.4 MPG Highway Percentage 26 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2007 24.0 MPG Highway Percentage 63 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2007 21.4 MPG Highway Percentage 51 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2007 30.7 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2007 25.3 MPG Highway Percentage 74 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2006 21.2 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2006 24.2 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2006 20.9 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2006 24.3 MPG Highway Percentage 84 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2006 24.8 MPG Highway Percentage 37 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2006 25.3 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2005 22.0 MPG Highway Percentage 57 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2005 22.4 MPG Highway Percentage 54 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2005 20.8 MPG Highway Percentage 42 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2005 28.4 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2005 25.4 MPG Highway Percentage 54 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2005 18.7 MPG Highway Percentage 32 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2004 22.0 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2003 20.1 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2003 23.0 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2002 20.0 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2002 20.4 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2002 23.6 MPG Highway Percentage 26 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2001 19.0 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2001 23.6 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2001 21.0 MPG Highway Percentage 48 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2001 24.0 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2000 22.6 MPG Highway Percentage 21 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 1999 26.0 MPG Highway Percentage 75 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
2016 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat med hvy 7 10 26 57 67 23.6  
2015 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light light 5 55 30 10 50 21.8  
2015 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat v.lt none 0 2 19 79 64 26.6  
2014 4dr Wagon 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
hills med hvy 1 17 3 78 69 28.2  
2013 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills v.lt none 5 11 8 76 70 24.7  
2013 4dr Wagon 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light none 3 20 36 41 64 26.1  
2012 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills lead light 15 8 13 65 75 21.9  
2012 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light none 2 5 24 68 63 27.9  
2012 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
flat med none 0 1 30 69 70 27.6  
2011 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 4 14 31 51 92 21.1  
2011 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat med hvy 9 38 11 42 66 25.2  
2011 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
flat med none 5 11 15 69 70 25.5  
2010 4dr Wagon turbocharged 148hp 2.0L H4 Diesel
6-speed manual AWD
hills light none 5 30 25 40 100 35.6  
2010 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 15 13 37 36 88 22.2  
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
hills med light 6 15 33 47 69 26.6  
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
hills light light 5 11 14 71 63 29.7  
2009 4dr Wagon turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med hvy 5 20 20 55 65 21.0  
2009 4dr Wagon 245-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 20 20 20 40 60 20.7  
2009 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat light none 8 8 21 63 70 27.1  
2009 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 6 30 21 42 85 22.9  
2008 4dr Wagon turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 11 67 11 11 70 18.9  
2008 4dr Wagon 245-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 4 27 12 58 68 26.7  
2008 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med light 7 19 23 50 93 25.9  
2008 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 11 27 25 37 73 23.5  
2007 4dr Wagon turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 11 11 53 26 59 19.4  
2007 4dr Wagon turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med none 0 6 31 63 60 24.0  
2007 4dr Wagon 245-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 7 13 29 51 120 21.4  
2007 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat v.lt light 0 0 30 70 65 30.7  
2007 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 3 12 11 74 99 25.3  
2006 4dr Wagon turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 2 3 75 20 65 21.2  
2006 4dr Wagon turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med light 5 18 57 20 70 24.2  
2006 4dr Wagon 250-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med light 5 18 20 58 73 20.9  
2006 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med light 3 8 5 84 73 24.3  
2006 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 12 22 28 37 73 24.8  
2006 4dr Sedan 250-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 11 6 32 50 65 25.3  
2005 4dr Wagon turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 5 18 20 57 67 22.0  
2005 4dr Wagon turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med light 9 11 26 54 78 22.4  
2005 4dr Wagon 250-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills light light 2 25 32 42 110 20.8  
2005 4dr Wagon 168-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
hills med light 10 8 22 60 86 28.4  
2005 4dr Wagon 168-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 5 19 22 54 69 25.4  
2005 4dr Sedan 250-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 22 22 24 32 68 18.7  
2004 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med hvy 50 0 0 50 60 22.0  
2003 4dr Wagon 212-horsepower 3.0L H6
4-speed automatic AWD
hills med light 0 60 30 10 80 20.1  
2003 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat med light 13 10 33 43 67 23.0  
2002 4dr Wagon 212-horsepower 3.0L H6
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light hvy 0 30 30 40 60 20.0  
2002 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat light none 5 20 32 43 70 20.4  
2002 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
hills med light 6 50 18 26 73 23.6  
2001 4dr Wagon 212-horsepower 3.0L H6
4-speed automatic AWD
flat med none 0 10 20 70 70 19.0  
2001 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat v.lt light 0 70 20 10 65 23.6  
2001 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
hills med light 0 15 37 48 60 21.0  
2001 4dr Sedan 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
hills light none 0 0 50 50 70 24.0  
2000 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
hills light light 10 10 59 21 65 22.6  
1999 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
-speed
flat light none 0 0 25 75 60 26.0  

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Volvo XC90 MPG

Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2011 17.5 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2011 24.0 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2010 28.9 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2010 18.7 MPG Highway Percentage 0 percent Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2010 17.9 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2009 16.2 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2008 18.8 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2008 17.5 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2008 17.9 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2007 21.7 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2007 21.4 MPG Highway Percentage 15 percent Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2007 17.9 MPG Highway Percentage 33 percent Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2006 16.5 MPG Highway Percentage 54 percent Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2006 18.9 MPG Highway Percentage 34 percent Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2006 30.0 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2006 18.6 MPG Highway Percentage 63 percent Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2005 17.5 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2005 18.5 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2005 19.2 MPG Highway Percentage 47 percent Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2005 17.9 MPG Highway Percentage 44 percent Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2004 18.0 MPG Highway Percentage 26 percent Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2004 17.1 MPG Highway Percentage 18 percent Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2004 20.2 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2003 14.0 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2003 18.6 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2003 34.8 MPG Highway Percentage 93 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 311-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med hvy 1 9 40 50 60 17.5  
2011 4dr SUV 240-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 20 10 70 65 24.0  
2010 4dr SUV turbocharged 182hp 2.4L I5 Diesel
6-speed manual AWD
hills light none 10 10 10 70 60 28.9  
2010 4dr SUV 311-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med hvy 45 15 40 0 0 18.7  
2010 4dr SUV 235-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 3 3 65 30 60 17.9  
2009 4dr SUV 235-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 16.2  
2008 4dr SUV 311-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills light light 7 20 33 40 68 18.8  
2008 4dr SUV 235-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 10 20 35 35 60 17.5  
2008 4dr SUV 235-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 14 30 21 35 67 17.9  
2007 4dr SUV 311-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 3 3 40 55 68 21.7  
2007 4dr SUV 235-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 3 45 38 15 60 21.4  
2007 4dr SUV 235-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 11 26 30 33 81 17.9  
2006 4dr SUV turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 6 34 6 54 60 16.5  
2006 4dr SUV turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 7 33 26 34 81 18.9  
2006 4dr SUV turbocharged 182hp 2.4L I5 Diesel
6-speed manual AWD
flat light light 10 20 20 50 70 30.0  
2006 4dr SUV 311-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med light 5 23 8 63 77 18.6  
2005 4dr SUV turbocharged 268hp 2.9L I6
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 10 10 40 40 65 17.5  
2005 4dr SUV turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 5 30 15 50 65 18.5  
2005 4dr SUV turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 6 13 34 47 63 19.2  
2005 4dr SUV 311-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 6 14 37 44 69 17.9  
2004 4dr SUV turbocharged 268hp 2.9L I6
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 1 42 31 26 70 18.0  
2004 4dr SUV turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 19 34 29 18 60 17.1  
2004 4dr SUV turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 5 21 40 35 68 20.2  
2003 4dr SUV turbocharged 268hp 2.8L I6
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 0 73 18 10 70 14.0  
2003 4dr SUV turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills light light 43 5 10 43 63 18.6  
2003 4dr SUV turbocharged 161hp 2.4L I5 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med hvy 0 8 0 93 68 34.8  

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Subaru Outback vs. Volvo XC90 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 Outback and Volvo XC90's where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of their real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.

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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the Subaru Outback

Subaru Outback Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2015 Subaru has also made impressive strides recently in improving fuel economy. Through 2009 the EPA rated the Outback for 20 mpg city, 26 mpg highway. Though the Outback grew substantially for 2010, it also gained a continuously variable transmission (CVT), and this boosted the ratings to 22/29. A new engine for 2013 affected another increase, to 24/30. Tweaks for 2015 yielded the most recent bump, to 25/33. Nearly every gasoline-powered crossover close to the Outback in size with all-wheel drive falls short, even well short, of these ratings. The Jeep Cherokee, despite a nine-speed transmission, manages only 21/28. The only one that matches the Outback's ratings is the new Honda CR-V (with a slightly better 26/33). My entire week with the Outback was spent with the air temperature below, usually far below, freezing. With a cold start, fuel economy was about 15 mpg for the first two miles. But once the engine warmed up, it managed trip computer averages between 22 and 30 mpg in my suburban driving, and most often about 25, right on the EPA city rating. On a 70-mph highway I observed 30 mpg in one direction but 26 mpg in the other. To match the EPA highway rating in the real world you'll need to drive more slowly. Warmer temperatures should also help. see full Subaru Outback review
 

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

Subaru Outback Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2015 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
Consistently pretty good mileage. I generally get 30mpg mixed city and highway (more highway though) see full Subaru Outback review
2013 4dr Wagon 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
Drive approx 70% rural highway / 30% city and getting 27 MPG on first oil. Mileage is improving. see full Subaru Outback review
2012 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
Fuel economy is great, on the highway at 70mph I get in the summer around 30-33mpg, winter it drops to around 27 ( board computer after refill with a warm engine). Combined 10% city, 20% suburb and 70% highway it's a 25-28mpg with relaxed driving. Fully loaded doesn't seem do make a big impact, AC set usually around 65 in winter and 72 in summer. see full Subaru Outback review
2011 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
So far getting 25MPG in mixed driving which is great for an AWD vehicle in our hilly areas here. see full Subaru Outback review
2011 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
Getting > than sticker MPG right out of the dealers lot. The CVT really rewards soft steady gas peddle. see full Subaru Outback review
2011 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Compared to the full size p/u I was driving it is fantastic. Getting just over 21 in mostly stop and go suburban driving. Figure it will get better with age. Only had a couple tanks of gas so far. Only one measured. see full Subaru Outback review
2011 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Uses Regular Gas and Gets around 19 MPG in City see full Subaru Outback review
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
I consistently get 29 to 30 mpg. see full Subaru Outback review
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
Highway mileage with CVT. see full Subaru Outback review
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
Right now I am getting about 27mpg, which is just about the same as my VW 1.8t engine was getting when I traded it in. see full Subaru Outback review
Subaru Outback Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
I have a lead foot. I guess for the power it has 20 mpg avg isn't bad, but not great. see full Subaru Outback review
2011 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
I would like to see mpg much higher than 22/29. see full Subaru Outback review
2011 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
The 2013 is supposed to get a few more MPG's in the city and highway. Not really a big deal, but every bit helps. For a large vehicle with AWD, the Outback is unbeatable in MPG. see full Subaru Outback review
2009 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
AWD definately cost you a few on gas mileage so FWD vehicles worth more of a look if you live in warm climate or only rarely off pavement see full Subaru Outback review
2007 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
All wheel drive is nice on certain occasions, but I've been disappointed in the fuel economy of this car. see full Subaru Outback review
2007 4dr Wagon 245-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Six cylinders matched to full-time AWD makes for a thristy ride. Ability to shut off AWD in certain aspects would be beneficial in some circumstances. The turbocharger requires extra maintenance and premium gas. The I4 is the way to go. see full Subaru Outback review
2005 4dr Wagon turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
With gas at almost $4/gal, and driving lots of miles, long distance, I would love to get better than 26 MPG on the highway. I am going to slow down though, and I still do love the turbo. see full Subaru Outback review
2003 4dr Wagon 212-horsepower 3.0L H6
4-speed automatic AWD
For a car this size, they should be able to get better mileage see full Subaru Outback review
2003 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
Would prefer getting over 30 mpg. see full Subaru Outback review
2000 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
Fuel economy is as expected, not great. It's a heavy car with an old engine and AWD. Short trips in the city, and it's fairly horrible. On the highway, it's particularly sensitive to speed, as the car is not very aerodynamic. I got as bad as 16 l/100 Km in the city, and as low as 8.8 l/100 Km on long trips. I believe the advertised 8.5 highway is possible if the trip is highway only. see full Subaru Outback review
 

TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the Volvo XC90

Volvo XC90 Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2016 The old Volvo XC90's fuel economy was stuck in the early 2000s. When fitted with a 311-horsepower 4.4-liter V8 (last offered for 2011) its EPA ratings were 13 mpg city, 19 mpg highway. The 240-horsepower 3.2-liter inline-six that powered all first-generation XC90s in recent years managed little better, 15/21. The new XC90 is a couple hundred pounds lighter than the original one, and its only engine is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder. Two liters doesn't sound like nearly enough to motivate 4,400 pounds of all-wheel-drive crossover? Well, this particular engine happens to be both supercharged and turbocharged (the former to avoid the lag usually associated with a large, high-boost-pressure turbo) to the tune of 316 horsepower, five more than the old V8. The payoff: EPA ratings of 20 mpg city, 25 mpg highway. The highway figure is lower than that of the MDX (26), but the city figure is the best for a gasoline-powered fancy-brand three-row crossover. The trip computer averages during my week with the new XC90 largely confirmed these ratings. With a light foot in the suburbs I observed up to 27 mpg, a couple better than the Acura. Averages around 23 were common. Make frequent use of the boost and the trip computer average sinks as low as 14 mpg, but drive competitors similarly and they guzzle at least as much gas. Want even better fuel economy? Volvo will soon offer the above engine in conjuction with electric motors that bump total output to 400 horsepower. EPA ratings for the T8 hybrid haven't yet been announced, but they're expected to be impressive. Plus it will be possible to plug in the XC90 T8 then drive it about 17 miles on electricity alone. The downside? The T8 will cost $11,800 more than the T6 even after factoring in a $4,600 tax credit. Fuel savings alone won't justify this bump. see full Volvo XC90 review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Volvo XC90

Volvo XC90 Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr SUV 311-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
For an SUV it is pretty good see full Volvo XC90 review
2004 4dr SUV turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
We did not want to drive a full size suv see full Volvo XC90 review
Volvo XC90 Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2006 4dr SUV 311-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
City driving is horrible, even in grandpa mode. Highway is quite good though. see full Volvo XC90 review