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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
2015 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat v.lt none 0 0 30 70 60 22.995
  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 30 70 60 25.542
  flat v.lt none 0 0 30 70 60 23.726
2015 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat v.lt none 0 0 28 72 60 24.3  
  Averages flat v.lt none 0 0 28 72 60 24.3
With the 175-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed shiftable CVT transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2015 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 24.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2015 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 72 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (28 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, the 2015 Subaru Outback 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 29.494
  hills med hvy 0 25 0 75 70 28.645
  mtns med none 5 0 15 80 70 24.100
  mtns med none 5 0 15 80 70 25.731
  hills med hvy 0 25 0 75 70 29.675
2014 4dr Wagon 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
hills med light 2 15 6 77 70 27.5  
  Averages hills med light 2 15 6 77 70 27.5
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2014 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 27.5 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 77 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (15 percent), in the suburbs (6 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2014 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
2013 4dr Wagon 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light light 0 0 10 90 60 27.470
  flat light light 0 0 10 90 60 29.391
  flat light none 0 0 80 20 60 24.700
  flat light none 0 0 20 80 65 26.405
  flat med light 0 15 5 80 70 31.389
2013 4dr Wagon 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light light 0 3 25 72 63 27.9  
  Averages flat light light 0 3 25 72 63 27.9
With the 175-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed shiftable CVT transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2013 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 27.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2013 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (about 72 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (25 percent), in the city (3 percent), and in heavy traffic (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 none 0 5 5 90 60 26.290
  mtns v.lt light 0 5 5 90 80 26.135
  mtns v.lt none 0 5 5 90 65 24.907
2013 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
mtns v.lt none 0 5 5 90 68 25.8  
  Averages mtns v.lt none 0 5 5 90 68 25.8
With the 165-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2013 Subaru Outback has been averaging 25.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2013 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on mountainous terrain with an ultra-light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light none 0 0 30 70 55 25.531
  flat light none 0 0 30 70 55 26.278
  flat light none 0 0 30 70 55 28.684
  flat light none 0 0 30 70 55 25.411
  flat light none 0 0 30 70 55 27.813
2012 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light none 0 0 30 70 55 26.7  
  Averages flat light none 0 0 30 70 55 26.7
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2012 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 26.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2012 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
flat med none 0 0 30 70 70 27.579
  flat med none 0 0 30 70 70 28.318
  flat med none 0 0 30 70 70 28.381
  flat med none 0 0 40 60 70 26.229
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 70 26.487
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 20 20 60 62 23.100
  flat light none 0 20 20 60 62 20.500
  mtns med light 4 17 75 4 70 23.400
  hills med hvy 0 2 0 98 75 29.100
  flat med none 0 5 20 75 62 23.700
2012 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
hills med none 1 13 27 59 66 24.0  
  Averages hills med none 1 13 27 59 66 24.0
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2012 Subaru Outback has been averaging 24.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (about 59 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (27 percent), in the city (13 percent), and in heavy traffic (1 percent).

In addition the average 2012 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
2012 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
flat med light 0 0 30 70 70 28.430
  flat med light 0 0 30 70 70 27.761
  flat med hvy 0 0 30 70 70 29.673
  flat med light 0 0 30 70 70 29.609
  flat med light 0 0 30 70 70 28.424
2012 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
flat med light 0 0 30 70 70 28.8  
  Averages flat med light 0 0 30 70 70 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 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 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
2012 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
mtns light light 0 20 30 50 70 25.946
  flat med none 10 10 35 45 70 24.600
  flat med none 10 10 20 60 65 26.196
  flat med none 10 10 20 60 62 25.900
  flat med none 10 10 20 60 62 24.100
2012 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat med none 8 12 25 55 66 25.3  
  Averages flat med none 8 12 25 55 66 25.3
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2012 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 25.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (about 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (25 percent), in the city (12 percent), and in heavy traffic (8 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 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
mtns med none 5 15 25 55 70 21.900
2012 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
mtns med none 5 15 25 55 70 21.9  
  Averages mtns med none 5 15 25 55 70 21.9
With the 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 70 miles per hour (about 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (25 percent), in the city (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on mountainous terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
mtns med none 10 10 40 40 75 24.000
  flat light none 0 100 0 0 N/A 19.800
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 65 25.500
  hills light none 31 31 31 7 60 19.500
  flat light hvy 10 10 70 10 65 28.000
2011 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
hills light none 10 30 28 31 66 23.4  
  Averages hills light none 10 30 28 31 66 23.4
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2011 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 23.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (about 31 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (30 percent), in the suburbs (28 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2011 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
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 29.075
  flat med none 0 0 5 95 75 29.541
  flat med none 5 25 25 45 65 23.224
2011 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
flat med none 1 5 9 85 73 27.0  
  Averages flat med none 1 5 9 85 73 27.0
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2011 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 27.0 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 85 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (9 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 24.500
  flat med none 4 8 8 80 74 22.200
  flat med none 5 25 40 30 75 20.625
  flat med none 5 25 40 30 75 20.333
  flat light light 0 0 75 25 60 19.500
2011 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 4 13 34 49 72 21.4  
  Averages flat med none 4 13 34 49 72 21.4
With the 165-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2011 Subaru Outback has been averaging 21.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 72 miles per hour (about 49 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (34 percent), in the city (13 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr Wagon turbocharged 148hp 2.0L H4 Diesel
6-speed manual AWD
hills light none 5 30 25 40 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 gas mileage 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
hills light none 20 0 20 60 75 24.300
  hills light none 20 0 20 60 75 23.700
  mtns med light 5 10 25 60 70 30.000
  hills med none 10 0 20 70 75 24.600
  hills light none 20 0 20 60 75 22.700
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
hills light none 15 2 21 62 74 25.1  
  Averages hills light none 15 2 21 62 74 25.1
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2010 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 25.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 74 miles per hour (about 62 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (21 percent), in heavy traffic (15 percent), and in the city (2 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 manual AWD
flat v.lt none 0 5 15 80 55 35.700
  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 32.7  
  Averages flat v.lt none 2 9 15 75 58 32.7
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2010 Subaru Outback has been averaging 32.7 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
flat light hvy 0 0 5 95 65 33.600
  flat light none 1 10 80 9 74 23.100
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light light 1 5 43 52 70 28.4  
  Averages flat light light 1 5 43 52 70 28.4
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2010 Subaru Outback gas mileage 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 70 miles per hour (about 52 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (43 percent), in the city (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (1 percent).

In addition the average 2010 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
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
flat v.lt none 1 15 5 79 60 33.900
  mtns light light 0 15 10 75 60 33.000
  flat med hvy 40 0 40 20 70 23.000
  mtns light hvy 0 15 10 75 60 32.000
  mtns light light 0 15 10 75 60 31.000
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
hills light light 8 12 15 65 62 30.6  
  Averages hills light light 8 12 15 65 62 30.6
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2010 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 30.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2010 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat med light 0 10 40 50 65 28.216
  flat light none 0 0 10 90 65 26.700
  flat med none 20 20 40 20 60 24.300
  flat lead light 2 8 30 60 75 29.100
  flat med hvy 0 0 0 100 75 30.900
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat med light 4 8 24 64 68 27.8  
  Averages flat med light 4 8 24 64 68 27.8
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2010 Subaru Outback has been averaging 27.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 64 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (24 percent), in the city (8 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 percent).

In addition the average 2010 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
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
flat light hvy 0 20 30 50 70 24.000
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
flat light hvy 0 20 30 50 70 24.0  
  Averages flat light hvy 0 20 30 50 70 24.0
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2010 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 24.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 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 (30 percent), in the city (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2010 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
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat med light 20 60 5 15 60 25.600
  flat med none 0 5 45 50 75 23.939
  flat med none 29 57 5 10 60 28.630
  flat med light 20 60 5 15 60 27.830
  flat med none 0 30 40 30 70 28.500
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat med none 14 42 20 24 65 26.9  
  Averages flat med none 14 42 20 24 65 26.9
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2010 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 26.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 42 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (24 percent), in the suburbs (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (14 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
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
flat light none 11 26 26 37 60 26.000
  flat light none 1 1 1 97 80 28.800
  hills med none 0 0 0 100 65 24.900
  flat v.lt none 0 5 5 90 60 34.126
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
flat light none 3 8 8 81 66 28.5  
  Averages flat light none 3 8 8 81 66 28.5
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2010 Subaru Outback has been averaging 28.5 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 81 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 (3 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat lead none 25 25 50 0 N/A 27.000
  flat light light 0 5 15 80 65 28.800
  flat light none 0 5 50 45 65 27.200
  hills med hvy 0 0 50 50 75 25.213
  hills light light 5 10 10 75 65 27.300
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat med light 6 9 35 50 68 27.1  
  Averages flat med light 6 9 35 50 68 27.1
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2010 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 27.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 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 the city (9 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 percent).

In addition the average 2010 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
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 med light 1 5 90 4 70 20.000
  flat light light 0 0 25 75 68 24.000
2010 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 21 12 35 32 66 22.3  
  Averages flat med none 21 12 35 32 66 22.3
With the 165-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2010 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 22.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 35 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (32 percent), in heavy traffic (21 percent), and in the city (12 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
flat light none 20 10 30 40 65 25.000
  mtns light none 20 10 20 50 60 25.800
  flat light light 15 5 20 60 75 25.000
2009 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
hills light none 18 8 23 50 67 25.3  
  Averages hills light none 18 8 23 50 67 25.3
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2009 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 25.3 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 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (23 percent), in heavy traffic (18 percent), and in the city (8 percent).

In addition the average 2009 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
2009 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills light light 0 0 70 30 65 29.600
  flat med hvy 5 50 20 25 62 17.100
  flat med none 0 2 0 98 68 25.000
  flat med hvy 5 50 20 25 62 19.300
  flat med hvy 5 50 20 25 56 18.700
2009 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 3 30 26 41 63 21.9  
  Averages flat med light 3 30 26 41 63 21.9
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2009 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 21.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (about 41 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (30 percent), in the suburbs (26 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 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
5-speed manual AWD
flat light none 0 5 0 95 70 27.300
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 75 28.200
  hills med light 0 20 10 70 70 30.336
  flat med none 0 5 20 75 75 28.400
2009 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med none 0 8 20 73 73 28.6  
  Averages flat med none 0 8 20 73 73 28.6
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2009 Subaru Outback has been averaging 28.6 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 73 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in the city (8 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr Wagon 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
5-speed manual AWD
flat med hvy 2 18 30 50 70 25.600
  flat med light 10 20 30 40 81 23.500
  flat lead none 10 20 10 60 80 28.500
2008 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med light 7 19 23 50 77 25.9  
  Averages flat med light 7 19 23 50 77 25.9
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2008 Subaru Outback has been averaging 25.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 77 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (23 percent), in the city (19 percent), and in heavy traffic (7 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 20 50 10 20 75 23.100
  flat light none 10 70 15 5 62 11.900
  flat light hvy 0 0 0 100 75 27.200
  hills light light 2 50 40 8 60 25.400
  flat light hvy 20 20 60 0 N/A 24.500
2008 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 10 38 25 27 68 22.4  
  Averages flat light light 10 38 25 27 68 22.4
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2008 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 22.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 38 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (27 percent), in the suburbs (25 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Wagon 245-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 2 30 8 60 65 22.500
  flat med none 1 30 19 50 65 23.100
  flat light hvy 5 25 10 60 70 26.780
  flat med none 1 30 19 50 65 23.700
  flat light hvy 5 25 10 60 70 27.176
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 20.400
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 70 20.259
  flat med hvy 0 0 70 30 60 20.100
  flat med none 43 43 0 14 45 16.800
2007 4dr Wagon turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 11 11 53 26 59 19.4  
  Averages flat med light 11 11 53 26 59 19.4
With the turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2007 Subaru Outback has been averaging 19.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2007 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Wagon turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med none 0 6 31 63 60 24.000
  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
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, 2007 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 30.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2007 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with an ultra-light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 5 5 5 85 68 26.100
  flat light none 5 5 5 85 68 27.500
  flat light none 5 5 5 85 68 26.800
  flat light none 5 5 5 85 68 27.300
  flat light none 5 5 5 85 68 26.800
2007 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 5 5 5 85 68 26.9  
  Averages flat light none 5 5 5 85 68 26.9
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2007 Subaru Outback has been averaging 26.9 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 85 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (5 percent), in the suburbs (5 percent), and in the city (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 10 12 29 49 74 20.000
  flat med light 15 12 29 45 74 22.300
  flat med light 0 12 29 59 74 23.500
  flat med light 10 15 30 45 74 25.900
  flat lead hvy 0 12 29 59 74 19.600
2007 4dr Wagon 245-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 7 13 29 51 74 22.3  
  Averages flat med light 7 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 gas mileage 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 (7 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, 2006 Subaru Outback fuel economy 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 hvy 5 20 45 30 70 24.300
  flat med light 5 20 45 30 70 24.900
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, the 2006 Subaru Outback 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 10 15 60 15 65 24.000
  flat light hvy 10 20 40 30 60 24.000
  flat light light 0 10 30 60 60 29.000
  flat light light 20 25 25 30 68 23.500
  flat med hvy 24 24 25 27 75 27.600
2006 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 13 19 36 32 66 25.6  
  Averages flat light light 13 19 36 32 66 25.6
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2006 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 25.6 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 66 miles per hour (32 percent), in the city (19 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
hills med light 5 5 15 75 75 25.500
  flat light none 5 10 10 75 65 22.201
  flat light light 0 0 5 95 65 25.000
  flat med none 0 5 0 95 80 23.336
  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 2 5 6 87 73 24.0  
  Averages flat med none 2 5 6 87 73 24.0
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2006 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 24.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2006 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 0 5 55 40 70 26.800
  flat light hvy 10 20 40 30 60 26.700
  flat med light 15 10 20 55 75 22.000
  flat light light 0 15 15 70 60 26.000
  flat light none 10 0 0 90 70 27.000
2006 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 7 10 26 57 67 25.7  
  Averages flat light light 7 10 26 57 67 25.7
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2006 Subaru Outback has been averaging 25.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (about 57 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (26 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (7 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 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, 2006 Subaru Outback gas mileage 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 34 17 7 41 65 22.300
  flat light light 0 0 0 100 70 28.300
  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 fuel economy 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 0 30 10 60 60 20.700
  flat light hvy 0 0 0 100 60 24.600
  flat light hvy 5 5 10 80 75 24.900
  flat light hvy 0 36 9 55 60 20.700
  flat lead hvy 20 65 5 10 80 17.500
2005 4dr Wagon turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light hvy 5 27 7 61 67 21.7  
  Averages flat light hvy 5 27 7 61 67 21.7
With the turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2005 Subaru Outback has been averaging 21.7 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 61 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (27 percent), in the suburbs (7 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 light light 5 5 80 10 62 19.000
  flat med light 5 0 5 90 75 23.900
  flat med light 5 0 5 90 75 26.200
  flat med none 10 30 30 30 65 18.900
  flat med light 20 20 10 50 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, 2005 Subaru Outback gas mileage 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
5-speed manual AWD
mtns lead light 10 15 30 45 65 29.600
  flat med none 15 0 8 77 75 27.400
  flat light hvy 10 10 40 40 62 27.400
  flat light none 0 5 0 95 68 30.900
  flat med none 15 0 8 77 75 27.400
2005 4dr Wagon 168-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med light 10 6 17 67 69 28.5  
  Averages flat med light 10 6 17 67 69 28.5
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2005 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 28.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (about 67 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (17 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the city (6 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
hills med light 11 44 22 22 74 21.400
  mtns med light 35 15 40 10 65 26.000
  flat light hvy 0 0 47 53 60 30.000
  flat light none 0 80 0 20 70 23.000
  flat light none 0 5 25 70 65 27.500
2005 4dr Wagon 168-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills light light 9 29 27 35 67 25.6  
  Averages hills light light 9 29 27 35 67 25.6
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2005 Subaru Outback has been averaging 25.6 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 35 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (29 percent), in the suburbs (27 percent), and in heavy traffic (9 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr Wagon 250-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills light light 0 0 10 90 74 25.200
  flat light none 0 50 50 0 N/A 18.000
  flat med hvy 5 40 25 30 74 18.400
  hills light light 0 10 40 50 62 23.300
  flat med hvy 5 40 25 30 74 18.400
2005 4dr Wagon 250-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 2 28 30 40 71 20.7  
  Averages flat light light 2 28 30 40 71 20.7
With the 165-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2005 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 20.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 71 miles per hour (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in the city (28 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 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
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 fuel economy 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, the 2004 Subaru Outback 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 med light 30 10 20 40 80 23.000
  flat lead hvy 10 10 40 40 60 21.000
  hills light light 0 10 40 50 60 25.000
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, 2003 Subaru Outback gas mileage 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 fuel economy has been averaging 20.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2003 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2002 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
hills med none 10 10 60 20 75 12.500
  flat light none 0 20 40 40 75 22.667
  flat light none 5 20 50 25 65 21.000
  flat light none 10 50 0 40 60 23.400
  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 5 20 32 43 70 20.4  
  Averages flat light none 5 20 32 43 70 20.4
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2002 Subaru Outback has been averaging 20.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2002 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2002 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
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
  hills lead light 10 80 0 10 80 23.455
2002 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
hills med light 6 50 18 26 73 23.6  
  Averages hills med light 6 50 18 26 73 23.6
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2002 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 23.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2002 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
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, 2002 Subaru Outback fuel economy 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
4-speed automatic AWD
hills med light 0 0 50 50 60 19.130
  mtns med light 0 25 50 25 60 20.000
  flat med light 0 20 10 70 60 24.017
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, the 2001 Subaru Outback 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 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 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, 2001 Subaru Outback fuel economy 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, the 2001 Subaru Outback has been averaging 24.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2001 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2000 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light none 40 5 5 50 60 21.533
  mtns light light 5 5 0 90 70 26.000
2000 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
hills light light 23 5 3 70 65 23.8  
  Averages hills light light 23 5 3 70 65 23.8
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2000 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 23.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2000 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
1999 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
-speed
flat light none 0 0 25 75 60 26.000
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, 1999 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 26.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

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

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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
Gets decent (18-28mpg) gas mileage for an suv that hauls groceries and kids and is a daily driver, snow, sleet or rain, every day.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
Would prefer getting over 30 mpg.
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
 

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.