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Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2016 24.1 MPG Highway Percentage 31 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2016 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
hills med none 0 25 50 25 60 25.192
  hills med none 0 25 50 25 60 24.174
  flat light light 0 20 40 40 65 20.382
  hills med none 0 20 40 40 60 27.437
  hills med light 0 25 50 25 60 23.088
2016 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
hills med none 0 23 46 31 61 24.1  
  Averages hills med none 0 23 46 31 61 24.1
With the 175-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed shiftable CVT transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2016 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 24.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2016 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 46 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 61 miles per hour (31 percent), in the city (23 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2016 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2015 26.6 MPG Highway Percentage 79 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2015 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat v.lt none 0 0 30 70 60 27.124
  flat v.lt none 0 0 2 98 70 36.923
  flat v.lt none 0 0 30 70 60 25.542
  flat v.lt none 0 0 3 97 70 25.521
  flat v.lt none 0 0 2 98 70 30.044
  flat v.lt none 0 0 12 88 60 26.220
  flat v.lt none 0 0 30 70 60 22.429
  mtns med none 0 0 5 95 70 27.438
  flat v.lt none 0 0 2 98 70 28.133
  flat v.lt none 0 0 22 78 60 25.181
  flat v.lt none 0 0 30 70 60 22.995
  flat v.lt none 0 0 12 88 70 27.058
  flat v.lt none 0 0 12 88 60 25.812
  flat med light 0 0 40 60 60 27.273
  flat v.lt none 0 0 2 98 70 29.282
  flat light none 0 30 30 40 65 28.000
  flat light none 0 13 17 70 65 28.808
  flat v.lt none 0 0 30 70 60 21.348
  flat v.lt none 0 0 30 70 60 23.823
  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 2 19 79 64 26.6  
  Averages flat v.lt none 0 2 19 79 64 26.6
With the 175-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed shiftable CVT transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2015 Subaru Outback has been averaging 26.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2015 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 64 miles per hour (about 79 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (19 percent), in the city (2 percent), and in heavy traffic (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.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2015 21.8 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2015 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light light 5 55 30 10 50 21.800
2015 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light light 5 55 30 10 50 21.8  
  Averages flat light light 5 55 30 10 50 21.8
With the 165-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2015 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 21.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2015 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2014 28.2 MPG Highway Percentage 78 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2014 4dr Wagon 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
hills med hvy 0 25 0 75 70 28.645
  hills med hvy 0 25 0 75 70 28.321
  mtns med none 5 0 15 80 70 24.100
  mtns med none 5 0 15 80 70 25.731
  hills med hvy 0 15 0 85 65 30.909
  hills med hvy 0 15 0 85 70 29.054
  hills med hvy 0 25 0 75 70 28.000
  hills med hvy 0 25 0 75 70 29.494
  hills med hvy 0 25 0 75 70 29.675
2014 4dr Wagon 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
hills med hvy 1 17 3 78 69 28.2  
  Averages hills med hvy 1 17 3 78 69 28.2
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2014 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 28.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2014 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (about 78 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (17 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.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2013 26.1 MPG Highway Percentage 41 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2013 4dr Wagon 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light light 0 0 75 25 65 28.012
  flat light none 0 0 60 40 65 23.990
  flat light none 0 0 60 40 65 22.975
  flat light none 0 0 80 20 60 24.700
  flat light none 0 0 60 40 65 25.939
  flat light light 0 0 10 90 60 27.470
  flat light light 0 0 75 25 65 27.385
  flat lead none 5 20 5 70 80 28.235
  flat v.lt hvy 0 60 20 20 65 24.510
  flat light light 0 22 22 56 65 33.402
  flat light light 10 10 80 0 N/A 31.622
  flat light hvy 0 20 20 60 50 26.278
  flat light none 2 8 20 70 70 27.791
  flat med light 0 15 5 80 70 31.389
  flat light none 0 0 20 80 65 26.405
  flat light light 0 0 10 90 60 29.391
  flat light none 0 0 20 80 65 30.120
  flat light none 0 0 25 75 65 27.182
  flat light none 0 0 50 50 65 29.246
  flat light none 0 0 15 85 65 30.011
  flat light hvy 0 10 10 80 70 30.357
  flat light none 0 60 30 10 55 23.927
  flat light none 0 90 10 0 N/A 19.921
  flat light none 0 75 25 0 N/A 21.553
  flat light none 0 40 40 20 55 21.676
  flat light none 20 20 10 50 65 28.592
  flat light none 0 90 10 0 N/A 21.862
  flat light none 0 90 10 0 N/A 20.317
  flat light none 0 50 0 50 60 23.312
  flat light none 0 67 0 33 60 20.339
  flat light none 0 40 40 20 55 24.255
  flat light none 40 35 10 15 65 21.544
  flat light none 10 10 0 80 80 32.482
  flat light none 10 10 70 10 70 32.076
  hills light none 0 25 25 50 60 26.264
  mtns light none 0 40 10 50 55 24.617
  flat light none 0 60 30 10 55 21.600
  flat light none 0 40 10 50 55 27.546
  flat light none 0 0 30 70 55 24.055
  flat light none 0 40 40 20 55 23.588
  flat light none 0 0 60 40 65 22.441
  flat light none 0 0 60 40 65 24.705
  flat light none 0 0 60 40 65 27.241
  flat light light 0 0 75 25 65 28.043
  flat light none 0 0 60 40 65 27.267
  flat light none 0 0 60 40 65 24.059
  flat light none 0 0 60 40 65 25.924
  flat light none 0 0 75 25 65 27.665
  flat v.lt none 2 0 4 94 70 29.356
  flat light light 0 0 40 60 65 27.343
  hills med none 10 15 55 20 70 25.899
  hills med none 10 15 35 40 70 25.889
  hills light none 10 15 50 25 70 26.842
  hills med none 10 15 55 20 70 24.116
  hills med none 10 15 55 20 70 25.325
  hills med none 10 15 55 20 70 25.595
2013 4dr Wagon 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light none 3 20 36 41 64 26.1  
  Averages flat light none 3 20 36 41 64 26.1
With the 175-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed shiftable CVT transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2013 Subaru Outback has been averaging 26.1 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 41 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (36 percent), in the city (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 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.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2013 24.7 MPG Highway Percentage 76 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C 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 none 0 5 5 90 65 24.907
  flat light none 5 20 5 70 70 23.125
  mtns v.lt light 0 5 5 90 80 26.135
  hills light light 20 20 20 40 75 23.028
2013 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills v.lt none 5 11 8 76 70 24.7  
  Averages hills v.lt none 5 11 8 76 70 24.7
With the 165-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2013 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 24.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2013 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 76 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (11 percent), in the suburbs (8 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2013 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with an ultra-light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2012 27.8 MPG Highway Percentage 67 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C 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 34.773
  flat light none 0 0 20 80 55 29.986
  flat light none 0 0 20 80 55 27.725
  flat light light 0 0 30 70 55 30.977
  flat light none 0 0 20 80 55 32.945
  flat light none 0 0 30 70 55 30.990
  flat light none 0 0 20 80 55 29.282
  flat light none 0 0 30 70 55 27.813
  flat light none 0 0 20 80 55 29.586
  flat light none 0 0 30 70 55 27.874
  flat light none 0 0 20 80 55 31.619
  flat light light 0 0 30 70 55 32.465
  flat light none 0 0 20 80 55 29.482
  flat light none 0 0 30 70 55 26.692
  flat light none 0 0 30 70 55 25.411
  flat light none 0 0 20 80 55 25.612
  flat light none 0 0 30 70 55 28.137
  flat light none 0 0 30 70 55 30.102
  flat light none 0 0 20 80 55 30.486
  flat light none 0 0 30 70 55 27.041
  flat light none 0 0 20 80 55 28.335
  flat light none 0 0 30 70 55 26.766
  flat light none 0 0 30 70 55 27.689
  flat light none 0 0 20 80 55 26.881
  flat light none 0 0 30 70 55 28.614
  flat light none 0 0 20 80 55 32.082
  flat light none 0 0 20 80 55 29.148
  flat light none 0 0 30 70 55 25.531
  flat light none 0 0 20 80 55 29.639
  flat light none 0 0 30 70 55 27.438
  flat light none 0 0 20 80 55 34.158
  flat light none 0 0 20 80 55 29.377
  flat light none 0 0 30 70 55 25.776
  flat light none 0 0 20 80 55 30.206
  flat light none 0 0 20 80 55 25.795
  flat light none 0 0 20 80 55 29.618
  flat light none 0 0 20 80 55 30.460
  flat light none 0 20 20 60 62 23.100
  flat med none 0 10 20 70 68 22.900
  flat light none 0 10 20 70 68 24.800
  flat med none 10 10 20 60 62 25.900
  flat light none 10 10 20 60 62 24.300
  flat med none 0 5 20 75 62 22.800
  flat med none 0 10 20 70 68 22.600
  flat med none 10 10 20 60 62 25.800
  mtns med light 4 17 75 4 70 23.400
  mtns med light 0 20 20 60 80 30.512
  mtns light light 0 20 30 50 70 27.455
  mtns light light 0 20 30 50 70 30.606
  flat med none 0 1 4 95 70 28.800
  hills med hvy 0 2 0 98 75 29.100
  flat light none 0 10 30 60 62 26.600
  flat light none 0 20 20 60 62 20.500
  flat med none 10 10 20 60 62 24.100
  hills med none 20 5 55 20 60 26.145
  flat med none 10 10 35 45 70 24.600
  flat light none 20 5 50 25 60 25.271
  hills med none 20 5 55 20 60 25.087
  flat light none 20 5 55 20 60 24.647
  flat light none 5 5 50 40 60 25.271
  flat med none 2 8 20 70 70 27.800
  flat med none 10 10 20 60 65 26.196
  flat med none 0 10 20 70 68 22.700
  flat light none 0 10 20 70 68 26.700
  flat med none 0 5 20 75 62 23.700
  flat med none 5 10 10 75 65 25.300
  flat med none 25 30 5 40 65 24.700
  flat med light 5 16 5 74 65 29.571
  mtns light light 0 20 30 50 70 28.589
  mtns light light 0 30 30 40 70 28.822
  flat light none 0 0 5 95 55 30.629
  flat light none 0 0 30 70 55 29.281
  flat light none 0 0 20 80 55 26.618
  flat light none 0 0 30 70 55 29.377
  flat light none 0 0 20 80 55 28.953
  flat light none 0 0 5 95 55 33.698
  flat light none 0 0 20 80 55 32.699
  flat light none 0 0 30 70 55 27.034
  flat light light 0 0 30 70 55 32.192
  flat light none 0 0 20 80 55 28.939
  flat light none 0 0 20 80 55 32.869
  flat light none 0 0 20 80 55 30.721
  flat light none 0 0 20 80 55 28.787
  flat light none 0 0 30 70 55 28.225
  flat light none 0 0 30 70 55 29.103
  flat light none 0 0 30 70 55 23.606
  hills med light 10 30 10 50 60 24.676
  flat med light 10 75 5 10 60 20.856
  mtns med light 0 20 30 50 70 26.875
  mtns med light 0 30 30 40 70 28.364
  mtns light light 0 20 30 50 70 25.946
  mtns light light 0 20 30 50 70 27.025
  hills med light 10 30 10 50 60 24.692
  flat v.lt hvy 10 30 10 50 55 24.600
  flat light none 0 0 30 70 55 28.684
  flat light none 0 0 20 80 55 29.129
  flat light none 0 0 20 80 55 29.595
  flat light none 0 0 30 70 55 26.278
  flat light light 0 0 30 70 55 25.607
  flat light none 0 0 20 80 55 29.637
  flat light light 0 0 30 70 55 33.015
  flat light none 0 0 30 70 55 29.362
2012 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light none 2 6 25 67 59 27.8  
  Averages flat light none 2 6 25 67 59 27.8
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2012 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 27.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 59 miles per hour (about 67 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (25 percent), in the city (6 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 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.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2012 27.3 MPG Highway Percentage 72 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C 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 20 80 70 27.198
  flat med hvy 0 0 30 70 70 28.037
  flat med none 0 0 30 70 70 27.412
  flat med none 0 0 30 70 70 27.296
  flat med none 0 0 30 70 70 27.220
  flat med none 0 0 30 70 70 26.703
2012 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
flat med none 0 0 28 72 70 27.3  
  Averages flat med none 0 0 28 72 70 27.3
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2012 Subaru Outback has been averaging 27.3 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 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 2012 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2012 26.4 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C 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 26.425
2012 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light none 0 0 30 70 55 26.4  
  Averages flat light none 0 0 30 70 55 26.4
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2012 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 26.4 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.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2012 27.7 MPG Highway Percentage 68 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
flat med none 0 0 30 70 70 28.093
  flat med none 0 0 30 70 70 27.589
  flat med light 0 0 30 70 70 28.430
  flat med none 0 0 30 70 70 26.178
  flat med none 0 0 40 60 70 26.219
  flat med none 0 0 30 70 70 28.507
  flat med light 0 0 30 70 70 29.609
  flat med none 0 0 20 80 70 28.892
  flat med none 0 0 30 70 70 27.022
  flat med light 0 0 30 70 70 29.026
  flat med none 0 0 40 60 70 25.659
  flat med hvy 0 0 30 70 70 29.673
  hills med none 0 0 20 80 70 28.043
  flat med none 0 0 30 70 70 25.941
  flat med none 0 0 30 70 70 29.425
  flat med none 0 0 30 70 70 28.318
  flat med none 0 0 30 70 70 27.412
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 70 26.487
  flat med none 0 0 30 70 70 28.381
  flat med none 0 0 30 70 70 27.579
  flat med none 0 0 40 60 70 26.229
  flat med none 0 0 30 70 70 27.167
  flat med none 0 0 30 70 70 28.686
  flat med light 0 0 30 70 70 27.761
  flat med none 0 0 30 70 70 26.328
  flat med none 0 0 30 70 70 28.489
  flat med none 0 0 30 70 70 30.139
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 70 24.297
  flat med none 0 0 30 70 70 28.537
  flat med none 0 0 30 70 70 27.493
  hills med none 0 0 20 80 70 26.123
  flat med light 0 0 30 70 70 28.424
  flat med none 0 0 30 70 70 27.529
  flat med none 0 0 40 60 70 26.602
  flat med none 10 0 10 80 70 25.121
  flat med none 0 0 30 70 70 28.123
  flat med none 0 0 40 60 70 26.026
  flat med none 0 0 30 70 70 28.760
  flat med none 0 0 20 80 70 27.847
  flat med none 0 30 40 30 70 24.200
  flat med light 0 0 30 70 70 29.120
  flat med none 0 0 20 80 70 29.017
  flat med light 0 0 30 70 70 28.989
  flat med hvy 0 0 30 70 70 28.916
  flat med light 0 0 30 70 70 29.276
2012 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
flat med none 0 1 31 68 70 27.7  
  Averages flat med none 0 1 31 68 70 27.7
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2012 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 27.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 68 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (31 percent), in the city (1 percent), and in heavy traffic (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.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2012 29.0 MPG Highway Percentage 76 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light none 0 0 20 80 55 29.847
  flat light none 0 0 30 70 55 28.804
  flat light none 0 0 20 80 55 28.198
  flat light light 0 0 30 70 55 30.439
  flat light none 0 0 20 80 55 28.190
  flat light none 0 0 20 80 55 29.252
  flat light light 0 0 30 70 55 30.331
  flat light none 0 0 20 80 55 32.584
  flat light none 0 0 30 70 55 26.854
  flat light none 0 0 30 70 55 27.728
  flat light none 0 0 20 80 55 29.240
  flat light none 0 0 20 80 55 27.287
  flat light none 0 0 20 80 55 27.625
2012 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light none 0 0 24 76 55 29.0  
  Averages flat light none 0 0 24 76 55 29.0
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2012 Subaru Outback has been averaging 29.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 55 miles per hour (about 76 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (24 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.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2012 25.3 MPG Highway Percentage 90 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C 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 10 90 75 25.301
2012 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
flat med none 0 0 10 90 75 25.3  
  Averages flat med none 0 0 10 90 75 25.3
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2012 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 25.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 90 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (10 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.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2012 29.1 MPG Highway Percentage 78 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light none 0 0 20 80 55 30.041
  flat light none 0 0 20 80 55 29.197
  flat light none 0 0 20 80 70 30.693
  flat light light 0 0 30 70 55 26.372
2012 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light none 0 0 23 78 59 29.1  
  Averages flat light none 0 0 23 78 59 29.1
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2012 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 29.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 59 miles per hour (about 78 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (23 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.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2012 21.9 MPG Highway Percentage 65 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat lead light 25 0 0 75 80 21.875
  mtns med none 5 15 25 55 70 21.900
2012 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills lead light 15 8 13 65 75 21.9  
  Averages hills lead light 15 8 13 65 75 21.9
With the 165-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2012 Subaru Outback has been averaging 21.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 65 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (15 percent), in the suburbs (13 percent), and in the city (8 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a lead foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2011 26.0 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light hvy 0 0 10 90 70 30.500
  flat light hvy 0 80 10 10 70 24.500
  flat med none 0 0 10 90 80 27.200
  flat light light 0 0 10 90 70 30.000
  flat light none 0 40 0 60 65 26.100
  flat light light 0 0 10 90 70 29.700
  flat light hvy 0 10 5 85 60 27.700
  flat med light 0 0 0 100 62 18.700
  hills med light 0 20 20 60 60 28.750
  flat med light 0 33 0 67 62 18.900
  flat light light 0 0 70 30 65 23.100
  flat light light 5 60 5 30 74 27.400
  flat light none 5 45 5 45 65 22.957
  flat med light 0 0 0 100 62 22.400
  flat med none 5 5 10 80 60 27.678
  flat v.lt none 5 20 0 75 65 30.000
  flat light none 6 6 72 17 65 24.000
  mtns med none 10 10 40 40 75 24.000
  flat light none 3 3 5 89 74 27.000
  flat light light 5 10 35 50 60 28.000
  flat light none 5 10 35 50 60 24.000
  flat light none 6 6 71 17 65 29.000
  flat light light 15 25 40 20 70 24.516
  flat light hvy 10 10 70 10 65 28.000
2011 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light light 3 16 22 58 66 26.0  
  Averages flat light light 3 16 22 58 66 26.0
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2011 Subaru Outback gas mileage 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 66 miles per hour (about 58 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (22 percent), in the city (16 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2011 23.2 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
flat med none 5 25 25 45 65 23.224
2011 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
flat med none 5 25 25 45 65 23.2  
  Averages flat med none 5 25 25 45 65 23.2
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2011 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 23.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (25 percent), in the suburbs (25 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2011 23.4 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
hills light none 31 31 31 7 60 19.500
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 65 25.500
  flat light none 0 100 0 0 N/A 19.800
  flat light none 5 45 5 45 65 25.170
  flat light hvy 25 25 0 50 60 26.783
2011 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light none 12 40 7 40 63 23.4  
  Averages flat light none 12 40 7 40 63 23.4
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2011 Subaru Outback has been averaging 23.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (40 percent), in heavy traffic (12 percent), and in the suburbs (7 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2011 25.7 MPG Highway Percentage 71 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C 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 5 25 25 45 65 25.420
  flat med none 5 25 25 45 65 20.898
  flat med none 10 25 25 40 65 24.215
  flat med none 5 10 15 70 70 24.688
  flat med none 0 0 5 95 75 26.198
  mtns med none 0 0 0 100 70 24.540
  mtns med none 0 0 0 100 70 26.280
  flat light none 29 29 43 0 N/A 26.400
  flat med none 0 5 5 90 70 25.772
  flat med none 5 10 15 70 65 24.686
  flat med none 0 0 0 100 75 26.099
  flat med none 10 25 25 40 65 22.867
  flat med none 0 0 5 95 75 29.541
  flat med none 0 0 5 95 75 29.075
  flat med none 5 15 25 55 70 27.102
2011 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
flat med none 5 11 14 71 70 25.7  
  Averages flat med none 5 11 14 71 70 25.7
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2011 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 25.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 71 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (14 percent), in the city (11 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2011 20.6 MPG Highway Percentage 51 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C 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 light 4 8 8 80 74 20.600
  flat med none 4 8 8 80 74 22.200
  flat med none 5 25 40 30 75 20.211
  flat med none 5 25 40 30 75 20.625
  flat med none 4 8 8 79 74 20.800
  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 14 31 51 72 20.6  
  Averages flat med none 4 14 31 51 72 20.6
With the 165-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2011 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 20.6 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 51 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (31 percent), in the city (14 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.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2010 35.6 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C 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, the 2010 Subaru Outback 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.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2010 26.6 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C 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 0 0 0 100 65 29.200
  flat light none 5 20 20 55 65 27.000
  mtns light light 22 23 25 30 65 31.000
  mtns light none 22 23 25 30 60 30.000
  mtns med light 5 10 25 60 70 30.000
  flat light none 10 60 10 20 68 21.400
  hills light none 20 0 20 60 75 24.300
  hills light none 20 0 20 60 75 22.700
  hills med none 10 0 20 70 75 24.600
  flat light hvy 0 0 5 95 65 33.600
  flat light none 0 5 50 45 65 27.200
  flat light none 20 20 60 0 N/A 25.000
  flat light hvy 0 60 0 40 70 24.300
  hills light none 20 0 20 60 75 23.700
  flat light none 0 10 80 10 65 24.900
  mtns light none 0 0 0 100 70 28.000
  hills light none 0 0 0 100 70 26.000
  flat light none 0 25 55 20 60 26.000
  flat med light 20 60 5 15 60 27.830
  flat med none 29 57 5 10 60 28.630
  flat med light 20 60 5 15 60 25.600
  flat med light 29 56 5 10 60 27.420
  flat light none 0 0 5 95 65 32.400
  flat med none 0 5 45 50 75 23.939
  flat light none 1 10 80 9 74 23.100
  flat light none 0 0 10 90 65 26.700
  hills v.lt light 5 5 50 40 70 28.878
  flat med none 20 20 40 20 60 24.300
  flat light none 10 40 25 25 60 26.400
  flat light hvy 10 40 25 25 60 26.000
  flat light light 0 0 75 25 60 26.000
  flat med none 0 30 40 30 70 28.500
  flat med none 0 30 40 30 70 27.300
  flat lead light 2 8 30 60 75 29.100
  flat med hvy 0 0 0 100 75 30.900
  flat med none 0 50 40 10 60 18.200
  flat med light 0 10 40 50 65 28.216
  hills med none 0 5 35 60 75 24.642
  flat lead none 25 25 50 0 N/A 27.000
  flat light none 0 1 89 10 70 22.917
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light none 8 19 29 43 67 26.6  
  Averages flat light none 8 19 29 43 67 26.6
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2010 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 26.6 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 (29 percent), in the city (19 percent), and in heavy traffic (8 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.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2010 34.7 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
flat v.lt none 0 5 15 80 55 34.688
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
flat v.lt none 0 5 15 80 55 34.7  
  Averages flat v.lt none 0 5 15 80 55 34.7
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2010 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 34.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 55 miles per hour (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (15 percent), in the city (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 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.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2010 25.2 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C 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 light 0 25 50 25 65 24.340
  hills light none 0 5 57 38 75 23.373
  hills med none 0 10 60 30 75 24.979
  hills med hvy 0 10 20 70 70 29.688
  hills med none 0 10 30 60 70 23.745
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
hills med none 0 12 43 45 71 25.2  
  Averages hills med none 0 12 43 45 71 25.2
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2010 Subaru Outback has been averaging 25.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 71 miles per hour (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (43 percent), in the city (12 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2010 29.0 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C 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
  flat med hvy 40 0 40 20 70 23.000
  flat light none 11 26 26 37 60 26.000
  flat v.lt none 3 12 15 70 60 29.708
  flat v.lt none 1 15 5 79 60 31.979
  flat v.lt none 0 5 5 90 60 34.126
  hills med none 0 0 0 100 65 24.900
  flat light none 1 1 1 97 80 28.800
  mtns light light 0 15 10 75 60 31.000
  mtns light hvy 0 15 10 75 60 32.000
  mtns light light 0 15 10 75 60 33.000
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
hills light light 5 11 14 70 64 29.0  
  Averages hills light light 5 11 14 70 64 29.0
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2010 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 29.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 64 miles per hour (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (14 percent), in the city (11 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 on only some of the time.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2010 26.7 MPG Highway Percentage 54 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C 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 0 40 60 65 26.187
  hills light light 10 10 30 50 70 25.600
  hills med light 0 10 50 40 70 25.830
  hills med none 0 9 64 27 75 23.480
  hills med hvy 0 0 30 70 75 27.125
  hills med none 10 10 45 35 70 26.436
  hills light light 5 10 10 75 65 26.097
  flat light light 0 10 5 85 60 28.040
  hills med hvy 0 0 50 50 65 27.922
  hills med none 0 5 35 60 75 26.807
  hills med hvy 0 5 45 50 65 28.612
  flat med hvy 22 24 25 29 60 24.000
  hills med hvy 0 0 50 50 75 25.213
  flat light light 0 5 15 80 65 27.377
  hills med light 0 5 5 90 65 32.139
  hills med light 0 5 19 76 75 29.362
  hills med none 0 15 45 40 65 24.033
  hills med light 0 10 20 70 70 27.603
  hills med none 0 10 40 50 70 25.754
  flat light none 6 14 43 37 50 30.200
  hills med hvy 0 0 40 60 65 27.922
  flat light none 0 20 50 30 60 26.000
  hills med none 0 0 70 30 75 22.152
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
hills med light 2 8 36 54 67 26.7  
  Averages hills med light 2 8 36 54 67 26.7
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2010 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 26.7 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 54 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (36 percent), in the city (8 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2010 22.2 MPG Highway Percentage 36 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C 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 26.000
  flat med none 80 10 10 0 N/A 18.462
  hills med none 0 20 40 40 65 23.000
  flat light none 0 0 30 70 74 23.100
  flat med light 1 5 90 4 70 20.000
  flat med none 0 20 50 30 74 18.700
  flat light light 10 20 40 30 70 24.300
  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 15 13 37 36 69 22.2  
  Averages flat med none 15 13 37 36 69 22.2
With the 165-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2010 Subaru Outback has been averaging 22.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 37 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (36 percent), in heavy traffic (15 percent), and in the city (13 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.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2009 21.0 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C 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, 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.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2009 29.3 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
hills med light 0 20 10 70 70 30.336
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 75 28.200
2009 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
hills med light 0 10 30 60 73 29.3  
  Averages hills med light 0 10 30 60 73 29.3
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2009 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 29.3 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 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2009 23.0 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 0 30 20 50 60 23.000
2009 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 0 30 20 50 60 23.0  
  Averages flat light none 0 30 20 50 60 23.0
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2009 Subaru Outback has been averaging 23.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (30 percent), in the suburbs (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2009 27.3 MPG Highway Percentage 95 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C 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
2009 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat light none 0 5 0 95 70 27.3  
  Averages flat light none 0 5 0 95 70 27.3
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2009 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 27.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 95 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (5 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2009 27.5 MPG Highway Percentage 42 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 27 31 0 42 70 27.500
2009 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 27 31 0 42 70 27.5  
  Averages flat light light 27 31 0 42 70 27.5
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2009 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 27.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 42 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (31 percent), in heavy traffic (27 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2009 27.1 MPG Highway Percentage 63 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C 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 5 20 75 75 28.400
  mtns light none 20 10 20 50 60 25.800
2009 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
hills med none 10 8 20 63 68 27.1  
  Averages hills med none 10 8 20 63 68 27.1
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2009 Subaru Outback has been averaging 27.1 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 63 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the city (8 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2009 27.3 MPG Highway Percentage 64 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 0 2 0 98 68 25.000
  hills light light 0 0 70 30 65 29.600
2009 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med light 0 1 35 64 67 27.3  
  Averages hills med light 0 1 35 64 67 27.3
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2009 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 27.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2009 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2009 25.0 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat light none 20 10 30 40 65 25.000
2009 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat light none 20 10 30 40 65 25.0  
  Averages flat light none 20 10 30 40 65 25.0
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2009 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 25.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in heavy traffic (20 percent), and in the city (10 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2009 19.0 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C 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 56 18.700
  flat med hvy 5 50 20 25 62 19.300
2009 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med hvy 5 50 20 25 59 19.0  
  Averages flat med hvy 5 50 20 25 59 19.0
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2009 Subaru Outback has been averaging 19.0 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 59 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.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2009 25.0 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C 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 light 15 5 20 60 75 25.000
2009 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat light light 15 5 20 60 75 25.0  
  Averages flat light light 15 5 20 60 75 25.0
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2009 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 25.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in heavy traffic (15 percent), and in the city (5 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2009 17.1 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med hvy 5 50 20 25 62 17.100
2009 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med hvy 5 50 20 25 62 17.1  
  Averages flat med hvy 5 50 20 25 62 17.1
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2009 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 17.1 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.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2009 20.7 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C 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, 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.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2008 18.9 MPG Highway Percentage 11 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C 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 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.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2008 23.1 MPG Highway Percentage 13 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C 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 none 30 50 10 10 60 21.600
  flat med light 20 50 10 20 75 23.100
  flat light none 0 0 90 10 60 24.500
2008 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 17 33 37 13 65 23.1  
  Averages flat light none 17 33 37 13 65 23.1
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2008 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 23.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 37 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (33 percent), in heavy traffic (17 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (13 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.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2008 28.5 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat lead none 10 20 10 60 80 28.500
2008 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat lead none 10 20 10 60 80 28.5  
  Averages flat lead none 10 20 10 60 80 28.5
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2008 Subaru Outback has been averaging 28.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (20 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the suburbs (10 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2008 24.1 MPG Highway Percentage 65 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C 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 none 0 0 0 100 75 26.500
  flat med none 40 25 10 25 70 21.400
  flat med none 0 10 20 70 50 24.500
2008 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 13 12 10 65 65 24.1  
  Averages flat med none 13 12 10 65 65 24.1
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2008 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 24.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 65 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (13 percent), in the city (12 percent), and in the suburbs (10 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2008 25.6 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C 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
2008 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med hvy 2 18 30 50 70 25.6  
  Averages flat med hvy 2 18 30 50 70 25.6
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2008 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 25.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 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 (18 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2008 22.3 MPG Highway Percentage 28 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light hvy 0 0 0 100 75 27.200
  hills light light 2 50 40 8 60 25.400
  flat light hvy 20 20 60 0 N/A 24.500
  flat light none 10 70 15 5 62 11.900
2008 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 8 35 29 28 66 22.3  
  Averages flat light light 8 35 29 28 66 22.3
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2008 Subaru Outback has been averaging 22.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 35 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (29 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (28 percent), and in heavy traffic (8 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2008 23.5 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med light 10 20 30 40 81 23.500
2008 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med light 10 20 30 40 81 23.5  
  Averages flat med light 10 20 30 40 81 23.5
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2008 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 23.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 81 miles per hour (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in the city (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2008 28.2 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C 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 none 0 20 20 60 70 28.200
2008 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 0 20 20 60 70 28.2  
  Averages flat light none 0 20 20 60 70 28.2
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2008 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 28.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 60 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 (0 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.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2008 26.7 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C 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 29.392
  flat med none 2 30 8 60 65 22.500
  flat med none 1 30 19 50 65 23.100
  flat med none 1 30 19 50 65 23.700
  flat light hvy 5 25 10 60 70 27.176
  flat light hvy 5 25 10 60 70 27.766
  flat light hvy 5 25 10 60 70 26.780
  flat light hvy 5 25 10 60 60 27.610
  flat light hvy 5 25 10 60 70 28.384
  flat light hvy 5 25 10 60 70 30.241
2008 4dr Wagon 245-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 4 27 12 58 68 26.7  
  Averages flat light light 4 27 12 58 68 26.7
With the 165-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2008 Subaru Outback has been averaging 26.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 58 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (27 percent), in the suburbs (12 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2007 19.6 MPG Highway Percentage 26 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C 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 20.916
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 70 20.259
  flat med none 43 43 0 14 45 16.800
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 60 20.257
2007 4dr Wagon turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 11 11 53 26 59 19.6  
  Averages flat med light 11 11 53 26 59 19.6
With the turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2007 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 19.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2007 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2007 24.0 MPG Highway Percentage 63 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C 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 fuel economy 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.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2007 25.5 MPG Highway Percentage 73 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 0 5 5 90 68 24.600
  flat light none 0 5 5 90 68 26.100
  flat light none 5 5 5 85 68 27.600
  flat light none 0 5 5 90 68 27.400
  flat light none 0 5 5 90 68 27.800
  flat light none 5 5 5 85 68 27.300
  flat light light 0 90 0 10 60 16.763
  flat light none 10 10 25 55 65 26.500
  flat light none 0 5 5 90 68 27.500
  flat light hvy 5 15 60 20 65 26.000
  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 26.800
  flat light none 0 5 5 90 68 24.500
  flat light none 0 5 5 90 68 24.100
  flat light light 5 5 5 85 68 24.900
  flat light none 0 30 50 20 70 20.965
2007 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 3 12 12 73 67 25.5  
  Averages flat light none 3 12 12 73 67 25.5
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2007 Subaru Outback has been averaging 25.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (about 73 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (12 percent), in the suburbs (12 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 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.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2007 30.7 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C 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 gas mileage 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.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2007 25.0 MPG Highway Percentage 76 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 0 5 5 90 68 25.100
  flat light none 0 5 5 90 68 29.100
  flat light none 0 5 5 90 68 25.000
  flat light none 0 5 5 90 68 25.900
  flat light none 10 30 30 30 65 19.000
  flat light none 5 5 5 85 68 26.100
  flat light none 0 5 5 90 68 26.500
  flat light none 10 30 20 40 55 23.000
2007 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 3 11 10 76 66 25.0  
  Averages flat light none 3 11 10 76 66 25.0
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2007 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 25.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (about 76 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (11 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 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.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2007 21.4 MPG Highway Percentage 51 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C 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 lead hvy 0 12 29 59 74 19.600
  flat med light 10 12 29 49 74 20.000
  flat med light 10 15 30 45 74 25.900
  flat med light 0 12 29 59 74 23.500
  flat med light 15 12 29 45 74 22.300
  flat med light 10 15 30 45 74 22.700
  flat lead hvy 10 15 30 45 74 17.600
  flat med 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 21.4  
  Averages flat med light 7 13 29 51 74 21.4
With the 165-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2007 Subaru Outback has been averaging 21.4 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.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2006 21.2 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C 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 gas mileage has been averaging 21.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2006 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2006 24.2 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Wagon turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med light 5 20 45 30 70 24.900
  flat med hvy 5 20 45 30 70 24.300
  flat lead none 5 15 80 0 N/A 23.500
2006 4dr Wagon turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med light 5 18 57 20 70 24.2  
  Averages flat med light 5 18 57 20 70 24.2
With the turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2006 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 24.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2006 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2006 25.0 MPG Highway Percentage 41 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med none 0 20 50 30 75 25.000
  flat light light 10 15 60 15 65 24.000
  flat light light 0 15 15 70 60 26.000
  mtns light hvy 0 50 0 50 75 24.900
2006 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills light light 3 25 31 41 69 25.0  
  Averages hills light light 3 25 31 41 69 25.0
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2006 Subaru Outback has been averaging 25.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (about 41 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (31 percent), in the city (25 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2006 24.3 MPG Highway Percentage 84 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C 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 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
  hills med light 10 20 0 70 75 26.000
  flat light none 5 10 10 75 65 22.201
2006 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med light 3 8 5 84 73 24.3  
  Averages flat med light 3 8 5 84 73 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 on the highway at an average speed of 73 miles per hour (about 84 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (8 percent), in the suburbs (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 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.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2006 24.3 MPG Highway Percentage 36 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C 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 18.200
  mtns light hvy 0 50 0 50 75 24.300
  flat med hvy 24 24 25 27 75 27.600
  flat light light 20 25 25 30 68 23.500
  flat med light 15 10 20 55 75 22.000
  flat light light 40 40 20 0 N/A 19.800
  flat light light 0 10 30 60 60 29.000
  flat med light 0 5 55 40 70 26.800
  flat light hvy 10 20 40 30 60 26.700
  flat med none 0 30 60 10 70 22.695
  flat light none 10 0 0 90 70 27.000
  flat light hvy 10 20 40 30 60 24.000
2006 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 16 21 28 36 68 24.3  
  Averages flat light light 16 21 28 36 68 24.3
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2006 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 24.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 36 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (28 percent), in the city (21 percent), and in heavy traffic (16 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.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2006 20.9 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Wagon 250-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 0 15 30 55 70 21.300
  hills med light 10 20 10 60 75 20.583
2006 4dr Wagon 250-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med light 5 18 20 58 73 20.9  
  Averages hills med light 5 18 20 58 73 20.9
With the 165-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2006 Subaru Outback has been averaging 20.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2006 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2006 25.3 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Sedan 250-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 0 0 0 100 70 28.424
  flat light light 34 17 7 41 65 22.300
  flat light none 0 0 90 10 60 25.300
2006 4dr Sedan 250-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 11 6 32 50 65 25.3  
  Averages flat light light 11 6 32 50 65 25.3
With the 250-horsepower 3.0L H6 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2006 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 25.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2006 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2005 21.7 MPG Highway Percentage 57 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C 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 0 0 95 70 24.635
  flat light hvy 10 0 0 90 70 23.443
  flat light hvy 0 5 5 90 65 24.748
  flat med hvy 15 60 20 5 65 17.772
  flat light hvy 0 0 0 100 60 25.290
  flat med light 16 19 26 39 60 18.500
  flat lead hvy 20 65 5 10 80 17.500
  flat light hvy 5 10 0 85 75 24.410
  hills lead hvy 20 30 30 20 70 19.000
  flat med light 4 5 5 86 70 25.413
  flat med hvy 5 10 40 45 50 21.716
  flat light hvy 0 5 15 80 65 24.576
  flat light hvy 10 10 10 70 60 21.364
  flat lead none 4 10 0 86 75 22.787
  flat med light 5 40 0 55 70 22.248
  flat light hvy 0 36 9 55 60 20.185
  flat light hvy 5 5 10 80 75 23.979
  flat light hvy 5 10 0 85 75 24.195
  hills med hvy 10 50 20 20 70 20.400
  flat lead none 0 65 0 35 70 19.800
  flat lead hvy 0 0 50 50 70 20.700
  flat lead none 0 5 30 65 65 22.000
  flat light hvy 5 30 50 15 65 18.011
  hills light hvy 5 5 75 15 60 20.000
  flat med light 4 11 10 75 70 23.960
  hills med hvy 10 50 20 20 70 21.300
  flat lead none 0 0 50 50 75 20.900
  hills med light 10 20 35 35 60 20.400
  flat light hvy 10 10 10 70 50 22.257
  flat light light 0 5 30 65 60 22.200
  flat light hvy 0 30 10 60 60 20.143
  flat light hvy 0 0 0 100 75 24.596
  flat med none 0 5 30 65 65 21.900
  flat lead none 0 0 50 50 70 20.700
  flat lead none 0 10 60 30 70 19.800
2005 4dr Wagon turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 5 18 20 57 67 21.7  
  Averages flat med light 5 18 20 57 67 21.7
With the turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2005 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 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 57 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 2005 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2005 22.4 MPG Highway Percentage 54 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr Wagon turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med light 20 20 10 50 75 23.900
  flat med light 5 0 5 90 75 23.900
  flat med none 10 30 30 30 65 18.900
  flat light light 5 5 80 10 62 19.000
  flat med light 5 0 5 90 75 26.200
2005 4dr Wagon turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med light 9 11 26 54 70 22.4  
  Averages flat med light 9 11 26 54 70 22.4
With the turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2005 Subaru Outback has been averaging 22.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 54 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (26 percent), in the city (11 percent), and in heavy traffic (9 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2005 24.5 MPG Highway Percentage 54 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr Wagon 168-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 0 10 15 75 60 24.465
  flat med none 5 10 35 50 65 25.909
  flat med none 0 10 25 65 60 23.217
  flat med light 0 75 0 25 65 24.300
2005 4dr Wagon 168-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 1 26 19 54 63 24.5  
  Averages flat med none 1 26 19 54 63 24.5
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2005 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 24.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (about 54 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (26 percent), in the suburbs (19 percent), and in heavy traffic (1 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2005 28.5 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C 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 28.500
2005 4dr Wagon 168-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
mtns lead light 10 15 30 45 65 28.5  
  Averages mtns lead light 10 15 30 45 65 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 65 miles per hour (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in the city (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on mountainous terrain with a lead foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2005 25.7 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr Wagon 168-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med light 11 44 22 22 74 21.400
  flat light hvy 0 0 47 53 60 30.000
  mtns med light 35 15 40 10 65 26.000
  flat light none 0 80 0 20 70 23.000
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 75 24.500
  flat med none 0 26 0 74 75 25.000
  flat light none 10 10 10 70 60 27.000
  flat light none 10 10 10 70 60 26.000
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 70 27.500
  flat med hvy 0 10 65 25 70 23.500
  flat light none 0 5 25 70 65 27.500
  flat med none 1 1 8 90 70 27.500
2005 4dr Wagon 168-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 6 17 23 55 68 25.7  
  Averages flat med light 6 17 23 55 68 25.7
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2005 Subaru Outback has been averaging 25.7 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 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (23 percent), in the city (17 percent), and in heavy traffic (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.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2005 27.9 MPG Highway Percentage 62 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr Wagon 168-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med hvy 10 10 40 40 68 27.400
  flat light hvy 10 10 40 40 62 27.400
  mtns lead light 10 15 30 45 65 29.600
  flat light none 0 5 0 95 68 28.300
  flat med none 15 0 8 77 75 27.400
  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 7 21 62 69 27.9  
  Averages flat med light 10 7 21 62 69 27.9
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2005 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 27.9 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 62 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (21 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the city (7 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.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2005 20.8 MPG Highway Percentage 42 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr Wagon 250-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med hvy 5 40 25 30 74 18.400
  hills light none 0 10 40 50 56 21.200
  flat med hvy 5 40 25 30 74 18.400
  flat light none 0 50 50 0 N/A 18.000
  hills light light 0 0 10 90 74 25.200
  hills light light 0 10 40 50 62 23.300
2005 4dr Wagon 250-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills light light 2 25 32 42 68 20.8  
  Averages hills light light 2 25 32 42 68 20.8
With the 165-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2005 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 20.8 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 42 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (32 percent), in the city (25 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 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.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2005 18.7 MPG Highway Percentage 32 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C 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, the 2005 Subaru Outback has been averaging 18.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2005 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2004 22.0 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2004 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med hvy 50 0 0 50 60 22.000
2004 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med hvy 50 0 0 50 60 22.0  
  Averages flat med hvy 50 0 0 50 60 22.0
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2004 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 22.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (50 percent), in the suburbs (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2003 23.0 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2003 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat lead hvy 10 10 40 40 60 21.000
  flat med light 30 10 20 40 80 23.000
  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 fuel economy 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.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2003 20.1 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C 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, the 2003 Subaru Outback 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.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2002 20.4 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2002 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat light none 5 20 50 25 65 21.000
  flat light none 0 0 10 90 75 22.300
  flat light none 10 50 0 40 60 23.400
  hills med none 10 10 60 20 75 12.500
  flat light none 0 20 40 40 75 22.667
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, 2002 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 20.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2002 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2002 23.6 MPG Highway Percentage 26 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C 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 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
  flat light hvy 15 50 30 5 70 22.000
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 fuel economy has been averaging 23.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2002 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2002 20.0 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2002 4dr Wagon 212-horsepower 3.0L H6
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light hvy 0 30 30 40 60 20.000
2002 4dr Wagon 212-horsepower 3.0L H6
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light hvy 0 30 30 40 60 20.0  
  Averages flat light hvy 0 30 30 40 60 20.0
With the 165-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2002 Subaru Outback has been averaging 20.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (30 percent), in the suburbs (30 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2002 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2001 23.6 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C 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.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2001 21.0 MPG Highway Percentage 48 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C 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
flat med light 0 20 10 70 60 24.017
  mtns med light 0 25 50 25 60 20.000
  hills med light 0 0 50 50 60 19.130
2001 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
hills med light 0 15 37 48 60 21.0  
  Averages hills med light 0 15 37 48 60 21.0
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2001 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 21.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2001 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2001 19.0 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2001 4dr Wagon 212-horsepower 3.0L H6
4-speed automatic AWD
flat med none 0 10 20 70 70 19.000
2001 4dr Wagon 212-horsepower 3.0L H6
4-speed automatic AWD
flat med none 0 10 20 70 70 19.0  
  Averages flat med none 0 10 20 70 70 19.0
With the 165-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2001 Subaru Outback has been averaging 19.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2001 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2001 24.0 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2001 4dr Sedan 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
hills light none 0 0 50 50 70 24.000
2001 4dr Sedan 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
hills light none 0 0 50 50 70 24.0  
  Averages hills light none 0 0 50 50 70 24.0
With the 165-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2001 Subaru Outback gas mileage has been averaging 24.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2001 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2000 22.6 MPG Highway Percentage 21 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2000 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 21.770
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 21.411
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 21.378
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 21.777
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 21.220
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 24.315
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 21.595
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 22.220
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 22.833
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 23.336
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 21.615
  flat light none 40 5 5 50 60 21.533
  mtns light light 5 5 0 90 70 26.000
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 27.955
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 21.376
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 21.686
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 22.336
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 22.163
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 24.805
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 20.915
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 21.707
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 21.855
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 22.055
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 21.995
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 22.129
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 21.947
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 21.927
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 22.716
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 22.294
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 21.366
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 22.208
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 24.412
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 23.006
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 22.760
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 21.639
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 20.774
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 23.138
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 24.042
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 19.649
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 23.164
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 21.763
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 21.007
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 24.858
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 20.178
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 23.060
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 23.887
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 23.127
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 23.368
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 19.255
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 24.109
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 21.198
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 28.804
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 20.064
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 20.799
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 22.364
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 22.129
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 21.855
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 20.276
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 21.349
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 25.239
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 22.222
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 21.633
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 23.008
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 23.239
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 23.807
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 23.053
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 23.317
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 23.561
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 20.108
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 23.351
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 21.919
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 21.749
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 21.744
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 22.158
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 22.439
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 20.184
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 23.910
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 21.617
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 24.274
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 22.465
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 22.788
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 21.634
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 21.937
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 25.099
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 21.829
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 25.535
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 22.181
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 22.561
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 22.427
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 24.104
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 24.208
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 22.371
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 22.571
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 23.017
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 20.569
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 21.946
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 22.743
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 21.393
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 23.538
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 22.418
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 23.010
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 23.204
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 21.469
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 25.027
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 21.944
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 24.370
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 24.327
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 20.771
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 20.893
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 25.174
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 20.896
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 24.426
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 20.044
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 23.810
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 19.916
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 23.400
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 21.167
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 25.293
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 22.545
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 21.377
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 22.059
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 24.293
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 20.691
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 24.198
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 20.615
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 22.347
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 25.209
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 21.336
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 21.471
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 22.809
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 20.562
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 24.737
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 21.740
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 25.299
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 21.088
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 23.536
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 21.554
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 23.237
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 22.800
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 21.065
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 21.558
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 24.628
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 21.551
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 24.283
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 24.195
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 25.621
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 20.646
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 26.616
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 23.450
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 21.700
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 23.490
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 23.627
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 19.677
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 25.749
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 21.199
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 21.671
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 26.810
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 23.252
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 22.633
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 22.872
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 26.121
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 22.230
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 20.717
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 24.300
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 23.321
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 22.760
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 21.805
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 22.752
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 23.122
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 21.600
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 23.113
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 21.417
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 23.264
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 22.870
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 65 19.591
2000 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
hills light light 10 10 59 21 65 22.6  
  Averages hills light light 10 10 59 21 65 22.6
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2000 Subaru Outback fuel economy has been averaging 22.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2000 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 59 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (21 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the city (10 percent).

In addition the average 2000 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 1999 26.0 MPG Highway Percentage 75 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
1999 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
-speed
flat light none 0 0 25 75 60 26.000
1999 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
-speed
flat light none 0 0 25 75 60 26.0  
  Averages flat light none 0 0 25 75 60 26.0
With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 1999 Subaru Outback has been averaging 26.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

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

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Subaru Outback

Subaru Outback Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
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 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
I consistently get 29 to 30 mpg.
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
Highway mileage with CVT.
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
Right now I am getting about 27mpg, which is just about the same as my VW 1.8t engine was getting when I traded it in.
Subaru Outback Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
I have a lead foot. I guess for the power it has 20 mpg avg isn't bad, but not great.
2011 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
I would like to see mpg much higher than 22/29.
2011 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
The 2013 is supposed to get a few more MPG's in the city and highway. Not really a big deal, but every bit helps. For a large vehicle with AWD, the Outback is unbeatable in MPG.
2009 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
AWD definately cost you a few on gas mileage so FWD vehicles worth more of a look if you live in warm climate or only rarely off pavement
2007 4dr Wagon 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.