Last post on Jan 13, 2013 at 10:24 AM
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Nissan Versa, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Hatchback
#879 of 888 2012 sedan manual 5-speed
Apr 04, 2012 (11:27 am)
This one actually calculates average MPG. I am getting 39.2-39.5 MPG in the greater St. Louis area, and about 36 on the freeway at 70-75 speeds. Now, I haven't hit any big traffic jams in the 2 weeks I've had the car, but I have been driving carefully. I am in the fifth gear when the car is above 30 MPG, and I coast a lot.
My daily driving is about 30 miles freeway at 60-65, 6 miles on a 45-50 mph parkway, and 5-6 miles on 40 mph streets.
With 39.5, a tank gives me 400 miles. I always knew the EPA estimate of 27 city was wrong, and they have no business estimating city driving MPG on manual transmission cars.
#880 of 888 versa spark plugs socket.2007 versa
May 07, 2012 (5:16 pm)
i'm trying to change my spark splugs in my 2007 versa, i need a 14mm extra long socket or a 14 mm deepwell socket. does any one have information on here i can get the tools, having a hard time . could someone please help me. and are these the corrct tool needed.
#881 of 888 Initial gas mileage results.
Sep 30, 2012 (8:20 pm)
These are very preliminary results based on the first tank of gas in my new Versa (5 speed) and partial consumption of the second tank. Initially, the computer reported an average 35.7 mpg with mixed local and highway driving. This figure went to 39.2 mpg with an 84 mile highway trip to the casino. I reset the mpg meter to measure the return trip and the computer came up with 46.5 mpg for the all highway trip. I do not know how accurate that is, but that is a remarkable figure.
#882 of 888 Re: Initial gas mileage results. [aldag]
by pf_flyer HOST
Oct 01, 2012 (3:59 am)
Not sure I'd judge the mileage on a first tank with any vehicle. I currently have a 2011 and 2012 Versa, both with 6 speed manuals and (with ethanol in the mix) they both get about 31-32 MPG in mixed driving. Same fo the 2007 that I sold to my daughter. If I manage to find a gas station without ethanol in the mix, the mileage will jump to about 35 on highway trips, but that's about the highest I've ever seen. I think if you do the calculation yourself by filling up, running most of the tank, filling up again and seeing how many gallons you used over those miles, you're going to see a number more int he low to mid thirties range.
#883 of 888 Re: Initial gas mileage results. [pf_flyer]
Oct 01, 2012 (7:02 am)
Yes indeed pf_flyer, you make some good points about the first tank of gas. It is really too early to tell. But when I pulled into the gas station with 240 miles on the odometer, I could only put 6 gallons of gas in the tank. So maybe the computer is not that far off. Time will tell. Some additional info, the shore highway is flat and straight as a line, the AC was off. And I drove about 55 to 60 mph max as the car is still new.
#884 of 888 Second tank of gas for the Versa.
Oct 06, 2012 (10:04 pm)
Completed the second tank of gas today after combined local and highway driving. The computer reports an average of 43.7 mpg. There were 293 miles on the trip odometer and the car took 6.7 gallons of gas (using 89 octane, middle grade gas). So the computer figure looks to be fairly reliable. I am reminded of my 1986 Nissan Pulsar which also routinely yielded 40 mpg. That car had a 1600 cc engine with a five speed, but with a compression ratio of 8.5 to 1 it only produced 69 horsepower. The low weight of 1860 lbs. allowed reasonable performance. The Pulsar was fun to drive, I miss the flip up headlights. The Versa has so many technological improvements.
#885 of 888 Tank of gas #3.
Oct 22, 2012 (1:22 pm)
Nissan Versa 5 speed Sedan S with about 800 miles now and 3rd fill up. Computer reports 42.1 mpg, 253 miles and 6.5 gallons of 89 octane gas.
#886 of 888 Re: 2008 Versa - 5-year tally
Oct 23, 2012 (7:56 pm)
I'm on my last month of a 5-year lease. 2008 4-spd auto. started out getting about 26 mpg on 87 octane; many mileage readings taken and overall a 28 MPG average, 95% city use under a light foot. Not the best by any means, but better than our larger cars have provided. Car is being bought-out and going to a good home as I refuse to give the dealer the $5000 extra equity vs. current market value as it has only 22,000 mi on it
#887 of 888 Tank of gas #4.
Oct 27, 2012 (5:53 pm)
Obtained 89 octane gas yesterday in Monroe, Ct. The computer reported 43.5 mpg for mixed driving. Drove home and then round trip to the casino today, a combined total of 211 highway miles. Yet the gas bar graph indicated that I still had well over half a tank of gas, so I checked the computer mpg which now reads 47.7 mpg for these highway miles. I am very pleased by these results, significantly better than I expected.
#888 of 888 Real Mileage vs. computer mileage
Jan 13, 2013 (10:24 am)
I bought a 2012 versa last month for a commuter. I wanted the best mileage in a affordable car. I've been feeling good because the computer has been telling me I'm averaging 35 mpg. After filling up a few times and figuring the actual mileage, I'm only getting 30. Iím trying to figure out the discrepancy and if itís a programmed one. Anybody else having this issue?