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Nissan Versa, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Hatchback
#850 of 889 N00b Versa Owner
Dec 05, 2009 (6:34 am)
I just purchased a beautiful 2008 Nissan Versa. 1.8L with 6 spd manual. This car was purchased with MPG's in mind. I just took a new job which requires a 60 mile commute daily through a big city interstate system. So far I have been using the cruise control when I can, which is most of the time, and not going any faster than 60 MPH. In this thread I have learned to look for pure gas, and inflate the tires to 40 PSI. Are there any other suggestions to get the best MPG possible? Is 60 MPH the best MPG speed? Would 55 MPH make that much difference? I noticed the RPM revs a lot higher than other cars I'm accustomed to. At 60MPH it almost revs to 3K, but it is a small engine. That may be normal. Just looking for any suggestions the masses may have.
#851 of 889 Re: N00b Versa Owner [starfyter]
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Dec 05, 2009 (8:22 am)
We have about 68K miles on our 2007 6-speed, and love it. The only thing I wish I could change/add would be to have it geared higher in 6th gear to lower the RPM's just a tad. My daughters both agree with me that it feels like it could use 7th gear.
But that's just our picky wish list
#852 of 889 N00b Versa Owner 2
Dec 06, 2009 (5:03 pm)
Has anyone purchased an after market MPG indicator? I've done some reading from a guy who suggests using a dwell meter connected to a injector positive lead. Will give you duty cycle (percent of the time the injector is hot) I think. Just wondering because I sure would like some sort of indication of how I'm doing economically speaking....
#853 of 889 Re: N00b Versa Owner 2 [starfyter]
Dec 07, 2009 (10:37 am)
I have a ScanGauge II which does a lot of different things (except injector hot time percentage). I haven't connected it to my Versa though... I like looking at the mpg in my TDI.
Dec 07, 2009 (4:02 pm)
I did a little googling and it appears the Versa has an OBD II port so that should plug in nicely. Wonder if they make a smaller less complex unit cheaper. It does a lot of functions but it costs a pretty penny too..
Dec 08, 2009 (3:41 pm)
I found that sight last night while googling around. They make a small version that only does a few options for 89 bucks. I also found some DIY projects that use the arduino, some even pre-built for you...
Dec 09, 2009 (9:50 am)
I have ran two tanks of gas through my new 2008 Versa and I must say I'm very pleased with it. The first tank the dealer put in, so I don't know what it was but I got 314.7 miles out of 11.25 gallons which calculates to 27.96 MPG. He said it was a full tank but I have my doubts. I wasn't completely happy with that tank. I just ran through my second tank with these numbers. 395.3 miles out of 11.595 gallons which calculates to a much more impressive 34.09 MPG. This is probably 90% highway driving never over 60 MPH.
Apr 06, 2010 (3:39 pm)
I bought a 2009 Versa in February. I have put 2,300 miles on it and I average 36 mpg. I am just at the end of the breakin period and hoping it will get a bit better. I have driven 80% highway so far with several long trips. This car is performing better than my expectations and so far I am quite pleased with it.
#859 of 889 Re: Versa MPG [camperman]
Apr 07, 2010 (12:43 pm)
Stick shift, CVT, or 4 speed automatic?