1998 Subaru Legacy MPG and Fuel Economy

On this page, you will find a complete guide to the miles per gallon and fuel efficiency data for the 1998 Subaru Legacy.

The 1998 Subaru Legacy runs on regular gasoline and is in the Compact Cars car class.

Whether you are considering a purchase of the car, or just wanting to find out how economical and environmentally friendly (or un-friendly) your 1998 Subaru Legacy is, we have the information you need.

🛣 How Many Miles per Gallon (MPG) Does a 1998 Subaru Legacy Get?

First off, the most commonly asked question. A 1998 Subaru Legacy gets up to 21 miles per gallon in the city, and 29 miles per gallon on the highway.

The combined average MPG for the 1998 Subaru Legacy is 24 miles per gallon.

💵 What is the Average Yearly Fuel Cost for a 1998 Subaru Legacy?

The estimated fuel costs for the 1998 Subaru Legacy is $2,600 per year.

That value has 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.

If you were to compare a 1998 Subaru Legacy to an average vehicle over 5 years, you will spend $1,500 more on fuel.

🛢 How Many Barrels of Petroleum Does a 1998 Subaru Legacy Consume?

The 1998 Subaru Legacy will consume roughly 12 barrels of petroleum per year, using the standard estimate of 15,000 miles per year.

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


The table below covers all of the miles per gallon, engine specifications, and emission details we have for the 1998 Subaru Legacy.

City MPG 21
Highway MPG 29
Combined MPG 24
Save/Spend vs Average Car Spend $1,500
Fuel Cost $2,600
Fuel Type 1 Regular
Barrels of Petroleum 12
Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Cylinders 4
Transmission Automatic 4-spd
Vehicle Class Compact Cars
Start/Stop? No
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? No

Related Subaru Models from 1998

If you're interested in other Subaru models from 1998, you can find them in the table below. You can click the model link to find miles per gallon and emission information for that model.


Ratings were provided by the manufacturer to the U.S. Department of Energy, which is where we sourced the data. Be advised that manufacturers may have upgraded, downgraded, or changed these ratings following the compilation of this data.

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