Which Subaru Is Most Fuel-Efficient?

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the average American drives 13,476 miles per year or approximately 1,000 miles per month.

Given the number of miles driven each year, the fuel efficiency of your sedan or SUV is a significant factor in choosing a car that fits your budget.

If you are in the market for a new or used Subaru, read on to learn about the Subaru gas mileage to determine which Subaru is right for you.

Subaru Gas Mileage Breakdown

The gas mileage of most cars varies year to year, below we have listed the reported miles per gallon (mpg) for the 2020 model year. We have also broken the rankings down by car type: sedan, SUV, and hybrid.

If you would like to compare the mpg rating of your current car to a new Subaru, you can easily calculate your current mpg. Keep in mind that as a car ages, the mpg will decline, so it is better to calculate your current mpg versus the reported one for a new version of your current car when you are comparing mpg.

Using the actual mpg will give you an idea of the cost savings you can expect with a more fuel-efficient car.

Most Fuel-Efficient Subaru Sedan

The Subaru Impreza is the most fuel-efficient sedan with an overall average of 31 mpg. This number takes into account the average of 26 mpg for city driving and 36 mpg for highway driving.

The Impreza comes in both a traditional sedan and a hatchback.

Most Fuel-Efficient Subaru SUV

The Subaru Crosstrek is the most fuel-efficient SUV with an overall average of 30 mpg combined city and highway value. The Crosstrek boasts a 33 mpg on the highway and 27 mpg in the city.

Most Fuel-Efficient Subaru Hybrid

This award also goes to the Subaru Crosstrek with an overall combined city and highway mileage of 90 mpg when using the electric motor. The average under the gasoline motor is 35 mpg. This also makes the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid the most fuel-efficient Subaru on the market.

There are many other benefits of owning a Subaru, including safety and reliability. You can also choose a manual or automatic for any of the models mentioned above.

In today’s modern cars, the manual transmission is no longer the most fuel-efficient. If the deciding factor on your new vehicle is fuel efficiency, then you should purchase an automatic transmission.

Most Fuel Efficient Subaru Models

Subaru Model MPG (Hwy/City)
Subaru Impreza Up to 36/28 MPG
Subaru Legacy Up to 35/ 27 MPG
Subaru Crosstrek Up to 33/28 MPG
Subaru Outback Up to 33/26 MPG
Subaru Forester Up to 33/26 MPG
Subaru Ascent Up to 27/21 MPG
Subaru BRZ Up to 30/21 MPG