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#1660 of 2122 2006 Nissan Frontier KC 4x4 Gas mileage is bad
Mar 11, 2006 (5:26 pm)
I know this has been brought up before, but I havent found the answer in the forums. I purchased this truck and have been quite impressed with everything except the gas mileage. I realise that it would be hard on fuel, but getting approx. 180 Km per half tank of fuel is less than satisfactory. Nissan says 15/20 city/highway. I am not getting anywhere near this. I figure I am getting about 11 or 12 miles per gallon in the city. I dont drive fast. It as approx. 1400Km on it now. Highway mileage is decent. I drive the truck normally.
Any advice would be appreciated.
#1661 of 2122 Re: tow hitch package [rogerf]
Mar 11, 2006 (6:01 pm)
Try www.courtesyparts.com which is a dealer in Dallas, Texas that I've ordered from and am very pleased with the service and value.
#1662 of 2122 Re: 2-2.5" Leveling kits for '05 Frontier 4x4 [81trekker]
Mar 13, 2006 (2:29 pm)
Great Forum, and a question for the many experts out there
I have 05 SE, love it so far.
Didn't want to fork out dough for Nismo, plus couldn't find stick, so went with SE.
Original, boring, tires were 265/70 R16, BF Goodrich
I changed them to Goodyear Wrangler 265/75 R16, obviously larger diameter, very cool.
Anyone know if this screws up odometer calibration?
Heard rumor may need some odometer gear change or the like?
#1663 of 2122 Re: 2006 Nissan Frontier KC 4x4 Gas mileage is bad [maats]
Mar 13, 2006 (6:39 pm)
I'm getting around 19 in the city,and on the Highway on a good trip I get around 25mps.at 65mph. too 70mph.
I have the CC.Le 4wD.
#1664 of 2122 Re: NISMO vs LE vs SE [midnightsun]
Mar 14, 2006 (10:48 am)
All I want is a 2 wheel drive NISMO KC with a 6-speed, is that too much to ask for?
Darren in Bakersfield
#1665 of 2122 Re: NISMO vs LE vs SE [dcbly]
Mar 14, 2006 (1:52 pm)
What is the benefit of having the NISMO on a 2 wheel drive?
#1666 of 2122 Re: NISMO vs LE vs SE [dcbly]
Mar 14, 2006 (3:10 pm)
LOL, Darren, you are preaching to the choir with me. I think 6-spds should be available in all the versions!
Going off my memory of '05 brochure, but I think the 2WD NISMO has pretty much the same goodies the 4WD does, minus the 4WD and the front-wheel ABLS, plus you get a higher-geared rear end. So you get the stiffer suspension, skid plates, locking rear differential, NISMO wheels, and SUPPOSEDLY AS AN OPTION: a low range transfer case (there is some dispute about the latter, and I haven't found a hard answer). The 4WD version also gets a clutch-cancel switch; don't know if the 2WD has this.
Some of this stuff could be added aftermarket to an SE. Worth thinking about. The major obstacle seems to be adding a locking differential.
#1667 of 2122 Re: NISMO vs LE vs SE [moparbad]
Mar 14, 2006 (4:22 pm)
NISMO's have all the options you can't get in a SE, fogs, nice radio, bed, ect! I don't mind the lower gearing
>What is the benefit of having the NISMO on a 2 wheel drive?<
Mar 14, 2006 (8:19 pm)
I have a 2005 SE 2wd AUTO...getting 19 mpg city. Med grade fuel (89)..no jack rabbit starts, or at least not everytime, I just don't drive like a fool...You have to remember that the mpg on the sticker is just an estimate. In my experiences I have always seen a drop, 2 to 3 miles in mpg..if it says 15, then it really only gets 12-13 mpg. It really depends on driving style, road conditions, AC, tire pressure, wind,weather, and are you a lead foot driver?...is it 4wd..that will eat the mileage even if it is not engaged... look at everything ..
#1669 of 2122 Re: 2006 Nissan Frontier KC 4x4 Gas mileage is bad [maats]
Mar 15, 2006 (9:02 am)
My 06 Frontier CC LE 4x4 gets about 15.5 on average driving back and forth to work. Half is on the highway and half is in town. I drive fast on the highway, not exactly fule efficient driving. Have about 2200 miles on it now.