I have been checking the temperature and average fuel consumption accuracy in my 2013 Subaru Outback Limited Multi-function display. I have found the car to be consistently 3 degrees higher (when driving) than the actual outside temperature and the average fuel consumption is always exactly 1 mpg higher at fill-up than the actual gas mileage. Just curious what others have been experiencing.
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Outback 2013 Temp and Avg Fuel Survey
Posted 01 March 2013 - 01:41 PM
I'm not sure how many people have 2013 Outbacks, but it'd be interesting to see if the newer Legacies, Outbacks, & Foresters all exhibited similar traits.
Posted 24 January 2014 - 06:47 PM
Posted 24 January 2014 - 09:45 PM
The only way to check the accuracy of a temp gauge is to have a calibrated temp gauge located right next to the sensor for the one in the dash, as temp is realtive to where it is measured. 1mpg repeatability is really excellant considering how people on the outback board whine about theirs.
Posted 25 January 2014 - 06:03 PM
2010 Forester. 50,000 miles.
98 % highway. Speed rarely higher than 65 mph.
Total mpg - 29.26 (Miles driven divided by gallons)
Computer recorded mpg per one trip average - 29.959.
Computer recorded mpg per all trips average - 29.08
Computer recorded mpg per trip is usually higher than the actual number (miles driven divided by gallons) but within 1 mile per gallon.
Ambient temperature readings within 1 degree Fahrenheit compared to 2004 Toyota Camry.
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