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After owning our Crosstrek for just over two months, I just learned how to change the display to indicate the average MPG. So far the MPG shows anywhere from 19-24 average MPG. Which is kind of a dissapointment, since this care is supposed to average 25/33 mpg. I'm curious, what is everyone elses average MPG?
 

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I am resetting MPG AVG every time I fill up the gas, and so far the lowest was 24MPG, the highest 32MPG, I am getting around 27MPG most of the time even in city/highway mixed daily ride.
Sudden acceleration brings down avg, so running it smoothly is the key.
Paying attention to center MPG +- meter really helps. Good luck!


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I have done 6,600 km, and converting my litres per 100 km to MPG (US Gallons), I have consistently achieved 33 MPG. I haves CVT and driving is 50/50 urban/highway. I do a calculation each time I fill up and it is always pretty close to the onboard gauge.


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Over the first 800 miles...31 MPG. Only the first 25 miles were highway miles.
 

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I just crossed 1000 miles and am averaging about 22-24 MPG, with most in the city. I have the 5 speed manual, and also note I put a roof rack on since Day One. Have only had ski/snowboard holders on the crossbars, but I've heard the roof rack could subtract 5 MPG. Not sure if that's with a roof box or just the crossbars, though.

I will say it seems like my MPG is getting a bit better, though I'm also disappointed with the averages so far. I'll also add that I haven't done the math at the pump with total miles and how many gallons I fill up on, so haven't verified how accurate my MPG gauge is. Plan on doing that next fill-up.


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Give it some time. The ecu will learn your driving style and adjust itself for maximum mpg. Quickly accelerating is the reason some of us are experiencing lower mpg than advertised. Most people are getting about the same or more than advertised. I don't check mine. I shoot for miles per tank. It's advertised to get 397 miles on a full tank and I get at least 400.


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My car has been saying ive been averaging anywhere from 26-28 on a tank but when i calculate it the old fashion way, its closer to 24.5-26.5mpg. Im at 3,600 miles. Hoping it gets better. Im also trying to not speed on the highway, but its just so easy to in this thing!


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To lazy to do the maths but I'm getting 8.4 Litres to 100 KLm. 80% city driving 20% highway


Im also trying to not speed on the highway, but its just so easy to in this thing!
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I had similar issues in previous cars I have owned. :D

That is why I always ensure I have and use cruise control on the highway. It has saved me a small fortune in speeding tickets.

I assume the US models have this as stock.
 

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I had similar issues in previous cars I have owned. :D

That is why I always ensure I have and use cruise control on the highway. It has saved me a small fortune in speeding tickets.

I assume the US models have this as stock.

Sorry for the off topic! And yes as of recent i have been trying to use cruise on the highway at a reasonable speed



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I'm averaging in the 25-28 range according to calculations. The car's comp reads 2mpg high. Some of that is with my roof racks on, and 80% highway (with 40% of that being stop and go traffic... and that SUCKS with a clutch!)

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I just crossed 1000 miles and am averaging about 22-24 MPG, with most in the city. I have the 5 speed manual, and also note I put a roof rack on since Day One. Have only had ski/snowboard holders on the crossbars, but I've heard the roof rack could subtract 5 MPG. Not sure if that's with a roof box or just the crossbars, though.

I will say it seems like my MPG is getting a bit better, though I'm also disappointed with the averages so far. I'll also add that I haven't done the math at the pump with total miles and how many gallons I fill up on, so haven't verified how accurate my MPG gauge is. Plan on doing that next fill-up.
When I have my double ski rack up there, even empty, it sucks about 2 mpg and I do a lot of highway driving. The Thule ski box is really bad, about 4-5mpg and it makes the car a handful to drive.

My car has been saying ive been averaging anywhere from 26-28 on a tank but when i calculate it the old fashion way, its closer to 24.5-26.5mpg. Im at 3,600 miles. Hoping it gets better. Im also trying to not speed on the highway, but its just so easy to in this thing!
Yup that gauge is pretty terrible. This car really seems to be happiest for mpg between 55-65 with the sweet spot (on the flats) right around 62 (100k for the rest of the world.) On my commute I can get 32-33 with a fair amount of drafting at 70-75 but then I hit NYC and poof**

My overall average for 7000 miles is 27.4. As far as total miles go I'd say it's about 80% at highway speeds and 20 urban/suburban. Everybody wonders why they have the avg speed readout on the pod, mine is 28. On my best mpg tanks or partial tankfulls it's around 60. At that speed I get 34-35 so duh, my daily routine is far from optimal for best efficiency. Where I live is quite hilly and is a terrible place to get good mpg and I'm in and out of NYC five days a week so it just kills any chance I have of averaging over the EPA hooey.

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I got my Crosstrek on Friday. I drive a lot and put 550 miles on it already. it came with 220. I am getting 27mpg, but I seem to get better mileage on country roads than on the highways doing 70+. The dealer did say it would take a few thousand miles to learn my driving style. I really like the car though, even more than I thought I would.
 

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MPG? I would say depends on the driver too. Got ours 2 weeks ago. Same route 40%city/60%hwy, 50 miles R/T I got 29.5 average, she got 27. Both cold start, letting car warm up 3 min b4 leaving home. Same situation with our Prius.:rolleyes:
 

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I have the 5-spd and typically have a 30% city/traffic and 70% open highway commute. Before I put the roof rack on I was getting between 29 and 30 mpg and that was by my own tracking, which was close to what the onboard computer was getting. Now with the roof rack on I’ve lost about a mpg. I seem to be holding around 28-29 mpg. The worst I’ve had so far was after the initial engine break-in period when I was trying to rev the engine a little higher than usual, but even then I got 26.5.
Considering I had an equally powered Mazda3 with front wheel drive getting the same numbers as an AWD, I’m really happy with Subaru.
 

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I just filled up today and I calculated it to be 20.2 mpg. I drive slow and smooth and this is what I get in return? I am pissed. I have no roof rack and I use the car starter very little. MyXV has 3900 miles on it.

The MPG computer lies. It told me this tank was 22.9 but like I said that was wrong. My old baja with its low gearing got 23-24 on this type of driving (45-50 mph country driving).

This car better get better mileage by the time it gets warmer or it is GONE!
 

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I just filled up today and I calculated it to be 20.2 mpg. I drive slow and smooth and this is what I get in return? I am pissed. I have no roof rack and I use the car starter very little. MyXV has 3900 miles on it.

The MPG computer lies. It told me this tank was 22.9 but like I said that was wrong. My old baja with its low gearing got 23-24 on this type of driving (45-50 mph country driving).

This car better get better mileage by the time it gets warmer or it is GONE!
I feel the same way buddy but mine hasnt been that bad. Ive been getting 24-26.5 with calculations and the car reading out about 1.5mpg more. And i do a descent amount of highway driving. Probably 60/40 highway/suburban. Im dying to actually average 28 one time like the advertise! And i have 3,800 miles on mine.


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So far I have been pleased with the city mileage which is where I spend most of my time, but I'm not thrilled with highway MPG. I'm getting maybe 1 or 2 better than in town. Don't get me wrong, it's vastly better than the WRX I traded in and drinks regular fuel but if I can't hit over 30 mpg doing anything over 60mph, consider me frustrated. Hopefully when we get into July and it's 102 degree's or whatever, I'll just be griping about the heat and not the fuel economy of this car :)
 

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I just got my XV about a month ago, and in my first 1000 miles, I am averaging about 19.8 mpg. I do 90% inner city driving (a lot of stop and go), and I am a bit aggressive, so the sudden acceleration is definitely my downfall. I am hoping it improves, as the car and I learn each other better.
 

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i have close to 2000 miles now and im getting about 25 MPG city / highway ...the dealer says the winter gas will cause me to get 4 miles below what i would normally get in the summer, Im also a bit disappointed with the mileage, if it continues where it is, im considering the new WRX when it comes out that will have a 2.0 turbocharged engine that will be about the same i would imagine with some better power, i love how the crosstrek handles in snow and overall driving, but I bought it for the advertised 33 MPG
 
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