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Nissan Frontier, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Truck
#13 of 46 Re: is 91 Octane really worth paying extra for? [asa]
Apr 03, 2008 (5:13 am)
I own a 2008 Nissan Frontier and get an average mileage of 19 mpg based on what the computer is telling me. I also checked manually and it is pretty accurate. I also did some comparisons on gas prices against BJ's wholesale gas. The cost for gas where I am is 3.16 (reg), 3.37 (mid), and 3.47 (prem) as of 4/3/08. BJ's premium is 3.39. Since the owner's manual suggests using 91 octane, I compared the 3.47 prem vs. 3.39 BJ's prem. I figure it costs me about .42 cents more per 100 miles to use BJ's premium. If I compare the cost of regular gas against the BJ's premium, it comes out to about 1.21 more per 100 miles or 12.10 per 1,000 miles. I think it is worth the extra cost especially since the truck's mileage drops to 17 mpg if I use regular (89) gas. This is not scientific by any means. I am just trying to share my experience.
#14 of 46 Re: is 91 Octane really worth paying extra for? [sapper4x4]
Jun 09, 2008 (8:59 am)
Good info ya posted sapper 4x4.
#15 of 46 Re: is 91 Octane really worth paying extra for? [sapper4x4]
Jun 09, 2008 (7:02 pm)
2wd or 4wd? Crew Cab or King Cab? Manual or Automatic? NISMO, LE, SE?
#16 of 46 Real World EXCELLENT 2005 Frontier Mileage
Jul 21, 2008 (12:46 pm)
I bought my 2005 Frontier in March 2005. Mine is a XE 2wd King Cab with the 4 cylinder 5 speed. I repeatedly get on average 24 miles per gallon and this includes driving to work on the interstate for 14 miles, one way, and into downtown to the office. If I fill up the tank and take a trip, all interstate driving, I repeatedly get 30 to 33 miles per gallon. My truck currently has 37,200 miles and a ARE camper shell that fits the lines of the truck. I usually drive 75 to 80 miles per hour while on the interstate. I have no need for flash and dash so my truck is perfect and I am extremely pleased with my mileage. I occasionally haul a 4-wheeler or zero turn mower on a trailer and it has adequate power for that. I suggest that if anyone wants a truck but is worried about gas mileage to get the XE with the 4 cylinder and 5 speed transmission. They now have a SE with the 4 cylinder and I do not know the specs on it.
#17 of 46 Re: Real World EXCELLENT 2005 Frontier Mileage [dcrhaekte]
Jul 28, 2008 (5:25 pm)
I HAVE A 2006 FRONTIER KING CAB 4 CYL 5 SPEED / MY MPG IS USUALL 24-27 HIGHWAY 60-65 // 19-21 IN TOWN I SHIFT 2500 RPM // MAKE SURE TIRE PRESSURE IS KEPT WHERE IT SHOULD BE // RUNNING AIR COND IS 23 -25 // ELEVATION HERE IS 5500 FEET AND HOT 100- 110
WHAT KIND OF GAS DO YOU USUALLY USE AND OIL TYPE AND WEIGHT
SO FRONTIER HAS BEEN GOOD ONLY HAVE 16000 ON IT SO FAR
ONLY DRAW BACK DASH ROLLS DOWN SO HIT MY SHIN NOW AND THEN WHEN I SHIFT SO FAR IT HAS BEEN GREAT
WOULD LIKE TO FIND GROUND EFFECTS KIT FOR IT NO LUCK SO FAR
ALL KINDS OF STUFF FOR S 10 THOUGH
KEEP ME INFORMED
#18 of 46 MPG 2006 SE 4x2 Crew Cab Six Speed
Aug 01, 2008 (3:27 pm)
I routinely get in excess of 24 MPG on low rolling hills at 65 mph with my 2006 4x2 SE Crew Cab 6-Speed with the 4.0L. If I drive at 72, MPG drops to about 23. I love the balance my model offers in that I can drive it economically if I wish or I can put the hammer down and enjoy sportier driving with only a small loss in economy.
Amongest the 4.0L models, you'll find that the Nismo 4x4 auto is on the bottom end of the economy scale because its rear end ratio is engineered for lower-traction off-roading. The 4x2 6-Speed SE and 4x2 LE Auto offer the best mileage and are close in economy.
#19 of 46 Re: is 91 Octane really worth paying extra for? [asa]
Sep 04, 2008 (5:19 pm)
I am a new owner for less than a week of a new 08 frontier crew SE 2WD LWB vehicle.
Can you give me some advice or more information on the subject of 87 vs 91 octane as recommended by the owner manual. Based on your experience, what would you recommend? I live in St. Petersburg, FL. Any info and advice will be deeply appreciated. Thank you.
Sep 04, 2008 (7:46 pm)
87 octane is fine.
#21 of 46 Re: is 91 Octane really worth paying extra for? [slanteye]
Sep 06, 2008 (4:30 pm)
I second moparbad's apprasial -- 87 Octane is fine. I've never used anything but 87 in my 2006.
#22 of 46 2008 SWB CC SE - 19mpg
Sep 26, 2008 (5:31 am)
I run 87octane.
First fill up after purchase on 9/1/08 came to a little over 19mpg mixed city/hwy...50/50. A lot of stop-and-go in the morning traffic. Never go higher than 65mph. Drive like I have hot coffee in my lap most of the time.