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#5 of 46 RE: Xterra MPG
Nov 26, 2006 (12:47 pm)
I have a 2005 S, 4x4, 6 spd. Just finished a trip to Houston from Tulsa. On the return leg I gassed in Sherman. Got back to Tulsa and refueled. Drove 199.5 miles on 8.544 gals. Mileage was 23.349. My speeds were from 45 to 50 in the orange cone zones to 78 in the 75 mph zones. AC was off. My X has 14K miles, Amsoil 5W30 oil, Amsoil gear lube in the trans,an Amsoil air filter and a Magnaflow cat-back exhaust. In town the wife usually averages 16+ with alot of street driving. On a trip with the AC running and doing about 80 mph I have averaged 21.22 mpg.
#6 of 46 2003 xterra mpg
Jan 25, 2007 (10:01 am)
thinking of buying an 03 4x4 se and was wondering if the 14 mpg mark is true? I plan on putting a cold air volant and a magnaflow cat back or the gibson (can anyone recommend any others)and ditching the fan clutch for an electric unit any one have any feedback I have seen numbers as high as 19 but as low as 12 in the edmunds review but that was on a stock 00 My 2000 explorer 2dr 4x4 gets a solid 19 average with 130000 on the clock
#7 of 46 Reg vs Hi Octane gas
Feb 19, 2007 (8:40 pm)
I have seen this discussed, but I have never gotten a "difinitive" answer.
Can the Xterra and Pathys run OK on reg gas?
I assume the HP may be down a touch,
has anyone been able to test it both ways, and get real world #'s?
Is it hard on the engine?
#8 of 46 Re: Real Xterra Gas Mileage Just FYI [akmvolvobetter]
May 27, 2007 (9:48 pm)
Traded in '07 Nitro POS dissapointment. I did get up to 23+mpg on I-25 between Denver and Pueblo Colorado..It didn't make the trip back, got traded in for an '07 SE XTERRA new off the transport truck. 18 mpg at first and then improved to 21.8 generally hiway mpg by the time I got home...I am now up to 146 miles on this new unit...I'm very happy and feel it will improve on mpg.. If I don't drive like an idiot which I don't..
#9 of 46 Xterra MPG
Jun 15, 2007 (6:54 pm)
I have an 06 S 4x4. I put a K&N cold air pipe and filter on it but everything else is stock. It has 20K for mileage. I get 23MPG on highway trips 65-70MPH. In town I get about 18-20MPG. Great little truck with lots of grunt. Have thought about a Cat-Back exhaust- any ideas??
Jul 01, 2007 (1:26 pm)
Just took a 400mi trip, turned on the cruise control, set it at 70mph, and got 23mpg! That's some pretty good mileage from this bad boy.
#11 of 46 Re: Great MPG [tinycadon]
Nov 20, 2007 (6:02 pm)
I guess I should have bought an '05 or newer, 'cause the best I ever got in my '04 was about 16-17 mpg.
#12 of 46 Re: Great MPG [shackm]
Dec 28, 2007 (1:35 pm)
2006 Xterra SE. 17.8MPG in city (by internal comp) and a satisfying 23.5MPG on long trips around 70-75 mph. In my experience, the gas mileage deteriorates rapidly over 70mph though. When I cruised at 80 mph i found I was getting more around 20.1MPG (ouch!!). Just puts some aerodynamics into practice i supposed.... Having a flat front end does not help your mpg.
#13 of 46 2008 Xterra OFF ROAD Model
Jan 01, 2008 (6:08 am)
I am seeing all these posts of the Xterra get 18 to 23 MPG. I bought a 2008 OFF ROAD model which has transfer case, locking rear differential, hill descent control and other mileage robbers the other models donít have. I get 11 MPG on dirt road and 15 on the highway. I live in the Arizona hot desert rural community so I don't get city driving. I never had a six cylinder get such poor mileage. Every thing else I like. Runs good on the highway. Good suspension and steering for being a true off road machine, I say off road because it truly has a truck type ladder frame... only Toyota FJ Cruiser and the Xterra have ladder frames in SUVís. The question I have, comparing apples to apples does every one with the OFF ROAD Model with the 4.0 liter 5 speed automatic get such poor mileage?
Jan 14, 2008 (3:55 pm)
Well, on our first tank of fuel with a 2008 Off Road auto we got a whopping 14.8 MPG. All city with a pretty light foot. I guess time will tell how accurate some of these other posts are. Granted the truck only had nine miles on it and I know it will loosen up...but not sure it will loosen up THAT much!