Subaru cars are one of the most popular and largest car manufacturers in the world. The vehicles they produced are some of the best-selling not just in the Japanese Domestic Market but also internationally. And some of the models are recognized for their powerful engine, attractive design, innovative features, strong quality, and excellent fuel economy. Let us take a look at the 10 Subaru Cars with Great Fuel Economy.
Pleo Plus (Hatchback)
The Subaru Pleo hatchback is a three- and five-door Kei car produced since 1998 by Subaru. It is taller than a normal Kei hatchback and offers a great driving experience with its comfortable interior and features. It also includes standard features such as driver and passenger airbags, a side-impact bar, an anti-lock braking system, electronic brake-force distribution, air conditioning, power windows, and LED headlights.
The Subaru Pleo Plus is equipped with a 658 cc three-cylinder with power and torque of 52 PS (38 kW), 6.1 kgm (60 Nm), mated to a three-speed automatic, five-speed manual or CVT delivering fuel economy between 30.4 km/L – 33.4 km/L.
The Subaru Stella hatchback is a five-door, front-wheel / all-wheel drive Kei car produced in June 2006 by Subaru. It has a boxy design with a comfortable and spacious interior, outstanding fuel economy, and great performance. It comes with notable features such as airbags, air conditioning, alloy wheels, front fog lights, audio system, keyless entry, anti-lock braking system, power steering, and power windows.
The Stella is fitted with a 658 cc KF-VE three-cylinder with power and torque of 52 PS (38 kW), 6.1 kgm (60 Nm); and 658 cc KF-DET three-cylinder turbocharged with power and torque of 64 PS (47 kW), 9.4 kgm (92 Nm), achieving fuel consumption between 25.6 km/L – 31 km/L.
The Subaru Lucra or also known as the Daihatsu Tanto Exe is a five-door hatchback produced in April 2010 by Subaru. It is a car with impressive fuel efficiency, practicality, features, and performance. The Lucra comes with some notable standard features which consist of airbags, an anti-lock braking system, electronic brake-force distribution, air conditioning, power windows, centralized door locks, an audio system with AM/FM radio, CD player, power steering, and steering tilt mechanism.
It comes with a 658 cc KF-DET three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine with a power of 47 kW (63 hp); and a 658 cc KF-VE three-cylinder with a power of 43 kW (58 hp), mated to a four-speed automatic and CVT gearbox.
The Subaru Trezia hatchback is the rebadged version of the Toyota Ractis which was produced in 2010. It is a five-door, all-wheel / front-wheel-drive car equipped with standard features which consist of airbags, an anti-lock braking system, electronic brake-force distribution system, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning system, power steering, centralized door locks, traction control, brake assist, seatbelt pretensioners, and force limiters.
The Trezia is also paired to a CVT transmission with a 1.3L 1NR-FE four-cylinder with power and torque of 95 PS (70 kW), 12.3 kgm(121 Nm; and 1.5L 1NZ-FE four-cylinder petrol engines with power and torque of 109 PS (80 kW), 14.1 kgm (138 Nm), with average fuel consumption between 16.6 km/L – 21.8 km/L.
Impreza XV Hybrid (SUV)
The Subaru Impreza XV Hybrid is a five-door SUV released in 2013. It is a version of the Subaru XV with an AC synchronous motor with power and torque of 10 kW (14 PS; 13 hp), 65 Nm (48 lb-ft) mated to Nickel hydride batteries, Lineartronic CVT, and 225/55 R17 tires. It has a fuel consumption of approximately 28 miles per US gallon (8.4 L/100 km) with a combined city/highway to 31 miles per US gallon (7.6 L/100 km).
In 2014, the XV Hybrid includes features grille shutters, side mirrors with signal repeaters, quick-ratio electric power steering, keyless ignition, chrome door handles, multi-functional display, and an increase in power and torque up to 160 hp (120 kW), 163 lb-ft (221 Nm). It has a fuel economy of 20.4 km/L.
Impreza Sports Hybrid (Hatchback)
Ihe Subaru Impreza Sports Hybrid is a five-door hatchback hybrid version of the Subaru Impreza. It has a much better fuel economy and performance to fully enjoy the sporty feeling of the Impreza Sports. It is available in a 2.0L FB20 horizontally-opposed 4-cylinder DOHC engine combined with an electric motor, high-voltage battery bank, and a Lineartronic CVT transmission.
It is equipped with an Eco-Cruise Control function with adaptive cruise control, vehicle dynamic control, power saving LED lights, anti-lock braking system, lane departure warning system, airbags, seat-mounted airbags, centralized door locks, power windows, and brake assist. The Sports Hybrid’s average fuel consumption is 20.4 km/L.
Sambar Truck (Truck)
The Subaru Sambar is a Kei truck with a two-door, four-wheel / rear-wheel drive layout produced from 1961 to 2012. It is equipped with standard features including driver and passenger airbags, power windows, air-conditioning, radio system, anti-lock braking system, and electronic brake-force distribution system.
The seventh and eighth-generation of the Subaru Sambar is the rebadged version of the Daihatsu Hijet equipped with a 658 cc KF-VE with power and torque of 39 kW (53 PS), 64 Nm (6.5 kgm), with a three-speed automatic transmission delivering fuel consumption between 15.6 km/L – 19 km/L.
The Subaru XV is a five-door, all-wheel drive SUV produced in 2012 and is currently in its second generation. It is one of the most popular SUVs of Subaru and boasts its practicality, high-tech features, impressive fuel economy, and powerful engine. The XVs standard features include a set of airbags, an anti-lock braking system, electronic brake-force distribution, cruise control, power windows, brake assist, and air conditioning.
It is also mated either with CVT or five-speed manual transmission. The engines are 1.6L FB16 H4 with a power of 115 PS (85 kW); and a 2.0L FB20B H4 petrol engine with a power of 150 PS (110 kW), delivering fuel consumption between 15.8 km/L – 16.2 km/L.
The Subaru Forester SUV is an all-wheel drive, five-door compact crossover car which was produced in 1997 by Subaru. It is known for its reliability, safety, and large boot space. It offers standard features including an anti-lock braking system, keyless entry, pre-collision braking system, front airbags, curtain airbags, rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, and lane departure warning.
It is equipped with 2.5L FB25 H4 with power and torque of 172 PS (127 kW), 236 Nm (174 lb-ft); 2.0L FA20F H4 petrol engine with power and torque of 253 PS (186 kW), 350 Nm (258 lb-ft); and 2.0L H4 turbocharged diesel engine with power and torque of 280 PS (206 kW),350 Nm (258 lb-ft). The average fuel consumption is between 13.2 km/L – 15.2 km/L.
Impreza G4 (Sedan)
The Subaru Impreza G4 sedan is a four-door compact car of the fourth-generation Subaru Impreza which was introduced in 2011. It has a front-wheel drive and an all-wheel drive configuration equipped with airbags, seatbelt pretensioners and force limiters, adaptive cruise control, vehicle dynamics control, emergency brake assist, and steering tilt mechanism.
The Impreza G4 is fitted with a 1.6L FB16 H4 gasoline engine with power and torque of 115 PS (85 kW),15.1 kgm (148 Nm); and 2.0L FB20 H4 gasoline engine with power and torque of 150 PS (110 kW), 20.0 kgm (196 Nm), paired either to a five-speed manual, six-speed manual, or CVT. The fuel average economy is between 15.4 km/L – 17. km/L.
Subaru cars are gradually earning more reputation and attention nowadays, and it’s because of the reliability that some of the cars have. They require minimum repair and maintenance, the parts and major systems are praised for their strong quality and don’t forget the impressive fuel efficiency that some of the models have. In addition, their cars are practical, comfortable, powerful, and affordable. Subaru cars are one of the best and popular in the market, so you won’t regret purchasing one. Please visit the BE FORWARD on how to get yours today.
Written by: Esther Abranilla