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Filed up prior to leaving 21638 and drove 70 miles to VA @ 71-74 mph. Filed up when I got there because I couldn't believe the mileage. 40.3 mph doing it long hand. It seems the car and my last 2012 Outback gets it best mileage at around 70-74mph. On the way home at around 60-65, 32.3mpg. Next trip try to run it at around 71-75 and see what happens. Really liked the 2012 the 13 is much better.
 

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Nice!

I sustained 36 MPG for 120 miles on the way home to Boston from North Conway and I thought that was spectacular. 60 - 70 mph. No cruise.
 

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Filed up prior to leaving 21638 and drove 70 miles to VA @ 71-74 mph. Filed up when I got there because I couldn't believe the mileage. 40.3 mph doing it long hand. It seems the car and my last 2012 Outback gets it best mileage at around 70-74mph. On the way home at around 60-65, 32.3mpg. Next trip try to run it at around 71-75 and see what happens. Really liked the 2012 the 13 is much better.
WTH did you do Photoshop that picture. I have not been able to squeeze 24 MPG no matter what on my 2012 and 2013 OB. And from the temp. and snow that puts the kabash on the theory others have on the winter fuel. Can you tell us about Tires, Pressure, wandering problems .........
 

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No photoshop, tires on both my Outbacks are always set at 2 lbs above the door jamb pressure, zero wandering. Again, my wife drives 99% highway. At 60-65 mph she gets around 30 at 71-74 mid to upper 30's. The 40 was a fluke but when I filled up and did it long hand that's what it was. Got me!. Our old Outback with 50K on it 2012 always got 30-36 mpg after 10,000 miles. The more miles it had the better and quieter it was. We also had 50K on the tires and brakes on the 2012 and they still looked new. My wife drives very easy, I don't think that or this engine ever saw 4,000 RPM's
 

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WTH did you do Photoshop that picture. I have not been able to squeeze 24 MPG no matter what on my 2012 and 2013 OB. And from the temp. and snow that puts the kabash on the theory others have on the winter fuel. Can you tell us about Tires, Pressure, wandering problems .........
Haha, I took one on Sunday too because I couldn't believe the MPG I was seeing but nowhere nearly as good as first poster. 4600 miles on the Odometer, after first oil change.

 

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I live in Hilly terrain , factory PSI , 70/30 cty/hwy ... I get 23-24mpgs

You folks with higher mpgs must be lucky enough to live in flat lands.
 

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Awesome! I'm jealous! Living in WV, that kind of mileage is impossible.
Though as long as its a significant improvement over our old Forester we'll be happy.
 

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Just an observation, but one really has to calculate mpg on a whole tank vs just a one way trip. I.e. On my trip to work, I can probably achieve 35-37 mpg as the elevation goes from 1100' to 400'....on the way home, I am no where getting close to 35 mpg....low to mid 20's at best
 

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Flat as can be.
Wind?

It can & does make a huge difference -- especially at interstate speeds.
A 10 mph tailwind at 70-74 mph reduces aero drag (force) by over 25%.

 

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Mine will easily do mid to upper 30's if I fill up after warmed up and jump straight on the highway for a less then tank trip but throw a few cold starts and idling at several stoplights in that tank and the numbers will quickly go below 30
 

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I think the OB can do it with a good tail wind. I can't wait to get off winter gas and start putting on some freeway miles. It's hilly as can be in Omaha and the Nebraska winds don't help either.
 

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I get about 17 mpg average lol
 
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