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BMW X3 vs. Subaru Outback MPG

Chart is based on 79 fuel economy reports for the BMW X3 and 1155 fuel economy reports for the Subaru Outback.

BMW X3 MPG

BMW X3 BMW X3 2014 25.5 MPG Highway Percentage 85 percent BMW X3 BMW X3 2014 31.8 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent BMW X3 BMW X3 2013 19.7 MPG Highway Percentage 24 percent BMW X3 BMW X3 2012 26.8 MPG Highway Percentage 75 percent BMW X3 BMW X3 2011 22.8 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent BMW X3 BMW X3 2011 24.6 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent BMW X3 BMW X3 2009 21.0 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent BMW X3 BMW X3 2008 20.8 MPG Highway Percentage 51 percent BMW X3 BMW X3 2008 21.0 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent BMW X3 BMW X3 2007 20.0 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent BMW X3 BMW X3 2007 20.1 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent BMW X3 BMW X3 2006 19.3 MPG Highway Percentage 34 percent BMW X3 BMW X3 2005 17.3 MPG Highway Percentage 36 percent BMW X3 BMW X3 2005 22.5 MPG Highway Percentage 56 percent BMW X3 BMW X3 2005 20.2 MPG Highway Percentage 59 percent BMW X3 BMW X3 2004 20.6 MPG Highway Percentage 62 percent BMW X3 BMW X3 2004 23.1 MPG Highway Percentage 49 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 SUV turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 5 10 0 85 70 25.5  
2014 4dr SUV turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat v.lt light 17 50 8 25 90 31.8  
2013 4dr SUV turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med light 17 39 20 24 58 19.7  
2012 4dr SUV 240-horsepower 3.0L I6
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 2 20 3 75 70 26.8  
2011 4dr SUV turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med hvy 30 10 20 40 70 22.8  
2011 4dr SUV 240-horsepower 3.0L I6
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 0 30 10 60 74 24.6  
2009 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 10 10 50 30 75 21.0  
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2008 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 13 13 24 51 74 20.8  
2008 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
hills med light 0 10 20 70 65 21.0  
2007 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 11 23 11 55 69 20.0  
2007 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
hills light light 20 50 0 30 60 20.1  
2006 4dr SUV 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 21 14 31 34 75 19.3  
2005 4dr SUV 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 5 47 12 36 70 17.3  
2005 4dr SUV 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
6-speed manual AWD
hills light light 44 0 0 56 60 22.5  
2005 4dr SUV 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 16 13 13 59 115 20.2  
2004 4dr SUV 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med hvy 2 9 27 62 73 20.6  
2004 4dr SUV 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills light light 4 9 39 49 71 23.1  

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Subaru Outback MPG

Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2017 25.4 MPG Highway Percentage 65 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2016 23.8 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2015 21.8 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2015 26.6 MPG Highway Percentage 79 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2014 28.2 MPG Highway Percentage 78 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2013 24.7 MPG Highway Percentage 76 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2013 26.2 MPG Highway Percentage 41 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2012 21.9 MPG Highway Percentage 65 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2012 28.4 MPG Highway Percentage 69 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2012 27.6 MPG Highway Percentage 69 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2011 21.1 MPG Highway Percentage 51 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2011 25.2 MPG Highway Percentage 42 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2011 25.5 MPG Highway Percentage 69 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2010 35.6 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2010 22.2 MPG Highway Percentage 36 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2010 26.6 MPG Highway Percentage 47 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2010 29.7 MPG Highway Percentage 71 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2009 21.0 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2009 20.7 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2009 27.1 MPG Highway Percentage 63 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2009 22.9 MPG Highway Percentage 42 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2008 18.9 MPG Highway Percentage 11 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2008 26.7 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2008 25.9 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2008 23.5 MPG Highway Percentage 37 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2007 19.4 MPG Highway Percentage 26 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2007 24.0 MPG Highway Percentage 63 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2007 21.4 MPG Highway Percentage 51 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2007 30.7 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2007 25.3 MPG Highway Percentage 74 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2006 21.2 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2006 24.2 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2006 20.9 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2006 24.3 MPG Highway Percentage 84 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2006 24.8 MPG Highway Percentage 37 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2006 25.3 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2005 22.0 MPG Highway Percentage 57 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2005 22.4 MPG Highway Percentage 54 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2005 20.8 MPG Highway Percentage 42 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2005 28.4 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2005 25.7 MPG Highway Percentage 56 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2005 18.7 MPG Highway Percentage 32 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2004 22.0 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2003 20.1 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2003 23.0 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2002 20.0 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2002 20.4 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2002 23.6 MPG Highway Percentage 26 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2001 19.0 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2001 23.6 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2001 21.0 MPG Highway Percentage 48 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2001 24.0 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent 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
2017 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat med none 0 35 0 65 65 25.4  
2016 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat med light 7 10 26 58 66 23.8  
2015 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light light 5 55 30 10 50 21.8  
2015 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat v.lt none 0 2 19 79 64 26.6  
2014 4dr Wagon 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
hills med hvy 1 17 3 78 69 28.2  
2013 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills v.lt none 5 11 8 76 70 24.7  
2013 4dr Wagon 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light none 3 20 36 41 64 26.2  
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2012 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills lead light 15 8 13 65 75 21.9  
2012 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light none 1 4 26 69 61 28.4  
2012 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
flat med none 0 1 30 69 70 27.6  
2011 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 4 14 31 51 92 21.1  
2011 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat med hvy 9 38 11 42 66 25.2  
2011 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
flat med none 5 11 15 69 70 25.5  
2010 4dr Wagon turbocharged 148hp 2.0L H4 Diesel
6-speed manual AWD
hills light none 5 30 25 40 100 35.6  
2010 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 15 13 37 36 88 22.2  
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
hills med light 6 15 33 47 69 26.6  
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
hills light light 5 11 14 71 63 29.7  
2009 4dr Wagon turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med hvy 5 20 20 55 65 21.0  
2009 4dr Wagon 245-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 20 20 20 40 60 20.7  
2009 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat light none 8 8 21 63 70 27.1  
2009 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 6 30 21 42 85 22.9  
2008 4dr Wagon turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 11 67 11 11 70 18.9  
2008 4dr Wagon 245-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 4 27 12 58 68 26.7  
2008 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med light 7 19 23 50 93 25.9  
2008 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 11 27 25 37 73 23.5  
2007 4dr Wagon turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 11 11 53 26 59 19.4  
2007 4dr Wagon turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med none 0 6 31 63 60 24.0  
2007 4dr Wagon 245-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 7 13 29 51 120 21.4  
2007 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat v.lt light 0 0 30 70 65 30.7  
2007 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 3 12 11 74 99 25.3  
2006 4dr Wagon turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 2 3 75 20 65 21.2  
2006 4dr Wagon turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med light 5 18 57 20 70 24.2  
2006 4dr Wagon 250-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med light 5 18 20 58 73 20.9  
2006 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med light 3 8 5 84 73 24.3  
2006 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 12 22 28 37 73 24.8  
2006 4dr Sedan 250-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 11 6 32 50 65 25.3  
2005 4dr Wagon turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 5 18 20 57 67 22.0  
2005 4dr Wagon turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med light 9 11 26 54 78 22.4  
2005 4dr Wagon 250-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills light light 2 25 32 42 110 20.8  
2005 4dr Wagon 168-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
hills med light 10 8 22 60 86 28.4  
2005 4dr Wagon 168-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 9 16 19 56 69 25.7  
2005 4dr Sedan 250-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 22 22 24 32 68 18.7  
2004 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med hvy 50 0 0 50 60 22.0  
2003 4dr Wagon 212-horsepower 3.0L H6
4-speed automatic AWD
hills med light 0 60 30 10 80 20.1  
2003 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat med light 13 10 33 43 67 23.0  
2002 4dr Wagon 212-horsepower 3.0L H6
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light hvy 0 30 30 40 60 20.0  
2002 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat light none 5 20 32 43 70 20.4  
2002 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
hills med light 6 50 18 26 73 23.6  
2001 4dr Wagon 212-horsepower 3.0L H6
4-speed automatic AWD
flat med none 0 10 20 70 70 19.0  
2001 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat v.lt light 0 70 20 10 65 23.6  
2001 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
hills med light 0 15 37 48 60 21.0  
2001 4dr Sedan 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
hills light none 0 0 50 50 70 24.0  
2000 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
hills light light 10 10 59 21 65 22.6  

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BMW X3 vs. Subaru Outback MPG

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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the BMW X3

BMW X3 Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2013 While the boosted four has a clear performance advantage, the swap was motivated primarily by the push for better fuel economy. EPA ratings are 21 mpg city, 28 highway, vs. the 2012 six's 19/25. An Audi Q5 comes close, 20/28, but with 211 horsepower isn't as strong. Despite weighing about 400 pounds less than the X3's 4,112, a Ford Escape with a similarly spec'd engine does no better. A Mercedes GLK350? 19/24. The Volvo is even worse. Compared to cars, the X3 doesn't fare as well. The roomier, nearly as heavy 528i rates 22/33. The crossover's larger frontal area and higher ground clearance take their toll as speed climbs. In our real-world sub-freezing suburban driving, the trip computer usually reported about 21 once the engine was warmed up, matching the EPA rating and quite good for a powerful, two-ton, all-wheel-drive vehicle. Engage an aggressive Eco Pro mode for a Prius-like throttle response and ultra-low rpm shifts, and mid-20s are easily achievable while high 20s are possible. I even observed 32 over one short trip where the lights were in my favor. But the cars behind you won't be happy. Conversely, enjoy the turbo at every opportunity and fuel economy will fall into the teens. A defeatable standard auto start/stop system operates a little more smoothly than in last year's 3-Series, but not as smoothly as it ought to. see full BMW X3 review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the BMW X3

BMW X3 Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
We get 22.5 mpg consistently in overall averaging and 26 to 27 on open road trips. see full BMW X3 review
BMW X3 Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Have noticed as low as 10 mpg in start and stop city driving. Average for daily driving is 14 mpg. It uses premium fuel so driving this car is already very expensive. see full BMW X3 review
2006 4dr SUV 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
City driving fuel economy is not bad for an SUV. I average around 16MPG battling heavy traffic and my need for “enjoying using the accelerator”. Highway mileage is not so great. Cruising at 70-80MPH returns around 22MPG. see full BMW X3 review
 

TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the Subaru Outback

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 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) see full Subaru Outback review
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. see full Subaru Outback review
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. see full Subaru Outback review
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. see full Subaru Outback review
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. see full Subaru Outback review
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. see full Subaru Outback review
2011 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Uses Regular Gas and Gets around 19 MPG in City 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
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. see full Subaru Outback review
2011 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
I would like to see mpg much higher than 22/29. see full Subaru Outback review
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. see full Subaru Outback review
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
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. see full Subaru Outback review
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 see full Subaru Outback review
2003 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
Would prefer getting over 30 mpg. see full Subaru Outback review
2000 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
Fuel economy is as expected, not great. It's a heavy car with an old engine and AWD. Short trips in the city, and it's fairly horrible. On the highway, it's particularly sensitive to speed, as the car is not very aerodynamic. I got as bad as 16 l/100 Km in the city, and as low as 8.8 l/100 Km on long trips. I believe the advertised 8.5 highway is possible if the trip is highway only. see full Subaru Outback review