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Nissan Versa Real World MPG

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  • aldagaldag Posts: 81
    These are very preliminary results based on the first tank of gas in my new Versa (5 speed) and partial consumption of the second tank. Initially, the computer reported an average 35.7 mpg with mixed local and highway driving. This figure went to 39.2 mpg with an 84 mile highway trip to the casino. I reset the mpg meter to measure the return trip and the computer came up with 46.5 mpg for the all highway trip. I do not know how accurate that is, but that is a remarkable figure.
  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 5,854
    Not sure I'd judge the mileage on a first tank with any vehicle. I currently have a 2011 and 2012 Versa, both with 6 speed manuals and (with ethanol in the mix) they both get about 31-32 MPG in mixed driving. Same fo the 2007 that I sold to my daughter. If I manage to find a gas station without ethanol in the mix, the mileage will jump to about 35 on highway trips, but that's about the highest I've ever seen. I think if you do the calculation yourself by filling up, running most of the tank, filling up again and seeing how many gallons you used over those miles, you're going to see a number more int he low to mid thirties range.

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  • aldagaldag Posts: 81
    Yes indeed pf_flyer, you make some good points about the first tank of gas. It is really too early to tell. But when I pulled into the gas station with 240 miles on the odometer, I could only put 6 gallons of gas in the tank. So maybe the computer is not that far off. Time will tell. Some additional info, the shore highway is flat and straight as a line, the AC was off. And I drove about 55 to 60 mph max as the car is still new.
  • aldagaldag Posts: 81
    Completed the second tank of gas today after combined local and highway driving. The computer reports an average of 43.7 mpg. There were 293 miles on the trip odometer and the car took 6.7 gallons of gas (using 89 octane, middle grade gas). So the computer figure looks to be fairly reliable. I am reminded of my 1986 Nissan Pulsar which also routinely yielded 40 mpg. That car had a 1600 cc engine with a five speed, but with a compression ratio of 8.5 to 1 it only produced 69 horsepower. The low weight of 1860 lbs. allowed reasonable performance. The Pulsar was fun to drive, I miss the flip up headlights. The Versa has so many technological improvements.
  • aldagaldag Posts: 81
    Nissan Versa 5 speed Sedan S with about 800 miles now and 3rd fill up. Computer reports 42.1 mpg, 253 miles and 6.5 gallons of 89 octane gas.
  • rcosrcos Posts: 4
    I'm on my last month of a 5-year lease. 2008 4-spd auto. started out getting about 26 mpg on 87 octane; many mileage readings taken and overall a 28 MPG average, 95% city use under a light foot. Not the best by any means, but better than our larger cars have provided. Car is being bought-out and going to a good home as I refuse to give the dealer the $5000 extra equity vs. current market value as it has only 22,000 mi on it :)
  • aldagaldag Posts: 81
    Obtained 89 octane gas yesterday in Monroe, Ct. The computer reported 43.5 mpg for mixed driving. Drove home and then round trip to the casino today, a combined total of 211 highway miles. Yet the gas bar graph indicated that I still had well over half a tank of gas, so I checked the computer mpg which now reads 47.7 mpg for these highway miles. I am very pleased by these results, significantly better than I expected.
  • I bought a 2012 versa last month for a commuter. I wanted the best mileage in a affordable car. I've been feeling good because the computer has been telling me I'm averaging 35 mpg. After filling up a few times and figuring the actual mileage, I'm only getting 30. I’m trying to figure out the discrepancy and if it’s a programmed one. Anybody else having this issue? :confuse:
  • smalltownsmalltown Posts: 72
    I've had my Versa Note for a month now. Took a trip to Chicago, about 500 miles, mostly on two-lane highways, plus 80 miles in the suburbs. I reset the computer before the trip. According to the computer, the average is 39 mpg. In town previous to this trip, the mileage was on the low end, about 27-28. This is expected since most of my trips are under 3 miles, with 6 or 7 stop signs or traffic lights.
  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 5,854

    About 240,000 combined miles on the 3 Versas in our family and all three are still getting about 31 MPG in our combined driving (fair amount of highway) 32-33 on long highway stretches.

    Prior to ethanol, we would get 35 on the highway, but that's another story for another discussion :)

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  • cubajoecubajoe Posts: 1

    2012 Versa hatchback 1.8SL My Versa was purchased in Feburary 2014 with 60 miles on it when delivered. Basically, it was a brand new car. It has CVT transmission. I lived in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and the weather this Winter/Spring is colder than normal. The car was purchased in Ottawa and when I drove the car back to Toronto through Hwy416 and 401, I could only guesstimate the mileage to be aroung 24.8 miles per US gal. becasue the first tank of gas was supplied by the dealer and I didn't know the exact mileage when it was filled up. Finally, I had the chance to top up this car. In order to get true amount of gas uses until the next fill up, I topped the gas right to the neck, that means I pumped the gas until I couldn't pump in anymore! When the fuel gauge empty warning light turned on, I filled up the gas in the same manner. I recorded the gas mileage to be 21.84 miles per US gallon. It is much worse than the 2009 Corolla I replaced although both cars have the same official gas mileages. I estimate the Versa would cost $2000 more on gas for 60000 miles driving than the Corolla. I am thinking to trade in this Versa for a newer version of Versa, such as 2012 or newer Versa sedan. I have read all the comments in this colummn, some reported good gas mileages some not too good. Besides all factors affecting the mileage consumption, I think it is about the quality control of the manufacturing of this car. Somehow, either the gas sensor or something else was not set correctly or have defects which greatly affect the mileage of the car. For consumers like us, it would be very difficult to find out what goes wrong and mostly likely will be waste our time to ask Nissan to look at our cars to find out what goes wrong. So, the best way to deal with it is trade for another car!

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