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post #1 of 180 (permalink) Old 11-15-2015, 07:38 AM Thread Starter
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What are your real world miles per gallon?

Newbie here don't ya know too yet.

I am sure that this topic has been covered to death, but, since I am looking into a 2015 or 2016 Forester, I want the latest, best, up-to-date info you all have.

So, although it says that highway mileage will be ...... MPG, I am fairly sure that those numbers are measured at 50 or 55 MPH. What I want to know is, what would the numbers be at 70 or 75 MPH. So please tell me what you are getting, and with which engine.

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post #2 of 180 (permalink) Old 11-15-2015, 08:20 AM
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Hi, we live in Northern Indiana. Drove to Indy on Wed. for emergency surgery for my Wife. Very windy that day, ran 73 mph all the way, my longest run yet in our 2014 2.5i Limited. Got a round trip of 26.6 mpg. I would not care what mpg I get in this vehicle. We both love it especially in Winter.

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Our 15na avgs 27mpg at 80mph without the roof bars. 26 with them on. 24-25 if anything is on top.

Tempted to remove the stock Duelers and put on the Michelin Primacy or Yok AVID Envigor(or Ascend). Either tire should add 2mpg.

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Thanks for your responses. Seems to be about what I am getting with my Ford Escape. Was hoping for a bit better.

Anybody else? Appreciate the information.
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Thanks for your responses. Seems to be about what I am getting with my Ford Escape. Was hoping for a bit better.

Anybody else? Appreciate the information.
I have attached my PDF of my mileage logs. I started it when I had a 2011 Forester, but now I have a 2014 Forester. Overall I am happy I make the switch to the CVT as the mpg is much better. I generally don't use it during warmer months, as its mainly my winter car. 2 page pdf report should be attached here.
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I have a 15 FXT. Just took a 300 mile trip and averaged around 26 while doing close to 80 most of the way. The sweet spot seems to be between 50-65 where my MPG is above 30, but who wants to drive that slow?
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On my 15 2.5i, I got around 31 @ 73mph escaping from NJ, I mean coming home from the in laws.

I generally average around 28-30 @ 74-76 mph on my way to work each day.
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I'm averaging 29mpg tank/tank with my 2016 2.5i CVT. It's only me in it for 90% of it's driving and my work commute is 70 miles round trip, all highway.

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About 26 going 75-80 with some hills & full load on 2.5 NA with CVT & roof bars.

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I've had a 2016 XT for a few weeks and my wife drives a 2014 limited....on road trips to upstate NY her Forester averages 29-31 on the highway, pretty loaded and going 65-75 mph. I was pretty impressed when my XT averaged 28-29 on the same trip, although mine is definitely worse in city driving.

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My 2015 2.5 Limited was pretty impressive, returning a best of 32 mpg on a tank. The 2016 FXT only has 180 miles on it and is down around 24 right now...should get better as it breaks in.

Compared to my 19 mpg average with the STi, the Forester is a fuel sipper no matter what the trim.

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Drove to the Dallas area last week approximately 1,520 miles mileage was 21.9 mpg going there of course have cargo bag on top, winter fuel and high winds. Total miles driven during week was 3,880 final trip mileage was 23.5 mpg not bad considering the first 1,520 at 21.9mpg.
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2014 Forester 2.5i Limited 29.7 mpg over last 5,000 mi
2015 Forester 2.5i Premium 29.1 mpg over last 3,250 mi
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As outside temps are dropping mpg is going down due to warm up, hence 2015 has lower mpg.
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I have a 15 FXT. Just took a 300 mile trip and averaged around 26 while doing close to 80 most of the way. The sweet spot seems to be between 50-65 where my MPG is above 30, but who wants to drive that slow?
This matches my numbers for the 2016 FXT. Around 60-65 MPH gets the best MPG, around 31 MPG. City driving is consistently lower 20s (21-22 MPG). My daily driving is all city, so I only see the higher MPG numbers on road trips.
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