Last post on Dec 03, 2013 at 9:52 AM
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#68 of 128 Re: 2013 altima MPG Average [victomofnissan]
Dec 29, 2012 (9:42 pm)
I got a 2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV at the end of November. I have filled up the tank 3 times since I got the car and it averaging 20-21 mpg overall. I cant possibly drive the car any softer or slower. The MPG rating is a COMPLETE LIE. I complained to Nissan North America and they are sending a special mechanic to check the car. They told me that the mpg rating is just an estimate and I told them that would be an acceptable answer if the mpg was even close the the advertised claim. If its not broken (which Im almost certain its not), and they dont offer some sort of resolution, I would like to join you and any other 2013 Nissan 4 cylinder owners who are experiencing the same issues in possibly pursuing legal action.
I recommend anyone reading this to record their mileage with pictures of the trip reading before and after filling up with each tank of gas, as well as saving the gas receipts to match the trip reading after filling up.
Jan 02, 2013 (8:46 am)
Just got the new altima and I will not be keeping it long term. I have the 2013 SL 2.5 and MPG is a dismal 25. Very very disappointed.
#70 of 128 Re: 2013 altima MPG Average [dgrossman1]
Jan 08, 2013 (4:36 am)
We bought the altima SV on 1/2/2013. I agreed that we cannot get more than 20 MPG no matter how we have driven.
Jan 09, 2013 (1:10 pm)
Don't drive yourself crazy over the MPG. Life's too short to waste a lot of energy on the difference between 22 and 27 MPG, and a couple of hundred bucks. There are lots of terrible MPG cars on the road, and you made a choice to be one of the good guys. So pop a cork, sit back, and watch the giant SUVs rumble down to soccer practice. Not while driving of course...
#72 of 128 Repeating queestin: How to reset avg fuel MPG
Jan 11, 2013 (1:28 pm)
Earlier someone posted the same question (how do you reset average fuel MPG?)
An answer came back which I didn't quite understand(have an SL 3.5 with Tech)
"While the fuel economy is displayed just hold the same button in for a few seconds and it will reset. "
Does anyone know how to do this with a 3.5 SL / Tech ?
#73 of 128 Re: Repeating queestin: How to reset avg fuel MPG [altmycar]
Jan 11, 2013 (8:05 pm)
The steering wheel menu button. Press and hold it down when you're at the fuel consumption or the trip summary display (which includes the fuel consumption summary).
#74 of 128 13 Altima 2.5 Fuel Consumption and other comments
Jan 11, 2013 (8:43 pm)
Car is about three months old with 3000 miles on now.
I echo other postings. Drove exclusively on the highway at 75-80 mph on a recent trip between Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and Boston, Mass. Average about 31 mph with a fully warm engine.
At winter temps (25-30F, -5C) and all short city trips with engine almost never fully warmed up: 19-20 mpg.
These are number somewhat worse than our previous 2.5 VW Golf/Rabbit. While not horrible, it's hardly the mpg champion that I read about.
The seats are BELOW PAR in comfort. The Zero Gravity is all BS.
Seat warmer heats the bum on high and just the back on low. So, you can have a hot bum and cold back or a warm back and a cold bum. Weird.
GPS is amazingly slow. Sometimes I can drive for several minutes before it finds its way.
Low beam performance is weak; not enough distance. High beam is OK.
It has one of the most unpleasant engine noise (I've owned over 30 cars) of any car I've driven. Nothing to do with the CVT drone. Just unpleasant sound.
The rear camera got coated with road salt and dirt easily. I've read about a built-in washer. If it's there, it doesn't work.
Steering is numb. Drove through some slush last few weeks and had to drive by sight only because I can't feel what the front tires are doing.
Can't program the navigation while moving. Seems to be a safety feature but it means the passenger can't program it either. DUMB.
Some good points:
Quiet cruising. Just don't push it to invoke the engine noise.
Roomy front and back.
Good size trunk, although with the all-to-common luggage crusher hinge.
Comfortable ride and pretty good handling. I have not experienced the swaying problem reported by some.
Quick acceleration for a 4 cyl.
Although there was a recall, reliable so far (only three months)
Nice abundant cabin storage with lids to keep things tidy looking.
Stereo has a USB input. Popped in a 16 GB USB drive filled with mp3 songs, and play for days. However, the random seems to reset every trip, so it's not truly random except one trip at a time.
Big fuel tank. So, although consumption is not impressive, we still refuel less often.
Convenient keyless entry and start. Keep the key in the pocket or purse and not have to fumble with it with winter gloves in and out of the pocket.
#75 of 128 Re: Relax [tripl3threat]
Jan 12, 2013 (1:56 pm)
Seriously?? I bought the car based on the gas mileage. That was the pivoting factor. I'm very disappointed but at least I don't drive a PRIUS
#76 of 128 Re: Relax [tripl3threat]
Jan 14, 2013 (9:20 am)
My mileage is getting better since 1/9/2013 and recently it is going up to 22.3 mpg. I 'm happier now. I guess it depends on how you drive. I'm still adjusting to my new car. It has a very powerful engine even it has only 4 cylinders. Overall, it is worth the money for this beautiful car inside and out.
#77 of 128 Re: Repeating question: How to reset avg fuel MPG [fasteddiechu]
Jan 17, 2013 (12:25 pm)
Thanks Fasteddiechu !
I will try that as soon as I get back to the car.
-Hold the menu button (on steering wheel) while looking at fuel consumption screen -
BTW I've set my display choices (you get to choose 4 from the list) to include
Tire Pressure (shows all 4 pressures), Compass, Fuel Consumption (instantaneous bar graph with average numeric) and I can't remember the fourth.