Last post on May 15, 2013 at 4:23 AM
You are in the Nissan Altima
What is this discussion about?
Nissan Altima, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
#2 of 301 Re: Nissan Altima Owners: MPG-Real World Numbers [KarenS]
Sep 26, 2005 (5:58 am)
New 05 3.5SE 5M with 300 miles on it, 27 MPG at 70-75 MPH using trip computer.
If this is right very happy. Ole MIke
#3 of 301 Re: Nissan Altima Owners: MPG-Real World Numbers [KarenS]
Sep 28, 2005 (10:37 pm)
2002 Altima 3.5SE manual
EPA: 21 city, 26 highway
Actual: 18-19 city, 27-28 highway (calculated by hand -- trip computer reads high)
#4 of 301 03 2.5S
Sep 29, 2005 (5:54 am)
I've got an 03 2.5S w 30k on it.
My experience has been that the hwy mileage is good. I probably get around 28 to 30 and I've got a fairly heavy foot on the open road. Locally, I find that the car an be a real gas guzzler when I do alot of crawling. I lived in Queens until just a couple of weeks ago so I had many weeks when I would avg around 15 mph and found that the gas mileage would drop well below 20 mpg. If I average 30, the economy would far more acceptable. I probably got 23 - 25 mpg under those circumstances.
#5 of 301 Stats
Oct 06, 2005 (2:20 pm)
I went through my mileage log spreadsheet and came up with some interesting stats. As I wrote above, my car is an '02 Altima 3.5SE with manual transmission. I do mostly city driving. My daily commute is currently 3.5 miles and takes me around 20 minutes, so it's pretty slow.
Since I bought the car in December 2001, I have:
Driven 35942 miles
Purchased $3252.70 and 1731.7 gallons of gas
My long-term average MPG is 20.8.
My best MPG for a tank is 29.9 when we took a long road trip.
My worst MPG for a tank is 13.9.
My average fuel cost per mile is 9.0 cents/mile.
Gas prices have ranged from $1.25/gal in December 2001 to $3.50/gallon in September 2005. Average price has been $1.88/gal.
#6 of 301 Re: Nissan Altima Owners: MPG-Real World Numbers [KarenS]
Oct 07, 2005 (4:51 am)
I own a 2005 Altima 2.5S for about six months. I have the automatic trannie.
MPG city about 22-23 mpg.
MPG highway about 30.
Best highway MPG was 33 on a long trip using a lot of cruise control.
#7 of 301 Re: Nissan Altima Owners: MPG-Real World Numbers
Oct 14, 2005 (8:47 am)
I own a 99 altima, and it does better than other cars. Not as great as sentras or corollas, but it has more power also! On average I get about 350 miles or so to a full tank.
#8 of 301 Re: Nissan Altima Owners: MPG-Real World Numbers [KarenS]
Apr 14, 2006 (7:56 pm)
I have a 2002 Alti 2.5S. It has 78K miles, auto transmission, Yokohama Touring tires. I only use Mobil 1 Synthetic since I purchased it new. I occasionally use Chevron Gas additive, BMW recommends it for their cars.
I normally get between 30 and 34mpg on highway during warm weather when the air conditioning isn't on and going 70mph
In winter I get as low as 27 and 28 mpg on the highway
Last week due to the insane gas price jump I dropped my speed from 70mph and wouldn't go over 66mph. I stayed in the 64-65mph range and I got an amazing 37.5 MPG . I must admit I did drive behind a a few semis, a couple of days to kind of draft.
I have gotten 34-35mpg on a tankful before but never literally 38MPG.
Now that was an awesome feeling.
#9 of 301 Re: Nissan Altima Owners: MPG-Real World Numbers [blackd7]
Apr 19, 2006 (7:07 pm)
My 2006 Altima 2.5 special edition is averaging 26.5 (heavy foot)m.p.g. My best mpg was 35.5 driving 55-62 mph on the ny state thruway from nj. This is based soley on the trip computer. When i got the car with 80miles on it. the computer read 19.5mpg with an average of 2mph.
#10 of 301 Re: Nissan Altima Owners: MPG-Real World Numbers [rennie4]
May 24, 2006 (7:42 am)
I have a 1997 Nissan Altima GXE (2.4l 4-cyl). I average 30-32mpg (computed manually). I drive mainly highways at around 75mph.
I recently took a long trip that forced me to use country roads (no direct highway), with a max speed of 55mph. My mpg jumped to 39mpg!!
I do use some low cost enhancements on it which I believe helped; Bosch Platinum +4 spark plugs (100,000mile life), K&N drop-in filter, touring tires (threadware rating 620).
I've just started using synthetic oil, so hopefully the mpg figure could see a minor improvement.