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Subaru Outback MPG

MPG Number of Vehicles
20 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
21 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
22 miles per gallon 5 vehicles
23 miles per gallon 6 vehicles
24 miles per gallon 6 vehicles
25 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
26 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
27 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
28 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
29 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2016 2016 4dr Wagon 175-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp shiftable CVT AWD 23.58
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With the 175-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed shiftable CVT transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2016 Subaru Outback has been averaging 23.58 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2016 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (about 57.1 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (9.8 percent), in heavy traffic (7.3 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2016 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.

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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the 2016 Subaru Outback

2016 Subaru Outback Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2015 Subaru has also made impressive strides recently in improving fuel economy. Through 2009 the EPA rated the Outback for 20 mpg city, 26 mpg highway. Though the Outback grew substantially for 2010, it also gained a continuously variable transmission (CVT), and this boosted the ratings to 22/29. A new engine for 2013 affected another increase, to 24/30. Tweaks for 2015 yielded the most recent bump, to 25/33. Nearly every gasoline-powered crossover close to the Outback in size with all-wheel drive falls short, even well short, of these ratings. The Jeep Cherokee, despite a nine-speed transmission, manages only 21/28. The only one that matches the Outback's ratings is the new Honda CR-V (with a slightly better 26/33). My entire week with the Outback was spent with the air temperature below, usually far below, freezing. With a cold start, fuel economy was about 15 mpg for the first two miles. But once the engine warmed up, it managed trip computer averages between 22 and 30 mpg in my suburban driving, and most often about 25, right on the EPA city rating. On a 70-mph highway I observed 30 mpg in one direction but 26 mpg in the other. To match the EPA highway rating in the real world you'll need to drive more slowly. Warmer temperatures should also help. see full Subaru Outback review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2016 Subaru Outback

2016 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) see full Subaru Outback review
 

2016 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.