2023 Subaru Model Guide Fuel Economy - The Best And The Worst
Even though gas prices are dropping but still averaging $4.22 per gallon, according to AAA, customers are looking for fuel-efficient all-wheel-drive models. How fuel-efficient are the 2023 Forester, 2023 Outback, 2023 Crosstrek, 2023 Ascent, and other Subaru all-wheel-drive vehicles?
Here is the Subaru lineup of vehicles, starting with the best.
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2023 Crosstrek Hybrid fuel mileage
The 2023 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid gets the best fuel mileage. In Consumer Reports testing, the plug-in hybrid gets 38/45 city/highway MPGe and 42 combined MPGe. Note that the Crosstrek Hybrid is not available in all states.
2023 Impreza fuel mileage
The EPA says the 2023 Subaru Impreza gets 31 mpg combined city/highway and 28/36 city/highway mpg in the non-Sport CVT trims. The 2023 Impreza 4-Door sedan gets 26 combined city/highway and 23/31 city/highway mpg in the non-Sport CVT trims. The 2023 Impreza 4-Door sedan with the 5-speed manual gearbox has the same fuel mileage.
2023 Subaru Legacy fuel mileage
The EPA says the Legacy XT 2.4-liter turbocharged engine returns EPA mileage figures estimated at 24 mpg city/32 mpg highway and 27 combined mpg. The standard naturally aspirated 2.5-liter flat-4 engine gets an EPA estimated fuel economy of 27/35 mpg city/highway and 30 combined mpg.
2023 Crosstrek fuel mileage
You can have an all-wheel-drive SUV and still get good fuel efficiency. The Subaru Crosstrek uses direct injection on its new 2.5-liter four-cylinder Boxer engine and gets 27/34 city/highway mpg and 29 combined mpg. The 2.0-liter engine gets 28/33 mpg and 30 combined mpg with the Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) automatic, contributing to better mileage.
2023 Forester fuel mileage
If left unchanged, the 2023 Subaru Forester compact SUV comes with standard all-wheel drive and gets an EPA estimated 29 combined mpg and 26/33 city/highway mpg. The Forester comes with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder Boxer engine.
The EPA says the new Forester Wilderness gets an estimated 25/28 city/highway mpg and 26 combined mpg.
2023 Subaru Outback fuel mileage
The EPA fuel mileage rating of the 2023 Outback XT 2.4-liter turbo is 22/29 city/highway mpg and 25 combined mpg. The estimated fuel economy of the standard 2.5-liter engine is 26/32 mpg city/highway and 28 combined mpg.
The EPA says the 2023 Outback Wilderness gets an estimated 21/26 city/highway mpg and 23 combined mpg.
2023 Subaru BRZ
The 2023 Subaru BRZ with the 2.4-liter naturally-aspirated Boxer engine gets an EPA estimated 20/27 city/highway mpg and 22 combined mpg with a 6-speed manual gearbox. The BRZ with a CVT automatic transmission gets 21/30 city/highway mpg and 25 combined mpg.
2023 Subaru Ascent fuel mileage
The 2023 Subaru Ascent base and Premium trim levels get an EPA estimated 21/27 city/highway mpg and 23 combined mpg. Because they are slightly heavier, the Ascent Limited and Touring trim levels get an EPA estimated 20/26 city/highway mpg and 22 combined mpg.
2023 Subaru WRX fuel mileage
The 2023 Subaru WRX with a 2.4-liter turbocharged engine gets an EPA estimated 19/26 city/highway mpg and 22 combined mpg with a 6-speed manual gearbox. The WRX with a CVT automatic transmission gets 19/25 city/highway mpg and 21 combined mpg.
What type of gas do the 2023 Subaru models require?
With fuel prices rising, do you need the more expensive grade of gasoline for the 2023 Subaru models? If you buy any new 2023 Subaru Outback, Forester, Crosstrek, Ascent, Impreza, or Legacy, your vehicle is designed to run on 87 octane or regular gasoline, and you don't need expensive premium fuel. The WRX and BRZ run the best on Premium unleaded gasoline.
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Denis Flierl has invested over 30 years in the automotive industry in a consulting role working with every major car brand. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press. Check out Subaru Report where he covers all of the Japanese automaker's models. More stories can be found on the Torque News Subaru page. Follow Denis on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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