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Subaru Forester Fuel Economy Data

4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 4-sp shiftable 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 light 0 30 40 30 65 24.000
flat light none 0 30 40 30 60 21.600
flat light light 5 50 30 15 60 20.700
flat light none 0 20 20 60 65 21.300
flat light none 0 0 100 0 N/A 20.000
mtns light light 5 10 20 65 60 27.900
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hills v.lt hvy 0 10 20 70 60 27.900
flat med none 0 7 50 43 70 23.200
flat med hvy 0 7 50 43 70 23.100
flat med hvy 0 20 20 60 85 23.800
flat med light 65 20 5 10 68 23.200
flat med none 0 0 100 0 N/A 21.900
flat light light 30 20 5 45 74 15.100
flat light none 72 9 6 13 60 22.500
flat light light 0 10 30 60 60 26.667
hills light none 0 20 60 20 65 25.000
flat light none 0 25 45 30 65 24.000
flat med light 5 0 24 71 75 22.500
hills v.lt light 0 5 90 5 65 25.664
flat light none 0 5 0 95 60 28.584
flat med hvy 20 50 10 20 65 22.500
flat light light 0 0 20 80 60 28.800
flat light light 0 0 20 80 60 28.800
flat light none 0 0 20 80 60 28.700
flat light light 0 0 20 80 65 26.000
hills med none 0 10 10 80 55 23.700

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2009 Subaru Forester

2009 Subaru Forester Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
fuel milage around town is averaging 24 miles to the gallon, but it is still new and not being loaded. see full Subaru Forester review
2009 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
I am averaging 25 mpg in a mix of in-town and highway driving see full Subaru Forester review
2009 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
better than most comparable rigs hi-way mileage even around town see full Subaru Forester review
2009 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
I am getting 27.5 mpg with 60% town driving, the rest in hilly country. Very impressed, and the car is not even broken in yet. see full Subaru Forester review
2009 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Saves over 40% compared to last SUV see full Subaru Forester review
2009 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
Good fuel economy for a relatively large vehicle see full Subaru Forester review
2009 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
So far, so very good. Much better than my Element. Avg. 25 city. see full Subaru Forester review
2008 4dr SUV 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
Much better than expected -- averaging about 28 mpg, which is awesome for a small SUV. see full Subaru Forester review
2009 Subaru Forester Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr SUV turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Handling is so pleasant that sporty driving is quite fule consuming see full Subaru Forester review
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
Fuel consumption in 63000Km: -city: on the average(rush hours and non rush hours) around 15l/100Km -highway: around 9-10l/100Km at 130Km/h, 18-20l/100Km at 200-210 Km/h - other paved roads including mountain paved roads: around 11-12l/100Km - off-road: 14-16l/100Km see full Subaru Forester review
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Only 20 mpg or so has been best fuel economy to date. see full Subaru Forester review
 

2009 Subaru Forester Gas Mileage (MPG)

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