Subaru Baja MPG thread

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Subaru Baja MPG thread

Post by jaxed » Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:49 pm

Folks, I thought I'd start a thread to log MPGs. I got a little app for my iPhone which will be helping me, but please feel free to log your MPGs as well. It might also be good to note what year, and engine.

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Post by speedymatt » Wed Apr 23, 2008 7:30 am

also it might be helpful to add info like driving style, mods (only engine), city, highway, or mix. but i wouldnt kill the thread with too much info.

year/engine type/ miles on car: 03, non-turbo (n/a), 35k
gas: 87 regular
driving style: moderate to aggressive
mileage type (city/highway): mixed (40%/60%) bumper to bumper
mods of note:k&n panel filter (no real effect on mpg)
MPG: 22.9 (flogged)/ 24.5 (babied)

i have noted a max of 27mpg on long trips, i think my ecu needs reset to learn my driving style and effects of the K&N.

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Re: Subaru Baja MPG thread

Post by mikey6331 » Wed Apr 23, 2008 3:47 pm

year/engine type/miles on car: 06, turbo/leather, 25k
gas: 93 premium
driving style: moderate to aggressive
mileage type (city/highway): mixed (60%/40%) bumper to bumper
mods of note: none
MPG: 17.8 normal/ 22 highway. :(
Weekly gas bill: $55. Yikes.

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Re: Subaru Baja MPG thread

Post by davecoon13 » Wed Apr 23, 2008 5:53 pm

03 Baja Sport, N/A, 4EAT Automatic
Tires are Sigma Regent Touring
about 47K Miles

Aggressive Driving (lots of jackrabbit starts), averaging 22-26 MPG, combination of City/Hwy,
87 Octane gas. Couldn't be happier, beats a 4x4 F150 Pickup anyday.
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Re: Subaru Baja MPG thread

Post by bulwnkl » Thu Apr 24, 2008 9:44 am

year/engine type/miles on car: 05, turbo, A/T, 88k miles
gas: 88 octane gasohol (10% ethanol) --> Yes, 88 octane in a turbo
driving style: easy to moderate, tow a trailer or boat in the summer
mileage type (city/highway): 9.5 miles of town arterials & state highway. 40-50 mph w/few stops.
mods of note: none
MPG (updated 3/15/09): ~21.5 normal/ 23+ freeway/ 20 winter.
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Re: Subaru Baja MPG thread

Post by yellowblaze » Thu Apr 24, 2008 5:19 pm

Average of @ 24 mpg mixed driving on 89, best was 30.1 mpg highway when it was almost new and we took it to Florida.

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Re: Subaru Baja MPG thread

Post by cyphergirl » Mon Apr 28, 2008 10:40 am

year/engine type/ miles on car: 03, non-turbo (n/a), 100,500k
gas: 87 regular
driving style: moderate
mileage type (city/highway): 87% highway, some "city", but bumper-to-bumper is rare
mods of note: bug deflector, sunroof deflector, original Subaru tonneau cover (the one that sucks) occassionally
MPG: 27.5 on average, but as high as 28.9 pretty regularly (as low as 25.7 when my husband drives)

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Re: Subaru Baja MPG thread

Post by twheats1 » Mon Apr 28, 2008 1:03 pm

year/engine type/ miles on car: 04, Turbo / 58k
gas: 93 Premium
driving style: moderate to aggressive
mileage type (city/highway): mixed (30%/70%)
mods of note:Tubo XS up pipe, Pro tune
MPG: 22 (aggressively driven)/ 24.5 (moderately driven)

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Re: Subaru Baja MPG thread

Post by designerguy » Wed Apr 30, 2008 1:01 pm

year/engine type/miles on car: '06 Turbo AT with SportShift, 22K

gas: 91 octane (Sunoco sells it for about 10 cents less than the 93 available everywhere else, and considering I fill my tank at least every third day at about $50 per, it makes sense to cut costs where I can!

driving style: easy to moderate, only aggressive when I get behind a Grandpa!

mods of note: none, still stock everything

mileage type (city/highway): Most driving is 80-85% highway, with some around-town driving mixed in. Never bumper-to-bumper, because I won't put up with it!

MPG: 21-22 was my norm since buying my Baja in June '07, but I now get 24-25, after taking off the roof rack cross bars and keeping my cruise set at 65 on the highway. Either way, it's better than the 17-18 I was getting from my old clunker!
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Re: Subaru Baja MPG thread

Post by Packa » Fri May 09, 2008 8:06 am

year/engine type/miles on car: 05, NA A/T, 24k miles
gas: regular
driving style: conservative
MPG: 24normal/ 32 freeway

I do really like the fact that if I baby the Baja I can get decent mileage.

All time low mpg: 22. Ugh.
All time high mpg: 32. downhill-ish.
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Re: Subaru Baja MPG thread

Post by bnther36 » Sun May 11, 2008 10:38 am

It's too bad Subaru took so long to get the diesel out. 50mpg would have been great 8)
Throw in the AWD and a pickup bed and I'd be pretty much set for a long LONG time!

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Re: Subaru Baja MPG thread

Post by Grubby Baja T » Wed May 14, 2008 1:02 pm

Just got back from a 1200-mile round trip from SE Alabama to Myrtle Beach, SC and back. Mileage ranged from 25.5 mpg (2-lane & 4-lane highway, 60~70 mpg average with A/C off) to 22.5 mpg (interstate with A/C on and speed ranging from 80~100 mph). Typical interstate driving at 70~80 mph I get 24.5 mpg. BTW, it's an '06 turbo, 5-speed, no mods (yet). Have occassionally used 87 octane instead of 91 with no noticable mileage difference (I baby the throttle to keep engine loads low w/87 in the tank).

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Re: Subaru Baja MPG thread

Post by Honda_Fan » Sat May 24, 2008 6:36 pm

Hi all, New guy to the board.

I just got a 2005 Baja Sport, automatic, 39,000 miles
I've been close to 26 MPG on a mix of commuting & suburban driving for my first 2 tanks.
I'm pretty happy coming from a Tacoma averaged 18~20.

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Re: Subaru Baja MPG thread

Post by Trucklet » Mon May 26, 2008 6:10 am

03 Classic NA
Automatic
73K miles
Cheap tires (on the car when I bought it and just won't wear out)
No mods (except auxilliary trans oil cooler)
Mobile 1 (EP) oil & filter

Driving style; easy starts, brake early, keep within 5mph of limit on highway (I am convinced this is the single most cost effective mpg "mod" you can make).
Driving is usually 70-85% highway; 60-65mph
Winter: 25-26 mpg
Current: 27-29 mpg

Best: Only long trip so far was in winter through foothills at 60-70mph; 30.1 mpg (both ways)

Worst: 24mpg; pulling 1100 lb trailer with 1000 lb load on it for 1/4 of total distance between fillups

These results really surpassed my expectations. Coming from an F150 Supercrew 4x4, I've got to say this is fantastic. It's still a "funky" looking vehicle, but packs more utility than most SUV's out there. Who knew? :D

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Re: Subaru Baja MPG thread

Post by BigHeadJeff » Sat Jun 07, 2008 11:46 am

I just bought a 2005 5-speed Sport (non-turbo) with 88K miles. Sale price: $12,500. MPG was a big consideration for me, so I calculated it during my 115 mile test drive.

locale: middle Tennessee
gas: 87 regular
driving style: very gentle
mileage type (city/highway): mixed (25%/75%)
mods of note: none
MPG: 28.8

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