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Subaru Outback MPG

MPG Number of Vehicles
12 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
13 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
14 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
15 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
16 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
17 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
18 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
19 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
20 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
21 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
22 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
23 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
24 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
25 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
26 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
27 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
28 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
29 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
30 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2008 2008 4dr Wagon turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 5-sp shiftable automatic AWD 18.9
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With the turbocharged 262hp 2.5L H4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2008 Subaru Outback 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), on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (11 percent), and in the suburbs (0 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.
2008 2008 4dr Wagon 165-hp 2.5L H4 4-sp automatic AWD 23.53
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2008 2008 4dr Wagon 173-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp manual AWD 25.87
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2008 2008 4dr Wagon 250-hp 3.0L H6 5-sp shiftable automatic AWD 26.66
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2008 Subaru Outback

2008 Subaru Outback Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
for a 4X4, this car is great. 27 MPH! see full Subaru Outback review
2008 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
Considering the passenger and cargo capacity I am pleased to get 25.8 mpg mixed local and mountain driving. I am amazed to get 31 - 33 mpg cruising on the interstate at 70 - 80 mph. see full Subaru Outback review
2008 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
It takes regular gas. Mileage is better than my previous Volvo. see full Subaru Outback review
2008 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Pretty good, My 2008 gets better milage than my 2003 with the same diplacement engine. see full Subaru Outback review
2007 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
27 to 30 on high way see full Subaru Outback review
2008 Subaru Outback Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
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 see full Subaru Outback review
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. see full Subaru Outback review
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. see full Subaru Outback review
 

2008 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.