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post #1 of 91 (permalink) Old 05-18-2019, 06:01 PM Thread Starter
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Who else gets bad gas mileage on their 5th Gen OB 3.6R?

What's your OB 3.6R 5th gen Touring MPG? My 2017 averages 20.7 MPG. IMO, that's pretty bad for a 2017+ model 3800lb and only 256hp. 80% freeway 20% city.

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Hereís my Fuelly log for my 2019 Touring 3.6. My commute is 28 miles each way and averages 70% highway, 30% city.




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Here is mine. Plus when I drive over the scale at work I think I am 4400 lbs.




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Hereís my Fuelly log for my 2019 Touring 3.6. My commute is 28 miles each way and averages 70% highway, 30% city.




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Not bad! I guess I either got a heavier foot or have more incline driving than you lol. Looks like the 2020 Subaru Outback will finally get a turbo engine so I would guess the 3.6r models should average 25-28 MPG.
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I'm currently averaging 25 mpg on my 2019 Touring 3.6R. My mpg has steadily risen from the 22 I was getting when I first purchased my vehicle in December.

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Not bad! I guess I either got a heavier foot or have more incline driving than you lol. Looks like the 2020 Subaru Outback will finally get a turbo engine so I would guess the 3.6r models should average 25-28 MPG.


There is no 3.6R in a 2020.


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My 2017 averages 20.7 MPG.
Fuelly data indicates that 21-24 mpg (overall average) is typical for MY 2015-2019 Outbacks with the 3.6 engine. Of course, the biggest determinant of fuel mileage is always the driver's right foot ... both gas pedal and brake pedal.
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My Aussie OB over its 75K kms has done 9.2 litres per 100kms or 25.5 US MPG.

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There is no 3.6R in a 2020.


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I think he knew that from his post.

Anyway, I would be surprised if the turbo OB does a whole lot better than the 3.6r. Depends, of course, on how and where you drive it.

My experience with the FXT 2.0 DIT @ 250 hp and a lighter vehicle was short, in town mileage about 16-17 mpg and highway was very dependent on speed. Flat terrain @60 mph I could get 29, and my first similar trip on the 3.6 OB was the same. As soon as one gets up to 75 or so itís mid 20s.

I think the Ascent, which is a bit heavier but same engine as the OBXT, is slightly lower mpg than my FXT. My guess is the OB XT will be 1-2 mpg better than the 3.6r overall, but the power delivery will be very different. At least that is how the Ascent drove for me, lugging some from start and unless you pushed it into boost that nice power would come slowly. Typical turbo.

If you drive it like there are eggs under the throttle pedal it beats a NA six mpg, but give some gas and itís similar. Hard to baby a turbo all of the time in stop and go traffic, but easy on a flat rural road to park it @60 mph in cruise. Then it does well, as long as you donít do much spirited passing.

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Don't count on the 2.4T to get better REAL World MPG than the 3.6. From what I've been reading, fuel mileage drops significantly as the right pedal is used. Towing, Hills, Passing Merging, all drop the MPG considerably.


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