2015 Subaru WRX fuel economy update

 

2015 Subaru WRX (CVT), fuel economy is improving as warmer Spring weather arrives

2015 Subaru WRX (CVT), fuel economy is improving as warmer Spring weather arrives

A quick trip to Calgary last week in our 2015 Subaru WRX with CVT automatic transmission yielded consistently impressive fuel economy.  Now that the weather is warming up, the WRX’s fuel consumption is improving, as is to be expected with higher ambient temperatures.

Here are our latest fuel useage stats:

  • Distance traveled, 366 km; 43.7 L premium unleaded (Shell V-Power); observed fuel consumption, 7.9 L/100 km (35.7 imp. mpg/29.7 US mpg)
    • Cruising speed, 120 kph; road conditions, dry; traffic, light; ambient temperature, 6 degrees C; 100-percent highway driving
  • Distance traveled, 483 km; 38.7 L premium unleaded (Shell V-Power); observed fuel consumption, 8.0 L/100 km (35.3 imp. mpg/29.4 US mpg)
    • Mixed city/highway driving (180 km city/303 km highway); highway cruising speed, 120 kph; road conditions and ambient temperature similar to above

We’re more than happy with the fuel useage.  Note that the second entry above (comprised of mixed city and highway driving) achieved almost the same fuel economy as the first (highway driving only) entry, because the first entry show driving Edmonton to Calgary (a drive that GAINS altitude.)  The second entry shows the results for driving from Calgary to Edmonton (a drive that loses altitude.)  The drive from Calgary to Edmonton enables better fuel economy because you’re driving downhill, essentially, given similar road and weather conditions.

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