Subaru Baja MPG thread

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Re: Subaru Baja MPG thread

Post by SVO1 » Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:58 pm

05 non turbo a/t, averaging 13-15mpg right now. Driving style pretty reserved, mostly city with a llittle highway.

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Re: Subaru Baja MPG thread

Post by bajaguy » Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:13 am

SVO1 wrote:05 non turbo a/t, averaging 13-15mpg right now. Driving style pretty reserved, mostly city with a llittle highway.
Wow something is seriously wrong. any codes?
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Re: Subaru Baja MPG thread

Post by SVO1 » Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:14 am

No codes, thermostat works fine. Ltft is at 1.1%. Main issues are that it's a low compression hybrid that isn't boosted at the moment, and it has been well below zero and lots of snow here.

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Re: Subaru Baja MPG thread

Post by SVO1 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:53 pm

So far we are 2000+ miles into our 3000 mile trip, and with a full load of luggage, and two adults/two kids we are averaging 27.3mpg. Mainly all highway, been below zero/ice storms all the way unto the 80's at the beach. Not bad!

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Re: Subaru Baja MPG thread

Post by Rizzo » Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:38 am

Big improvement.
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Re: Subaru Baja MPG thread

Post by SVO1 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:11 pm

With no boost in town kills it. Just got the best tank ever, 28.3. Kept it under 3k when cruising, and only hit one small traffic jam, but it was 98% highway.

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Re: Subaru Baja MPG thread

Post by DTenGil » Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:06 am

Something must be seriously wrong with my Baja... I got it last year, and the mpg has always been awful. It's a 2005 Turbo AT, always run premium. Even when I baby it, I have trouble cracking 17mpg. Typically it's around 15. I've replaced the plugs, checked tire pressure, and replaced the intake. It has 95kmi on it, so next will be the 100k tune, but what else can I do? I plan on getting alignment checked out next oil change.
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Re: Subaru Baja MPG thread

Post by tomato_88 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:14 am

Engine air filter changed? What oil do you use? I would expect around 20 average.

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Re: Subaru Baja MPG thread

Post by DTenGil » Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:35 am

not the filter. just installed a freshly cleaned k&n intake. use mobil 1 synthetic 5w30.

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Re: Subaru Baja MPG thread

Post by tomato_88 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:05 pm

Hmmmm. Thinking on it.

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Re: Subaru Baja MPG thread

Post by mikenmel08 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:50 pm

Something is definitely wrong, I have the same vehicle and get 25....no matter how i drive it....

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Re: Subaru Baja MPG thread

Post by tomato_88 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:20 pm

Wow. Multiple people responded. I would expect a non turbo to average about 25

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Re: Subaru Baja MPG thread

Post by bajaguy » Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:26 pm

I get around 21 with my N/A. Thats what the fueleconomy.gov says too.
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Re: Subaru Baja MPG thread

Post by DTenGil » Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:52 am

tomato_88 wrote:Wow. Multiple people responded. I would expect a non turbo to average about 25
well it is a Turbo. it's a 2005 4-speed automatic with sportshift. I typically just keep it in drive and don't have a problem (besides the gas mileage that is). But obviously, something is wrong if I'm getting 15mpg on average. thermostat was also replaced, so I can't imagine it's running too rich.

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Re: Subaru Baja MPG thread

Post by mikenmel08 » Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:14 am

Mine is a 2005 turbo with the same transmission....And it doesn't matter how i drive it i get 25mpg......I live in the mountains of NC and get 25 here.....went on vacation to Ohio where it's all flat got 25 there and in between...

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