2016 Subaru Forester AWD MPG and Fuel Economy

On this page, you will find a complete guide to the miles per gallon and fuel efficiency data for the 2016 Subaru Forester AWD.

The 2016 Subaru Forester AWD has 3 model options: Manual 6-spd 4-cyl, 2.5 L, Automatic (variable gear ratios) 4-cyl, 2.5 L and Automatic (AV-S8) 4-cyl, 2.0 L.

The 2016 Subaru Forester AWD Manual 6-spd 4-cyl, 2.5 L runs on regular gasoline and is in the Small Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD car class.

The 2016 Subaru Forester AWD Automatic (variable gear ratios) 4-cyl, 2.5 L runs on regular gasoline and is in the Small Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD car class.

The 2016 Subaru Forester AWD Automatic (AV-S8) 4-cyl, 2.0 L runs on premium gasoline and is in the Small Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD car class.

🛣 How Many Miles per Gallon (MPG) Does a 2016 Subaru Forester AWD Get?

Across all models, the combined average MPG for the 2016 Subaru Forester AWD is 26 miles per gallon.

The table below breaks down the MPG for each model option:

Model Option Combined MPG City MPG Highway MPG
Manual 6-spd 4-cyl, 2.5 L 25 22 28
Automatic (variable gear ratios) 4-cyl, 2.5 L 27 24 31
Automatic (AV-S8) 4-cyl, 2.0 L 25 23 27

💵 What is the Average Yearly Fuel Cost for a 2016 Subaru Forester AWD?

The average fuel costs for all models of the 2016 Subaru Forester AWD is $2,583.

The average fuel costs have been estimated by government regulators based on 15,000 miles driven per year, using regular gasoline, and a split of 55% city driving and 45% highway driving.

Comparing a 2016 Subaru Forester AWD to an average vehicle over 5 years, you will spend $1,417 more on fuel.

The table below shows the fuel costs and 5-year save/spend for each model option:

Model Option Fuel Cost 5-Year Save/Spend
Manual 6-spd 4-cyl, 2.5 L $2,500 spend $1,000 more
Automatic (variable gear ratios) 4-cyl, 2.5 L $2,300 save $0
Automatic (AV-S8) 4-cyl, 2.0 L $2,950 spend $3,250 more

🛢 How Many Barrels of Petroleum Does a 2016 Subaru Forester AWD Consume?

Across all models, the average number barrels of petroleum that the 2016 Subaru Forester AWD will consume in one year is 12 barrels.

The majority of the world's petroleum is sourced from countries like Saudi Arabia, Russia, Iraq, and the United States.

Model Option Barrels
Manual 6-spd 4-cyl, 2.5 L 12
Automatic (variable gear ratios) 4-cyl, 2.5 L 11
Automatic (AV-S8) 4-cyl, 2.0 L 12

💨 How Many Grams of CO2 Does a 2016 Subaru Forester AWD Emit?

The 2016 Subaru Forester AWD will emit an average of about 5,275,000 grams of CO2 per year.

🌳 To help you understand the impact of this, a normal tree will absorb around 21,000 grams of CO2 per year. This means that roughly 180 trees would be needed to offset emissions from the 2016 Subaru Forester AWD.

Overview

The tables below cover all of the miles per gallon, engine specifications, and emission details we have for the 3 2016 Subaru Forester AWD model options.

Manual 6-spd 4-cyl, 2.5 L

The table below contains all of the details we have for the 2016 Subaru Forester AWD Manual 6-spd 4-cyl, 2.5 L:

City MPG 22
Highway MPG 28
Combined MPG 25
Save/Spend vs Average Car Spend $1,000
Fuel Cost $2,500
Fuel Type 1 Regular
Barrels of Petroleum 12
Grams of CO2 5,460,000
Trees Needed to Offset 260
Drive All-Wheel Drive
Cylinders 4
Transmission Manual 6-spd
Vehicle Class Small Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD
Start/Stop? No
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? No

Automatic (variable gear ratios) 4-cyl, 2.5 L

The table below contains all of the details we have for the 2016 Subaru Forester AWD Automatic (variable gear ratios) 4-cyl, 2.5 L:

City MPG 24
Highway MPG 31
Combined MPG 27
Save/Spend vs Average Car Save 0
Fuel Cost $2,300
Fuel Type 1 Regular
Barrels of Petroleum 11
Grams of CO2 4,980,000
Trees Needed to Offset 237
Drive All-Wheel Drive
Cylinders 4
Transmission Automatic (variable gear ratios)
Vehicle Class Small Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD
Start/Stop? No
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? No

Automatic (AV-S8) 4-cyl, 2.0 L

The table below contains all of the details we have for the 2016 Subaru Forester AWD Automatic (AV-S8) 4-cyl, 2.0 L:

City MPG 23
Highway MPG 27
Combined MPG 25
Save/Spend vs Average Car Spend $3,250
Fuel Cost $2,950
Fuel Type 1 Premium
Barrels of Petroleum 12
Grams of CO2 5,385,000
Trees Needed to Offset 256
Drive All-Wheel Drive
Cylinders 4
Transmission Automatic (AV-S8)
Vehicle Class Small Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD
Start/Stop? No
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? Yes

Disclaimer

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