Originally Posted by thom52
I am enjoying the Impreza.
I am NOT enjoying the gas mileage.
Seems with enough disclaimers a number of people are getting "acceptable" freeway mileage, but it takes very special circumstances to get anywhere close to the other ratings for very very few.
Its a fun car NOT an economy car. Unless you are "lucky" and have a 50+ mile commute.
I don't see the cost of fuel dropping after getting the new impreza although currently it runs at 28-31mpg(US). 50-50City/HWY.
Rising gap price(10% up since February) is one explanation. The break-in period and cool temperature in Canada are two that I hope the fuel economy can turn better soon.
I have higher expectation and little disappointment because Subaru Canada claims 38/51 imprial mpg. Anyway, it meets the US fuel efficiency and the weather will be warmer so I try not to complain too much (I don't really like the engine/cvt whining as I come from Toyota Camry V6)
My wife always has worse gas mileage on new Impreza than I do. I think driving style and experience also matter.
I like AWD