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You are in the Infiniti EX35
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Infiniti EX35, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), SUV
#1 of 20 Infiniti EX35 Real World MPG
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Feb 22, 2008 (5:42 am)
Please tell us how you are doing on gas mileage with your EX35. Details about your commute, driving style are always helpful. Thanks!
#2 of 20 First Tankful Mileage
Mar 20, 2008 (11:36 am)
Filled up the other day and calculated 17.86 mpg. This was the first gas I put in the vehicle, so if the dealer didn't fill it completely this would be artificially low. Also, the car sat there idling at the dealer's for 20-25 minutes while the salesman walked me through all the features. The only highway driving on this first tank was about 40 miles on the drive home from the dealer.
At about a quarter into the current tankful, the average mileage bar on the info page is already over 20. (It was reset when I filled up.) Again almost exclusively city driving, maybe 30 miles tops on an interstate.
What a fantastic car to drive! Lots of positive comments from folks who didn't even know the EX existed.
Mar 22, 2008 (6:48 pm)
My experience is a bit different than yours builderbob. I've filled up twice since purchase (Premium of course, ouch!) and my overall combined city and hwy mileage is 16.5. I'm pretty disappointed in the car's mileage so far, especially since gasoline is so expensive in my area. I do expect that my freeway-only mileage will improve greatly, but that isn't the way I drive in the real world. I live at the top of a steep 1 mile hill and I know this is part of the problem as it has always caused my cars to suffer in mileage. Anyway, despite it being a gas hog I love my new EX and everyone who sees it likes it too. "Hey, cool car, what is it?".
#4 of 20 MPG vs others
Apr 01, 2008 (12:40 pm)
How much do the G35x MPG get in the real world? I think several mags stated their gas mileage in the teens, and the EX is ~250 lbs heavier. If it gets 16/23, then I'll be happy with 20 MPG on 40% highway driving. If I wanted better gas mileage I'd get a Prius, not a hot little ride like the EX35...wait it's my wife car. D4MN!
Question, does anyone use Regular grade? Seems that consumer reports or someone found from the Infiniti engineer that said there will be a 5% drop in peak HP/torque, but will not cause adverse effects to the engine. One good thing about the normally aspirated VQ engine being dialed back in HP/torque figures due to heat management, 2 db lower noise, and exhaust plumbing issues is that it is not as high strung, allowing lower grade being used.
Guess I'll find out. Think I'll start with midgrade.
#5 of 20 First tank...
Apr 09, 2008 (7:29 am)
...was 16.4 MPG around town and playing around.
Looks to be between 19 and 20 about half-way through my second tank, with a bit more highway driving. Put the MPG guage up on the center readout (between the tach and speedometer) and sort of watch that as I tool around.
#6 of 20 Re: First Tankful Mileage [builderbob]
Apr 09, 2008 (5:24 pm)
21.05 mpg on the second tankful with about 1/3 of the miles on the highway.
Apr 17, 2008 (10:00 am)
OK. after a couple gas tanks, I'm getting about 18 MPG with ~35% highway.
#8 of 20 Current Gas Mileage Stats...
Jul 27, 2008 (1:56 pm)
Please post your most recent gas mieage stats. The EX has to get better than 21mpg, right?
Jul 27, 2008 (7:33 pm)
My last freeway trip at a 75 MPH average I got 22.
Sep 19, 2008 (9:43 am)
Getting about 20-21 MPG in mostly town driving