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Our 2019 forester is only getting 20 or 21 mpg...we are not prewarming or anything ...anyone else having this problem
 

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Our 2019 forester is only getting 20 or 21 mpg...we are not prewarming or anything ...anyone else having this problem
My 19’ Sport is getting averaging 27 in heavy city traffic. Usually let it warm up a minute (waiting till blue engine temp light goes off) and I take off.
Some members here have stated to not worry so much the first couple thousand miles due to engine break in period and the MPG’s will level out to where they should be. Operative word, “should be.”
 

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It would help if you give your location, area you drive in, length of trips, etc. Driving conditions vary significantly across the country. If you're doing relatively short trips in a cold climate like the Northeast in city traffic, something like that is normal.
 

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Need area of the country, type of driving.
 

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Trip B not reset from "factory' (295mi) ~26MPG
setup my profile @ 20mi on it trip on profile(~260mi) ~30.1 mpg
last full fill up trip A 80mi drive 31.6 mpg
wife profile only 10-15mi city on it 26 mpg
 

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Its been cold where I live and I know that the temp/winter blend impacts MPG. In any event, on fills where driving has been about 50/50 local & hiway I am getting 25 mpg +/-. On fills with a lot of hiway miles I am at about 28. Tanks with the great majority of local miles dip down to 22-23. Less than I expected, but am ok with it due to cold and being new vehicle. I won't start complaining until temps get warm.
 

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I am surprised I am averaging around 21mpg in my 15 XTP. That with starting it up on three mornings this week when the temperature was 10 below zero and letting it run 10 minutes.
 

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About 1,100 miles in, mid-twenties in rural and small town driving, Vermont and New Hampshire.
 

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My car just past 1100 miles, last trip (400 miles) was mostly interstate, 70-75MPH, some of the trip was rural roads 45-55MPH. The combination yielded 29.69 MPG, that's calculated (miles driven divided by gallons to fill), the on board computer was saying 31.0 MPG, that's pretty typical of my previous Suby ('13 Impreza Sport). I checked the Odometer against a GPS and came up with a negligible difference, the Odometer is 0.75% high (100.75 miles indicated when the GPS confirmed only 100 miles driven).

I expect Summer driving will yield higher numbers, the warm up time and winter fuel tend to hurt MPG
 

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Now at 29.8 mpg (mix of city/highway) after dropping to 18.9 mpg during last week's arctic vortex (same mix of city/highway but with five and ten-minute remote warm-ups).

Just under 3,000 miles on 2109 Forester Premium.
 

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I had a 46 mile trip tonite of mixed driving. Now I really tried to get good mileage in my XT. Used no turbo.
Displayed mileage 32.7. That put actual mileage at 30.9 mpg..not too shabby.
People complain about mileage but make little effort of getting better. I always beat the sticker numbers by a couple mpg. I am nothing special..I just enjoy beating the numbers. ;)
 

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I had a 46 mile trip tonite of mixed driving. Now I really tried to get good mileage in my XT. Used no turbo.
Displayed mileage 32.7. That put actual mileage at 30.9 mpg..not too shabby.
People complain about mileage but make little effort of getting better. I always beat the sticker numbers by a couple mpg. I am nothing special..I just enjoy beating the numbers. ;)
Seems about what I'm getting. I'me very pleased.
 

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Odometer Trip Gallons Mileage
347 347 13.786 25.2
735 388 14.192 27.3
1055 320 14.187 22.6
1451 396 14.746 26.9
1796 345 11.496 30.0
2191 395 14.418 27.4
2530 339 11.54 29.4
2793 263 10.377 25.3
3051 258 9.804 26.3
 

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Trip B not reset from "factory' (1131mi) ~29.2MPG
setup my profile @ 20mi on it trip on profile ~30.2 mpg

last full fill up trip A 430mi drive 31 mpg

last fill 12.7gal 1131-701 = 430/12.7 = 33.8 mpg!
 

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On my second tank and the guess'o'meter on the dash reads 23.3mpg. In three OB's over 8 years I consistently got 25.Xmpg. After a bit of break-in and some summer gas I'm right on track.
 

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I am still breaking in the motor in my first week with the car, so take this with a grain of salt. I did see that in the city (Cambridge/Boston) with traffic, the reported mileage was just absolute crap, 12-15mpg. Overall on the way home though (38 miles total), I think I averaged 26mpg yesterday, even with the lousy city mileage averaged in there. I will always have that kind of driving as part of my commute though, so it's not a one-time thing.

I will report more when I have better data, but I think there's no way that 27mpg city will be happening for me, at least not in what *I* encounter as city driving, which is a lot of stop and go, not just for red traffic lights, but lots of creeping through commuter congestion. It'll probably be more like 18mpg tops in Boston traffic when the engine is broken in. On the other hand, I am also optimistic that once it's broken in, I'll be seeing better than 33mpg highway on I-95 at 70mph, from what I've been seeing there.
 

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I have a 2015 and never get more than 20-21 in city driving on a tank. Many times 18-20. I'm mostly urban driving. Long highway trips maybe 25mpg but a lot of that time I'm doing 80 mph keeping up with traffic. :wink2:
 
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