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Fuel-Efficient Subaru Models for Sale in Modesto, CA: Find the Right Match for Your Daily Drive


At Modesto Subaru, our new model inventory is second to none in the area. We offer many fuel-efficient Subaru models, from compact sedans and hatchbacks to family-friendly SUVs and hybrid vehicles. If you want to save gas and money in Modesto, CA, with your new vehicle, our team at Modesto Subaru is here to help. Today, visit us on McHenry Avenue in Modesto, CA, or explore our new model inventory online for a closer look at our fuel-efficient Subaru vehicles.

What is Considered Good Fuel Efficiency?

Modern vehicles are more efficient than ever. Older vehicles were considered fuel efficient if they could get 15 to 20 mpg. As newer models become more efficient and more hybrid and electric options are available, fuel efficiency can be a determining factor when choosing your next vehicle. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average fuel efficiency for all cars in the United States in 2022 was 26.4 mpg. Most Subaru models meet or exceed that average, so you can feel confident that your favorite Subaru model has good fuel efficiency on top of a long list of standard safety and entertainment features.

Not every model will have the same fuel efficiency numbers due to the available engine options, transmission type, and hybrid or electric offerings. Check with our team to check the EPA ratings on your favorite models at Modesto Subaru.


Subaru Solterra

The most fuel-efficient options are now pure electric vehicles. Although they don't use gas, the EPA uses MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent) to compare the energy use for electric vehicles with gas vehicles. If you are looking to ditch the gas and take advantage of current incentives for switching to an electric vehicle, the Subaru Solterra is a compact utility vehicle that delivers off-road abilities with pure electric power. You can go up to 228 miles before needing to plug in and recharge the battery. The equivalent combined fuel efficiency rating is 104 MPGe, with 114 MPGe in the city and 94 MPGe on the highway.


Subaru Legacy

The Subaru Legacy delivers a modest 30 MPG combined EPA rating. The Legacy is a spacious sedan perfect for daily commuting, with 27 MPG city and 35 MPG highway. Although it seems like anyone with a family wants an SUV, the Legacy is perfectly suitable for everyday driving and fits five comfortably. The Legacy is another solid option if you are in the market for a more spacious sedan with strong efficiency.

Subaru Impreza

The Subaru Impreza is available as a hatchback or a sedan, offering an average of 32 MPG combined between city and highway driving. With 28 MPG city and 36 MPG highway, the Subaru Impreza makes the most of every drive and keeps you ahead of the game.


Subaru Forester

Modesto drivers who need more room will find that the Subaru Forester provides comfortable legroom for adults in the backseat and more room for cargo in the generous rear storage area. All Subaru Forester models come with the same 2.5-liter flat-four-cylinder engine, a continuously variable transmission (CVT), and a symmetrical all-wheel drive. You can expect 29 mpg combined or 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on highways.

Contact Modesto Subaru to Find Your Most Fuel-Efficient Vehicles

Subaru vehicles deliver the best of both worlds when it comes to capability, roominess, and fuel efficiency. You don't have to drive a gas-guzzling SUV to enjoy off-road adventures with family and friends in tow. Contact our experts at Modesto Subaru to find the best Subaru models that save you money on fuel costs and reduce your carbon footprint.

Frequently Asked Questions About Fuel-Efficient Subaru Models

Which new Subaru is the most fuel-efficient?

Earning a combined 31 miles per gallon, the Subaru Legacy is the most fuel-efficient model available at Modesto Subaru.

What classifies a model as fuel-efficient?

Any vehicle that earns 30 or more miles per gallon can be considered fuel-efficient. Ratings north of 30 mpg are considered high fuel economy for vehicles.

What driving lifestyles does a fuel-efficient Subaru appeal to?

Daily commuters will be drawn to a fuel-efficient Subaru. If you are commuting to Modesto or Stockton for work, you'll want to drive a fuel-efficient Subaru. The same goes for long trips down the Golden State Highway and extended journeys throughout California's Central Valley.

Is the Subaru Legacy or the Subaru Impreza more fuel-efficient?

The Subaru lineup of new cars features the Legacy and Impreza. The Subaru Legacy is more fuel-efficient and earns 35 highway miles per gallon. The Subaru Impreza — now only available at your Subaru dealer in Modesto as a hatchback — earns 34 highway miles per gallon. Both new Subaru models earn 27 city mpg.

Which Subaru SUV for sale in Modesto is the most fuel-efficient?

The Subaru Crosstrek has the highest fuel economy ratings at 34 miles per gallon. The rest of the lineup is not far behind, however, with the Subaru Forester trailing at 33 mpg, followed by the Subaru Outback at 32 mpg, and the Subaru Ascent at 26 mpg.

Is the Subaru WRX or the Subaru BRZ a more fuel-efficient performance vehicle?

Among Subaru performance cars, the Subaru BRZ is more fuel-efficient by earning 21/30 (city/highway) miles per gallon. The Subaru WRX has 19/26 mpg ratings.

Does Subaru offer hybrid models that are more fuel-efficient?

Yes. Subaru Hybrid models — coming soon — will be more fuel-efficient. After a brief hiatus, the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid is set to make its return and deliver higher fuel economy ratings for your longer drives to Modesto.

What is MPGe?

MPGe stands for miles per gallon of gasoline equivalent. Fully electric Subaru models like the Subaru Solterra use this rating to compare vehicles in terms of fuel efficiency.

What are the key category ratings for fuel economy?

There are city mpg ratings, which calculate what your Subaru earns while driving through Modesto and in stop-and-go traffic. Highway mpg ratings are what your Subaru earns on the Golden State Highway and other Central Valley freeways. Combined mpg ratings calculate the average fuel economy between city and highway driving.