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Subaru Outback Gas Mileage (MPG)
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Subaru Outback Gas Mileage (MPG)

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Subaru Outback 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
2014 4dr Wagon 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
mtns med none 5 0 15 80 70 25.7
  mtns med none 5 0 15 80 70 24.1
2014 4dr Wagon 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
mtns med none 5 0 15 80 70 24.9
  Averages mtns med none 5 0 15 80 70 24.9
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2014 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 24.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2014 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (15 percent), in heavy traffic (5 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2014 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on mountainous terrain with a medium 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
2013 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
mtns v.lt none 0 5 5 90 60 26.3
  mtns v.lt light 0 5 5 90 80 26.1
  mtns v.lt none 0 5 5 90 65 24.9
2013 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
mtns v.lt none 0 5 5 90 68 25.8
  Averages mtns v.lt none 0 5 5 90 68 25.8
With the 256-horsepower 3.6L H6 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2013 Subaru Outback has been averaging 25.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2013 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 90 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (5 percent), in the suburbs (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2013 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on mountainous terrain with an ultra-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
2013 4dr Wagon 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light none 0 75 25 0 N/A 21.6
  hills light none 0 25 25 50 60 26.3
  flat light none 0 90 10 0 N/A 20.3
  mtns light none 0 40 10 50 55 24.6
  flat light none 0 90 10 0 N/A 19.9
2013 4dr Wagon 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
hills light none 0 64 16 20 58 22.5
  Averages hills light none 0 64 16 20 58 22.5
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed shiftable CVT transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2013 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 22.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2013 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 64 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 58 miles per hour (20 percent), in the suburbs (16 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2013 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on hilly 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
2012 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
mtns med none 5 15 25 55 70 21.9
2012 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
mtns med none 5 15 25 55 70 21.9
  Averages mtns med none 5 15 25 55 70 21.9
With the 256-horsepower 3.6L H6 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2012 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 21.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (25 percent), in the city (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on mountainous terrain with a medium 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
2012 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light light 0 0 30 70 55 26.4
  flat light none 0 0 30 70 55 25.8
  flat light none 0 0 30 70 55 29.3
  flat light none 0 0 30 70 55 26.9
  flat light none 0 0 30 70 55 27.7
2012 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light none 0 0 30 70 55 27.2
  Averages flat light none 0 0 30 70 55 27.2
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed shiftable CVT transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2012 Subaru Outback has been averaging 27.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 55 miles per hour (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat 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
2012 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
flat med none 0 0 30 70 70 28.5
  flat med none 0 0 30 70 70 28.5
  flat med none 0 0 30 70 70 27.5
  flat med none 0 0 30 70 70 28.5
  flat med none 0 0 30 70 70 27.2
2012 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
flat med none 0 0 30 70 70 28.0
  Averages flat med none 0 0 30 70 70 28.0
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2012 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 28.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium 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 Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 4 8 8 79 120 24.5
  flat med none 5 25 40 30 75 20.6
  flat med none 5 25 40 30 75 20.3
  flat med none 5 25 40 30 75 20.2
  flat med none 4 8 8 80 120 22.2
2011 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 5 18 27 50 93 21.6
  Averages flat med none 5 18 27 50 93 21.6
With the 256-horsepower 3.6L H6 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2011 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 21.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 93 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (27 percent), in the city (18 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium 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 Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light light 5 60 5 30 120 27.4
  flat light light 0 0 70 30 65 23.1
  flat light hvy 0 10 5 85 60 27.7
  hills light hvy 5 10 25 60 65 27.0
  flat light hvy 0 0 10 90 70 30.5
2011 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light hvy 2 16 23 59 76 27.1
  Averages flat light hvy 2 16 23 59 76 27.1
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed shiftable CVT transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2011 Subaru Outback has been averaging 27.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 76 miles per hour (about 59 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (23 percent), in the city (16 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light 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 Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
flat med none 0 0 0 100 75 26.1
  flat med none 5 25 25 45 65 20.9
  flat med none 10 25 25 40 65 22.9
  flat med none 5 10 15 70 70 24.7
  flat med none 0 5 5 90 70 25.8
2011 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
flat med none 4 13 14 69 69 24.1
  Averages flat med none 4 13 14 69 69 24.1
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2011 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 24.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (about 69 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (14 percent), in the city (13 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium 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
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 turbocharged 148hp 2.0L H4 Diesel
6-speed manual AWD
hills light none 5 30 25 40 100 35.6
  Averages hills light none 5 30 25 40 100 35.6
With the turbocharged 148hp 2.0L H4 Diesel engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2010 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 35.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 100 miles per hour (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (30 percent), in the suburbs (25 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on hilly 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
2010 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 80 10 10 0 N/A 18.5
  flat light none 0 0 30 70 120 23.1
  flat light light 10 20 40 30 70 24.3
  hills med none 0 20 40 40 65 23.0
  flat light light 0 0 25 75 110 24.0
2010 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 18 10 29 43 91 22.6
  Averages flat light none 18 10 29 43 91 22.6
With the 256-horsepower 3.6L H6 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2010 Subaru Outback has been averaging 22.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 91 miles per hour (about 43 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (29 percent), in heavy traffic (18 percent), and in the city (10 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat 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
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
hills med hvy 0 5 45 50 65 28.6
  hills med none 0 5 35 60 75 24.6
  hills med none 0 15 45 40 65 24.0
  hills med light 0 25 50 25 65 24.3
  hills med none 10 10 45 35 70 26.4
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
hills med none 2 12 44 42 68 25.6
  Averages hills med none 2 12 44 42 68 25.6
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed shiftable CVT transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2010 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 25.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 44 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (42 percent), in the city (12 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium 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
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
mtns light light 0 15 10 75 60 33.0
  mtns light light 0 15 10 75 60 31.0
  mtns light hvy 0 15 10 75 60 32.0
  flat med hvy 40 0 40 20 70 23.0
  flat v.lt none 1 15 5 79 60 33.9
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
hills light light 8 12 15 65 62 30.6
  Averages hills light light 8 12 15 65 62 30.6
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2010 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 30.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 62 miles per hour (about 65 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (15 percent), in the city (12 percent), and in heavy traffic (8 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some 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
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 turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med hvy 5 20 20 55 65 21.0
  Averages flat med hvy 5 20 20 55 65 21.0
With the turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2009 Subaru Outback has been averaging 21.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (20 percent), in the suburbs (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Subaru Outback 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
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 245-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 20 20 20 40 60 20.7
  Averages flat light none 20 20 20 40 60 20.7
With the 245-horsepower 3.0L H6 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2009 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 20.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (20 percent), in the suburbs (20 percent), and in the city (20 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat 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
2009 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat light none 20 10 30 40 65 25.0
  flat med none 0 5 20 75 75 28.4
  flat light light 15 5 20 60 75 25.0
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 75 28.2
  hills med light 0 20 10 70 70 30.3
2009 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med none 7 8 26 59 72 27.4
  Averages flat med none 7 8 26 59 72 27.4
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2009 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 27.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 72 miles per hour (about 59 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (26 percent), in the city (8 percent), and in heavy traffic (7 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium 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
2009 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med hvy 5 50 20 25 90 18.7
  hills light light 0 0 70 30 65 29.6
  flat med none 0 2 0 98 110 25.0
  flat med hvy 5 50 20 25 100 19.3
  flat light none 0 30 20 50 60 23.0
2009 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 2 26 26 46 85 23.1
  Averages flat med light 2 26 26 46 85 23.1
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2009 Subaru Outback has been averaging 23.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 85 miles per hour (about 46 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (26 percent), in the suburbs (26 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some 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
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 turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 11 67 11 11 70 18.9
  Averages flat med light 11 67 11 11 70 18.9
With the turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2008 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 18.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 67 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (11 percent), in the suburbs (11 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (11 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some 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
2008 4dr Wagon 245-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 1 30 19 50 65 23.7
  flat light hvy 5 25 10 60 70 29.4
  flat light hvy 5 25 10 60 70 27.2
  flat light hvy 5 25 10 60 70 27.8
  flat light hvy 5 25 10 60 70 30.2
2008 4dr Wagon 245-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light hvy 4 26 12 58 69 27.7
  Averages flat light hvy 4 26 12 58 69 27.7
With the 245-horsepower 3.0L H6 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2008 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 27.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (about 58 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (26 percent), in the suburbs (12 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light 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
2008 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat lead none 10 20 10 60 80 28.5
  flat med hvy 2 18 30 50 70 25.6
  flat med light 10 20 30 40 130 23.5
2008 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med light 7 19 23 50 93 25.9
  Averages flat med light 7 19 23 50 93 25.9
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2008 Subaru Outback has been averaging 25.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 93 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (23 percent), in the city (19 percent), and in heavy traffic (7 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some 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
2008 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 0 10 20 70 80 24.5
  flat light hvy 0 0 0 100 75 27.2
  flat light none 30 50 10 10 60 21.6
  flat light hvy 20 20 60 0 N/A 24.5
  hills light light 2 50 40 8 60 25.4
2008 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 10 26 26 38 69 24.6
  Averages flat light light 10 26 26 38 69 24.6
With the 170-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2008 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 24.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (about 38 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (26 percent), in the suburbs (26 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some 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
2007 4dr Wagon turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 0 0 70 30 60 20.4
  flat med hvy 0 0 70 30 60 20.1
  flat med none 43 43 0 14 45 16.8
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 70 20.3
2007 4dr Wagon turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 11 11 53 26 59 19.4
  Averages flat med light 11 11 53 26 59 19.4
With the turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2007 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 19.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 53 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 59 miles per hour (26 percent), in heavy traffic (11 percent), and in the city (11 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some 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
2007 4dr Wagon turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med none 0 6 31 63 60 24.0
  flat med none 0 6 31 63 60 24.0
2007 4dr Wagon turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med none 0 6 31 63 60 24.0
  Averages flat med none 0 6 31 63 60 24.0
With the turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2007 Subaru Outback has been averaging 24.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 63 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (31 percent), in the city (6 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium 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
2007 4dr Wagon 245-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 10 15 30 45 120 25.9
  flat med light 15 12 29 45 120 22.3
  flat med light 0 12 29 59 120 23.5
  flat med light 10 15 30 45 120 22.7
  flat lead hvy 10 15 30 45 120 17.6
2007 4dr Wagon 245-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 9 14 30 48 120 22.4
  Averages flat med light 9 14 30 48 120 22.4
With the 245-horsepower 3.0L H6 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2007 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 22.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 120 miles per hour (about 48 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in the city (14 percent), and in heavy traffic (9 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some 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
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
5-speed manual AWD
flat v.lt light 0 0 30 70 65 30.7
  Averages flat v.lt light 0 0 30 70 65 30.7
With the 175-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2007 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 30.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with an ultra-light foot and the AC on only some 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
2007 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 10 30 20 40 55 23.0
  flat light none 0 30 50 20 70 21.0
  flat light none 0 5 5 90 110 27.5
  flat light none 0 5 5 90 110 26.5
  flat light none 0 5 5 90 110 26.1
2007 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 2 15 17 66 91 24.8
  Averages flat light none 2 15 17 66 91 24.8
With the 175-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2007 Subaru Outback has been averaging 24.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 91 miles per hour (about 66 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (17 percent), in the city (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat 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
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 shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 2 3 75 20 65 21.2
  Averages flat light light 2 3 75 20 65 21.2
With the turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2006 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 21.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 75 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (20 percent), in the city (3 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some 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
2006 4dr Wagon turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med hvy 5 20 45 30 70 24.3
  flat lead none 5 15 80 0 N/A 23.5
  flat med light 5 20 45 30 70 24.9
2006 4dr Wagon turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med light 5 18 57 20 70 24.2
  Averages flat med light 5 18 57 20 70 24.2
With the turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2006 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 24.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 57 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (20 percent), in the city (18 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some 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
2006 4dr Wagon 250-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 0 15 30 55 70 21.3
  hills med light 10 20 10 60 75 20.6
2006 4dr Wagon 250-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med light 5 18 20 58 73 21.0
  Averages hills med light 5 18 20 58 73 21.0
With the 250-horsepower 3.0L H6 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2006 Subaru Outback has been averaging 21.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 73 miles per hour (about 58 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in the city (18 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some 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
2006 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med none 0 5 0 95 80 23.3
  flat light none 5 10 10 75 65 22.2
  hills med light 5 5 15 75 75 25.5
  flat light light 0 0 5 95 65 25.0
  flat med none 0 5 0 95 80 23.9
2006 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med none 2 5 6 87 73 24.0
  Averages flat med none 2 5 6 87 73 24.0
With the 175-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2006 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 24.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 73 miles per hour (about 87 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (6 percent), in the city (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium 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
2006 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med none 0 20 50 30 75 25.0
  flat med light 0 5 55 40 70 26.8
  flat med hvy 24 24 25 27 75 27.6
  flat light hvy 10 20 40 30 60 26.7
  flat light none 10 0 0 90 70 27.0
2006 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 9 14 34 43 70 26.6
  Averages flat med light 9 14 34 43 70 26.6
With the 175-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2006 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 26.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 43 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (34 percent), in the city (14 percent), and in heavy traffic (9 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some 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
2006 4dr Sedan 250-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 0 0 90 10 60 25.3
  flat light light 34 17 7 41 65 22.3
  flat light light 0 0 0 100 70 28.3
2006 4dr Sedan 250-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 11 6 32 50 65 25.3
  Averages flat light light 11 6 32 50 65 25.3
With the 250-horsepower 3.0L H6 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2006 Subaru Outback has been averaging 25.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (32 percent), in heavy traffic (11 percent), and in the city (6 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some 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
2005 4dr Wagon turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills light hvy 5 5 75 15 60 20.0
  hills med hvy 10 50 20 20 70 20.4
  hills med hvy 10 50 20 20 70 21.3
  hills med light 10 20 35 35 60 20.4
  flat lead hvy 0 0 50 50 70 20.7
2005 4dr Wagon turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med hvy 7 25 40 28 66 20.6
  Averages hills med hvy 7 25 40 28 66 20.6
With the turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2005 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 20.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (28 percent), in the city (25 percent), and in heavy traffic (7 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on hilly 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
2005 4dr Wagon turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med none 10 30 30 30 65 18.9
  flat med light 20 20 10 50 75 23.9
  flat med light 5 0 5 90 75 23.9
  flat light light 5 5 80 10 100 19.0
  flat med light 5 0 5 90 75 26.2
2005 4dr Wagon turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med light 9 11 26 54 78 22.4
  Averages flat med light 9 11 26 54 78 22.4
With the turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2005 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 22.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 78 miles per hour (about 54 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (26 percent), in the city (11 percent), and in heavy traffic (9 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some 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
2005 4dr Wagon 250-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med hvy 5 40 25 30 120 18.4
  hills light light 0 10 40 50 100 23.3
  flat light none 0 50 50 0 N/A 18.0
  hills light light 0 0 10 90 120 25.2
  hills light none 0 10 40 50 90 21.2
2005 4dr Wagon 250-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills light light 1 22 33 44 108 21.2
  Averages hills light light 1 22 33 44 108 21.2
With the 250-horsepower 3.0L H6 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2005 Subaru Outback has been averaging 21.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 108 miles per hour (about 44 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (33 percent), in the city (22 percent), and in heavy traffic (1 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some 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
2005 4dr Wagon 168-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med none 15 0 8 77 75 27.4
  mtns lead light 10 15 30 45 65 29.6
  mtns lead light 10 15 30 45 65 28.5
  flat light hvy 10 10 40 40 100 27.4
  flat med hvy 10 10 40 40 110 27.4
2005 4dr Wagon 168-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
hills med light 11 10 30 49 83 28.1
  Averages hills med light 11 10 30 49 83 28.1
With the 168-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2005 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 28.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 83 miles per hour (about 49 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in heavy traffic (11 percent), and in the city (10 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some 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
2005 4dr Wagon 168-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 10 10 10 70 60 27.0
  mtns med light 35 15 40 10 65 26.0
  hills med light 11 44 22 22 120 21.4
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 75 24.5
  flat light none 0 80 0 20 70 23.0
2005 4dr Wagon 168-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med light 11 30 24 34 78 24.4
  Averages hills med light 11 30 24 34 78 24.4
With the 168-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2005 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 24.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 78 miles per hour (about 34 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (30 percent), in the suburbs (24 percent), and in heavy traffic (11 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some 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
2005 4dr Sedan 250-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 22 22 24 32 60 18.4
  flat light light 22 22 24 32 75 19.0
2005 4dr Sedan 250-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 22 22 24 32 68 18.7
  Averages flat light light 22 22 24 32 68 18.7
With the 250-horsepower 3.0L H6 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2005 Subaru Outback has been averaging 18.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 32 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (24 percent), in heavy traffic (22 percent), and in the city (22 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some 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
2004 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med hvy 50 0 0 50 60 22.0
2004 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med hvy 50 0 0 50 60 22.0
  Averages flat med hvy 50 0 0 50 60 22.0
With the 165-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2004 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 22.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Subaru Outbacks 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 heavy traffic (50 percent), in the suburbs (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Subaru Outback 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
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 212-horsepower 3.0L H6
4-speed automatic AWD
hills med light 0 60 30 10 80 20.1
  Averages hills med light 0 60 30 10 80 20.1
With the 212-horsepower 3.0L H6 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2003 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 20.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some 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
2003 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat med light 30 10 20 40 80 23.0
  flat lead hvy 10 10 40 40 60 21.0
  hills light light 0 10 40 50 60 25.0
2003 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat med light 13 10 33 43 67 23.0
  Averages flat med light 13 10 33 43 67 23.0
With the 165-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2003 Subaru Outback has been averaging 23.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (about 43 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (33 percent), in heavy traffic (13 percent), and in the city (10 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some 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
2002 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat light none 0 20 40 40 75 22.7
  hills med none 10 10 60 20 75 12.5
  flat light none 5 20 50 25 65 21.0
  flat light none 10 50 0 40 60 23.4
  flat light none 0 0 10 90 75 22.3
2002 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat light none 5 20 32 43 70 20.4
  Averages flat light none 5 20 32 43 70 20.4
With the 165-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2002 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 20.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 43 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (32 percent), in the city (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2002 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat 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
2002 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
hills lead light 10 80 0 10 80 23.5
  flat lead none 0 10 40 50 70 23.8
  hills light light 0 60 0 40 70 25.0
  flat light hvy 15 50 30 5 70 22.0
2002 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
hills med light 6 50 18 26 73 23.6
  Averages hills med light 6 50 18 26 73 23.6
With the 165-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2002 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 23.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 73 miles per hour (26 percent), in the suburbs (18 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 percent).

In addition the average 2002 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some 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
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 212-horsepower 3.0L H6
4-speed automatic AWD
flat med none 0 10 20 70 70 19.0
  Averages flat med none 0 10 20 70 70 19.0
With the 212-horsepower 3.0L H6 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2001 Subaru Outback has been averaging 19.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2001 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2001 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium 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
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
5-speed manual AWD
flat v.lt light 0 70 20 10 65 23.6
  Averages flat v.lt light 0 70 20 10 65 23.6
With the 165-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2001 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 23.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2001 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2001 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with an ultra-light foot and the AC on only some 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
2001 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
mtns med light 0 25 50 25 60 20.0
  hills med light 0 0 50 50 60 19.1
  flat med light 0 20 10 70 60 24.0
2001 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
hills med light 0 15 37 48 60 21.0
  Averages hills med light 0 15 37 48 60 21.0
With the 165-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2001 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 21.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2001 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 48 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (37 percent), in the city (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2001 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some 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
2001 4dr Sedan 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
hills light none 0 0 50 50 70 24.0
2001 4dr Sedan 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
hills light none 0 0 50 50 70 24.0
  Averages hills light none 0 0 50 50 70 24.0
With the 165-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2001 Subaru Outback has been averaging 24.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2001 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (50 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2001 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on hilly 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
2000 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
mtns light light 5 5 0 90 70 26.0
  flat light none 40 5 5 50 60 21.5
2000 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
hills light light 23 5 3 70 65 23.8
  Averages hills light light 23 5 3 70 65 23.8
With the 165-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2000 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 23.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2000 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (23 percent), in the city (5 percent), and in the suburbs (3 percent).

In addition the average 2000 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some 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
1999 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
-speed
flat light none 0 0 25 75 60 26.0
1999 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
-speed
flat light none 0 0 25 75 60 26.0
  Averages flat light none 0 0 25 75 60 26.0
With the 165-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, -speed transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 1999 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 26.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 1999 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 75 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (25 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 1999 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.

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