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Subaru Forester Fuel Economy (km/L)

km/L Number of Vehicles
5 kilometers per liter 1 vehicles
6 kilometers per liter 3 vehicles
7 kilometers per liter 6 vehicles
8 kilometers per liter 7 vehicles
9 kilometers per liter 12 vehicles
10 kilometers per liter 17 vehicles
11 kilometers per liter 8 vehicles
12 kilometers per liter 11 vehicles
13 kilometers per liter 2 vehicles
14 kilometers per liter 5 vehicles
15 kilometers per liter 2 vehicles
16 kilometers per liter 0 vehicles
17 kilometers per liter 0 vehicles
18 kilometers per liter 0 vehicles
19 kilometers per liter 0 vehicles
20 kilometers per liter 0 vehicles
21 kilometers per liter 0 vehicles
22 kilometers per liter 0 vehicles
23 kilometers per liter 0 vehicles
24 kilometers per liter 0 vehicles
25 kilometers per liter 0 vehicles
26 kilometers per liter 0 vehicles
27 kilometers per liter 0 vehicles
28 kilometers per liter 0 vehicles
29 kilometers per liter 0 vehicles
30 kilometers per liter 0 vehicles
31 kilometers per liter 0 vehicles
32 kilometers per liter 0 vehicles
33 kilometers per liter 0 vehicles
34 kilometers per liter 0 vehicles
35 kilometers per liter 1 vehicles
36 kilometers per liter 0 vehicles
37 kilometers per liter 0 vehicles
38 kilometers per liter 0 vehicles
39 kilometers per liter 2 vehicles
40 kilometers per liter 2 vehicles
41 kilometers per liter 7 vehicles
42 kilometers per liter 7 vehicles
43 kilometers per liter 6 vehicles
44 kilometers per liter 2 vehicles
45 kilometers per liter 9 vehicles
46 kilometers per liter 1 vehicles
47 kilometers per liter 7 vehicles
48 kilometers per liter 3 vehicles
49 kilometers per liter 10 vehicles
50 kilometers per liter 4 vehicles
51 kilometers per liter 5 vehicles
52 kilometers per liter 14 vehicles
53 kilometers per liter 13 vehicles
54 kilometers per liter 13 vehicles
55 kilometers per liter 24 vehicles
56 kilometers per liter 32 vehicles
57 kilometers per liter 42 vehicles
58 kilometers per liter 47 vehicles
59 kilometers per liter 52 vehicles
60 kilometers per liter 39 vehicles
61 kilometers per liter 50 vehicles
62 kilometers per liter 35 vehicles
63 kilometers per liter 28 vehicles
64 kilometers per liter 38 vehicles
65 kilometers per liter 16 vehicles
66 kilometers per liter 26 vehicles
67 kilometers per liter 19 vehicles
68 kilometers per liter 15 vehicles
69 kilometers per liter 13 vehicles
70 kilometers per liter 9 vehicles
71 kilometers per liter 7 vehicles
72 kilometers per liter 5 vehicles
73 kilometers per liter 1 vehicles
74 kilometers per liter 1 vehicles
75 kilometers per liter 5 vehicles
76 kilometers per liter 1 vehicles
77 kilometers per liter 2 vehicles
78 kilometers per liter 1 vehicles
79 kilometers per liter 1 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain km/L  
2017 2017 4dr SUV turbocharged 250hp 2.0L H4 8-sp shiftable CVT AWD 8.71
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With the turbocharged 186kW 2.0L H4 engine, 8-speed shiftable CVT transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2017 Subaru Forester has been averaging 8.71 L/100km (liters per 100 kilometers).

The 2017 Subaru Foresters in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 54.5 percent of the kilometers driven). The rest of the kilometers were on the highway at an average speed of 88 kilometers per hour (32.8 percent), in heavy traffic (10.9 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2017 Subaru Forester in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
2016 2016 4dr SUV turbocharged 250hp 2.0L H4 8-sp shiftable CVT AWD 61.39
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2016 2016 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 CVT AWD 66.08
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2015 2015 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 CVT AWD 48.07
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2015 2015 4dr SUV turbocharged 237hp 2.0L H4 8-sp shiftable CVT AWD 10.47
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2014 2014 4dr SUV turbocharged 250hp 2.0L H4 8-sp shiftable CVT AWD 64
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2014 2014 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp manual AWD 67.77
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2014 2014 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 CVT AWD 56.5
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2013 2013 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp manual AWD 59.88
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2013 2013 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 CVT AWD 60.19
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2013.5 2013.5 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 CVT AWD 11.9
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2011 2011 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp manual AWD 57.75
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2011 2011 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 CVT AWD 58.58
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2011 2011 4dr SUV 148-hp 2.0L H4 5-sp manual AWD 11.11
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2010 2010 4dr SUV turbocharged 250hp 2.0L H4 8-sp shiftable CVT AWD 47.83
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2010 2010 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp manual AWD 56.8
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2010 2010 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 CVT AWD 54.4
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2009 2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4 5-sp manual AWD 7.12
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2009 2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 250hp 2.0L H4 8-sp shiftable CVT AWD 39.53
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2009 2009 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp manual AWD 39.45
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2009 2009 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 CVT AWD 53.89
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2008 2008 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp manual AWD 58.6
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2008 2008 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 CVT AWD 63.83
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2007 2007 4dr SUV turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4 5-sp manual AWD 48.1
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2007 2007 4dr SUV turbocharged 250hp 2.0L H4 8-sp shiftable CVT AWD 52.55
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2007 2007 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp manual AWD 49
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2007 2007 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 CVT AWD 61.55
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2006 2006 4dr SUV turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4 5-sp manual AWD 16.19
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2006 2006 4dr SUV turbocharged 250hp 2.0L H4 8-sp shiftable CVT AWD 10.75
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2006 2006 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp manual AWD 59.89
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2006 2006 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 CVT AWD 55.68
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2005 2005 4dr SUV turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4 5-sp manual AWD 49.4
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2005 2005 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp manual AWD 48.95
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2005 2005 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 CVT AWD 54.38
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2004 2004 4dr SUV turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4 5-sp manual AWD 52.23
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2004 2004 4dr SUV turbocharged 250hp 2.0L H4 8-sp shiftable CVT AWD 34.41
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2004 2004 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp manual AWD 64.3
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2004 2004 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 CVT AWD 44.7
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2003 2003 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp manual AWD 55.9
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2003 2003 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 CVT AWD 45.64
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2002 2002 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp manual AWD 61
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2002 2002 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 CVT AWD 53.83
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2001 2001 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp manual AWD 64.13
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2001 2001 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 CVT AWD 45.61
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2000 2000 4dr SUV 170-hp 2.5L H4 CVT AWD 49.4
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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the Subaru Forester

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 Subaru Forester

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 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
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
2011 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
I've been getting higher than expected fuel economy - around 28MPG, mostly highway see full Subaru Forester review
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
Subaru Forester Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
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
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
2011 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Mileage is sub par. This Forester replaced a 2007 Ford Fusion all wheel drive. Same driving style, same route, same traffic- 2 mpg less than the V6 Fusion. see full Subaru Forester review
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
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Only 20 mpg or so has been best fuel economy to date. 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
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
 

Subaru Forester Gas Mileage (km/L)

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 km/L based on how and where you drive a car.