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Nissan Altima, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
#223 of 306 Re: no way 23-32 mind 26-35 [chevyonlyfon]
Jul 01, 2011 (3:05 pm)
You are exactly right, If I get 16 miles per gallon in town with my 2011 Nissan Altima 2.5 S it's a miracle. I leased it on March 14th, 2011 and it has 1245 miles. The best that I got it's 16.5 miles per gallon, I will never buy a Nissan again if they do not fix this when I take it for the first service. Those getting great gas mileage maybe have different settings, but still cannot believe it.
#224 of 306 Re: no way 23-32 mind 26-35 [afsmd]
Jul 04, 2011 (6:01 pm)
I recently leased a 2011 Nissan Altima 2.5 S i'm still getting used to the CVT transmission i do a mix of highway/city driving, ive noticed that i average between 24 and 26 MPG the window sticker shows 23 city and 32 highway. So far i have 700 miles on the Altima and from reading the previous postings should i be getting better MPG ?
#225 of 306 Re: no way 23-32 mind 26-35 [geffen]
Jul 05, 2011 (4:54 am)
I I could get 24 - 26 combination, on my 2008, 2.5S, I wouldn't be considering going back to Toyota.
Yesterday I drove around 60 miles from Sinton into Lowes in Corpus Christi. 70 mph, cruise control on, put A/C on recirculate, shut off compressor on inclines like overpasses etc. and only received 27.9 mpg for the trip. I have 69,000 miles and this is as good a highway mileage as I have ever received in Texas.
When new my first long trip was to Nebraska in February. I didn't use A/C and got 34 mpg on highway. The difference I attribute to not using the A/C.
Last April I documented a trip to Arizona. In Arizona I was over 33 mpg. When I returned to Texas I filled up in El Paso and was back to 28 maximum on highway.
Arizona and New Mexico has a lot more hills, mountains and inclines to reduce mileage. So I must conclude that Texas' 10% ethanol takes it toll.
Nissan, Ed Hicks Nissan, can furnish no answers as to the difference.
What really appalls me is the fact they wont even attempt to help.
They evidently don't even have the means to test my vehicle to see why it gets such poor economy. The service techs say "If there is no check engine light we cant fix it."
#226 of 306 Re: Nissan Altima Owners: MPG-Real World Numbers [snowie]
Jul 27, 2011 (7:42 pm)
where do you get the K&N drop-in filter and what else do you do?
#227 of 306 Re: 26 to 33 mpg [boodrow]
Aug 01, 2011 (7:48 pm)
I've got a 2009 altima 2.5s. It has 45k miles on it. On my adventure across country with the car loaded with 3 people and some other things I just got from vancouver WA to just outside Boise ID on half a tank of gas! I love this car! That's almost 45mpg hwy the whole way! Suck it prius drivers!
#228 of 306 Re: 26 to 33 mpg [tbreivogel]
Aug 02, 2011 (5:15 am)
Wow, that's impressive. I can only manage to get around 32MPG here on PA turnpike. I think we have too hills here. If I push my speed to 80MPH or more, I only get about 29MPG.
#229 of 306 I hate this car!!!!
Aug 02, 2011 (11:37 am)
If I accelerate slowly, put the cruise on at 70 mph, tap the brake and coast 1/2 mile to an exit or stop sign, I can get 22.5 mpg. That's on flat land, sea level in the Corpus Christi, TX area.
2008 Altima 2.5S, 66K miles. Service done at Ed Hicks Nissan in Corpus Christi, TX. There is nothing wrong with my engine. I'm told it's my driving habits. Evidently driving like there is an egg between your foot and gas pedal doesn't work on Nissan's.
I'm wondering if I need to drive it "balls to the wall."
Maybe my gas mileage would improve if I drove the heck out of it.
#230 of 306 Re: 26 to 33 mpg [boodrow]
Aug 13, 2011 (3:29 am)
2002 Altima QR25DE, 2.5S, In summer with AC on, Florida interstate 31 mpg at 60mph, 29 mpg at 70 mph, 27 mpg at 80 mph in summer. Winter you get more mpg in the highway long trip, but less mpg in short trip (rich mixture when engine is cold). I already passed 105k miles.
Just drive slower, more relax, enjoy the view = higher mpg.
#231 of 306 Re: 26 to 33 mpg [rondhol]
Aug 16, 2011 (6:06 pm)
2008 Altima 2.5s. I have 73,000 on it and 28 mpg city and 38 mgh
drive slow homie
#232 of 306 I'm happy with mine
Aug 24, 2011 (12:18 pm)
I was concerned after reading about low mph from owners. I bought my 2011 2.5S and after 1500 miles I'm averaging 32.5 combined. The optimistic computer says 33.6 much like others have reported. I'm very happy with it and am looking forward to improving it.