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#9 of 18 Re: Nissan Quest MPG: Real World Numbers [smile100]
Mar 01, 2007 (1:20 pm)
I bought used 06 with 20k miles, 2 tanks just city driving averaging around 16-17 mpg. Any ideas what I can do to increase.
#10 of 18 Re: Nissan Quest MPG: Real World Numbers [slalomskie]
Mar 01, 2007 (7:00 pm)
That sounds about right...
I get 17-19 in mixed driving (05 SE). When I check the trip computer my average speed is about 20mph...lots of idling time, drive through etc...plus usually hard acceleration . The only time I get above 20 is when it's strictly highway 23 was my best (hilly...with AC)
With the new EPA rating...you're right on target
Compare Old and New MPG Estimates
Other than making sure it's in good working order and the tires are at the right pressure, there isn't much. I brought this up with my Nissan service tech and he said it was because I wasn't using Premium...which is recommended but not required. I've tried numerous tanks in a row...on different occasions (winter/summer) but don't see any differences.
#11 of 18 Re: Nissan Quest MPG: Real World Numbers [slalomskie]
Mar 04, 2007 (3:39 pm)
> Any ideas what I can do to increase.
When we bought our van in 97, we were getting 220-240 from a full tank. Now, just above 100K, we are getting 300-320. I think the real change has happenned somewhere after 50K and gradually improved up to now.
I hope same to happen to my Armada
I am getting only 13-15 MPG
Apr 10, 2007 (2:34 pm)
2004 Quest S, 76,000 miles, Quaker State synthetic oil, Fram Air Hog air filter, regular gas, 87 octane. Outdoor temp approx. 39F, calm day, 190 mile round trip, fairly flat roads, overall average of 49mph, never exceeded 65mph. Computer showed 28.4 mpg overall. The computer tends to show approx. 1 mpg high, so I'd estimate we did about 27.4 mpg. Very pleased with this, it's about 1 mpg better than our last similar trip this past October.
#13 of 18 Worse with cruise?
Sep 04, 2007 (7:35 pm)
Last vacation, one way the traffic was sparse, and kept the cruise on 72 (yes, my mileage falls off quite a bit above 70). Got 23.5 mpg. Return trip, more traffic, so couldn't use the cruise, but still averaged about 71 (per computer) and got 25.5 mpg. I've noticed the cruise tends to downshift a lot, so maybe I'm smarter than the car
#14 of 18 Re: Worse with cruise? [ernie144]
Sep 04, 2007 (9:35 pm)
I've noticed the cruise tends to downshift a lot, so maybe I'm smarter than the car
Exactly, it down-shifts all the time...plus without it you gain "free" acceleration when going down hill if you speed a little; with the cruise it keeps you at the set speed going down hill, then freaks out when the decent stops and it encounters an uphill...annoying.
#15 of 18 '99 Quest SE- real world numbers
Dec 08, 2007 (4:55 pm)
Van has 86k on it, and has never gotten better than 21 mpg hwy even at relatively close to the 65 mph speed limit in the northeast. Averages 18 mpg around town. Not great, but not horrible either.
#16 of 18 Re: Worse with cruise? [ivan_99]
Jan 16, 2008 (2:55 pm)
17.5 - 20mpg. Driving style makes all the difference.
#17 of 18 Re: Worse with cruise? [rick_wally]
Jan 17, 2008 (7:43 pm)
Somewhat, idling for 45mins also cuts into your mileage (wife waiting for school pick up).
Jul 15, 2011 (6:41 pm)
It definatly varies on driving style my wife can usually average around 22 mpg... mostly hwy with a little stop and go... if i drive it i can usually get around 24 mpg...mostly hwy... On a recent trip home from NYC we hade 7 people and coolers and strollers and a full trunk and i was gettin 28 mpg riding home on i95... was very impressed... Love my Quest...most economical family car around... i can even fit my 10 ft aluminum jonboat in the back for a trip to the lake