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Subaru Outback Fuel Economy (MPG)

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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
hills med none 0 25 50 25 60 25.192
  hills med light 0 25 50 25 60 23.088
  hills med none 0 20 40 40 60 27.437
  hills med none 0 25 50 25 60 24.174
2016 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
hills med none 0 24 48 29 60 25.0  
  Averages hills med none 0 24 48 29 60 25.0
With the 175-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed shiftable CVT transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2016 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 25.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2016 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 48 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (29 percent), in the city (24 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2016 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
2015 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat v.lt none 0 0 30 70 60 27.124
  flat v.lt none 0 0 30 70 60 23.823
  flat v.lt none 0 0 22 78 60 25.181
  flat v.lt none 0 0 2 98 70 29.282
  flat v.lt none 0 0 2 98 70 36.923
2015 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat v.lt none 0 0 17 83 64 28.5  
  Averages flat v.lt none 0 0 17 83 64 28.5
With the 175-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed shiftable CVT transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2015 Subaru Outback has been averaging 28.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2015 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 64 miles per hour (about 83 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (17 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2015 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat 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
2015 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light light 5 55 30 10 50 21.800
2015 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light light 5 55 30 10 50 21.8  
  Averages flat light light 5 55 30 10 50 21.8
With the 165-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2015 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 21.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2015 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 50 miles per hour (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2015 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
2014 4dr Wagon 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
hills med hvy 0 25 0 75 70 28.000
  hills med hvy 0 25 0 75 70 29.494
  hills med hvy 0 25 0 75 70 28.321
  hills med hvy 0 25 0 75 70 28.645
  mtns med none 5 0 15 80 70 25.731
2014 4dr Wagon 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
hills med hvy 1 20 3 76 70 28.0  
  Averages hills med hvy 1 20 3 76 70 28.0
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2014 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 28.0 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 76 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (20 percent), in the suburbs (3 percent), and in heavy traffic (1 percent).

In addition the average 2014 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
2013 4dr Wagon 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light light 0 0 75 25 65 28.012
  flat light light 0 0 75 25 65 28.043
  flat light none 0 0 75 25 65 27.665
  flat light light 0 0 75 25 65 27.385
  flat light light 0 0 40 60 65 27.343
2013 4dr Wagon 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light light 0 0 68 32 65 27.7  
  Averages flat light light 0 0 68 32 65 27.7
With the 175-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed shiftable CVT transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2013 Subaru Outback has been averaging 27.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2013 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 68 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (32 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2013 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
2013 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
mtns v.lt light 0 5 5 90 80 26.135
  mtns v.lt none 0 5 5 90 65 24.907
  mtns v.lt none 0 5 5 90 60 26.290
  hills light light 20 20 20 40 75 23.028
2013 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
mtns v.lt none 5 9 9 78 70 25.1  
  Averages mtns v.lt none 5 9 9 78 70 25.1
With the 165-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2013 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 25.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2013 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 78 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (9 percent), in the suburbs (9 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 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
2012 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light none 0 0 20 80 55 29.282
  flat light none 0 0 20 80 55 29.847
  flat light none 0 0 20 80 55 28.939
  flat light none 0 0 20 80 55 32.945
  flat light none 0 0 20 80 55 29.252
2012 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light none 0 0 20 80 55 30.1  
  Averages flat light none 0 0 20 80 55 30.1
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2012 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 30.1 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 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 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 28.489
  flat med none 0 0 30 70 70 28.123
  flat med none 0 0 30 70 70 28.507
  flat med none 0 0 30 70 70 27.529
  flat med none 0 0 30 70 70 28.537
2012 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
flat med none 0 0 30 70 70 28.2  
  Averages flat med none 0 0 30 70 70 28.2
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2012 Subaru Outback has been averaging 28.2 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
2012 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light none 0 0 30 70 55 28.804
2012 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light none 0 0 30 70 55 28.8  
  Averages flat light none 0 0 30 70 55 28.8
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2012 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 28.8 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 40 60 70 26.229
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 70 26.487
  flat med none 0 0 30 70 70 27.579
  flat med none 0 0 30 70 70 28.318
  flat med none 0 0 30 70 70 28.381
2012 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
flat med none 0 0 36 64 70 27.4  
  Averages flat med none 0 0 36 64 70 27.4
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2012 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 27.4 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 64 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (36 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
2012 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light none 0 0 30 70 55 29.377
  flat light none 0 0 30 70 55 28.614
  flat light none 0 0 30 70 55 27.728
  flat light none 0 0 30 70 55 26.425
  flat light none 0 0 30 70 55 27.689
2012 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light none 0 0 30 70 55 28.0  
  Averages flat light none 0 0 30 70 55 28.0
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2012 Subaru Outback 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 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 hvy 0 0 30 70 70 29.673
2012 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
flat med hvy 0 0 30 70 70 29.7  
  Averages flat med hvy 0 0 30 70 70 29.7
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2012 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 29.7 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 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
2012 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light none 0 0 30 70 55 27.034
  flat light none 0 0 20 80 70 30.693
  flat light light 0 0 30 70 55 26.372
2012 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light none 0 0 27 73 60 28.0  
  Averages flat light none 0 0 27 73 60 28.0
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2012 Subaru Outback fuel economy 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 60 miles per hour (about 73 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (27 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 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat lead light 25 0 0 75 80 21.875
  mtns med none 5 15 25 55 70 21.900
2012 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills lead light 15 8 13 65 75 21.9  
  Averages hills lead light 15 8 13 65 75 21.9
With the 165-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2012 Subaru Outback 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 75 miles per hour (about 65 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (15 percent), in the suburbs (13 percent), and in the city (8 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a lead 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
2011 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light hvy 0 0 10 90 70 30.500
  flat light light 0 0 10 90 70 30.000
  flat light hvy 0 80 10 10 70 24.500
  flat med none 0 0 10 90 80 27.200
  flat light none 0 40 0 60 65 26.100
2011 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light light 0 24 8 68 71 27.7  
  Averages flat light light 0 24 8 68 71 27.7
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2011 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 27.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 71 miles per hour (about 68 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (24 percent), in the suburbs (8 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2011 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
2011 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
flat light none 29 29 43 0 N/A 26.400
2011 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
flat light none 29 29 43 0 0 26.4  
  Averages flat light none 29 29 43 0 0 26.4
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2011 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 26.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 43 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (29 percent), in the city (29 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 0 miles per hour (0 percent).

In addition the average 2011 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
2011 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light hvy 25 25 0 50 60 26.783
  flat light light 0 0 70 30 65 23.100
  flat light none 5 45 5 45 65 25.170
  flat light light 5 60 5 30 74 27.400
  flat med light 0 0 0 100 62 18.700
2011 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light light 7 26 16 51 65 24.2  
  Averages flat light light 7 26 16 51 65 24.2
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2011 Subaru Outback has been averaging 24.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 51 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (26 percent), in the suburbs (16 percent), and in heavy traffic (7 percent).

In addition the average 2011 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
2011 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
flat med none 5 25 25 45 65 20.898
2011 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
flat med none 5 25 25 45 65 20.9  
  Averages flat med none 5 25 25 45 65 20.9
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2011 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 20.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (25 percent), in the suburbs (25 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
hills light none 31 31 31 7 60 19.500
  flat light none 0 100 0 0 N/A 19.800
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 65 25.500
  flat light none 5 45 5 45 65 22.957
  flat med light 0 33 0 67 62 18.900
2011 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light none 7 42 7 44 63 21.3  
  Averages flat light none 7 42 7 44 63 21.3
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2011 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 21.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (about 44 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (42 percent), in heavy traffic (7 percent), and in the suburbs (7 percent).

In addition the average 2011 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
2011 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
hills med none 0 0 5 95 75 27.124
  flat med none 0 0 5 95 75 26.198
  flat med none 0 0 5 95 75 29.541
  flat med none 5 25 25 45 65 25.420
  flat med none 0 0 0 100 75 26.099
2011 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
flat med none 1 5 8 86 73 26.9  
  Averages flat med none 1 5 8 86 73 26.9
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2011 Subaru Outback has been averaging 26.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 73 miles per hour (about 86 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (8 percent), in the city (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (1 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 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 4 8 8 79 74 20.800
  flat med none 5 25 40 30 75 20.625
  flat med none 4 8 8 80 74 22.200
  flat med none 5 25 40 30 75 20.211
  flat med none 5 25 40 30 75 20.333
2011 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 5 18 27 50 75 20.8  
  Averages flat med none 5 18 27 50 75 20.8
With the 165-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2011 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 20.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 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
2010 4dr Wagon turbocharged 148hp 2.0L H4 Diesel
6-speed manual AWD
hills light none 5 30 25 40 62 35.600
2010 4dr Wagon turbocharged 148hp 2.0L H4 Diesel
6-speed manual AWD
hills light none 5 30 25 40 62 35.6  
  Averages hills light none 5 30 25 40 62 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 62 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 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light none 5 20 20 55 65 27.000
  flat light none 10 60 10 20 68 21.400
  hills light none 20 0 20 60 75 23.700
  hills light none 20 0 20 60 75 22.700
  flat light none 0 25 55 20 60 26.000
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light none 11 21 25 43 69 24.2  
  Averages flat light none 11 21 25 43 69 24.2
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2010 Subaru Outback has been averaging 24.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (about 43 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (25 percent), in the city (21 percent), and in heavy traffic (11 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 manual AWD
flat v.lt none 0 5 15 80 55 34.688
  flat v.lt none 3 12 15 70 60 29.708
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
flat v.lt none 2 9 15 75 58 32.2  
  Averages flat v.lt none 2 9 15 75 58 32.2
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2010 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 32.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 58 miles per hour (about 75 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (15 percent), in the city (9 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat 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
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
hills light light 5 10 10 75 65 26.097
  flat light light 0 5 15 80 65 27.377
  hills med light 0 5 5 90 65 32.139
  flat light light 0 10 5 85 60 28.040
  hills light none 0 5 57 38 75 23.373
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
hills light light 1 7 18 74 66 27.4  
  Averages hills light light 1 7 18 74 66 27.4
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2010 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 27.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (about 74 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (18 percent), in the city (7 percent), and in heavy traffic (1 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
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
flat v.lt none 1 15 5 79 60 31.979
  mtns light light 0 15 10 75 60 31.000
  mtns light hvy 0 15 10 75 60 32.000
  flat med hvy 40 0 40 20 70 23.000
  flat light hvy 0 20 30 50 70 24.000
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
hills light light 8 13 19 60 64 28.4  
  Averages hills light light 8 13 19 60 64 28.4
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2010 Subaru Outback has been averaging 28.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 64 miles per hour (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (19 percent), in the city (13 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
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
hills med hvy 0 5 45 50 65 28.612
  hills med light 0 25 50 25 65 24.340
  hills med hvy 0 10 20 70 70 29.688
  hills med light 0 10 20 70 70 27.603
  hills med none 0 9 64 27 75 23.480
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
hills med light 0 12 40 48 69 26.7  
  Averages hills med light 0 12 40 48 69 26.7
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2010 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 26.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (about 48 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (40 percent), in the city (12 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2010 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
2010 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med none 0 20 40 40 65 23.000
  flat med none 80 10 10 0 N/A 18.462
  flat med none 25 25 10 40 60 26.000
  flat light light 10 20 40 30 70 24.300
  flat med none 0 20 50 30 74 18.700
2010 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 23 19 30 28 67 22.1  
  Averages flat med none 23 19 30 28 67 22.1
With the 165-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2010 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 22.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 30 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (28 percent), in heavy traffic (23 percent), and in the city (19 percent).

In addition the average 2010 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 turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med hvy 5 20 20 55 65 21.000
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 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
hills med light 0 20 10 70 70 30.336
  flat med none 0 5 20 75 75 28.400
  flat light light 15 5 20 60 75 25.000
  flat light none 0 5 0 95 70 27.300
2009 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med light 4 9 13 75 73 27.8  
  Averages flat med light 4 9 13 75 73 27.8
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2009 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 27.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 73 miles per hour (about 75 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (13 percent), in the city (9 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 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
2009 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 0 30 20 50 60 23.000
2009 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 0 30 20 50 60 23.0  
  Averages flat light none 0 30 20 50 60 23.0
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2009 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 23.0 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 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (30 percent), in the suburbs (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 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 med none 0 0 50 50 75 28.200
  mtns light none 20 10 20 50 60 25.800
2009 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
hills med none 10 5 35 50 68 27.0  
  Averages hills med none 10 5 35 50 68 27.0
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2009 Subaru Outback has been averaging 27.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (35 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the city (5 percent).

In addition the average 2009 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
2009 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 0 2 0 98 68 25.000
  hills light light 0 0 70 30 65 29.600
2009 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med light 0 1 35 64 67 27.3  
  Averages hills med light 0 1 35 64 67 27.3
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2009 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 27.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (about 64 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (35 percent), in the city (1 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2009 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
2009 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat light none 20 10 30 40 65 25.000
2009 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat light none 20 10 30 40 65 25.0  
  Averages flat light none 20 10 30 40 65 25.0
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2009 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 25.0 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 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in heavy traffic (20 percent), and in the city (10 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
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med hvy 5 50 20 25 62 17.100
  flat med hvy 5 50 20 25 62 19.300
  flat med hvy 5 50 20 25 56 18.700
  flat light light 27 31 0 42 70 27.500
2009 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med hvy 11 45 15 29 63 20.7  
  Averages flat med hvy 11 45 15 29 63 20.7
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2009 Subaru Outback has been averaging 20.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (29 percent), in the suburbs (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (11 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 20.700
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 165-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 4-speed 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
2008 4dr Wagon turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 11 67 11 11 70 18.900
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 fuel economy 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 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 0 10 20 70 50 24.500
  flat light none 30 50 10 10 60 21.600
  flat light none 0 0 90 10 60 24.500
  hills light light 2 50 40 8 60 25.400
  flat med light 20 50 10 20 75 23.100
2008 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 10 32 34 24 61 23.8  
  Averages flat light none 10 32 34 24 61 23.8
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2008 Subaru Outback has been averaging 23.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 34 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (32 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 61 miles per hour (24 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 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
2008 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat lead none 10 20 10 60 80 28.500
  flat med hvy 2 18 30 50 70 25.600
2008 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat lead light 6 19 20 55 75 27.1  
  Averages flat lead light 6 19 20 55 75 27.1
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2008 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 27.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in the city (19 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead 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 light hvy 0 0 0 100 75 27.200
  flat light hvy 20 20 60 0 N/A 24.500
  flat light none 10 70 15 5 62 11.900
  flat light none 0 20 20 60 70 28.200
2008 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 8 28 24 41 69 23.0  
  Averages flat light light 8 28 24 41 69 23.0
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2008 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 23.0 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 41 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (28 percent), in the suburbs (24 percent), and in heavy traffic (8 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
2008 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med light 10 20 30 40 81 23.500
2008 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med light 10 20 30 40 81 23.5  
  Averages flat med light 10 20 30 40 81 23.5
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2008 Subaru Outback has been averaging 23.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 81 miles per hour (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in the city (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 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 40 25 10 25 70 21.400
2008 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 40 25 10 25 70 21.4  
  Averages flat med none 40 25 10 25 70 21.4
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2008 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 21.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (25 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (25 percent), and in the suburbs (10 percent).

In addition the average 2008 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
2008 4dr Wagon 245-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light hvy 5 25 10 60 70 27.176
  flat med none 2 30 8 60 65 22.500
  flat med none 1 30 19 50 65 23.700
  flat med none 1 30 19 50 65 23.100
  flat light hvy 5 25 10 60 70 26.780
2008 4dr Wagon 245-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 3 28 13 56 67 24.7  
  Averages flat med light 3 28 13 56 67 24.7
With the 165-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2008 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 24.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (about 56 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (28 percent), in the suburbs (13 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 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
2007 4dr Wagon turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 0 0 70 30 60 20.257
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 70 20.259
  flat med none 43 43 0 14 45 16.800
  flat med hvy 0 0 70 30 60 20.916
2007 4dr Wagon turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 11 11 53 26 59 19.6  
  Averages flat med light 11 11 53 26 59 19.6
With the turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2007 Subaru Outback has been averaging 19.6 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 24.000
  flat med none 0 6 31 63 60 24.000
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, 2007 Subaru Outback gas mileage 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 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 0 5 5 90 68 27.500
  flat light none 0 5 5 90 68 25.100
  flat light none 0 5 5 90 68 27.800
  flat light none 0 5 5 90 68 27.400
  flat light none 0 5 5 90 68 26.100
2007 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 0 5 5 90 68 26.8  
  Averages flat light none 0 5 5 90 68 26.8
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2007 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 26.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 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 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
2007 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat v.lt light 0 0 30 70 65 30.700
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 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2007 Subaru Outback 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 0 5 5 90 68 25.900
  flat light light 5 5 5 85 68 24.900
  flat light none 5 5 5 85 68 27.300
  flat light none 5 5 5 85 68 27.500
  flat light none 10 30 30 30 65 19.000
2007 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 5 10 10 75 67 24.9  
  Averages flat light none 5 10 10 75 67 24.9
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2007 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 24.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (about 75 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (10 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 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
2007 4dr Wagon 245-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 0 12 29 59 74 23.500
  flat med hvy 0 12 29 59 74 19.600
  flat med light 10 12 29 49 74 20.000
  flat med light 10 15 30 45 74 25.900
  flat med light 10 15 30 45 74 22.700
2007 4dr Wagon 245-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 6 13 29 51 74 22.3  
  Averages flat med light 6 13 29 51 74 22.3
With the 165-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2007 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 22.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 74 miles per hour (about 51 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (29 percent), in the city (13 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 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
2006 4dr Wagon turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 2 3 75 20 65 21.189
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 243hp 2.5L H4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2006 Subaru Outback 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 lead none 5 15 80 0 N/A 23.500
  flat med light 5 20 45 30 70 24.900
  flat med hvy 5 20 45 30 70 24.300
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 243hp 2.5L H4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2006 Subaru Outback gas mileage 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 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 40 40 20 0 N/A 19.800
  flat light light 60 20 15 5 62 18.200
  flat med none 0 30 60 10 70 22.695
  flat light none 10 0 0 90 70 27.000
  flat light light 0 15 15 70 60 26.000
2006 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 22 21 22 35 66 22.7  
  Averages flat light light 22 21 22 35 66 22.7
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2006 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 22.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (about 35 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (22 percent), in the suburbs (22 percent), and in the city (21 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 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat light light 0 0 5 95 65 25.000
2006 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat light light 0 0 5 95 65 25.0  
  Averages flat light light 0 0 5 95 65 25.0
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2006 Subaru Outback has been averaging 25.0 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 95 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (5 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 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 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 10 15 60 15 65 24.000
2006 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 10 15 60 15 65 24.0  
  Averages flat light light 10 15 60 15 65 24.0
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-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 in the suburbs (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (15 percent), in the city (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 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 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med none 0 5 0 95 80 23.336
2006 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med none 0 5 0 95 80 23.3  
  Averages flat med none 0 5 0 95 80 23.3
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2006 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 23.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (about 95 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (5 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the suburbs (0 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
flat med light 0 5 55 40 70 26.800
  mtns light hvy 0 50 0 50 75 24.900
2006 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med hvy 0 28 28 45 73 25.9  
  Averages hills med hvy 0 28 28 45 73 25.9
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2006 Subaru Outback has been averaging 25.9 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 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (28 percent), in the suburbs (28 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2006 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
2006 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
hills med light 10 20 0 70 75 26.000
2006 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
hills med light 10 20 0 70 75 26.0  
  Averages hills med light 10 20 0 70 75 26.0
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2006 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 26.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (20 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the suburbs (0 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
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light hvy 10 20 40 30 60 24.000
  flat light light 20 25 25 30 68 23.500
  flat med hvy 24 24 25 27 75 27.600
  hills med none 0 20 50 30 75 25.000
  flat light hvy 10 20 40 30 60 26.700
2006 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 13 22 36 29 68 25.4  
  Averages flat light light 13 22 36 29 68 25.4
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2006 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 25.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 36 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (29 percent), in the city (22 percent), and in heavy traffic (13 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 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat light none 5 10 10 75 65 22.201
  hills med light 5 5 15 75 75 25.500
2006 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
hills med light 5 8 13 75 70 23.9  
  Averages hills med light 5 8 13 75 70 23.9
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2006 Subaru Outback has been averaging 23.9 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 75 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (13 percent), in the city (8 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
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
mtns light hvy 0 50 0 50 75 24.300
2006 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
mtns light hvy 0 50 0 50 75 24.3  
  Averages mtns light hvy 0 50 0 50 75 24.3
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2006 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 24.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 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 75 miles per hour (50 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on mountainous 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
2006 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med none 0 5 0 95 80 23.900
2006 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med none 0 5 0 95 80 23.9  
  Averages flat med none 0 5 0 95 80 23.9
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2006 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 23.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (about 95 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (5 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the suburbs (0 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 250-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 0 15 30 55 70 21.300
  hills med light 10 20 10 60 75 20.583
2006 4dr Wagon 250-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med light 5 18 20 58 73 20.9  
  Averages hills med light 5 18 20 58 73 20.9
With the 165-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2006 Subaru Outback has been averaging 20.9 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 Sedan 250-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 0 0 0 100 70 28.424
  flat light light 34 17 7 41 65 22.300
  flat light none 0 0 90 10 60 25.300
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, 2006 Subaru Outback gas mileage 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
flat light hvy 10 10 10 70 60 21.364
  flat light hvy 10 10 10 70 50 22.257
  flat light hvy 0 5 5 90 65 24.748
  flat light hvy 0 5 15 80 65 24.576
  flat light hvy 5 10 0 85 75 24.195
2005 4dr Wagon turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light hvy 5 8 8 79 63 23.4  
  Averages flat light hvy 5 8 8 79 63 23.4
With the turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2005 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 23.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (about 79 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (8 percent), in the suburbs (8 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2005 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
2005 4dr Wagon turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med light 20 20 10 50 75 23.900
  flat med light 5 0 5 90 75 26.200
  flat light light 5 5 80 10 62 19.000
  flat med none 10 30 30 30 65 18.900
  flat med light 5 0 5 90 75 23.900
2005 4dr Wagon turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med light 9 11 26 54 70 22.4  
  Averages flat med light 9 11 26 54 70 22.4
With the turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2005 Subaru Outback 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 70 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 168-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 0 75 0 25 65 24.300
  flat med none 5 10 35 50 65 25.909
2005 4dr Wagon 168-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 3 43 18 38 65 25.1  
  Averages flat med light 3 43 18 38 65 25.1
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2005 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 25.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 43 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (38 percent), in the suburbs (18 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 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 168-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med hvy 10 10 40 40 68 27.400
2005 4dr Wagon 168-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med hvy 10 10 40 40 68 27.4  
  Averages flat med hvy 10 10 40 40 68 27.4
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2005 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 27.4 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 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (40 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the city (10 percent).

In addition the average 2005 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
2005 4dr Wagon 168-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med light 11 44 22 22 74 21.400
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 75 24.500
  flat light hvy 0 0 47 53 60 30.000
  mtns med light 35 15 40 10 65 26.000
  flat light none 0 80 0 20 70 23.000
2005 4dr Wagon 168-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med light 9 28 32 31 69 25.0  
  Averages hills med light 9 28 32 31 69 25.0
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2005 Subaru Outback has been averaging 25.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 32 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (31 percent), in the city (28 percent), and in heavy traffic (9 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
5-speed manual AWD
flat light none 0 5 0 95 68 28.300
  flat med none 15 0 8 77 75 27.400
  flat light hvy 10 10 40 40 62 27.400
  mtns lead light 10 15 30 45 65 28.500
  mtns lead light 10 15 30 45 65 29.600
2005 4dr Wagon 168-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
hills med light 9 9 22 60 67 28.2  
  Averages hills med light 9 9 22 60 67 28.2
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2005 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 28.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (22 percent), in heavy traffic (9 percent), and in the city (9 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 med none 0 10 25 65 60 23.217
2005 4dr Wagon 168-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 0 10 25 65 60 23.2  
  Averages flat med none 0 10 25 65 60 23.2
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2005 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 23.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 65 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (25 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2005 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
2005 4dr Wagon 250-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med hvy 5 40 25 30 74 18.400
  hills light light 0 0 10 90 74 25.200
  hills light light 0 10 40 50 62 23.300
  hills light none 0 10 40 50 56 21.200
  flat light none 0 50 50 0 N/A 18.000
2005 4dr Wagon 250-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills light light 1 22 33 44 67 21.2  
  Averages hills light light 1 22 33 44 67 21.2
With the 165-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 4-speed 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 67 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 Sedan 250-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 22 22 24 32 60 18.400
  flat light light 22 22 24 32 75 19.000
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, 2005 Subaru Outback gas mileage 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 22.000
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 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2004 Subaru Outback fuel economy 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 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat lead hvy 10 10 40 40 60 21.000
  hills light light 0 10 40 50 60 25.000
  flat med light 30 10 20 40 80 23.000
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 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual 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
2003 4dr Wagon 212-horsepower 3.0L H6
4-speed automatic AWD
hills med light 0 60 30 10 80 20.125
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 165-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2003 Subaru Outback gas mileage 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
2002 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light hvy 15 50 30 5 70 22.000
  flat lead none 0 10 40 50 70 23.770
  hills light light 0 60 0 40 70 25.000
2002 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat med light 5 40 23 32 70 23.6  
  Averages flat med light 5 40 23 32 70 23.6
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual 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 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (32 percent), in the suburbs (23 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2002 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 10 50 0 40 60 23.400
  flat light none 5 20 50 25 65 21.000
  hills med none 10 10 60 20 75 12.500
2002 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat light none 8 27 37 28 67 19.0  
  Averages flat light none 8 27 37 28 67 19.0
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2002 Subaru Outback has been averaging 19.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 37 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (28 percent), in the city (27 percent), and in heavy traffic (8 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 23.455
2002 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
hills lead light 10 80 0 10 80 23.5  
  Averages hills lead light 10 80 0 10 80 23.5
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2002 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 23.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (10 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2002 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a lead 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 22.667
  flat light none 0 0 10 90 75 22.300
2002 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat light none 0 10 25 65 75 22.5  
  Averages flat light none 0 10 25 65 75 22.5
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2002 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 22.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 65 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (25 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 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 212-horsepower 3.0L H6
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light hvy 0 30 30 40 60 20.000
2002 4dr Wagon 212-horsepower 3.0L H6
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light hvy 0 30 30 40 60 20.0  
  Averages flat light hvy 0 30 30 40 60 20.0
With the 165-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2002 Subaru Outback has been averaging 20.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 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 the city (30 percent), in the suburbs (30 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2002 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
2001 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat v.lt light 0 70 20 10 65 23.600
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 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-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 20.000
  flat med light 0 20 10 70 60 24.017
  hills med light 0 0 50 50 60 19.130
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 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual 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 Wagon 212-horsepower 3.0L H6
4-speed automatic AWD
flat med none 0 10 20 70 70 19.000
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 165-horsepower 2.5L H4 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 Sedan 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
hills light none 0 0 50 50 70 24.000
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, 2001 Subaru Outback gas mileage 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
hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 24.858
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 22.418
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 23.561
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 23.400
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 23.008
2000 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 23.4  
  Averages hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 23.4
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2000 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 23.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2000 Subaru Outbacks 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 65 miles per hour (20 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the city (10 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 26.000
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 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 1999 Subaru Outback 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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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Subaru Outback

Subaru Outback Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2011 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Uses Regular Gas and Gets around 19 MPG in City
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
31 mpg on twisty 2 lane roads going through Oregon coast and Cascades. Not bad for an AWD loaded with gear and people.
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
I consistently get 29 to 30 mpg.
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
Highway mileage with CVT.
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.
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.
2011 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
I would like to see mpg much higher than 22/29.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
2003 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
Would prefer getting over 30 mpg.
 

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