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Nissan Versa, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Hatchback
#672 of 889 Re: Topping [zombietom3]
Oct 18, 2007 (3:21 pm)
I've driven 40-50 miles of mixed driving with the gas light on. I am a college kid who works and have a busy schedule. Sometimes my light comes on when i leave to go to work from home then go to school which is 60 miles and i have absolutely zero minutes to stop. When i fill up. I try to put as much gasoline in my car as possible. I usually put in an extra .8 to a 1 gallon of gas after the first tick ( i slow fill it with very light pressure at the top of the tank). This gives me an extra 30+ miles of driving and about 125 miles for the first 1/4 tank. Last fillup took 11.6 gallons over 360 miles and that includes the extra gallon after the first tick at the pump.This puts me at just over 31mpg of mixed driving, a trip to the airport with about a 20-minute idle time and a beginning driving friend that thinks the pedal always have to go to the floor to move sending my rpms past 4 grand someitimes. 2008 nissan versa HB CVT, 3700 miles, 1 month old. (17 mile delivery mileage). The most gallons i have ever had to put in this car is 12.6 gallons(no money and my job said our checks are in a different state when i went to go pick it up).
#673 of 889 Re: Topping [rennie4]
Oct 18, 2007 (3:44 pm)
My last tank, 33.6 MPG, I usally can go another 60 miles once my fuel light goes on, I havent pushed it past that, but the most I have put in my tank is 12.6 gallons. I'm sure there is at least 80 miles when the light comes on.
#674 of 889 Re: Topping [rennie4]
Oct 18, 2007 (4:54 pm)
That makes no sense at all. So, the light would have come on earlier instead. Stuffing more gas in doesn't allow you to drive further after the light comes on. The light will still come on when the fuel gets to a certain level.
Your location when this happens will depend on the driving you did after the fill up and it won't necessarily be in a more convenient location if it comes on 15 miles later.
You are risking problems filling the tank beyond the manufacturer's recommended fill level and some of the gas will be wasted in the hose or recirculated back into the station's tanks.
#675 of 889 Re: Topping [jaxs1]
Oct 19, 2007 (4:25 am)
How big is the tank?
#676 of 889 Re: Nissan Versa MPG - real-world numbers [Sylvia]
Oct 30, 2007 (8:26 am)
The subject of Versa MPG is quite extensive. Some of my associates have actually conducted a survey among current Versa owners and IMO the results are quite interesting. Here is a link to the results of that survey: link title
#677 of 889 Versa MPG Survey
Oct 30, 2007 (8:27 am)
#678 of 889 Re: Nissan Versa MPG - real-world numbers [reep]
Oct 30, 2007 (9:58 am)
I've had my Versa SL HB CVT for 2 months now. It has about 2500 miles on it and this is my mpg so far...
in order, filled soon after idiot light went on, stopped at pump click-off. (the least I put in was 9.9 gal, the most was 11.2 gal)
30.2, 29.1 - mostly town/city, some highway
32.8, 34.7, 36.4 - mostly highway, some town/city
34.9 - about half highway, half town/city
I'm pretty happy with the numbers so far and VERY happy with the car. In all ways (including mpg), it has met or exceeded my expectations and I like it a lot more than the Focus I had.
#679 of 889 Re: Nissan Versa MPG - real-world numbers [reep]
Oct 30, 2007 (12:09 pm)
I saw your link and MPG, which seems about right when I first got my car, but in the last 10 tanks, I have averaged about 32.. The best was 35.7 but the one thing I have noticed is, I never go past 12 gallon on my fill up. I have all of my receipts for this past year and I was amazed at that.. My Versa has been getting better mileage as the miles roll on the car..
#680 of 889 Re: Nissan Versa MPG - real-world numbers [flightnurse]
Dec 11, 2007 (3:56 pm)
My Versa is a 6-speed SL HB with just over 4000 miles on it. All of my driving is stop & go city driving.
My MPG has been "improving" over the last 3 fill-ups. I have finally achieved over 300 miles per tank. I am regularly getting 310-315. Which is a marked improvement from the 280 I was getting. I am filling up the tank to right around 12.3 gallons each time.
I was one of those that purchased the Versa under the impression of getting close to 30 in the city. As much as I would LOVE to touch the 350 miles that some of you are getting, reaching 300 is reason enough to celebrate. Hopefully, efficiency will continue to improve.
315/12.3= 25.6 MPG
#681 of 889 Re: Nissan Versa MPG - real-world numbers [hbfever]
Dec 11, 2007 (10:34 pm)
Yes as the mileage adds up so will your MPG, I have noticed that when I had my Versa..