Winter fuel economy update – 2015 Subaru WRX (CVT)

Our 2015 Subaru WRX (CVT) averaged

Our 2015 Subaru WRX (CVT) averaged a very respectable 12.1 l/100 km (23.3 imp. mpg, 19.4 U.S. mpg) in winter city driving on our last tank of fuel

We’re in the middle of a Canadian prairie winter, so our latest fuel economy statistics are showing slightly higher fuel consumption.  That’s to be expected.

Still, our 268 horsepower 2.0-litre turbocharged flat-four engine with CVT automatic transmission continues to impress.  For a high-performance all-wheel-drive sport sedan, the WRX is delivering excellent real world fuel mileage.

All fuel consumption figures are calculated, and not taken from the WRX’s on-board computer*.  The following numbers were accrued in mostly (95-percent) city driving.

  • Feb. 16, 2015:  456 km trip, 55.59 l premium unleaded, 12.1 l/100 km (23.3 imp. mpg, 19.4 U.S. mpg)
  • Feb. 4, 2015:  316 km trip, 42.03 l premium unleaded, 13.3 l/100 km (21.2 imp. mpg, 17.6 U.S. mpg)
  • Jan. 6, 2015:  552 km trip, 58.27 l premium unleaded, 10.56 l/100 km (26.9 imp. mpg, 22.4 U.S. mpg)

*Note:  The WRX’s on-board computer readout for fuel economy is inaccurate (as are most OBC readouts on most cars and motorcycles.)  The OBC average fuel economy read out for the Feb. 16, 2015 fill-up was 10.8 l/100 km, 2.7-percent optimistic over the 12.1 l/100 km observed fuel consumption.


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