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Subaru Forester Fuel Economy Data

4dr SUV turbocharged 210hp 2.5L I4 5-sp manual AWD

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
flat med none 20 0 7 73 70 21.700
flat lead light 15 30 20 35 85 17.000
flat light light 0 1 1 98 70 23.800
flat v.lt light 0 1 2 97 65 26.300

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2004 Subaru Forester

2004 Subaru Forester Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2005 4dr SUV 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
Considering it was an AWD car, I expected something worse than our Protege5, but it was not far off. see full Subaru Forester review
2004 Subaru Forester Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2004 4dr SUV turbocharged 210hp 2.5L I4
5-speed manual AWD
Takes a lot of fuel and also require Super. Youve got to pay to play. see full Subaru Forester review
2004 4dr SUV turbocharged 210hp 2.5L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
Fuel economy is hit or miss. I've seen anywhere from 14-20 in the city with no discernable difference in driving habits. On the highway I've seen anywhere from 19-26. Once again, with no discernable difference in driving style, speed, or weather. There is just no predictability. see full Subaru Forester review
2003 4dr SUV 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
21mpg is about all you can expect. AWD is partially to blame, as is the relatively inefficient boxer engine. see full Subaru Forester review
 

2004 Subaru Forester 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 Forester's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.