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Chevrolet Equinox vs. Subaru Outback MPG

Chart is based on 366 fuel economy reports for the Chevrolet Equinox and 1175 fuel economy reports for the Subaru Outback.

Chevrolet Equinox MPG

Chevrolet Equinox Chevrolet Equinox 2015 21.3 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Chevrolet Equinox Chevrolet Equinox 2015 22.7 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent Chevrolet Equinox Chevrolet Equinox 2014 24.2 MPG Highway Percentage 15 percent Chevrolet Equinox Chevrolet Equinox 2013 21.1 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent Chevrolet Equinox Chevrolet Equinox 2013 27.8 MPG Highway Percentage 33 percent Chevrolet Equinox Chevrolet Equinox 2012 26.1 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent Chevrolet Equinox Chevrolet Equinox 2012 23.6 MPG Highway Percentage 54 percent Chevrolet Equinox Chevrolet Equinox 2011 24.7 MPG Highway Percentage 38 percent Chevrolet Equinox Chevrolet Equinox 2011 24.0 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent Chevrolet Equinox Chevrolet Equinox 2010 23.8 MPG Highway Percentage 93 percent Chevrolet Equinox Chevrolet Equinox 2010 22.7 MPG Highway Percentage 82 percent Chevrolet Equinox Chevrolet Equinox 2010 26.1 MPG Highway Percentage 33 percent Chevrolet Equinox Chevrolet Equinox 2010 27.8 MPG Highway Percentage 77 percent Chevrolet Equinox Chevrolet Equinox 2009 18.5 MPG Highway Percentage 22 percent Chevrolet Equinox Chevrolet Equinox 2008 17.1 MPG Highway Percentage 3 percent Chevrolet Equinox Chevrolet Equinox 2008 25.1 MPG Highway Percentage 48 percent Chevrolet Equinox Chevrolet Equinox 2007 22.2 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent Chevrolet Equinox Chevrolet Equinox 2007 22.2 MPG Highway Percentage 36 percent Chevrolet Equinox Chevrolet Equinox 2006 21.2 MPG Highway Percentage 68 percent Chevrolet Equinox Chevrolet Equinox 2006 17.7 MPG Highway Percentage 46 percent Chevrolet Equinox Chevrolet Equinox 2005 21.2 MPG Highway Percentage 28 percent Chevrolet Equinox Chevrolet Equinox 2005 19.8 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
2015 4dr SUV 301-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat lead light 0 0 50 50 75 21.3  
2015 4dr SUV 182-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills light none 0 0 45 55 60 22.7  
2014 4dr SUV 182-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 0 0 85 15 70 24.2  
2013 4dr SUV 301-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 3 37 0 60 68 21.1  
2013 4dr SUV 182-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light none 0 15 52 33 65 27.8  
2012 4dr SUV 182-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 3 13 30 55 63 26.1  
2012 4dr SUV 182-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 2 22 22 54 67 23.6  
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2011 4dr SUV 182-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 9 18 36 38 66 24.7  
2011 4dr SUV 182-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills light none 6 26 26 43 66 24.0  
2010 4dr SUV 264-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 7 0 0 93 100 23.8  
2010 4dr SUV 264-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 2 7 10 82 113 22.7  
2010 4dr SUV 182-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 6 23 38 33 65 26.1  
2010 4dr SUV 182-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills light light 0 8 15 77 68 27.8  
2009 4dr SUV 264-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med light 11 33 33 22 75 18.5  
2008 4dr SUV 264-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med none 15 20 64 3 60 17.1  
2008 4dr SUV 185-horsepower 3.4L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 5 25 23 48 68 25.1  
2007 4dr SUV 185-horsepower 3.4L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 9 13 19 60 68 22.2  
2007 4dr SUV 185-horsepower 3.4L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat light none 4 17 43 36 61 22.2  
2006 4dr SUV 185-horsepower 3.4L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 3 16 13 68 68 21.2  
2006 4dr SUV 185-horsepower 3.4L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat med none 3 24 27 46 85 17.7  
2005 4dr SUV 185-horsepower 3.4L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 7 14 51 28 72 21.2  
2005 4dr SUV 185-horsepower 3.4L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat med light 10 25 5 60 77 19.8  

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Subaru Outback MPG

Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2018 34.6 MPG Highway Percentage 75 percent 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 28.5 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
2018 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light hvy 0 15 10 75 110 34.6  
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 6 9 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  
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2013 4dr Wagon 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light none 3 20 36 41 64 26.2  
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 3 27 69 60 28.5  
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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Chevrolet Equinox vs. Subaru Outback 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 Chevrolet Equinox and Subaru Outback's where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of their real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Chevrolet Equinox

Chevrolet Equinox Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr SUV 182-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
A week ater purchasing this car we took a 1500 mile trip for our 45th anniversary. Car averaged almost 30 MPG! see full Chevrolet Equinox review
2011 4dr SUV 182-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
better than my envoy but not as good as advertised even with eco mode on 100% of the time and light foot, timing lights, etc. see full Chevrolet Equinox review
2011 4dr SUV 182-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
22 city and 32 highway see full Chevrolet Equinox review
2010 4dr SUV 182-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Best in class (crossover SUV), without sacrificing performance. see full Chevrolet Equinox review
2010 4dr SUV 182-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Averaging 27 all around and 30+ on the hwy. With only 550 miles its only going to get better. 4cyl ia an awesome motor.. see full Chevrolet Equinox review
2010 4dr SUV 182-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I got the 4 cyl/FWD Equinox. It gets at or better than the city EPA estimate of 22mpg, typically getting 23-24mpg without AC, 22 with AC on. On the freeway, get 31-32mpg without AC, 29-30 with AC. see full Chevrolet Equinox review
2010 4dr SUV 182-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Excellent fuel economy with 4 cyl.; I get the EPA numbers. see full Chevrolet Equinox review
2010 4dr SUV 182-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Very good EPA numbers see full Chevrolet Equinox review
2010 4dr SUV 182-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
THE FUEL ECONOMY IS GREAT, i DRIVE ABOUT 25 TO 50,000 MILES PER YEAR THIS CAR HAS A 2.4 L - FOUR-CYLINDER ENGINE i WAS GETTING ON THE AVERAGE 22 TO 25 MILES PER GALLON THIS IS A GREAT PLUS FOR THIS CAR see full Chevrolet Equinox review
2008 4dr SUV 185-horsepower 3.4L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Fuel economy is about 24mpg with a 50/50 mix of city and highway. Long trips result in about 28 mpg. see full Chevrolet Equinox review
Chevrolet Equinox Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr SUV 182-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Not as advertised - trying to do all the right things (timing lights, light foot, no idling, tire pressure, etc.) but lower than what i thought i would get when compared to 17.6 for an envoy (15 city/ 21 hwy) with 200,000 miles and bad driving habits. see full Chevrolet Equinox review
2011 4dr SUV 182-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Rated at 29 mpg but only recorded an average of 21 to 22 mpg actual milage on a 750 mile round trip. see full Chevrolet Equinox review
2006 4dr SUV 185-horsepower 3.4L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Okay, there was one thing i liked about the Equinox - it got decent mileage - i averaged around 23.5 overall. Mostly highway driving at 60-70 mph. see full Chevrolet Equinox review
2005 4dr SUV 185-horsepower 3.4L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Mileage poorer than my extended wheel base Montana van which had a similar power train and only a 4 speed transmission. see full Chevrolet Equinox review
2005 4dr SUV 185-horsepower 3.4L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
when I bought this 18 MPG was ok but now with the price of fuel it is not!!! see full Chevrolet Equinox review
2005 4dr SUV 185-horsepower 3.4L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
20 mile to the gallon may be 21 on a good day but thats it. not great for a 185 hp v6 gm could do a lot better see full Chevrolet Equinox review
2005 4dr SUV 185-horsepower 3.4L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Fuel economy is terrible if you accelerate at any decent pace. see full Chevrolet Equinox 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