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Subaru Legacy MPG

MPG Number of Vehicles
6 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
7 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
8 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
9 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
10 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
11 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
12 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
13 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
14 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
15 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
16 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
17 miles per gallon 8 vehicles
18 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
19 miles per gallon 15 vehicles
20 miles per gallon 14 vehicles
21 miles per gallon 20 vehicles
22 miles per gallon 24 vehicles
23 miles per gallon 24 vehicles
24 miles per gallon 25 vehicles
25 miles per gallon 26 vehicles
26 miles per gallon 29 vehicles
27 miles per gallon 24 vehicles
28 miles per gallon 31 vehicles
29 miles per gallon 36 vehicles
30 miles per gallon 26 vehicles
31 miles per gallon 24 vehicles
32 miles per gallon 18 vehicles
33 miles per gallon 16 vehicles
34 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
35 miles per gallon 13 vehicles
36 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
37 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
38 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
39 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
40 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
41 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
42 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
43 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
44 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
45 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
46 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
47 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
48 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
49 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
50 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
51 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
52 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
53 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
54 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
55 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
56 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
57 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
58 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
59 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
60 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
61 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
62 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
63 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2016 2016 4dr Sedan 175-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp shiftable CVT AWD 30
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With the 175-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed shiftable CVT transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2016 Subaru Legacy has been averaging 30 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2016 Subaru Legacys in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (5 percent), in heavy traffic (5 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2016 Subaru Legacy in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
2015 2015 4dr Sedan 175-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp shiftable CVT AWD 30.91
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2013 2013 4dr Sedan 175-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp shiftable CVT AWD 28.22
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2013 2013 4dr Sedan 256-hp 3.6L H6 5-sp shiftable automatic AWD 24.84
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2012 2012 4dr Sedan 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp manual AWD 25
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2012 2012 4dr Sedan 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp shiftable CVT AWD 31.95
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2011 2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 265hp 2.5L H4 6-sp manual AWD 21.97
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2011 2011 4dr Sedan 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp manual AWD 25
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2011 2011 4dr Sedan 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp shiftable CVT AWD 26.97
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2011 2011 4dr Sedan 256-hp 3.6L H6 5-sp shiftable automatic AWD 21
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2010 2010 4dr Sedan turbocharged 265hp 2.5L H4 6-sp manual AWD 23.79
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2010 2010 4dr Sedan 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp manual AWD 21.4
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2010 2010 4dr Sedan 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp shiftable CVT AWD 28.62
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2010 2010 4dr Sedan 256-hp 3.6L H6 5-sp shiftable automatic AWD 26.47
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 265hp 2.5L H4 6-sp manual AWD 25
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 5-sp shiftable automatic AWD 23.75
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp shiftable CVT AWD 25.49
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan 256-hp 3.6L H6 5-sp shiftable automatic AWD 20.44
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2009 2009 4dr Wagon turbocharged 148hp 2.0L H4 Diesel 5-sp manual AWD 39.4
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 265hp 2.5L H4 6-sp manual AWD 27.05
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 5-sp manual AWD 23.35
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 5-sp shiftable automatic AWD 23.3
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp manual AWD 27.8
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp shiftable CVT AWD 24.87
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan 256-hp 3.6L H6 5-sp shiftable automatic AWD 26.5
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2008 2008 4dr Wagon 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp manual AWD 20.4
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2008.5 2008.5 4dr Sedan turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 5-sp shiftable automatic AWD 18.4
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2007 2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 265hp 2.5L H4 6-sp manual AWD 21.3
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2007 2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 5-sp manual AWD 23.17
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2007 2007 4dr Sedan 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp manual AWD 26.4
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2007 2007 4dr Sedan 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp shiftable CVT AWD 29.49
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2007 2007 4dr Wagon turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 5-sp shiftable automatic AWD 24.57
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2006 2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 5-sp manual AWD 22.37
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2006 2006 4dr Sedan 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp manual AWD 29.93
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2006 2006 4dr Sedan 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp shiftable CVT AWD 33
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2006 2006 4dr Wagon turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 5-sp shiftable automatic AWD 21.05
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2006 2006 4dr Wagon 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp manual AWD 28.4
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2006 2006 4dr Wagon 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp shiftable CVT AWD 27.6
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2005 2005 4dr Sedan turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 5-sp manual AWD 22.24
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2005 2005 4dr Sedan turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 5-sp shiftable automatic AWD 20.31
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2005 2005 4dr Sedan 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp manual AWD 25.6
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2005 2005 4dr Sedan 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp shiftable CVT AWD 26.15
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2005 2005 4dr Wagon turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 5-sp manual AWD 21.82
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2005 2005 4dr Wagon turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 5-sp shiftable automatic AWD 21.78
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2005 2005 4dr Wagon 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp manual AWD 27.09
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2005 2005 4dr Wagon 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp shiftable CVT AWD 28.55
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2004 2004 4dr Sedan 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp manual AWD 28.99
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2003 2003 4dr Sedan turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 5-sp shiftable automatic AWD 21.06
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2003 2003 4dr Sedan 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp manual AWD 28.5
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2003 2003 4dr Wagon turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 5-sp shiftable automatic AWD 20.63
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2003 2003 4dr Wagon 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp manual AWD 19.79
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2002 2002 4dr Sedan turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 5-sp shiftable automatic AWD 19.6
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2002 2002 4dr Wagon turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 5-sp shiftable automatic AWD 16.97
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2002 2002 4dr Wagon 170-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp manual AWD 25.5
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2001 2001 4dr Sedan turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4 5-sp shiftable automatic AWD 47.8
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Subaru Legacy

Subaru Legacy Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Sedan 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
The downside of the H6 is not great gas mileage, but for what you are getting, it is not bad. On the highway with cruise control have managed to get about 30 mpg. In a mix of city and highway it gets 23 mpg. In city only it gets 18 mpg. Again, for AWD not bad, but not great. Want better gas mileage, get the H4 engine. see full Subaru Legacy review
2010 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
I average 43mpg in a little over half highway driving. I get 55mpg on the highway and about 35mpg in city driving. This is very impressive considering this car's performance. see full Subaru Legacy review
2010 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
Great mileage for an AWD car see full Subaru Legacy review
2010 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
With the CVT transmission, rpms stay low and there is no shifting saving on fuel. see full Subaru Legacy review
2006 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Better than expected especially for a heavy AWD wagon. see full Subaru Legacy review
2005 4dr Sedan 168-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Good fuel management. 20-23 Mpg city / 25-29 highway. see full Subaru Legacy review
2005 4dr Sedan 168-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
My driving styles provides better than stated fuel econcomy. see full Subaru Legacy review
2005 4dr Wagon 168-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
31 hwy, 22 city see full Subaru Legacy review
Subaru Legacy Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
A bit thirstier than I had hoped - but the AWD probably has a lot to do with that. see full Subaru Legacy review
2009 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
The fuel economy with a 4 cylinder 170 hp engine is pretty disappointing at 22-23 mpg. The AWD system is responsible for some of the loss but I also drive an AWD Acura TL SH-AWD with a 6 cylinder 305 hp engine that is only marginally worse at 18-19 mpg. see full Subaru Legacy review
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
heavier concumption due to awd and power see full Subaru Legacy review
2008 4dr Sedan 245-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
I do not dislike the fuel econ, its AWD and I knew that going into the purchase, after you walk away from a totaled vehicle, safety becomes the prioroty over fuel econ. Have been able to get 32mpg out of both vehicles with smart driving see full Subaru Legacy review
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
Room for improvement without driving below the speed limit. see full Subaru Legacy review
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
With a 250 hp engine and AWD, I noticed fuel economy in the high teens to low 20s. see full Subaru Legacy review
2005 4dr Wagon turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
poor gas mileage for its size. getting about 18 mpg average in mixed driving. the car also requires 91+ octane. see full Subaru Legacy review
2005 4dr Sedan 168-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
AWD system is a plus, overall, but fuel economy suffers. see full Subaru Legacy review
2005 4dr Sedan turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
In town gas mileage is about 20MPG. Highway can be as high as 28MPG but that is rare. see full Subaru Legacy review
2003 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
Only get around 23mpg on average see full Subaru Legacy review
 

Subaru Legacy 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 Legacy's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.