Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Wednesday October 1, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Technical > Normally Aspirated Powertrain

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-11-2006, 09:46 AM   #1
impreza06
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 105152
Join Date: Jan 2006
Vehicle:
2006 2.5i wagon

Default article on 2.5i wagon

this may be the first review i've come across of the 2006 2.5i impreza. just thought i'd share:

http://www.canadiandriver.com/testdr...prezawagon.htm
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
impreza06 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2006, 10:13 AM   #2
problemcat13
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 73398
Join Date: Oct 2004
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Vehicle:
04 11 VW GTI
APR Stage 1 (300ft/lbs)

Default

"Fuel consumption with the automatic transmission is 10.4 L/100 km (27 mpg) city and 7.8 L/100 km (36 mpg) highway"

Is there something dramatically different with the Canadian model (I don't think so)? How did he get 36 MPG when ours is rated at 28 MPG?

Anyhow, it's always good to see an article praising a suby. While it seems like there's a lot more discussion on these boards from people with WRXs and hot-rodded subies, the "plain old" models like the 2.5i wagon are still fun and a great car.
problemcat13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2006, 10:28 AM   #3
outback_97
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 30874
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: salt lake city, ut
Vehicle:
0897 OUTBACKS
and 2003 TS wagon

Default

Canada uses Imperial Gallons, which are around 20% larger volume than US Gallons.

So 36 MP(Imperial)G = around 30 MP(US)G.

FWIW 36 MPG (US) is our personal best tank on our '03 TS (2.5 wagon). Stiff tail wind and 55-65 mph highways. 30+ mpg is very common on freeway trips at 75-80 mph and A/C.

Steve
outback_97 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2006, 12:49 PM   #4
Scubiesteve25RS
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 92372
Join Date: Jul 2005
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: Roy
Vehicle:
2008
Black on Black

Default

I just did a trip from Alaska to Indiana and I avg. 32-34 mpg. Avg speed was 85mph with A/C on. I hit 36 mpg a few times but I was in the Rockies and it was mostly down hill. But I dont have a 06 or even a wagon for that matter.
Scubiesteve25RS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2006, 08:13 AM   #5
problemcat13
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 73398
Join Date: Oct 2004
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Vehicle:
04 11 VW GTI
APR Stage 1 (300ft/lbs)

Default

WOW, great mileage! Once I got 28.4MPG w/ cruise at 65mph. But mine's the first year of the Phase II 2.5 in a Forester and I can't drive 65 (more like 75 or 80).

But good to know on the Canadian "gallon." That helps things make sense, although it's WEIRD.
problemcat13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2006, 09:37 AM   #6
M-e-X-x
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 112089
Join Date: Apr 2006
Chapter/Region: E. Canada
Vehicle:
2007 CDM, CGM GD6 SE
2006 CDM, SGM GG6

Default

agree with the reviewer for the most part, except maybe visibility
M-e-X-x is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2006, 12:05 PM   #7
jd_nasioc
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 122879
Join Date: Aug 2006
Default

Decent numbers. I was a little hesitant in the past on buying a Subaru (2.5L) due to fuel consumption. I had a '98 Legacy GT for a bit but it was just too thirsty (averaged 10L/100km on the highway and 12L/100km or more in the city). I'm driving a 2001 2.0L Jetta (5-speed) now and regulary see <8L/100km in the city (7.7 last tank) and <7L/100km on the highway (6.3 last tank). Granted, one has to expect a penalty for AWD but i'm glad to see the fuel economy has improved... i'm thinking of an '06 2.5i Wagon for the next car. Probably next year some time once i've paid off the Jetta.
jd_nasioc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2006, 10:01 AM   #8
awdave
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 113526
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Vancouver, BC
Vehicle:
06 2.5i
Red

Default Avg fuel consumption

With a little modification to the intake, lighten crank pulley, and using synthetic oil... I get 9.5 L/100km on every fill up. That's a mix of (60% hwy/40% city) driving.
awdave is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
04 STi Springs on 2.5i Wagon Rodeoflipper1818 Brakes, Steering & Suspension 5 04-06-2009 01:26 PM
softening suspension on 07' 2.5i wagon Vince F Interior & Exterior Modification 0 09-20-2007 07:34 PM
2006 STI suspension on 2007 2.5i wagon Reforminded Brakes, Steering & Suspension 8 09-10-2007 11:34 AM
2006-2007 2.5i wagon on STi pinks new2.5i Brakes, Steering & Suspension 5 08-19-2007 02:57 PM
Question on adding Aux-In to 06 2.5i Wagon Head Unit whealy53 Newbies & FAQs 1 08-12-2006 01:40 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:06 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.