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Subaru Outback MPG

MPG Number of Vehicles
18 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
19 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
20 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
21 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
22 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
23 miles per gallon 8 vehicles
24 miles per gallon 12 vehicles
25 miles per gallon 7 vehicles
26 miles per gallon 15 vehicles
27 miles per gallon 9 vehicles
28 miles per gallon 7 vehicles
29 miles per gallon 8 vehicles
30 miles per gallon 5 vehicles
31 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
32 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
33 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
34 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
35 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
36 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2010 2010 4dr Wagon 165-hp 2.5L H4 4-sp automatic AWD 26.51
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With the 173-horsepower 2.5L H4 engine, 6-speed shiftable CVT transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2010 Subaru Outback has been averaging 26.51 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Subaru Outbacks in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (about 46.8 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (14.6 percent), in heavy traffic (5.5 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2010 Subaru Outback in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
2010 2010 4dr Wagon 173-hp 2.5L H4 6-sp manual AWD 29.43
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2010 2010 4dr Wagon 250-hp 3.0L H6 5-sp shiftable automatic AWD 22.2
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2010 2010 4dr Wagon turbocharged 148hp 2.0L H4 Diesel 6-sp manual AWD 35.6
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2010 Subaru Outback

2010 Subaru Outback Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Uses Regular Gas and Gets around 19 MPG in City see full Subaru Outback review
2011 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Compared to the full size p/u I was driving it is fantastic. Getting just over 21 in mostly stop and go suburban driving. Figure it will get better with age. Only had a couple tanks of gas so far. Only one measured. see full Subaru Outback review
2011 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
Getting > than sticker MPG right out of the dealers lot. The CVT really rewards soft steady gas peddle. see full Subaru Outback review
2011 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
So far getting 25MPG in mixed driving which is great for an AWD vehicle in our hilly areas here. see full Subaru Outback review
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
Gets decent (18-28mpg) gas mileage for an suv that hauls groceries and kids and is a daily driver, snow, sleet or rain, every day. see full Subaru Outback review
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
31 mpg on twisty 2 lane roads going through Oregon coast and Cascades. Not bad for an AWD loaded with gear and people. see full Subaru Outback review
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
I consistently get 29 to 30 mpg. see full Subaru Outback review
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
Highway mileage with CVT. see full Subaru Outback review
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
Right now I am getting about 27mpg, which is just about the same as my VW 1.8t engine was getting when I traded it in. see full Subaru Outback review
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
28MPG on an all wheel drive vehicle with 8" of ground clearance is tough to beat. Especially since I'm averaging 32 on the highway! see full Subaru Outback review
2010 Subaru Outback Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
I would like to see mpg much higher than 22/29. see full Subaru Outback review
2011 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
The 2013 is supposed to get a few more MPG's in the city and highway. Not really a big deal, but every bit helps. For a large vehicle with AWD, the Outback is unbeatable in MPG. see full Subaru Outback review
2009 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
AWD definately cost you a few on gas mileage so FWD vehicles worth more of a look if you live in warm climate or only rarely off pavement see full Subaru Outback review
 

2010 Subaru Outback 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 Outback's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.