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Subaru Forester Fuel Economy Data

4dr SUV 173-hp 2.5L H4 4-sp automatic 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 light none 5 50 35 10 65 21.200
flat light light 0 20 10 70 65 26.500
flat lead none 10 10 10 70 75 23.527
flat light light 10 30 30 30 65 23.472

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2006 Subaru Forester

2006 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
2006 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
 

2006 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.