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I'm not getting as good gas mileage as my 2015 and 2017 forester did. Haven't got over 28 mpg yet. Anybody have any input?
What were you expecting? Nothing wrong with 28 mpg.
 

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My mileage (17 2.5) really began to improve around 15K miles. Now at 30K I easily get 30++. Anything over 65mph drags it down, fast. Lifetime avg on my car is 28.
 

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Currently averaging a tad over 27 MPG with 300 miles on the clock

I live in the mountains so I'm alright with this, highway miles are good but I do a good bit of back road driving
 

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Not much info to respond to here. However, my experience is that short trips greatly affect the gen 5 2.5 fuel mileage. This car is an absolute fuel pig until it warms up. Understand that most of our driving is short trips. mostly less than 2 miles, seldom over 10 miles. This is much more difficult than the EPA city mileage driving test.

We average about 19 mpg at the max. Often a tank averages 16-17 mpg. Overall MPG tracked with Fuelly is about 21 MPG. On longer trips, we get about 28-30mpg. Good luck. BTW, our old Ford Explorer V6 got 11-12 mpg under similar short trip circumstances
 

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From my experience on a '11 OB, the only time I got 30+ mpg was on long freeway drives in cruise control. Any off-freeway driving brings the mpg for a tank down. My best results were about 33mpg when we were torching tanks across I-80 on a cross-country drive (before they raised the limit to 75).
 

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Bought mine with 32k on it, average for the past 2500 miles is 24.7. Mostly short-run commuting with a minute or two of warm-up on winter gas. Mileage is definitely not good above 70mph, disappointingly. Hoping come spring/summer to see a decent improvement from that number, because at 24 that's only marginally better than my 400hp V8 Porsche Cayenne got.

Not necessarily complaining, just sharing my experience.
 
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