2010 Subaru Outback Rated 24 City/29 Highway

Discussion in 'Subaru Outback' started by sjmmail2000-247, Jul 5, 2009.

  1. EPA fuel economy ratings for the 2010 Subaru Outback are out, and the all-wheel-drive wagon earns a 22 mpg city/29 mpg highway EPA rating with its new continuously variable transmission (CVT). It goes on sale at the end of August.
    Read More: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/News/articleId=151890
    sjmmail2000-247, Jul 5, 2009
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  2. sjmmail2000-247

    Big Jim Guest

    Big Deal! I got 29 mpg with my 04 outback and a regular auto trans
    fully loaded on a cross country trip and average 24-25 in daily
    highway driving. Will the CVT hold up? Buy that extended warranty
    for sure!
    Big Jim, Jul 5, 2009
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  3. sjmmail2000-247

    XR650L_Dave Guest

    I really expected better- my H6 3 liter 4000 lb LL bean gets better
    than 22 city and 26-28 on the highway doing 75.

    XR650L_Dave, Jul 6, 2009
  4. I don't think we quite get your city mileage (more like 20-21) but our
    highway mileage is similar. 26-28 w/2 adults, some luggage, at 70-80mph.

    Carl 1 Lucky Texan, Jul 6, 2009
  5. sjmmail2000-247

    XR650L_Dave Guest

    City-ish driving I use low acceleration and lots of coasting, any time
    I use the brakes I consider it to be 'wasted energy', but yet seem not
    to get in people's way.

    Hell, the H6 will coast at idle at what, 15 or 20 or so, so
    maintaining 30 or 35 needs very little throttle.

    XR650L_Dave, Jul 7, 2009
  6. sjmmail2000-247


    Aug 26, 2019
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    I changed all drivetrain fluids at 140,000 miles. Was getting 26 +/- highway.
    Went to Pennzoil Platinum 5w-30 engine. Mobil 1 75w-90 front and rear diffs.
    Amsoil CVT fluid .
    Now averaging 30 -32mpg highway on the same trips
    daddydog, Aug 26, 2019
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