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Nissan Sentra, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
#36 of 91 Re: New 2007 2.S. with CVT MPG [highmiler650]
Jul 10, 2008 (11:52 am)
HM are you confusing imperial gallons with US gallons?
40 miles/imp gallon = 33.3 miles/US gallon.
#37 of 91 Re: New 2007 2.S. with CVT MPG [mouthcard]
Jul 10, 2008 (8:14 pm)
Not at all. I am using US gallons (3.785 liters per gallon)
#38 of 91 new 2008 2.0s with cvt
Aug 01, 2008 (3:38 pm)
I just got my car this tuesday and I have been getting pretty disappointing results. When I first got it and checked the mpg it said 17.... ever since then i have been super sensitive with the gas pedal and brakes but the number has only risen up to 20.5. It also says that my average speed is 20 something.... which does not seem accurate at all. i use moderate a/c but that should not bring down the numbers that drastically, if that were the source of the low numbers. is something wrong with my car?
#39 of 91 2008 2.0S with CVT
Aug 02, 2008 (5:57 am)
my car is currently at almost 4000 miles. lately, my driving has been about 50-50 city-highway. i have been averaging 32.4 mpg. i am super pleased with that. when i get on the highway, it always jumps up quite a bit, generally to around 34-35 mpg. better than advertised. so im not sure why others have been getting disappointing results. i suppose one key thing is to make sure that your tires are properly inflated and you stay up on your maintenance schedule. other than that, not entirely sure. im pleased so far.
#40 of 91 Re: 2008 2.0S with CVT [sentra08]
Aug 02, 2008 (10:20 am)
My last week's average is 35.2 MPG (US gallons), 50% city and 50% highway, 80 mile daily commute with average speeds around 35 MPH. I have a 2007 Sentra 2.0. S with CVT, currently with 28k miles.
#41 of 91 Re: Nissan Sentra: Real-World MPG [pat]
Aug 04, 2008 (11:12 am)
I have 08 Sentra SL. Best MPG I've seen on freeway was just over 35. On one trip I averaged between 75-80mph that was 150 miles long and my second trip I went mostly 65mph set on cruise control and got silmilar reading. On the other hand, the MPG on city isn't so good. I average 24mpg in the cith driving without gunnning at the stop lights or hard breaking.
#42 of 91 Re: 2008 2.0S with CVT [highmiler650]
Aug 11, 2008 (7:40 am)
I just bought my 08 Sentra two weeks ago. After 600 miles on the clock, my average is ~ 28-30 MPG (70% highway and 30% city) with full A/C on.
#43 of 91 CVT in the City
Aug 21, 2008 (1:09 pm)
It's hard to keep the RPM's down in city driving with this powertrain. The CVT's wind up way too fast for the normal stop and go conditions in City driving.
With my Scangauge checking the MPG's twice every second, it's surprising to note that mileage sucks even at slow speeds around town.
Car experts say it only takes about 40 horse power to move a car down the road once you get up to cruising speed..then the mpg's finally go up, but around town the car is always pulling it's full weight under engine load.
The CVT tries to keep the engine rev'ed even while your foot comes off the gas, slip it into neutral and you will see what I mean.
However, just about all forums have sites like this where some owners are hopping mad about the new cars' MPG's and others keep taunting them with huge MPG numbers from the same car.
Test the car on the highway under ideal condions, (a tail wind is always nice, a head wind will kill you) get that mpg number, and don't even bother with the city mpg's, everybodys suck.
The "X-Prize" race, contest winner for the best 100 mpg car will make all our 2008's the new gas guzzlers no matter what.
2007 is absolutely the worst time to be buying any new car, no matter what the sticker on the window says the mpg's are .
#44 of 91 Re: new 2008 2.0s with cvt [jk289]
Aug 26, 2008 (7:50 am)
Did u reset the trip computer? If there are alot of miles on the car before u got it. it can be hard to raise the mpg
Aug 26, 2008 (7:58 am)
during take off the cvt really does over rev for the firs 10mph but after that if you have a light foot it should fall really low. the first thing i do when i take off is push really easy to keep the rpm from going above 2k. Then i push slightly harder when i feel the rpm about to drop usually around 10 mph with a light foot. Then i continue to accelerate a rpm usually around 1500 rpm. I can accelerate my cvt equipped car from 10-35 mph at just 1200 rpm the whole time. Thats where the cvt saves gas. Most people drive cvt too hard making the cvt stay in sport mode instead of economy mode!