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Nissan Xterra vs. Subaru Outback MPG

Chart is based on 569 fuel economy reports for the Nissan Xterra and 1527 fuel economy reports for the Subaru Outback.

Nissan Xterra MPG

Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2013 18.3 MPG Highway Percentage 85 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2012 18.5 MPG Highway Percentage 72 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2011 20.4 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2011 16.1 MPG Highway Percentage 56 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2010 12.4 MPG Highway Percentage 90 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2010 17.7 MPG Highway Percentage 56 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2009 16.5 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2008 18.8 MPG Highway Percentage 59 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2008 18.1 MPG Highway Percentage 62 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2007 17.8 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2007 15.7 MPG Highway Percentage 0 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2007 17.8 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2006 19.0 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2006 17.0 MPG Highway Percentage 57 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2006 21.3 MPG Highway Percentage 69 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2006 15.5 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2005 23.6 MPG Highway Percentage 85 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2005 16.7 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2004 16.1 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2004 20.0 MPG Highway Percentage 0 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2004 16.9 MPG Highway Percentage 57 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2004 17.2 MPG Highway Percentage 59 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2003 11.2 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2003 17.8 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2003 16.8 MPG Highway Percentage 53 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2003 15.9 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2002 15.5 MPG Highway Percentage 9 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2002 16.8 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2002 16.4 MPG Highway Percentage 8 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2002 24.8 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2001 19.2 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2001 19.0 MPG Highway Percentage 97 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2001 15.5 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2000 17.0 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2000 17.0 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
2013 4dr SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
hills med hvy 2 5 8 85 80 18.3  
2012 4dr SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med none 3 10 15 72 99 18.5  
2011 4dr SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat v.lt light 20 10 40 30 55 20.4  
2011 4dr SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med none 0 32 12 56 82 16.1  
2010 4dr SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
mtns light none 0 0 10 90 110 12.4  
2010 4dr SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat light light 2 12 30 56 70 17.7  
2009 4dr SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med none 10 60 20 10 75 16.5  
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2008 4dr SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med none 2 36 4 59 72 18.8  
2008 4dr SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat light light 12 12 15 62 65 18.1  
2007 4dr SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat light light 5 5 60 30 70 17.8  
2007 4dr SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
flat med hvy 15 60 25 0 0 15.7  
2007 4dr SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med light 3 15 53 30 65 17.8  
2006 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 4.0L V6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 5 35 35 25 75 19.0  
2006 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 4.0L V6
6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
hills med light 5 26 12 57 67 17.0  
2006 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
flat med hvy 0 2 29 69 80 21.3  
2006 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
hills med none 0 50 0 50 78 15.5  
2005 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 4.0L V6
6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
mtns med light 0 0 15 85 75 23.6  
2005 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 16.7  
2004 4dr SUV 180-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
hills light light 3 6 22 70 60 16.1  
2004 4dr SUV 180-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic RWD
flat v.lt none 0 100 0 0 0 20.0  
2004 4dr SUV 180-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
hills light none 3 14 27 57 65 16.9  
2004 4dr SUV 143-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual RWD
flat light hvy 26 12 3 59 68 17.2  
2003 4dr SUV supercharged 210hp 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
hills med light 10 30 30 30 75 11.2  
2003 4dr SUV 180-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
hills light light 28 13 10 50 88 17.8  
2003 4dr SUV 180-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic RWD
flat med light 0 0 47 53 65 16.8  
2003 4dr SUV 180-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat light none 17 29 29 25 63 15.9  
2002 4dr SUV supercharged 210hp 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med none 1 75 15 9 60 15.5  
2002 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
hills med none 0 0 30 70 60 16.8  
2002 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic RWD
flat light light 4 31 58 8 65 16.4  
2002 4dr SUV 143-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual RWD
flat light hvy 30 5 20 45 65 24.8  
2001 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed manual RWD
flat light none 30 10 40 20 55 19.2  
2001 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic RWD
flat light none 1 2 0 97 75 19.0  
2001 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat lead light 30 10 30 30 70 15.5  
2000 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic RWD
flat light hvy 40 40 0 20 60 17.0  
2000 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med light 10 15 15 60 60 17.0  

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Subaru Outback MPG

Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2018 21.3 MPG Highway Percentage 28 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2018 28.5 MPG Highway Percentage 64 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2017 25.4 MPG Highway Percentage 42 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2017 21.3 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2016 26.1 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent Subaru Outback Subaru Outback 2016 23.8 MPG Highway Percentage 63 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 9.7 MPG Highway Percentage 70 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 26.1 MPG Highway Percentage 42 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 25.1 MPG Highway Percentage 41 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 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
hills med none 1 5 66 28 75 21.3  
2018 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light light 1 12 24 64 79 28.5  
2017 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat med none 8 42 8 42 65 25.4  
2017 4dr Wagon 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat med none 0 0 80 20 80 21.3  
2016 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat lead light 10 20 50 20 70 26.1  
2016 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat med light 5 8 24 63 67 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  
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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 shiftable CVT AWD
flat lead none 0 10 20 70 80 9.7  
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 19 36 42 65 26.1  
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 5 44 10 41 65 25.1  
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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Nissan Xterra 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 Nissan Xterra 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 Nissan Xterra

Nissan Xterra Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Most people who drove or owned xterra, complain about fuel economy. I say bs: compare it with its true, truck-based SUV competitors - and there are only 3 of them: toyota 4runner and fj cruiser, and jeep wrangler rubicon. Thats all! All others are not to be compared to xterra - they are just car-based SUVs (even new nissan pathfinder is just a car!).rnWhen you compare xterra with correct competitors, you will find that its fuel economy is excellent: my trip computer and calculations show the best economy of 10.3 l/100km on highway at 95 km/h without aircon, on cruise control, on a warm day. My worst is 19.3 l/100km during heavy winter offroading through 3 feet of snow (and it was quite wet snow), using 4x4 low with lockers. From my comparis see full Nissan Xterra review
Nissan Xterra Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
I don't see how the fuel economy could be improved, given what the vehicle is. But I can't say that I am happy with the poor fuel economy. see full Nissan Xterra review
2008 4dr SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
Fuel economy is not the best, I average around 15-16 in the city and 18-20 on the highway. see full Nissan Xterra review
2006 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 4.0L V6
6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
Although the 2005+ gets better fuel economy than the previous incarnation, it won't compete with the light weight car-based CUVs on the market. If you want the strong chassis and off road performance you will feel it at the pump. Off road modifications like extra armor, dual spare tires, larger tires, and gear don't help either. see full Nissan Xterra review
2003 4dr SUV 180-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic RWD
Mileage is terrible for an engine of this size and power output. see full Nissan Xterra 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
2016 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
The fuel economy of the 2016 Subaru Outback is disappointing. Again, I owned and drove a 2013 Honda CR-V and it offered better performance and acceleration, and far better fuel economy than this car. This, despite the fact that the Subaru Outback and Honda CR-V show fuel economy ratings that are fairly close in the government measurements. Well, I drive this car the same way that I drove the Honda CR-V and also the several Honda Accords that I have owned. My gas mileage on this Subaru is consistently lower than it is and that it has been on the Hondas that I have owned and driven. This lower gas mileage coupled with the less imprssive acceleration and performance represents my biggest disappointment with this Subaru. see full Subaru Outback review
2016 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
The fuel economy of the 2016 Subaru Outback is disappointing. Again, I owned and drove a 2013 Honda CR-V and it offered better performance and acceleration, and far better fuel economy than this car. This, despite the fact that the Subaru Outback and Honda CR-V show fuel economy ratings that are fairly close in the government measurements. Well, I drive this car the same way that I drove the Honda CR-V and also the several Honda Accords that I have owned. My gas mileage on this Subaru is consistently lower than it is and that it has been on the Hondas that I have owned and driven. This lower gas mileage coupled with the less imprssive acceleration and performance represents my biggest disappointment with this Subaru. see full Subaru Outback review
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
 
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