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You are in the Nissan Versa
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Nissan Versa, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Hatchback
#686 of 889 Re: Versa - Real World Gas Mileage [pulgo]
Dec 16, 2007 (5:57 pm)
Yeah I know I should slow down and the mileage would improve considerably.. I guess 75 is a little faster than I should go but out there on US 75 between Okmulgee and Tulsa most of them are traveling 80 or better.....
I work with a guy that has a 2007 Versa hatchback........It is like mine but he has the automatic transmission....He consistantly gets 36 mpg. he drives at 65mph but his tachometer runs around 2200RPM at 65mph. I think it's weird that an Automatic gets better mileage that a manual ...
I just wanted a car that was like the 97 Civic 1.6L 5 speed manual
I dorve 75mph in it........A/C on everyday...even in the winter for the drying effect....stereo goin'.....lights on ......etc...and still got 36-37 mpg consistantly........drivin' on the same highway--gettin gas at the same gas station -- motor was a 1.6L and the versa is a 1.8L but I didn't think it would make that much difference......My wifes 08 Altima gets 32mpg..2.5L
Dang me.....I shoulda kept that car.....278000 miles though.....stuff was gonna start happenin to it...
The Nissan dealer is trying to tell me that it will get better mileage after 10,000 miles.......guess we'll see......
Thanks fer yer help
Dec 19, 2007 (11:51 am)
I noticed when reviewing dealership inventories that acording to their stickers the manual got 31 mpg and the automatic got 32 which I thought very strange if anything it should be the other way round? I got my Versa this past Saturday, living in the country my daily commute averages 100 miles. I got 200 miles on 6 gallons (Manual 6 sp) so roughly 33 mpg, very happy as my truck only gets 13mpg. Will be making a 1100 mile trip this Friday will post the results when I get back after christmas.
Merry Christmas everyone
#688 of 889 Re: Funny thing [alphabrit]
Dec 19, 2007 (12:51 pm)
The overall gearing of the 6 speed is shorter and therefore, at a given speed will turn higher RPMs.
That's why the MPG in a manual Versa will be lower.
#689 of 889 Re: Versa - Real World Gas Mileage [emtytunes]
Jan 01, 2008 (12:46 pm)
Ok, perhaps there is something very wrong with my Versa. From what everyone is saying the gas mileage for most Versa's seems pretty decent. I had a Sentra, 15 yr old Sentra, which got pretty good gas mileage, 30 US miles per gallon city driving. The Versa I now have is standard (just like the Sentra), I'm doing the very same driving that I did with the Sentra but I get 21 miles per gallon city driving.
#690 of 889 Re: Versa - Real World Gas Mileage [largemarge3]
Jan 01, 2008 (1:10 pm)
My Versa has about 4500 miles on it and my mileage is about 23 city. The longest trip I took was 300 each way, all highway, and my mileage was about 27. I traded my 2000 VW jetta that got an average of 32. The car drives good, but if I knew the mileage was this bad I would have never got this car.
Jan 01, 2008 (7:41 pm)
Aha! Thank you Highmiler, that makes sense.
I just drove 2,140 to be with family for Christmas, adhering to manufacterers recommendations I kept it under 4,000 rpm for the first 1200 miles. Even then I maintained speeds between 65-70 as much of it was nighttime interstate, With four people, luggage and a dog I got 36 mpg, still can't believe it! South Texas to Northern Arizona on $83!!!! After driving a Dodge Ram V8 for years I am ecstatic.
Does anybody know anything about the Highlander removable roof racks? They are made by Cequent who also make Drawtite hitches, would like to know the pros & cons before ordering one for my kayak.
#692 of 889 Re: Versa - Real World Gas Mileage [largemarge3]
Jan 02, 2008 (9:06 am)
A 1992 Sentra weighs around 2100 pounds.
A 2007 Versa weighs about 2700 to 2800 pounds, due to the larger dimensions and safety equipment older cars were not mandated to have.
That is like driving your 1992 Sentra fully loaded all the time and it must cause higher fuel consumption.
#693 of 889 Why such bad mileage?
Jan 08, 2008 (5:14 pm)
I have an 07 Versa S Hatchback automatic with approx. 16,000 miles. The mileage has dropped radically since early November; the most recent tank around town was a whopping 16 and a freeway trip yesterday, at 70-75, netted only 23. Anyone else see similar low numbers? Any guesses why? It's running absolutely normally, with no dash lights indicating problems.
#694 of 889 Winter formulations, snow conditions?
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Jan 08, 2008 (5:32 pm)
A lot of factors in the winter can affect mileage negative, but that seems to be a big drop off which would indicate something is going on.
I was just on a long trip over the weekend and my S with 6-speed got 34 mpg for the tank it took to get 4 adult sized folks home.
#695 of 889 Miles per gallon
Jan 08, 2008 (5:39 pm)
I have a 2007 red Nissan Versa S with about 2500 miles on it. Purchased in August 2006. My last couple of fill ups have averaged a whopping 15 mpg. I am now dealing with Nissan and the dealership I bought my car from has it again to check mileage. Nissan says they have never had any complaints. Has anyone else ever contacted Nissan direct regarding there mileage? I drive my car on average 10 miles a day in town. Other than this small problem I really enjoy my new car.