We have our 1st Suburu. We have 2020 Ascent. Gas mileage is so bad. Is this normal for Suburu? This will be my last one.
What is your gas mileage, your driving environment, your average road speed, etc. Depending on what you're getting, it's probably not normal, but your local conditions can have a tremendous influence on your measured fuel economy.
These are rated 21/27 for the models with 18" wheels and 20/26 for the models with 20" wheels.
We live in a semi-rural area and drive a mix of short and long trips. We average about 21-22 mpg for most driving. We did take one 400 mile road trip a month or so ago and avaeraged bang-on 26 mpg for that trip (driving 75 mph along the rolling hills of I-81 in western Virginia).
We're very pleased with ours. An engine packing this much power moving this much weight with AWD doesn't typically get mileage this high.
Your gas mileage has nothing to do with your vehicle being a Subaru.
You may want to explore the existing threads about fuel economy. Folks often assume that the EPA numbers on the sticker are real world...they are not. The "City" test process doesn't in any way, shape or form, represent true city driving, for example. Combine that with a vehicle that has a different feel, especially at first, and local fuel economy can be in the toilet. It generally improves as people adapt their driving style to how the Ascent performs relative to the skinny pedal.
I don't do any true "city" diving. Like hokiefyd, I average about 21 mpg in general rural driving and I get about 26.8 on the highway average with my best north of 28 pmg. I drive conservatively naturally, don't accelerate hard ever and coast up to lights. On the highway, I use ACC all the time and never exceed 65-70 mph unless I have to to pass something in a safe amount of distance. My overall average over 20K miles is currently 23.5 mpg.
I have about 11000 miles on 2019 Touring. My average so far about 19 mpg. That includes few longer trips and tri state driving. I live in NYC. I'm not complaining. This is about what I used to get on 2003 Forester.
Oh, and I use that power so my mpg will never get in high 20's but I'm OK with that. This is big car with AWD.
When I lived in TN, my "lifetime" average was 22 mpg. I moved to PA last fall and average about 15 mpg -- lots of traffic and traffic lights. It's not the cars fault, it my driving conditionsWe have our 1st Suburu. We have 2020 Ascent. Gas mileage is so bad. Is this normal for Suburu? This will be my last one.
The Ascent's throttle (and Subaru's in general) are a lot more sensitive than most other vehicles. It takes less pedal input to get the same acceleration. I did the test numbers and with 12% throttle input I could out accelerate most econbox cars at full throttle to 60mph. It's still fairly smooth with the CVT so it may not feel like it, but you're probably accelerating a lot faster than in your Chevy. I know the difference between my GMC Canyon (basically a Chevy) and the Ascent was night and day for throttle response. If I push down on the Ascent like I did in the GMC, I'd be racing off the line!Thank you for your feedback. We are not getting anything near that. We bought the 2020 back in November 2019. We travel city and only get about 17 to 18 and we have taken several long highway trips and only get 20 to 21. We are not heavy speeders we live in a state that has 65 mile speed limits, we do not accelerate hard and do not use the remote start and do not fight weather conditions such as wind. It has been so disappointing. I did find another thread discussing the poor gas mileage for other drivers as well. We traded in our 2009 Chevy Traverse for this vehicle and that was getting 22 in town 26 highway.
Not sure I agree with that statement. The Ascent is pure Subaru, from the platform to the turbo boxer engine. As a consumer, I would expect the vehicle to get what the EPA estimates are. Nothing wrong with being disappointed in a vehicle's mpg.Your gas mileage has nothing to do with your vehicle being a Subaru.
Personally, I've always gotten right in-between the EPA city and highway numbers. ...until I got the Ascent (my first turbocharged car). My thoughts are that a lot has to do with the turbo and the way it's tuned to give a lot of power in the low RPM range (moreso than a comparable non-turbo with similar peak power ratings).We have our 1st Suburu. We have 2020 Ascent. Gas mileage is so bad. Is this normal for Suburu? This will be my last one.
I get excellent fuel economy in all three of the Subarus we have in our driveway when I'm driving...2019 Ascent, 2020 Forester and 2016 Outback. The other two drivers in our family do not do as well...it's their driving.Not sure I agree with that statement. The Ascent is pure Subaru, from the platform to the turbo boxer engine. As a consumer, I would expect the vehicle to get what the EPA estimates are. Nothing wrong with being disappointed in a vehicle's mpg.