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Old 01-02-2014, 09:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question 2014 Forester and gas mileage

This is my second forester. I traded my 2000 in for the 2014 premium. The car has 6800 miles on it now with several longer highway trips on it and am currently on a cross country trip. I'm very disappointed that on the highway it is only getting 21 or 22 average mpg. Going back and forth to work it does better with 25-27 mpg. I bought this car because it boasted 32 mpg on the sticker. I realize that ethanol drops mpg and that it is winter but even with having run a higher octane in it the change is negligible. Is anyone else having this kind of mileage?
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I got 31 on the highway to and from Colorado from Oregon in my 2014 premium... Something doesnt sound quite right about your milage
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I had horrible milage problems at around 24 on the highway until the car hit 3k miles then it spiked up to around 32mpg. I think the numbers might be backwards as it doesn't make sense that city would be higher than highway. Any modifications as far as roof rack, packasport, rims or is it bone stock?

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I get 31 mpg on long trips and I'm on the turbo. What brand and quality gas are you using
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I'm getting 14l/100km or 17mpg. My 4 minute drive to work MURDERS my mileage lol.

Once it warms up we'll all get much better mileage again. Winter gas and cold air plus long warm up means **** mileage.
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I'm getting 14l/100km or 17mpg. My 4 minute drive to work MURDERS my mileage lol.

Once it warms up we'll all get much better mileage again. Winter gas and cold air plus long warm up means **** mileage.
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I am currently at 10.8L/100KM...............this is with idling every day for 30 minutes......during the summer we see 9.2l/100KM in the city......My bro has the same car and he's seeing 7.8l/100 KM mainly highway driving....
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This is my second forester. I traded my 2000 in for the 2014 premium. The car has 6800 miles on it now with several longer highway trips on it and am currently on a cross country trip. I'm very disappointed that on the highway it is only getting 21 or 22 average mpg. Going back and forth to work it does better with 25-27 mpg. I bought this car because it boasted 32 mpg on the sticker. I realize that ethanol drops mpg and that it is winter but even with having run a higher octane in it the change is negligible. Is anyone else having this kind of mileage?
There's no such thing as Forester 2014 premium

If you have 2.5i than 22mpg is quite low. Just keep in mind that headwinds speed above 65mph will lower your mpg quite substantially.

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This is my second forester. I traded my 2000 in for the 2014 premium. The car has 6800 miles on it now with several longer highway trips on it and am currently on a cross country trip. I'm very disappointed that on the highway it is only getting 21 or 22 average mpg. Going back and forth to work it does better with 25-27 mpg. I bought this car because it boasted 32 mpg on the sticker. I realize that ethanol drops mpg and that it is winter but even with having run a higher octane in it the change is negligible. Is anyone else having this kind of mileage?
Seems low, My 2014 premium, 1100miles now is getting 23.5 tank average, lot of highways where I live. I average 70-80mph use cruise when I can, others on this site say it will get better in time ??!! I hope it does. I will never drive SLOW for mileage
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Seems low, My 2014 premium, 1100miles now is getting 23.5 tank average, lot of highways where I live. I average 70-80mph use cruise when I can, others on this site say it will get better in time ??!! I hope it does. I will never drive SLOW for mileage
Note the OP drives a 2.5i premium, not an XT.

My mileage has been right around EPA estimates on summer fuel/warm weather, around 25-26 highway on winter fuel/cold weather. See my Fuelly (in sig) to see the trend.

Andra, I would give your Forester a little more time to break in before you get too worried. If after 1-2,000 miles the economy is still poor, you definitely have a problem.
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Andra, I would give your Forester a little more time to break in before you get too worried. If after 1-2,000 miles the economy is still poor, you definitely have a problem.
In the last 20/30 years I never say any difference in gas mileage between brand new and well broken on multiple cars. 1980 Datsun, 88Ranger, 94 Toyota 4WD, 88Ranger 4WD, 2001 Nissan Sentra, and my 08 Forester.
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With warmer weather, I was able to get as high as 34 on a highway trip if I kept it around 65. Once I get over 70, the mpq drops quick. With winter fuel, and lots of wind, I did a 500 mile round trip across Iowa and back, doing around 73 plus around 50 miles around town and averaged 27.6 for the trip, and that was with using the remote start several times for around 5 minutes each time.

I do have 11k miles on mine, but have not noticed any difference from when it was brand new.

If you are not slamming on the gas and/or going 80+, your mileage seems way off. Also, does your mpg include warm up time?
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I get 31 mpg on long trips and I'm on the turbo. What brand and quality gas are you using
Gasoline brand makes no difference. There is also no benefit from running premium in an engine designed for regular.

BTW, I just bought my 2014 forester last week, put 9.8 gallons in to fill it after driving 285 miles mostly freeway. 29 mpg is what I was hoping for!
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