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Old 11-19-2013, 10:01 AM   #5001
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sounds like no one is getting the advertised 36mpg hwy on these cars?
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Old 11-19-2013, 10:52 AM   #5002
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sounds like no one is getting the advertised 36mpg hwy on these cars?
I don't see how it's possible. Don't get me wrong, I knew better than to believe that I would be getting advertised mpg numbers. I still love my car and average 30 mpg with AWD so I'm happy.
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Old 11-19-2013, 10:55 AM   #5003
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sounds like no one is getting the advertised 36mpg hwy on these cars?
Best tank to date 33 mpg so far.

Avg is a bit disappointing at 26.
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Old 11-19-2013, 10:56 AM   #5004
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I don't see how it's possible. Don't get me wrong, I knew better than to believe that I would be getting advertised mpg numbers. I still love my car and average 30 mpg with AWD so I'm happy.
It's possible, it just takes the right conditions, and a bit of voodoo.
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Old 11-19-2013, 11:09 AM   #5005
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sounds like no one is getting the advertised 36mpg hwy on these cars?
Define highway
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Old 11-19-2013, 11:59 AM   #5006
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sounds like no one is getting the advertised 36mpg hwy on these cars?
It depends. I can get 36 mpg at 65 mph. It drops off fast after that though. My highest is 31.8 for a tank since I drive either city at 35-40 or highway at 70. I'm sure I could beat 40 if I could drive 55 for a whole tank.
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Old 11-19-2013, 01:52 PM   #5007
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We have about 10K on the engine and are averaging 27 mpg. This is a blend of 50% stop and go commuting and 50% highway (70 mph +) Agreed with some earlier statements, 60 to 65 mph is a sweet spot where I can get into 30+ mpg. We averaged 24 mpg on a 6 hour trip with our bikes on top!
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:10 PM   #5008
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I went on a long trip along I-90 through South Dakota (about 80mph) and averaged about 25mpg. Normally I average 31mpg mostly highway. I could get 36 at 40mph maybe.
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Old 11-19-2013, 11:24 PM   #5009
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Around 26 MPG so far
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Old 11-20-2013, 12:55 AM   #5010
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I am averaging ~26-27mpg 80% city.(average speed ~20mph) best highway tank was 33mpg. But, that is with a lot of climbing through mountains (from sea level to ~4000ft, and back down) and not a 100% highway tank. call it 80% highway.

shorter stints of speed limit highway on flat ground i have seen up to 44mpg indicated on the dash display. with 5 speed, which uses more than the CVT, supposedly. It is very possible to get the 36mpg claimed, it just takes patience and smart route planning.
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Old 11-20-2013, 07:14 AM   #5011
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Lots of drivers get 36mpg on the highway with both the CVT and 5 speed. Don't confuse Combined MPG's with HWY MPG's and you will be ok.

My current lifetime Combined MPG average is 27.79, just under the 28 Combined on my window sticker, but I don't drive much on the highway at a sustained speed, and I use snow tires in the winter that are both loud and also reduce my mpg's (along with the cold).

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Old 11-25-2013, 09:30 PM   #5012
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29 mpg in mixed driving with 87e0. One of the best tanks yet even though the weather has been cold and I'm not babying it. Nice.
Trip is still almost 3 off though...
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Old 11-26-2013, 06:44 AM   #5013
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It depends. I can get 36 mpg at 65 mph. It drops off fast after that though. My highest is 31.8 for a tank since I drive either city at 35-40 or highway at 70. I'm sure I could beat 40 if I could drive 55 for a whole tank.
That has been my experience as well. 36.5 twice from NE Ohio to Columbus once, and Dayton area and back. That was just before the state raised the speed limit. Haven't needed to travel with the car since that. Mileage was hand calc with GPS. Everyday stuff is 30-32. No doubt it will drop with the cold weather & using the remote start. It was mid 20's last winter for every day stuff.


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Old 11-27-2013, 02:21 PM   #5014
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I only have a bit over 2K on the car now, I have had my best tank at a little over 32, my worst tank was just recently as the weather got real cold at 29. I drive 120 miles a day, 110 of that is freeway and 60 of that is at 75. I am running the 5MT, still a huge improvement over my old 2.2 Legacy's and phase 1 2.5 Outback that I have owned even the one FWD Legacy I had only did about 29.

Eventually I am going to switch out all the fluids for some Redline Synthetics and should see an increase.
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Old 11-27-2013, 05:22 PM   #5015
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Just got my 2013 Impreza, my first Subaru. It is the automatic with the CVT. I was excited at the 36 mpg rating or was it 37 mpg? I got the car with 83 miles on it. I have gone through my - maybe - fifth tank of gas now. I am getting around 23.5 mpg city and 29 city and highway combined. I can't get anywhere near 36 mpg.

My last car was a 2010 Kia Forte stick shift. That car was rated 37 highway. I was able to get 36 mpg on the highway with the AC on and going 70 mph, and this was shortly after getting the car brand new. I beat the crap out of that car just because it was fun to drive a stick like that and I was still getting around 28-34 mpg.

With my new Subaru, I get this pang every time I see one of those digital square boxes disappear from the gas guage. And, I haven't really started driving normal - which is fast!

I noticed that the CVT always guess that you want to go a gear lower, causing the engine to bog and slowing the car down. Good for the brakes, I guess, but not so good on gas mileage.

There was two reasons I got the Impreza: one was AWD, and two was MPG. I am 50% disappointed about the car. Plus, I am now stuck with it for the next few years.
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Old 11-27-2013, 05:48 PM   #5016
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Your getting 29 city/hwy combined, I believe that's what EPA rates it, or 30 mpg (close enough).Put some miles on it and it'll get better. I'd shy away from comparing it to another car the EPA rates similar, that's giving the EPA too much confidence. It's an awd car. Period, end of story. The Kia wasn't. Nor is a 90's corolla either. They also didn't have the emission requirements this car had to deal with either. They contributed to greenhouse gases much more than this car, hell that's worth a few extra mpg loss isn't it? ( not to me, but I'm very happy with my mpg from my awd )

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Old 11-27-2013, 10:54 PM   #5017
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I notice the same with my 2013 impreza sport limited I purchased over a month ago.That was its selling point to for me.30/36 mpg. Since gas is getting expensive and i was going thru 50 bucks every 5 days in which im going thru 45 bucks every 5 days now.I had a 2007 chrysler 300 touring that was 17/25mpg and the subaru seems to be wasting the same amount of gas. I love my subaru dont get me wrong but im doing 19 mpg city and thats not good. Im going to take it in to the dealer and have a diagnostic test because it shouldn't be that low. Im driving slow too not like im racing it like I would my 300. Hopefully they can determine what is going on. If I knew I was gonna be spending gas the way I am now with this low mpg I would have bought a Wrx or STi.
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Old 11-27-2013, 11:33 PM   #5018
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For a benchmark test, get on the highway, set cruise for 55 MPH, reset your trip counter, drive 30 miles or so and let us know what you get.

On the high end, drivers of both transmissions and both bodies have posted tanks of 40+ MPG. The importance of driving style can't be stressed enough.

Crawling around in the city, nothing short of a hybrid is going to show good numbers.
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Old 11-28-2013, 01:58 AM   #5019
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I notice the same with my 2013 impreza sport limited I purchased over a month ago.That was its selling point to for me.30/36 mpg. Since gas is getting expensive and i was going thru 50 bucks every 5 days in which im going thru 45 bucks every 5 days now.I had a 2007 chrysler 300 touring that was 17/25mpg and the subaru seems to be wasting the same amount of gas. I love my subaru dont get me wrong but im doing 19 mpg city and thats not good. Im going to take it in to the dealer and have a diagnostic test because it shouldn't be that low. Im driving slow too not like im racing it like I would my 300. Hopefully they can determine what is going on. If I knew I was gonna be spending gas the way I am now with this low mpg I would have bought a Wrx or STi.
19 mpg does seem bad. Do you idle the car for very long time, all the time? Is this reading from the computer? The test Commander Keen (great name, btw) suggested would help you get an idea if your car is consuming fuel properly.

The sticker for the CVT is 27/37 mpg with 30 mpg combined.

I'm almost parallel with you. I'm coming from a 2003 300m. I averaged 17+/- mpg with it driving semi-aggressively. Most of my driving is city, with almost all highway driving happening during rush hour on the worst beltway in the country for10 miles. What was your average in the 300?

With the 2.0i I bought two months ago, I'm averaging 25-26 mpg (lying computer tries to tell me 27-28) with the only change in driving being I'm less likely to punch it at a stop light. I still keep up with faster traffic, so that's probably why I'm below the city rating, I'm sipping more petrol with my measly 148 horses.

I'll add that the miles until empty estimate the computer gives is usually dead on.
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Old 11-28-2013, 09:42 AM   #5020
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Punkinpie, approximately where are you geographically? I ask only because I have noticed with my car that, especially during cold months, the car uses more fuel during the warm up cycle than you would expect. I see that through the MPG display, as well as the eco meter or whatever you call it. Anyway, with the PZEV, I think there is more fuel poured into the engine in an effort to get the cat up to optimum temp so emissions are at their lowest as quickly as possible. I have also noticed that allowing the car to warm up a bit, (5/6 minutes), seems to lessen the effect, rather than running it down the road gulping even more fuel. My commute is 10 miles one way, mostly country.

Disclaimer: This is simply my own observation with my car.

As I agreed with earlier, I have on multiple occasions exceeded the 36 HWY rating. 2K rpm seems to be the point where the engine is most efficient, which ends up being about 65mph.

I suppose it is all relative. I regularly get, with this car, what I got with my '03 WRX at its very best, so I am quite pleased with my state of things, and that is now on regular as opposed to premium.

If you live in an area that warrants it, get yourself a set of used wheels and slap some winter tires on your car. You will be amazed! (Of course that is another thread.)

Bottom line is that many here have gone out and gotten the advertised hwy mileage. Just bear in mind that is the best you can expect and everything else will be down from there.

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Old 11-29-2013, 01:26 PM   #5021
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Ff you have frequent short trips where you car is cold, your mileage will be terrible, much less than EPA estimated.

The EPA 27/37 is with the car fully warm. Driving to and from work, I'm lucky if I can keep a tank above 23 mpg, and that's with a few longer side trips around town.

When this car is in its warm up routine it's guzzling gas like a dragster. Put the info display in instantaneous mode, and it'll be ~8-12 mpg.
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Old 11-29-2013, 05:41 PM   #5022
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Just filled up...winter + city= $hitty mpgs! 26 mpg for this last tank, worst one since february.
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Old 11-29-2013, 07:33 PM   #5023
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Just filled up...winter + city= $hitty mpgs! 26 mpg for this last tank, worst one since february.

awesome isn't it? would be nice if gas prices dropped proportionately to the crap mpg

my current one is looking like 27mpg or so with 70/30 split, down just shy of 20% from 2 months ago.
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Old 12-02-2013, 03:10 AM   #5024
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I have a 2012 2.0 5mt. Not sure on mpg, but ive been so close to getting 1000kms out of a tank (highway) and average 600 in city/freeway mix. The one thing i noticed the most with my car is i saw a slight increase as the engine broke in (30000kms now), and a slight increase when i ditched the muffler. The wild difference i noticed was changing from normal (petro canada or chevron fuel here) to anything that was ethenol blended. Seems i lost 100 - 150 kms a tank. Not sure why or if its in my head.
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Old 12-02-2013, 05:48 AM   #5025
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Well if you have access to ethanol free gas i would go back to that but 850-900 km a tank is still very good mpg (5.5 to 6 l/100km) depending of course on how much fuel you actually used. BC, so no snow tire i assume, what about winter fuel?
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