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Subaru Outback MPG

MPG Number of Vehicles
17 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
18 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
19 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
20 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
21 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
22 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
23 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
24 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
25 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
26 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
27 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
28 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
29 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
30 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2009 2009 4dr Wagon turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 5-sp manual AWD 21
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With the turbocharged 262hp 2.5L H4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2009 Subaru Outback has been averaging 21 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 heavy traffic (5 percent), and in the suburbs (0 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.
2009 2009 4dr Wagon 165-hp 2.5L H4 4-sp automatic AWD 22.89
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2009 2009 4dr Wagon 173-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp manual AWD 27.15
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2009 2009 4dr Wagon 250-hp 3.0L H6 5-sp shiftable automatic AWD 20.7
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2009 Subaru Outback

2009 Subaru Outback Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
31 mpg on twisty 2 lane roads going through Oregon coast and Cascades. Not bad for an AWD loaded with gear and people. see full Subaru Outback review
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
I consistently get 29 to 30 mpg. see full Subaru Outback review
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
Highway mileage with CVT. see full Subaru Outback review
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. see full Subaru Outback review
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
28MPG on an all wheel drive vehicle with 8" of ground clearance is tough to beat. Especially since I'm averaging 32 on the highway! see full Subaru Outback review
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
I like that my 2.5l CVT can be run with regular gas or higher octane premium fules. This gives me a wide range of choices when fuleing. Being my commute to work is 35 miles I love the highway mpg I can attain while still having all wheel drive. see full Subaru Outback review
2010 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
For a heavy-ish car with a 3.6l six, I have been getting remarkable mileage. 24-26 overall in mixed driving. see full Subaru Outback review
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
Gets decent (18-28mpg) gas mileage for an suv that hauls groceries and kids and is a daily driver, snow, sleet or rain, every day. see full Subaru Outback review
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
2009 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
 

2009 Subaru Outback Gas Mileage (MPG)

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