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Subaru Outback MPG

Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2016 2016 4dr Wagon 175-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp shiftable CVT AWD 24.05 See details
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2015 2015 4dr Wagon 175-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp shiftable CVT AWD 26.63 See details
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2015 2015 4dr Wagon 250-hp 3.0L H6 5-sp shiftable automatic AWD 21.8 See details
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2014 2014 4dr Wagon 173-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp manual AWD 28.21 See details
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2013 2013 4dr Wagon 175-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp shiftable CVT AWD 26.14 See details
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2013 2013 4dr Wagon 250-hp 3.0L H6 5-sp shiftable automatic AWD 24.7 See details
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2012 2012 4dr Wagon 165-hp 2.5L H4 4-sp automatic AWD 27.93 See details
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2012 2012 4dr Wagon 173-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp manual AWD 27.59 See details
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2012 2012 4dr Wagon 250-hp 3.0L H6 5-sp shiftable automatic AWD 21.89 See details
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2011 2011 4dr Wagon 165-hp 2.5L H4 4-sp automatic AWD 25.55 See details
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2011 2011 4dr Wagon 173-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp manual AWD 25.54 See details
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2011 2011 4dr Wagon 250-hp 3.0L H6 5-sp shiftable automatic AWD 20.61 See details
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2010 2010 4dr Wagon 165-hp 2.5L H4 4-sp automatic AWD 26.51 See details
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2010 2010 4dr Wagon 173-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp manual AWD 29.43 See details
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2010 2010 4dr Wagon 250-hp 3.0L H6 5-sp shiftable automatic AWD 22.2 See details
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2010 2010 4dr Wagon turbocharged 148hp 2.0L H4 Diesel 6-sp manual AWD 35.6 See details
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2009 2009 4dr Wagon turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 5-sp manual AWD 21 See details
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2009 2009 4dr Wagon 165-hp 2.5L H4 4-sp automatic AWD 22.89 See details
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2009 2009 4dr Wagon 173-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp manual AWD 27.15 See details
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2009 2009 4dr Wagon 250-hp 3.0L H6 5-sp shiftable automatic AWD 20.7 See details
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2008 2008 4dr Wagon turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 5-sp shiftable automatic AWD 18.9 See details
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2008 2008 4dr Wagon 165-hp 2.5L H4 4-sp automatic AWD 23.53 See details
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2008 2008 4dr Wagon 173-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp manual AWD 25.87 See details
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2008 2008 4dr Wagon 250-hp 3.0L H6 5-sp shiftable automatic AWD 26.66 See details
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2007 2007 4dr Wagon turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 5-sp shiftable automatic AWD 19.56 See details
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2007 2007 4dr Wagon turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 5-sp manual AWD 24 See details
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2007 2007 4dr Wagon 165-hp 2.5L H4 4-sp automatic AWD 25.31 See details
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2007 2007 4dr Wagon 173-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp manual AWD 30.7 See details
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2007 2007 4dr Wagon 250-hp 3.0L H6 5-sp shiftable automatic AWD 21.4 See details
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2006 2006 4dr Sedan 250-hp 3.0L H6 5-sp shiftable automatic AWD 25.34 See details
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2006 2006 4dr Wagon turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 5-sp shiftable automatic AWD 21.19 See details
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2006 2006 4dr Wagon turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 5-sp manual AWD 24.23 See details
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2006 2006 4dr Wagon 165-hp 2.5L H4 4-sp automatic AWD 24.47 See details
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2006 2006 4dr Wagon 173-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp manual AWD 24.32 See details
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2006 2006 4dr Wagon 250-hp 3.0L H6 5-sp shiftable automatic AWD 20.94 See details
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2005 2005 4dr Sedan 250-hp 3.0L H6 5-sp shiftable automatic AWD 18.7 See details
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2005 2005 4dr Wagon turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 5-sp shiftable automatic AWD 21.74 See details
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2005 2005 4dr Wagon turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 5-sp manual AWD 22.38 See details
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2005 2005 4dr Wagon 165-hp 2.5L H4 4-sp automatic AWD 25.42 See details
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2005 2005 4dr Wagon 173-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp manual AWD 28 See details
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2005 2005 4dr Wagon 250-hp 3.0L H6 5-sp shiftable automatic AWD 20.75 See details
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2004 2004 4dr Wagon 173-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp manual AWD 22 See details
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2003 2003 4dr Wagon 165-hp 2.5L H4 4-sp automatic AWD 23 See details
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2003 2003 4dr Wagon 250-hp 3.0L H6 5-sp shiftable automatic AWD 20.13 See details
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2002 2002 4dr Wagon 165-hp 2.5L H4 4-sp automatic AWD 23.56 See details
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2002 2002 4dr Wagon 173-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp manual AWD 20.37 See details
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2002 2002 4dr Wagon 250-hp 3.0L H6 5-sp shiftable automatic AWD 20 See details
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2001 2001 4dr Sedan 165-hp 2.5L H4 4-sp automatic AWD 24 See details
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2001 2001 4dr Wagon 165-hp 2.5L H4 4-sp automatic AWD 21.05 See details
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2001 2001 4dr Wagon 173-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp manual AWD 23.6 See details
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2001 2001 4dr Wagon 250-hp 3.0L H6 5-sp shiftable automatic AWD 19 See details
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2000 2000 4dr Wagon 165-hp 2.5L H4 4-sp automatic AWD 22.62 See details
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1999 1999 4dr Wagon 165-hp 2.5L H4 4-sp automatic AWD 26 See details
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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
2015 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
Consistently pretty good mileage. I generally get 30mpg mixed city and highway (more highway though)
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 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
For a heavy-ish car with a 3.6l six, I have been getting remarkable mileage. 24-26 overall in mixed driving.
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.
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 212-horsepower 3.0L H6
4-speed automatic AWD
For a car this size, they should be able to get better mileage
2003 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
Would prefer getting over 30 mpg.
 

Subaru Outback Gas Mileage (MPG)

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