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Nissan Murano, SUV
#1 of 36 What grade of gas does the Murano need
Apr 25, 2007 (9:45 am)
I am currently looking into leasing a Murano S and would like to know if it takes regular.
#2 of 36 Re: What grade of gas does the Murano need [gadiamon72]
Apr 25, 2007 (9:59 am)
You can use regular but it likes premium.I got 15.8 mpg with the dealer tank and i assume that was 87 or 89 octane.I switched to 93 and have got a high of 19.7.The mpg on the trip is always a mpg high so use a caculator to get your true mpg.Premium fule burns cleaner and is better for the motor long term or so i have read.That being said i didn't feel comfortable buying a 34,700 car and going cheap on the gas.By the way i have a 07 SL AWD it has 2500 miles on it so far.I drive 90% city with speeds from 25 to 50.
#3 of 36 Re: What grade of gas does the Murano need [mike1111]
May 01, 2007 (8:16 pm)
I have a 06' Murano S and my experience has been that I can't see any real difference between 87 or 93 octane. I drove it for about a month right after I purchased it last August on 83 then I read somewhere that 93 was the preferred choice. I put the 93 in and guess what my mileage hasn't gotten any better or worse. I'm hovering around 19.5 MPG but 95% of my driving is stop and go city miles. So if you're asking if it will burn 87...yes the 06 Murano will I'm sure sure of that, because I give her a belly full every time she needs some with no problems in the past 9 months!
May 03, 2007 (7:42 pm)
I can't imagine why Nissan would recommend premium if regular would do just as well. It would certainly be to their benefit to do so.
#5 of 36 Re: why? [dardson1]
May 09, 2007 (6:41 am)
I'm pretty sure Nissan does NOT recommend premium. I remember checking my manual and it said regular is fine. I have used regular in my 06 for all of its 7,000 miles.
#6 of 36 Re: why? [whitall]
May 09, 2007 (8:02 am)
Nissan does NOT recommend premium
I believe it says "Regular Unleaded ONLY or Premium for better performance" or something to that extent.
#7 of 36 Re: why? [hpgator]
May 09, 2007 (12:40 pm)
Regular unleaded is recommended by Nissan and it should do just fine. But if some of you want to spend more on gas, that's your choice. I tried premium gas before and drove for 2K and did not see any difference in mileage.
May 09, 2007 (12:51 pm)
I don't know what the dealer had in there when i bought it BUT I only got 15.8 MPG with that one.I've used 93 ever since and the worst I have got was 17.5 and the best so far was 20.02.All caculations done with a caclulator.Right now my trip says 21.4 but i'm expecting somewhere around 20.0 when I fill up again and chack the right way.This is 90% city with speeds ranginf from 25 to 50.I have a 07 SL AWD it has 3,500 miles on it
#9 of 36 inside my fuel door
May 14, 2007 (8:29 pm)
I've got an 07 and backside of the fuel door warns me to use minimum 88 octane. In my area regular is 86, midgrade is 88, and premium is 90. For whatever reason my dealer reminded me twice (in the delivery process) to use premium. I'm delighted to be getting 20mpg around town even if it's using premium. It's just a couple of bucks a week. BTW, I use a calculator and divide miles by fuel purchased.
#10 of 36 Re: Gas [mike1111]
May 25, 2007 (6:52 pm)
"I don't know what the dealer had in there when i bought it BUT I only got 15.8 MPG with that one."
I can assure you it had nothing to do with the grade of gas. You've been paying for premium for nothing. Stop doing it.