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#94 of 128 2013 Altima S gas milage
Apr 02, 2013 (3:45 pm)
I just bought the 2013 Altima S based on the fact that im gonna save on gas, but I end up paying more, the computer in the gas that tells you how many miles you have left on your gas tank, reads 180 miles left ( for example) then I drive 3 miles then it reads that I have 173 miles left, and I only drove 3 miles NOT 7 miles. so basically I am consuming for a 6 cylinders and driving a 4 cylinders, im so pissed that I got rid of my 2010 corolla, where I used to get 33 TRUE miles per gallon. This is my first and last Nissan. I m very disappointed. Nissan lied and im sure they gonna have a big mess on their hands soon, worse than what Toyota had.
#95 of 128 Re: 2013 Altima S gas milage [mike4301]
Apr 02, 2013 (6:04 pm)
The miles left in the tank display is constantly being updated.
If you are a coaster (good MPG), the mileage will increase as you drive up to a point. If you are a lead-footer, it will decrease as you drive, again to a point.
While I was getting 42MPG on my trip and under cruise control, the miles left was dropping about 1 mile for every 5 to 8 miles I drove, which was somewhat unsettling, but nice to see. It started out showing 485 miles after a fill up after sucking empty. Then, after about 100 miles of Interstate driving with "great" indicated miles left, it began to drop about 2 miles for every 1 driven. After about another 100 miles, it was tracking pretty much 1 for 1 and probably displaying a realistic number from then on out. This happened about the half tank point.
Bottom line, I would not start across the desert with a half tank of gas indicated, even though the miles left was saying 300+. You will end up pushing or walking for sure. In other words, enjoy the high numbers shown, but don't take it to the bank.
The instantaneous MPG shown on the Driver Display is a bit more accurate as it's metering the gas past a point vs the speed. As you can see, it fluctuates a lot as you drive, thus the crazy reading on the miles left numbers. Overall, the Altima does get pretty good mileage for a mid-size family car. My older SUV gets 14MPG going downhill.
#96 of 128 17 mpg in the city
Apr 08, 2013 (12:23 pm)
The first weekend we owned our 2013 Altima 2.5S we got 40 mpg on the highway and over 20 in the city. Since then the mileage has deteriorated, getting lower with each fill-up. We are now at 17 in the city and 30 on the highway.How much worse will it get?
#97 of 128 Re: 17 mpg in the city [lsonenshein]
Apr 08, 2013 (2:29 pm)
Have you noticed that at any given preferred speed that you drive at, if the RPM's are higher now than when the car was new? I have heard a bit about Nissan having some belt issues..not sure if it is premature wear or not. But if the belt is wearing too fast and is sitting lower in the pulleys then that would increase rpm's and consequently lower FE. This wear then, if that is the reason, would also not necessarily jive with the other electronic algorithm parameters set and also maybe cause more fuel consumption.
#98 of 128 Re: 2013 Altima S gas milage [arkycowboy]
Apr 10, 2013 (5:38 pm)
This is an update. I drive 2/3 highway, 1/3 city. My car now has 4800 miles. At fill up my 2013 Altima SL 4cyl would show 677 miles to go to empty. Then it would increase in mileage to a point of about 748 miles to empty then slowly decrease as long you're light on the gas pedal. With each fill up my miles to go to empty has decreased. Today with my 7th fill up since Dec, it now showed 566 miles to go to empty. My mileage has been decreasing over the past 2 months, 4 miles per gallon. I didn't buy this Altima to beat out my 2011 Camry(29 mpg) by only 4 mpg. Not happy..
#99 of 128 Re: 2013 Altima S gas milage [gemstone1]
Apr 17, 2013 (1:55 pm)
I didn't buy this Altima to beat out my 2011 Camry(29 mpg) by only 4 mpg. Not happy..
Well then you probably shouldn't have bought an Altima. The Combined EPA rating for the 2013 Altima 2.5 is 31. Camry, 26. That's a 5mpg difference. Granted, it's 5, not 4, but you should've anticipated a change of somewhere from 3-7mpg, based on driving style.
Is it safe to assume you're calculating mileage not based on the computer, but rather using the odometer and gallons pumped each time?
#100 of 128 Re: Seats Hurt [tagain]
Apr 26, 2013 (1:15 pm)
Any recommendations for replacement seats? 2002 Altima.
Especially interested in replacing the passenger seat.
#101 of 128 Trip computer timer
Apr 26, 2013 (7:00 pm)
Have a 2013 Altima. On the trip computer display there are 2 sides, Average and Driving. On the driving side there is a trip timer and it is constantly timing. How do I stop the timer? I tried resting the trip computer and it goes back to 0:00 and starts again. Also, how do I reset the DTE (distance to empty)?
#102 of 128 Re: Trip computer timer [13altima]
Apr 29, 2013 (11:06 am)
Also, how do I reset the DTE (distance to empty)?
I would think DTE would be automated, like it is in my car (a Sonata). It's dependent on driving style and fuel left in the tank. When I pump gas with the car "ON" but not running, you can actually watch the Range climb mile by mile until the tank is full.
May 12, 2013 (11:53 am)
A straight, flat, and lightly-used stretch of U.S. 98 through Tyndall AFB in the Florida Panhandle gives me a chance to frequently put my '13 2.5 S through its mpg paces. At 60 mph, with ethanol-polluted gas, no AC, and windows closed, I routinely get 44 mpg. AC drops us to 42, but ethanol-free gas kicks us up about 3 mpg. 50 mph, no AC, and ethanol-free (a one-time, 15-minute deal) got me to 50.6 (take that, hybrid owners).
Last week, a 220 mile round-tripper including 50 miles of I-10, 150 miles of two-laned blacktop, and a couple of two-stoplight towns got us 39.6 mpg. This was through, by Florida standards, hilly country. A couple of limited-access-highway-only trips (70-75 mph) have come in at about 39 mpg.
Wet roads drop our mileage by 10% or so (reduced traction?), and strong headwinds by 5-10%.
In city driving (Tallahassee), we get 28-32 fully warmed up and 26 cold starting. I haven't yet driven in true stop-and-go stuff, and hope not to.
My experiences suggest that those of you reporting the lousy mpg should first look at your driving habits and then assertively interact with your dealer and Nissan rep. Something's amiss.
So far, our Altima is my favorite of the 20 or so vehicles I've driven extensively. We think it's a superior vehicle to my wife's '07 M 35. It's quieter, handles nearly as well, and is as comfortable. Yeah, the power train makes some atypical, but very faint, noises, and I can sense some unusual, but very brief, vibrations. But come on, ya'll, this ain't your father's (or mother's) Oldsmobile.