TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the Subaru Outback Subaru Outback Real Gas Mileage: Pros Year Comment 2015 Subaru has also made impressive strides recently in improving fuel economy. Subaru is a forward-thinking company. But most are based on trucks and trucks do not make good cars. My gas mileage on this Subaru is consistently lower than it is and that it has been on the Hondas that I have owned and driven. Yet the Outback retains its versatility: part sport-utility, part car. This configuration results in a lower center of gravity and a sleeker hood height. Dealerships and service centers love to help, but keep in mind they also love to make money.
I guess for the power it has 20 mpg avg isn't bad, but not great. This lower gas mileage coupled with the less imprssive acceleration and performance represents my biggest disappointment with this Subaru. Quick acceleration requires more power at once and so will drop your tank quite a bit. It rides on the lowest of three suspension designs Subaru offered in its wagons, the highest of which Outback drivers use to ford across suburban river crossings. Figure out the physics curves. Leave a Comment Name Mail Website. Anyone else have a similar problem? When you drive the luxurious Outbacks, you might forget that Subarus used to be the darlings of postal employees and college students everywhere looking for cheap transportation.
Idling will subtly burn off your tank as well. Compared with cars, they are slow, don't handle as well and are harder to stop. On a recent highway trip averaging 65 mph, the mpg was about 28. At the same time, they created the Outback brand, which pretty much saved the company in the U. But at the first flick of the wheel, a smile will likely develop as the car and all the station wagon behind it respond quickly. It's arguably the best of its type.
But if your lifestyle is less outdoor-oriented, you might check out the Legacy wagon and add some of the features on its option list. Thriving on attitude This is a car that thrives on attitude — one of dependability and go-anywhere capability. Legacys are notorious for longevity, and after working on ours with 190,000 miles, I have to say that components are built to last and bolt together with taxi-like duty in mind. I am in the mkt for a 4wd as we have a home in snow country in northern Az. Thanks for any help Brandon Get a better computer. Gas empty light came on at 65 miles. A longer wheelbase translates into better ride and more interior room.
Only had a couple tanks of gas so far. Its your decision and responsibility to research mechanical changes, but there is a definite difference between the engines. . There are plenty of resources, make yours the best Outback there is. Nearly every gasoline-powered crossover close to the Outback in size with all-wheel drive falls short, even well short, of these ratings. Make sure that none of the injector wires are actually touching the plug wires.
The check engine light has been on for a couple weeks now, but when hooked up to a diagnostic computer, it doesn't show any codes. It idles rough until it gets up to operating temp, then smooths out for the most part. Great auto transmission durability and shifts, I just wish it had another gear ratio. Warmer temperatures should also help. The all-wheel-drive system sounds complex but functions seamlessly: if traction is lost at either end, a center viscous coupling locks up and splits more power to the axle with traction.
The new one is a bit longer and wider than the previous model. Figure it will get better with age. The I4 is the way to go. Subaru Legacy Gas Mileage — 1992-2010 Year Manf. Your style of driving and choice of route is a huge factor to mileage. On a 70-mph highway I observed 30 mpg in one direction but 26 mpg in the other.
The Outback was last redesigned for the 2005 model year. Not just for snow, Subaru's all-wheel-drive system provides stable handling on wet and dry pavement. A generous ground clearance makes it a good vehicle for venturing off paved roads. Keeping smooth and consistent driving as a standard will improve not only your vehicles mileage but also its lifespan. She gets abt 30mpg and we use midgrade, seems to improve our milage and engine operation… Leave a Comment Name Mail Website.
The domestic 2008 Outback and Outback 2. My entire week with the Outback was spent with the air temperature below, usually far below, freezing. The market is flooded with four-wheel-drive sport-utility vehicles. Subaru's Outback is a hybrid that handles both on-road and off-road situations with style. It rides on the lowest of three suspension designs Subaru offered in its wagons, the highest of which Outback drivers use to ford across suburban river crossings.
This lower gas mileage coupled with the less imprssive acceleration and performance represents my biggest disappointment with this Subaru. If your style of driving or your environment causes you to use more energy, you use more gas for your distance. The rest of the kilometers were in heavy traffic 10. The outback commonly uses two engines. My gas mileage on this Subaru is consistently lower than it is and that it has been on the Hondas that I have owned and driven. Getting just over 21 in mostly stop and go suburban driving. The plugs, wires, and air and fuel filters were replaced just before I bought it about a month ago.