With the redesigned, fifth-generation 2019 Subaru Forester, the automaker was looking to ensure it didn't mess up a good thing. Luckily, minor tweaks to the popular model mean that the Forester is now quieter, more civilized and classier. That comes across in gas mileage, too — but how much does it cost to fill a 2019 Forester up given current prices at the pump?
Less than last week yet again as the cost of fuel per gallon continues to fall. All 2019 Subaru Forester models come with a 2.5-liter engine, a continuously variable automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. The EPA combined fuel economy estimate of 29 mpg is at least 1 mpg higher than any 2018 Forester model.
Per the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report early Thursday, here is what it would cost to fill the 2019 Forester's 16.6-gallon gas tank:
- At the national average of $2.74 for regular, filling the tank from empty would cost $45.48.
- In California, where regular averaged nearly a dollar more at $3.73, the cost would jump to $61.98. Hawaii, usually the costliest when it comes to regular, averaged $3.92, and filling up a Forester there would cost $65.07.
- In Delaware, where regular led as the lowest average in the nation at $2.40, the bill would drop to $39.84.
Forester or no, motorists around the country are paying less to fill their tanks as pump prices fall in step with oil prices. The national average for regular gasoline fell 5 cents the past week, according to the AAA, the lowest it's been in more than six months. Premium gas dropped a nickel to $3.31, and diesel fuel dropped 2 cents to $3.26.
U.S. oil prices have plunged nearly 19 percent in the past five weeks due to an ample supply and moderate demand, and the lower cost of crude oil is getting passed on to motorists. The national average for regular gas is 18 cents cheaper than a month ago, and premium is 15 cents cheaper.
Despite the recent decline in pump prices, regular gas was still 18 cents higher than a year ago, and premium was 24 cents higher. Diesel fuel had an even wider gap, 46 cents.
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