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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.

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Subaru Outback Gas Mileage

Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2015 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat v.lt none 0 0 30 70 60 23.0
  flat v.lt none 0 0 30 70 60 23.8
  flat v.lt none 0 0 30 70 60 27.1
  flat v.lt none 0 0 30 70 60 25.5
  flat v.lt none 0 0 30 70 60 23.7
2015 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat v.lt none 0 0 30 70 60 24.6  
  Averages flat v.lt none 0 0 30 70 60 24.6
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 24.6 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 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 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 21.8
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 29.5
  hills med hvy 0 25 0 75 70 28.0
  hills med hvy 0 25 0 75 70 28.6
  hills med hvy 0 25 0 75 70 29.7
  mtns med none 5 0 15 80 70 25.7
2014 4dr Wagon 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
hills med hvy 1 20 3 76 70 28.3  
  Averages hills med hvy 1 20 3 76 70 28.3
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2014 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 28.3 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 none 0 0 20 80 65 26.4
  flat light none 0 0 25 75 65 27.2
  flat light none 0 0 80 20 60 24.7
  flat light light 0 0 10 90 60 27.5
  flat med light 0 15 5 80 70 31.4
2013 4dr Wagon 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light none 0 3 28 69 64 27.4  
  Averages flat light none 0 3 28 69 64 27.4
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 27.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2013 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 64 miles per hour (about 69 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (28 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 not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2013 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
mtns v.lt light 0 5 5 90 80 26.1
  mtns v.lt none 0 5 5 90 60 26.3
  mtns v.lt none 0 5 5 90 65 24.9
2013 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
mtns v.lt none 0 5 5 90 68 25.8  
  Averages mtns v.lt none 0 5 5 90 68 25.8
With the 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 light 0 0 30 70 55 32.5
  flat light light 0 0 30 70 55 30.3
  flat light light 0 0 30 70 55 34.8
  flat light light 0 0 30 70 55 31.0
  flat light none 0 0 30 70 55 27.9
2012 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light light 0 0 30 70 55 31.3  
  Averages flat light light 0 0 30 70 55 31.3
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2012 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 31.3 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 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 manual AWD
flat med none 0 0 30 70 70 27.6
  flat med none 0 0 30 70 70 28.3
  flat med none 0 0 30 70 70 28.4
  flat med none 0 0 40 60 70 26.2
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 70 26.5
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 med none 0 1 4 95 70 28.8
  mtns med light 0 20 20 60 80 30.5
  mtns med light 0 30 30 40 70 28.4
  mtns light light 0 30 30 40 70 28.8
  flat light none 0 10 30 60 62 26.6
2012 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
hills med light 0 18 23 59 70 28.6  
  Averages hills med light 0 18 23 59 70 28.6
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2012 Subaru Outback has been averaging 28.6 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 59 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (23 percent), in the city (18 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2012 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
2012 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
flat med light 0 0 30 70 70 28.4
  flat med light 0 0 30 70 70 27.8
  flat med hvy 0 0 30 70 70 29.7
  flat med light 0 0 30 70 70 29.6
  flat med light 0 0 30 70 70 28.4
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
flat med light 10 75 5 10 60 20.9
  flat med none 10 10 20 60 62 25.9
  flat light none 0 10 20 70 68 26.7
  flat light none 0 10 20 70 68 24.8
  flat med none 0 10 20 70 68 22.6
2012 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat med none 4 23 17 56 65 24.2  
  Averages flat med none 4 23 17 56 65 24.2
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2012 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 24.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 56 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (23 percent), in the suburbs (17 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 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 21.9
2012 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
mtns med none 5 15 25 55 70 21.9  
  Averages mtns med none 5 15 25 55 70 21.9
With the 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
flat v.lt none 5 20 0 75 65 30.0
  flat light none 0 100 0 0 N/A 19.8
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 65 25.5
  hills light none 31 31 31 7 60 19.5
  flat light hvy 10 10 70 10 65 28.0
2011 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light none 9 32 20 38 64 24.6  
  Averages flat light none 9 32 20 38 64 24.6
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2011 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 24.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 64 miles per hour (about 38 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (32 percent), in the suburbs (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (9 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
flat med none 0 0 5 95 75 29.1
  flat med none 10 25 25 40 65 24.2
  flat med none 0 0 5 95 75 26.2
  hills med none 0 0 5 95 75 27.1
  flat med none 5 25 25 45 65 23.2
2011 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
flat med none 3 10 13 74 71 26.0  
  Averages flat med none 3 10 13 74 71 26.0
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2011 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 26.0 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 74 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (13 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 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 5 25 40 30 75 20.6
  flat med none 4 8 8 79 74 24.5
  flat med none 5 25 40 30 75 20.3
  flat light light 0 0 75 25 60 19.5
  flat med light 4 8 8 80 74 20.6
2011 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 4 13 34 49 72 21.1  
  Averages flat med none 4 13 34 49 72 21.1
With the 165-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2011 Subaru Outback has been averaging 21.1 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 35.6
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
mtns light light 22 23 25 30 65 31.0
  mtns light none 22 23 25 30 60 30.0
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 65 29.2
  hills med none 10 0 20 70 75 24.6
  flat light none 5 20 20 55 65 27.0
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
hills light none 12 13 18 57 66 28.4  
  Averages hills light none 12 13 18 57 66 28.4
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2010 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 28.4 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 57 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (18 percent), in the city (13 percent), and in heavy traffic (12 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 light hvy 0 20 30 50 70 24.0
  mtns light light 0 15 10 75 60 31.0
  mtns light hvy 0 15 10 75 60 32.0
  flat med hvy 40 0 40 20 70 23.0
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
hills light hvy 10 13 23 55 65 27.5  
  Averages hills light hvy 10 13 23 55 65 27.5
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2010 Subaru Outback has been averaging 27.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 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 suburbs (23 percent), in the city (13 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on hilly 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 none 29 57 5 10 60 28.6
  flat med light 20 60 5 15 60 27.8
  flat med none 0 30 40 30 70 27.3
  flat light hvy 10 40 25 25 60 26.0
  flat light none 10 40 25 25 60 26.4
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat med light 14 45 20 21 62 27.2  
  Averages flat med light 14 45 20 21 62 27.2
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2010 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 27.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 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 62 miles per hour (21 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 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
mtns light light 0 15 10 75 60 33.0
  flat v.lt none 1 15 5 79 60 33.9
  hills med none 0 0 0 100 65 24.9
  flat light none 1 1 1 97 80 28.8
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
hills light none 1 8 4 88 66 30.2  
  Averages hills light none 1 8 4 88 66 30.2
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2010 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 30.2 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 88 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (8 percent), in the suburbs (4 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 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 6 14 43 37 50 30.2
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light none 6 14 43 37 50 30.2  
  Averages flat light none 6 14 43 37 50 30.2
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2010 Subaru Outback has been averaging 30.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 43 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 50 miles per hour (37 percent), in the city (14 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 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 light none 11 26 26 37 60 26.0
  flat v.lt none 0 5 5 90 60 34.1
  flat v.lt none 0 5 15 80 55 35.7
  flat v.lt none 3 12 15 70 60 29.7
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
flat v.lt none 4 12 15 69 59 31.4  
  Averages flat v.lt none 4 12 15 69 59 31.4
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2010 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 31.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 59 miles per hour (about 69 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 (4 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 med none 0 5 35 60 75 24.6
  hills light none 0 5 57 38 75 24.6
  hills med light 0 10 20 70 70 27.6
  hills med none 0 9 64 27 75 23.5
  hills med none 0 10 60 30 75 25.0
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
hills med none 0 8 47 45 74 25.1  
  Averages hills med none 0 8 47 45 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 in the suburbs (about 47 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 74 miles per hour (45 percent), in the city (8 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 not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 25 25 10 40 60 26.0
  flat med none 0 20 50 30 74 18.7
  flat light light 0 0 25 75 68 24.0
  hills med none 0 20 40 40 65 23.0
  flat light light 10 20 40 30 70 24.3
2010 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 7 17 33 43 67 23.2  
  Averages flat med none 7 17 33 43 67 23.2
With the 165-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2010 Subaru Outback has been averaging 23.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 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 the city (17 percent), and in heavy traffic (7 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 21.0
2009 4dr Wagon turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med hvy 5 20 20 55 65 21.0  
  Averages flat med hvy 5 20 20 55 65 21.0
With the turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2009 Subaru Outback gas mileage 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 25.0
  flat light none 0 5 0 95 70 27.3
  mtns light none 20 10 20 50 60 25.8
  flat light light 15 5 20 60 75 25.0
2009 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
hills light none 14 8 18 61 68 25.8  
  Averages hills light none 14 8 18 61 68 25.8
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2009 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 25.8 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 61 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (18 percent), in heavy traffic (14 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 29.6
  flat med hvy 5 50 20 25 56 18.7
  flat med hvy 5 50 20 25 62 17.1
  flat med none 0 2 0 98 68 25.0
  flat light light 27 31 0 42 70 27.5
2009 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 7 27 22 44 64 23.6  
  Averages flat med light 7 27 22 44 64 23.6
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2009 Subaru Outback has been averaging 23.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 64 miles per hour (about 44 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (27 percent), in the suburbs (22 percent), and in heavy traffic (7 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC 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 med none 0 0 50 50 75 28.2
  flat med none 0 5 20 75 75 28.4
  hills med light 0 20 10 70 70 30.3
2009 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med none 0 8 27 65 73 29.0  
  Averages flat med none 0 8 27 65 73 29.0
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2009 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 29.0 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 65 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (27 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 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med hvy 5 50 20 25 62 19.3
2009 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med hvy 5 50 20 25 62 19.3  
  Averages flat med hvy 5 50 20 25 62 19.3
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2009 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 19.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 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 62 miles per hour (25 percent), in the suburbs (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr Wagon 245-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 20 20 20 40 60 20.7
2009 4dr Wagon 245-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 20 20 20 40 60 20.7  
  Averages flat light none 20 20 20 40 60 20.7
With the 165-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 4-speed automatic 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 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 18.9
2008 4dr Wagon turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 11 67 11 11 70 18.9  
  Averages flat med light 11 67 11 11 70 18.9
With the turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2008 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 18.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2008 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light hvy 20 20 60 0 N/A 24.5
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 75 26.5
  flat light hvy 0 0 0 100 75 27.2
2008 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 7 7 20 67 75 26.1  
  Averages flat light light 7 7 20 67 75 26.1
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2008 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 26.1 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 67 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in heavy traffic (7 percent), and in the city (7 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 hvy 2 18 30 50 70 25.6
  flat lead none 10 20 10 60 80 28.5
  flat med light 10 20 30 40 81 23.5
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
hills light light 2 50 40 8 60 25.4
  flat light none 0 20 20 60 70 28.2
  flat light none 10 70 15 5 62 11.9
  flat med none 40 25 10 25 70 21.4
  flat light none 30 50 10 10 60 21.6
2008 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 16 43 19 22 64 21.7  
  Averages flat light none 16 43 19 22 64 21.7
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2008 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 21.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 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 64 miles per hour (22 percent), in the suburbs (19 percent), and in heavy traffic (16 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 245-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light hvy 5 25 10 60 70 27.2
  flat light hvy 5 25 10 60 70 29.4
  flat med none 2 30 8 60 65 22.5
  flat med none 1 30 19 50 65 23.1
  flat med none 1 30 19 50 65 23.7
2008 4dr Wagon 245-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 3 28 13 56 67 25.2  
  Averages flat med light 3 28 13 56 67 25.2
With the 165-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2008 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 25.2 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 hvy 0 0 70 30 60 20.1
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 70 20.3
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 60 20.4
  flat med none 43 43 0 14 45 16.8
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 24.0
  flat med none 0 6 31 63 60 24.0
2007 4dr Wagon turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med none 0 6 31 63 60 24.0  
  Averages flat med none 0 6 31 63 60 24.0
With the turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 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 30.7
2007 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat v.lt light 0 0 30 70 65 30.7  
  Averages flat v.lt light 0 0 30 70 65 30.7
With the 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 27.6
  flat light none 5 5 5 85 68 27.3
  flat light none 5 5 5 85 68 27.5
  flat light none 5 5 5 85 68 26.1
  flat light none 5 5 5 85 68 26.8
2007 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 5 5 5 85 68 27.1  
  Averages flat light none 5 5 5 85 68 27.1
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2007 Subaru Outback has been averaging 27.1 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 20.0
  flat med light 15 12 29 45 74 22.3
  flat med light 0 12 29 59 74 23.5
  flat lead hvy 10 15 30 45 74 17.6
  flat lead hvy 0 12 29 59 74 19.6
2007 4dr Wagon 245-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 7 13 29 51 74 20.6  
  Averages flat med light 7 13 29 51 74 20.6
With the 165-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2007 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 20.6 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 21.2
2006 4dr Wagon turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 2 3 75 20 65 21.2  
  Averages flat light light 2 3 75 20 65 21.2
With the turbocharged 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 23.5
  flat med hvy 5 20 45 30 70 24.3
  flat med light 5 20 45 30 70 24.9
2006 4dr Wagon turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med light 5 18 57 20 70 24.2  
  Averages flat med light 5 18 57 20 70 24.2
With the turbocharged 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 60 20 15 5 62 19.9
  flat light hvy 10 20 40 30 60 24.0
  flat light hvy 10 20 40 30 60 26.7
  flat light light 20 25 25 30 68 23.5
  flat med hvy 24 24 25 27 75 27.6
2006 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light hvy 25 22 29 24 65 24.3  
  Averages flat light hvy 25 22 29 24 65 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 suburbs (about 29 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (25 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (24 percent), and in the city (22 percent).

In addition the average 2006 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
2006 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
hills med light 5 5 15 75 75 25.5
  flat light none 5 10 10 75 65 22.2
  flat light light 0 0 5 95 65 25.0
  flat med none 0 5 0 95 80 23.3
  flat med none 0 5 0 95 80 23.9
2006 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med none 2 5 6 87 73 24.0  
  Averages flat med none 2 5 6 87 73 24.0
With the 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 26.8
  flat light light 0 10 30 60 60 29.0
  flat med light 15 10 20 55 75 22.0
  flat light light 0 15 15 70 60 26.0
  flat light light 10 15 60 15 65 24.0
2006 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 5 11 36 48 66 25.6  
  Averages flat light light 5 11 36 48 66 25.6
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2006 Subaru Outback has been averaging 25.6 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 48 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (36 percent), in the city (11 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 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 21.3
  hills med light 10 20 10 60 75 20.6
2006 4dr Wagon 250-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med light 5 18 20 58 73 21.0  
  Averages hills med light 5 18 20 58 73 21.0
With the 165-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2006 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 21.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2006 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Sedan 250-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 34 17 7 41 65 22.3
  flat light light 0 0 0 100 70 28.3
  flat light none 0 0 90 10 60 25.3
2006 4dr Sedan 250-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 11 6 32 50 65 25.3  
  Averages flat light light 11 6 32 50 65 25.3
With the 250-horsepower 3.0L H6 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 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 5 5 10 80 75 24.9
  flat light hvy 0 0 0 100 75 24.6
  flat light hvy 5 0 0 95 70 24.6
  flat light hvy 10 10 10 70 60 21.4
  flat light hvy 0 0 0 100 60 24.6
2005 4dr Wagon turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light hvy 4 3 4 89 68 24.0  
  Averages flat light hvy 4 3 4 89 68 24.0
With the turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2005 Subaru Outback has been averaging 24.0 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 89 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (4 percent), in the suburbs (4 percent), and in the city (3 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 5 0 5 90 75 26.2
  flat med light 5 0 5 90 75 23.9
  flat light light 5 5 80 10 62 19.0
  flat med light 20 20 10 50 75 23.9
  flat med none 10 30 30 30 65 18.9
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 29.6
  flat light hvy 10 10 40 40 62 27.4
  flat med none 15 0 8 77 75 27.4
  flat med none 15 0 8 77 75 27.4
  flat light none 0 5 0 95 68 30.9
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 21.4
  flat light hvy 0 0 47 53 60 30.0
  mtns med light 35 15 40 10 65 26.0
  flat light none 0 80 0 20 70 23.0
  flat light none 0 5 25 70 65 27.5
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 10 40 50 62 23.3
  flat light none 0 50 50 0 N/A 18.0
  flat med hvy 5 40 25 30 74 18.4
  hills light none 0 10 40 50 56 21.2
  flat med hvy 5 40 25 30 74 18.4
2005 4dr Wagon 250-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 2 30 36 32 67 19.9  
  Averages flat light light 2 30 36 32 67 19.9
With the 165-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2005 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 19.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 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 67 miles per hour (32 percent), in the city (30 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 light 22 22 24 32 75 19.0
  flat light none 22 22 24 32 60 18.4
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 22.0
2004 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med hvy 50 0 0 50 60 22.0  
  Averages flat med hvy 50 0 0 50 60 22.0
With the 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 23.0
  flat lead hvy 10 10 40 40 60 21.0
  hills light light 0 10 40 50 60 25.0
2003 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat med light 13 10 33 43 67 23.0  
  Averages flat med light 13 10 33 43 67 23.0
With the 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 20.1
2003 4dr Wagon 212-horsepower 3.0L H6
4-speed automatic AWD
hills med light 0 60 30 10 80 20.1  
  Averages hills med light 0 60 30 10 80 20.1
With the 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 12.5
  flat light none 0 20 40 40 75 22.7
  flat light none 0 0 10 90 75 22.3
  flat light none 10 50 0 40 60 23.4
  flat light none 5 20 50 25 65 21.0
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
hills lead light 10 80 0 10 80 23.5
  flat light hvy 15 50 30 5 70 22.0
  flat lead none 0 10 40 50 70 23.8
  hills light light 0 60 0 40 70 25.0
2002 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
hills med light 6 50 18 26 73 23.6  
  Averages hills med light 6 50 18 26 73 23.6
With the 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 20.0
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 19.1
2001 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
hills med light 0 0 50 50 60 19.1  
  Averages hills med light 0 0 50 50 60 19.1
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2001 Subaru Outback has been averaging 19.1 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 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 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 23.6
2001 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat v.lt light 0 70 20 10 65 23.6  
  Averages flat v.lt light 0 70 20 10 65 23.6
With the 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 20.0
  flat med light 0 20 10 70 60 24.0
2001 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
hills med light 0 23 30 48 60 22.0  
  Averages hills med light 0 23 30 48 60 22.0
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2001 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 22.0 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 (30 percent), in the city (23 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 19.0
2001 4dr Wagon 212-horsepower 3.0L H6
4-speed automatic AWD
flat med none 0 10 20 70 70 19.0  
  Averages flat med none 0 10 20 70 70 19.0
With the 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 24.0
2001 4dr Sedan 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
hills light none 0 0 50 50 70 24.0  
  Averages hills light none 0 0 50 50 70 24.0
With the 165-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 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
mtns light light 5 5 0 90 70 26.0
  flat light none 40 5 5 50 60 21.5
2000 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
hills light light 23 5 3 70 65 23.8  
  Averages hills light light 23 5 3 70 65 23.8
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2000 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 23.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2000 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
1999 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
-speed
flat light none 0 0 25 75 60 26.0
1999 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
-speed
flat light none 0 0 25 75 60 26.0  
  Averages flat light none 0 0 25 75 60 26.0
With the 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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Subaru Outback Fuel Economy: Pros
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2013 4dr Wagon 175-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp shiftable CVT AWD Drive approx 70% rural highway / 30% city and getting 27 MPG on first oil. Mileage is improving.
2012 4dr Wagon 165-hp 2.5L H4 4-sp automatic 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 165-hp 2.5L H4 4-sp automatic AWD So far getting 25MPG in mixed driving which is great for an AWD vehicle in our hilly areas here.
2011 4dr Wagon 250-hp 3.0L H6 5-sp shiftable automatic AWD Uses Regular Gas and Gets around 19 MPG in City
2011 4dr Wagon 250-hp 3.0L H6 5-sp 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 165-hp 2.5L H4 4-sp automatic AWD Getting > than sticker MPG right out of the dealers lot. The CVT really rewards soft steady gas peddle.
2010 4dr Wagon 173-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp 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.
2010 4dr Wagon 165-hp 2.5L H4 4-sp automatic AWD I like that my 2.5l CVT can be run with regular gas or higher octane premium fules. This gives me a wide range of choices when fuleing. Being my commute to work is 35 miles I love the highway mpg I can attain while still having all wheel drive.
2010 4dr Wagon 165-hp 2.5L H4 4-sp automatic AWD I consistently get 29 to 30 mpg.
2010 4dr Wagon 165-hp 2.5L H4 4-sp automatic AWD Highway mileage with CVT.
Subaru Outback Fuel Economy: Cons
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2012 4dr Wagon 250-hp 3.0L H6 5-sp 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 165-hp 2.5L H4 4-sp automatic 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.
2011 4dr Wagon 165-hp 2.5L H4 4-sp automatic AWD I would like to see mpg much higher than 22/29.
2009 4dr Wagon 165-hp 2.5L H4 4-sp 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 165-hp 2.5L H4 4-sp 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 250-hp 3.0L H6 5-sp 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 243hp 2.5L H4 5-sp 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 250-hp 3.0L H6 5-sp shiftable automatic AWD For a car this size, they should be able to get better mileage
2003 4dr Wagon 165-hp 2.5L H4 4-sp automatic AWD Would prefer getting over 30 mpg.