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2016 Outback 3.6R Limited w/Nav/ES/PBS
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I have seen discussions of gas mileage buried in other threads but nothing dedicated exclusively to real world experience.

Please post your engine, trim level, and mileage.

Looked for this on fueleconomy.gov but as of yet no postings.

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2010 Outback, 2.5i Limited, CVT
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On our first two fill ups we have gotten 30.8 and 28.7 mpg. Overall has been 29.8mpg so far. Can update this as we go, but the weather is such we are always on the motorcycle.

This driving is about 95% on two lane up country mountain roads, but taking it pretty easy due to raod and traffic conditions. Did go to Sacramento and drive on the freeway for about 10 miles total.

We maintain a log of all the gas we put in the car and as I said, can report more as we go.

A side note our accumulated MPG AVG on the cars display is showing 29.3, which I was very surprised at, considering the way they car computes MPG.
 

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2.5i CVT

Been getting mid to high twenties in Boston area city driving, mid-thirties on the highway. The car is capable of near 40 mpg in ideal highway conditions. I consider this mileage superb for this type of vehicle.
 

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2.5 Prem CVT

Only had one fill-up so far, but it was right at 28 MPG - about 60/40 city/highway. Can report back with more later. Oh and the electronic gauge is displaying a little less - 26.5~.
 

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First fill-up this morning, average MPG was 25.2...
Very much mix of highway and local roads.
 

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2 full fill-ups on my 2.5; the first I tried my best version of hypermiling with 60/40 highway city and got 31.4, the ave. mileage readout said 31.8. The second fill-up I drove like a jerk with the mileage readout turned off and I got 28.5 mpg, the readout indicated 28.9.
 

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High Altitude

Is anyone driving at 7000 Ft. or close to? I have an '09 Outback and am getting about 23 in the Summer with city driving.
I would like to know what people are getting at altitude with the 2010.
 

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2010 Premium Outback
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I must drive too aggressive. I got a little over 23mpg with mostly city (some highway) driving. I got about 28mpg with mostly highway.
 

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2010 Outback 2.5i Premium, Metallic Silver, Moonroof
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Getting 29-31 on the Hwy with 3 people, AC on and loaded with road trip stuff.
 

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2.5 w/CVT. 2 adults, 1 teen, 1 toddler, 1 small dog, took a 3 hour-each-way trip with two lane highway, 4 lane highway, and about 75 miles of city driving. 26.5 cumulative. Broke the 1000 mile barrier on this trip. I won't worry too much about mileage until spring.
 

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2.5i CVT - up to about 3,000 miles so far, generally get 29.x mpg in mixed city/country driving. Road trip on interstate resulted in 32.x at 70 mph.
 

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2010 Outback Azurite Blue 3.6R Limited and 2001 Outback wagon 2.5
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3.6 city/suburban driving

1000 miles on car now with strictly city/suburban driving I have been avg between 22-23 mpg with the 3.6. I'm impressed. Heading out on 1300 mile round trip next week so I will get a highway mileage report.
 

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I've been getting an avg of 22-23 mpg, as my commute involves about 15 miles of hwy and then 3 miles of bumper-to-bumper traffic. That 3 miles just kills the average. I'm expecting upper 20's for the interstate. Also, after 3 fill-ups, the readout is consistently 1 mpg higher than I calculate. I have a mostly-interstate road trip next weekend, so we'll see how that goes.
 
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