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Subaru Forester Fuel Economy Data

4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 CVT 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 light 0 0 0 100 65 33.463
hills med light 0 5 10 85 65 29.558
hills med light 0 0 0 100 65 32.866
hills med hvy 0 0 0 100 65 32.047
flat light hvy 0 50 0 50 70 33.246
flat light hvy 0 50 0 50 70 29.750
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flat med none 0 0 0 100 70 26.077
hills med hvy 0 0 0 100 65 32.021
mtns v.lt hvy 0 0 10 90 65 32.700
mtns v.lt hvy 0 0 5 95 65 30.101
mtns v.lt hvy 20 0 10 70 65 29.344
flat v.lt none 5 0 15 80 65 28.901
hills med none 0 0 0 100 65 28.006
flat light hvy 0 50 0 50 70 29.708
flat light hvy 0 50 0 50 70 24.858
flat v.lt light 5 0 14 81 62 33.100
flat v.lt light 5 0 14 81 62 31.200
flat med none 5 0 14 81 62 29.200
flat v.lt light 5 0 14 81 62 28.700
flat v.lt light 5 0 14 81 62 32.000
flat v.lt light 5 0 14 81 62 28.800
flat v.lt light 5 0 14 81 62 34.200
flat med none 0 0 25 75 70 28.923
flat med light 0 0 10 90 70 27.600
flat v.lt light 5 0 14 81 62 33.100
flat v.lt light 5 0 14 81 62 31.600
flat v.lt light 5 0 14 81 62 34.200
flat v.lt light 5 0 14 81 62 33.100

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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the 2015 Subaru Forester

2015 Subaru Forester Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2014 Subaru's latest engines when paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) earn much better EPA numbers than their ancestors. The 2013 Forester rated only 20 mpg city, 26 mpg highway. The 2014 checks in at 24/32, about as good as you'll find in a compact crossover with all-wheel-drive. The CR-V manages 22/30, the RAV-4 22/29. Only the Mazda CX-5 comes close, 25/31 or 24/30, depending on engine size (you want the larger one with the slightly lower EPA numbers). In suburban driving I observed trip computer averages of 23 to 27 once the engine was warmed up. But 15 for the first couple of miles--it was cold and snowy the week I had the car. (This big difference when the engine is warming up is typical, but something many people don't realize when comparing their winter averages with the EPA ratings.) Summer fuel economy should be better. see full Subaru Forester review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2015 Subaru Forester

2015 Subaru Forester Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2015 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
CVT AWD
I drive mainly around town and average 26 overall. On a highway drive, I get around 33. My previous vehicle was a 2009 Escape V6 AWD, this is a definite improvement on fuel economy. I could rarely get 30 on the highway. Typically around 27. see full Subaru Forester review
2014 4dr SUV turbocharged 250hp 2.0L H4
8-speed shiftable CVT AWD
26.4 mpg isn't exactly the best ever, but for a very quick family car, it is hard to top. see full Subaru Forester review
2014 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
CVT AWD
The suggested/promised MPG is pretty high and, while I haven't hit those numbers on average, I can say that I'm getting better mileage than I was getting in a smaller, non-AWD, non-SUV "sporty" car with a smaller engine. The built-in value of the vehicle is top notch... For the price, I got more equipment than I would have gotten on much of the competition...! A truly great value for the bucks....! see full Subaru Forester review
2014 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
CVT AWD
Gas mileage is excellent for a full-time AWD car. I averaged 27 in mixe driving. see full Subaru Forester review
2015 Subaru Forester Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2014 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
CVT AWD
Fuel econmy is OK in summer, again would be good vehicle for california. However in Canada where we get lots of cold weather fuel economy is very poor, in fact it is worse than my BMW, which has twice the horsepower and my Honda Van, what gives? Plus you are freezing inside in the winter see full Subaru Forester review
2014 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
CVT AWD
Fuel economy isn't as great as I'd hoped, but better than the previous vehicle I had - which was smaller, lighter and got worse mileage. see full Subaru Forester review
 

2015 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.