I've had this car for about 2 weeks now. I couldn't be happier with it. We were coming from a 2012 Kia Rondo, and I just could not get decent fuel economy in that car. The Subaru is a whole other story. I consider myself a manual transmission guy. I always have been. My partner is not. We tried, she could do it, we had a kid, driving the manual with a kid made her uncomfortable, and we sold off a very nice little Honda Fit M5 for the Rondo. The Subaru has a CVT. Colour me convinced. This CVT is fantastic. Assuming that it holds up mechanically, I can't see myself buying another geared AT ever again. Maybe not even a manual! The car is rated for 9.3L/100km city and 7.1L/100km highway. In my opinion this is very impressive for big AWD car like the Outback. I now have a little over 700kms on the car, and can already report that I have absolutely no trouble exceeding the stated fuel economy rating. Some highlights: I'm finding what works well in the city is to accelerate up to speed moderately quickly (inst. consumption reports btw 15 to 25 LHK), then to back off to a *really* light touch on the pedal. I can cruise along maintaining 50 and 60 kph with consumption numbers in the range of 4 LHK. It is not unlike a pulse/electric-assisted glide approach that one might take with a hybrid. Also: the deceleration fuel cut on this car is very aggressive. Looking ahead for red lights and lifting off the gas to coast in gear up to the light seems to work very well. I made about a 15km city trip the other night in moderate/light traffic using these techniques and my FE displays reported the trip in the range of 6.7 L/100km (LHK) - about 28% better than it is rated for. Of course not all trips were like that. Sometimes one gets stuck in traffic. First fill up: hand calculated at the pump: 8.9L/100km, 90% city, over 258kms. Car had 304kms total on it at the time of the fill up - so not broken in yet. We took another 200+km road trip that was about 85% highway and achieved 6.7L/100km - again, very, very good for a car this size. The car has a very excellent prius-like fuel usage display. As you can see, once the car warms up, it does well. This was another city trip in light traffic, average was in the mid 7s.