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Subaru Forester Fuel Economy Data

4dr SUV 165-hp 2.5L H4 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 lead none 10 10 50 30 62 23.500
flat lead light 5 30 30 35 75 27.000
flat lead light 5 30 30 35 75 25.000
flat med light 0 10 20 70 75 27.000

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2005 Subaru Forester

2005 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
2005 Subaru Forester Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2006 4dr SUV 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
Fuel economy not as good as the CR-V, though the more powerful engine was the reason. see full Subaru Forester review
2006 4dr SUV turbocharged 230hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
Some people look at the XT's ratings and think 19-24 is horrible AND you have to buy premium gas! Not me. Don't mind it one bit. Do the math: $3 extra over regular unleaded at the pump every fill-up, 4 times a month (although I fill up less), that's $12/month. Multiply by 12 months and you're looking at $144/year! That's nothing to pay for the fun added to your driving experience! Some people pay more than that for one nice dinner out! see full Subaru Forester review
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
 

2005 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.