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Chevrolet Malibu vs. Nissan Altima MPG

Chart is based on 422 fuel economy reports for the Chevrolet Malibu and 539 fuel economy reports for the Nissan Altima.

Chevrolet Malibu MPG

Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2015 27.4 MPG Highway Percentage 66 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2014 26.2 MPG Highway Percentage 36 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2012 29.4 MPG Highway Percentage 66 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2011 28.1 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2010 22.6 MPG Highway Percentage 18 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2010 25.2 MPG Highway Percentage 38 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2009 22.1 MPG Highway Percentage 29 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2009 27.1 MPG Highway Percentage 34 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2009 28.6 MPG Highway Percentage 76 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2009 29.9 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2008 22.6 MPG Highway Percentage 15 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2008 22.1 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2008 26.0 MPG Highway Percentage 53 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2007 31.1 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2007 22.3 MPG Highway Percentage 54 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2006 28.1 MPG Highway Percentage 100 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2006 25.5 MPG Highway Percentage 33 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2006 28.0 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2006 19.5 MPG Highway Percentage 51 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2006 25.6 MPG Highway Percentage 46 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2005 40.4 MPG Highway Percentage 88 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2005 32.7 MPG Highway Percentage 79 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2005 26.7 MPG Highway Percentage 39 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2004 31.0 MPG Highway Percentage 63 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2004 27.7 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2004 25.3 MPG Highway Percentage 38 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2003 24.5 MPG Highway Percentage 56 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2002 25.4 MPG Highway Percentage 62 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2001 25.4 MPG Highway Percentage 32 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2015 4dr Sedan 196-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 0 3 31 66 70 27.4  
2014 4dr Sedan 196-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat lead none 0 1 63 36 74 26.2  
2012 4dr Sedan 169-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light hvy 7 18 10 66 68 29.4  
2011 4dr Sedan 169-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 3 22 18 58 67 28.1  
2010 4dr Sedan 252-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 9 61 13 18 70 22.6  
2010 4dr Sedan 169-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 14 16 33 38 73 25.2  
2009 4dr Sedan 252-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med none 4 39 28 29 56 22.1  
2009 4dr Sedan 169-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 2 19 45 34 78 27.1  
2009 4dr Sedan 169-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 3 12 9 76 65 28.6  
2009 4dr Sedan 164-horsepower 2.4L I4 Hybrid
4-speed automatic FWD
flat v.lt none 0 10 10 80 100 29.9  
2008 4dr Sedan 252-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med light 5 3 78 15 60 22.6  
2008 4dr Sedan 169-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light hvy 20 30 30 20 75 22.1  
2008 4dr Sedan 169-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
hills light none 11 17 19 53 65 26.0  
2007 4dr Sedan 145-horsepower 2.2L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 16 29 5 50 82 31.1  
2007 4dr Hatch 217-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 4 13 30 54 117 22.3  
2006 4dr Sedan 240-horsepower 3.9L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 0 0 0 100 70 28.1  
2006 4dr Sedan 201-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat lead light 5 25 38 33 60 25.5  
2006 4dr Sedan 144-horsepower 2.2L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 10 30 30 30 65 28.0  
2006 4dr Hatch 240-horsepower 3.9L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 12 20 18 51 75 19.5  
2006 4dr Hatch 201-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 3 11 41 46 72 25.6  
2005 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light none 0 13 0 88 84 40.4  
2005 4dr Sedan 145-horsepower 2.2L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light light 7 5 9 79 63 32.7  
2005 4dr Hatch 200-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 9 17 36 39 73 26.7  
2004 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 3 12 23 63 67 31.0  
2004 4dr Sedan 145-horsepower 2.2L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med light 12 18 15 55 68 27.7  
2004 4dr Hatch 200-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 6 31 25 38 78 25.3  
2003 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 3.1L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 9 16 19 56 96 24.5  
2002 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 3.1L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
hills med light 2 1 35 62 71 25.4  
2001 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 3.1L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 13 45 10 32 63 25.4  

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Nissan Altima MPG

Nissan Altima Nissan Altima 2015 27.7 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent Nissan Altima Nissan Altima 2015 30.4 MPG Highway Percentage 44 percent Nissan Altima Nissan Altima 2014 25.0 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent Nissan Altima Nissan Altima 2014 34.1 MPG Highway Percentage 79 percent Nissan Altima Nissan Altima 2013 31.4 MPG Highway Percentage 73 percent Nissan Altima Nissan Altima 2013 32.2 MPG Highway Percentage 71 percent Nissan Altima Nissan Altima 2012 26.3 MPG Highway Percentage 67 percent Nissan Altima Nissan Altima 2011 21.4 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Nissan Altima Nissan Altima 2011 31.1 MPG Highway Percentage 90 percent Nissan Altima Nissan Altima 2010 23.0 MPG Highway Percentage 44 percent Nissan Altima Nissan Altima 2010 26.3 MPG Highway Percentage 49 percent Nissan Altima Nissan Altima 2010 37.2 MPG Highway Percentage 66 percent Nissan Altima Nissan Altima 2010 27.4 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent Nissan Altima Nissan Altima 2010 22.8 MPG Highway Percentage 42 percent Nissan Altima Nissan Altima 2009 25.2 MPG Highway Percentage 22 percent Nissan Altima Nissan Altima 2009 27.2 MPG Highway Percentage 66 percent Nissan Altima Nissan Altima 2009 33.4 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Nissan Altima Nissan Altima 2009 23.0 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent Nissan Altima Nissan Altima 2009 28.2 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent Nissan Altima Nissan Altima 2009 23.5 MPG Highway Percentage 85 percent Nissan Altima Nissan Altima 2008 25.7 MPG Highway Percentage 53 percent Nissan Altima Nissan Altima 2008 26.1 MPG Highway Percentage 73 percent Nissan Altima Nissan Altima 2008 27.4 MPG Highway Percentage 67 percent Nissan Altima Nissan Altima 2008 34.1 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent Nissan Altima Nissan Altima 2008 22.8 MPG Highway Percentage 59 percent Nissan Altima Nissan Altima 2008 22.8 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent Nissan Altima Nissan Altima 2008 25.5 MPG Highway Percentage 21 percent Nissan Altima Nissan Altima 2007 25.2 MPG Highway Percentage 48 percent Nissan Altima Nissan Altima 2007 24.7 MPG Highway Percentage 33 percent Nissan Altima Nissan Altima 2007 26.1 MPG Highway Percentage 47 percent Nissan Altima Nissan Altima 2007 32.3 MPG Highway Percentage 42 percent Nissan Altima Nissan Altima 2007 32.3 MPG Highway Percentage 27 percent Nissan Altima Nissan Altima 2006 23.0 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Nissan Altima Nissan Altima 2006 26.6 MPG Highway Percentage 73 percent Nissan Altima Nissan Altima 2006 26.5 MPG Highway Percentage 31 percent Nissan Altima Nissan Altima 2005 21.7 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent Nissan Altima Nissan Altima 2005 24.5 MPG Highway Percentage 44 percent Nissan Altima Nissan Altima 2005 26.0 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent Nissan Altima Nissan Altima 2005 26.3 MPG Highway Percentage 56 percent Nissan Altima Nissan Altima 2004 26.3 MPG Highway Percentage 57 percent Nissan Altima Nissan Altima 2003 25.8 MPG Highway Percentage 37 percent Nissan Altima Nissan Altima 2003 28.3 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent Nissan Altima Nissan Altima 2002 26.9 MPG Highway Percentage 90 percent Nissan Altima Nissan Altima 2002 27.8 MPG Highway Percentage 77 percent Nissan Altima Nissan Altima 2002 35.7 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent Nissan Altima Nissan Altima 2002 25.0 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent Nissan Altima Nissan Altima 2001 22.0 MPG Highway Percentage 53 percent Nissan Altima Nissan Altima 2000 29.1 MPG Highway Percentage 90 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2015 4dr Sedan 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
7-speed shiftable CVT FWD
flat light light 0 0 31 70 70 27.7  
2015 4dr Sedan 182-horsepower 2.5L I4
CVT FWD
flat light light 3 39 14 44 67 30.4  
2014 4dr Sedan 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
7-speed shiftable CVT FWD
flat med none 5 5 10 80 75 25.0  
2014 4dr Sedan 182-horsepower 2.5L I4
CVT FWD
flat light hvy 4 1 16 79 68 34.1  
2013 4dr Sedan 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
7-speed shiftable CVT FWD
hills med light 13 7 7 73 70 31.4  
2013 4dr Sedan 182-horsepower 2.5L I4
CVT FWD
flat med none 0 5 24 71 77 32.2  
2012 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
flat light none 7 13 13 67 65 26.3  
2011 4dr Sedan 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
flat med light 25 25 10 40 80 21.4  
2011 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
flat light light 2 3 5 90 75 31.1  
2010 4dr Sedan 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
flat med hvy 11 11 33 44 70 23.0  
2010 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
flat light light 11 25 16 49 83 26.3  
2010 4dr Sedan 158-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light none 12 12 11 66 65 37.2  
2010 2dr Coupe 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
flat light hvy 17 23 18 43 73 27.4  
2010 2dr Coupe 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
flat light none 6 35 17 42 67 22.8  
2009 4dr Sedan 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
flat med light 21 51 6 22 73 25.2  
2009 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
flat med light 1 13 20 66 90 27.2  
2009 4dr Sedan 158-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat med none 50 0 0 50 60 33.4  
2009 2dr Coupe 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
flat med light 0 0 20 80 75 23.0  
2009 2dr Coupe 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
flat med light 9 11 22 58 74 28.2  
2009 2dr Coupe 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills lead none 5 5 5 85 100 23.5  
2008 4dr Sedan 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
flat med none 8 13 26 53 75 25.7  
2008 4dr Sedan 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 0 28 73 75 26.1  
2008 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
flat light light 7 13 12 67 74 27.4  
2008 4dr Sedan 158-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light light 5 21 39 35 62 34.1  
2008 2dr Coupe 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
flat med light 5 21 16 59 69 22.8  
2008 2dr Coupe 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 4 33 27 35 71 22.8  
2008 2dr Coupe 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
flat med none 4 38 38 21 64 25.5  
2007 4dr Sedan 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
flat light light 9 20 23 48 69 25.2  
2007 4dr Sedan 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed manual FWD
flat light none 33 17 17 33 100 24.7  
2007 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
flat med light 9 24 21 47 80 26.1  
2007 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 14 21 23 42 72 32.3  
2007 4dr Sedan 158-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light light 4 29 40 27 67 32.3  
2006 4dr Sedan 260-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 30 20 10 40 80 23.0  
2006 4dr Sedan 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 14 7 7 73 68 26.6  
2006 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
hills med light 5 43 21 31 87 26.5  
2005 4dr Sedan 260-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 3 62 15 20 80 21.7  
2005 4dr Sedan 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 4 34 19 44 68 24.5  
2005 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 10 80 0 10 60 26.0  
2005 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 11 18 15 56 80 26.3  
2004 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 4 13 26 57 64 26.3  
2003 4dr Sedan 240-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 23 25 15 37 67 25.8  
2003 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 4 8 19 70 64 28.3  
2002 4dr Sedan 240-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 5 0 5 90 70 26.9  
2002 4dr Sedan 240-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
hills med none 2 10 11 77 66 27.8  
2002 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 14 12 18 55 55 35.7  
2002 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 6 27 43 25 76 25.0  
2001 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 2 15 30 53 65 22.0  
2000 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 0 10 0 90 60 29.1  

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Chevrolet Malibu vs. Nissan Altima MPG

Unlike other fuel economy surveys, TrueDelta's Real-World Gas Mileage Survey includes questions about how and where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of the Chevrolet Malibu and Nissan Altima's where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of their real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.

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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the Chevrolet Malibu

Chevrolet Malibu Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearComment
The EPA rates the Malibu turbo 21 mpg city, 30 highway, below the Fusion 2.0T's 22/33 and the Sonata 2.0T's 22/34. The V6s in the Accord and Altima also do better?so much for the inherent fuel economy advantage of a turbocharged four over a V6. The trip computer confirmed the EPA ratings, with a little over 30 in straight 75 mph highway driving and anywhere from 19 to 27 in the suburbs depending on the frequency of reds and the heaviness of my right foot. Go with the traffic flow, and you'll split the difference at about 23. see full Chevrolet Malibu review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Chevrolet Malibu

Chevrolet Malibu Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2014 4dr Sedan 196-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
We are seeing beteer fuel economy over our 2009 Malibu w/2.5L 4-cyl engine. Just turned 5,000 miles & have gotten just under 34 MPG on hwy & 28 MPG around town. I expect this to improve, especially the hwy MPG. see full Chevrolet Malibu review
2013 4dr Sedan 182-horsepower 2.4L I4 Hybrid
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
So far the dash display average is fluctuating between 37 and 40 mpg with mixed interstate (65%)/suburban (35%), "light accelerator foot," speed limit driving; at least 40% better than my prior V6 Toyota Solara. see full Chevrolet Malibu review
2012 4dr Sedan 169-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Wanted something fairly roomy, but cheap to run. It has filled the bill in that respect. see full Chevrolet Malibu review
2011 4dr Sedan 169-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Good overall. Highway mpg can be 30-32 mpg. In city driving (stop and go) with short trips more like 18-19 mpg. see full Chevrolet Malibu review
2010 4dr Sedan 252-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
My fuel economy has been better than the EPA ratings. Having said that I don't drive the car hard. see full Chevrolet Malibu review
2010 4dr Sedan 169-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
2.4 liter 4 gets 30+ on the highway. see full Chevrolet Malibu review
2009 4dr Sedan 169-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Very good, 21 in fixed driving, up to 33 on the highway. see full Chevrolet Malibu review
2009 4dr Sedan 169-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I drive 50 miles each way to work and the highway mileage is excellent see full Chevrolet Malibu review
2009 4dr Sedan 169-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Outstanding highway fuel economy. City fuel economy could be better but my driving is limited to fairly short distances with mostly stop and go. see full Chevrolet Malibu review
2009 4dr Sedan 169-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
30-32 mpg on I70 from Indy to KC at 70 mph, 24 around town. see full Chevrolet Malibu review
Chevrolet Malibu Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr Sedan 169-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
too low for a 4 cylinder see full Chevrolet Malibu review
2011 4dr Sedan 252-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
V6 is 5 mpg less than 4 cyl. The 4 cylinder has sufficient power but the V6 is more responsive. see full Chevrolet Malibu review
2008 4dr Sedan 169-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
gets mid teens in the city hilly driving see full Chevrolet Malibu review
2006 4dr Hatch 201-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
To get something close in horsepower, you need a 6 cylinder and the inherently lower fuel economy that comes with that vs. a 4 cyl. see full Chevrolet Malibu review
2004 4dr Hatch 200-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Less than manufacturers claim see full Chevrolet Malibu review
 

TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the Nissan Altima

Nissan Altima Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2013 The 2007-2012 Altima managed decent fuel economy, but the 2013 does much better. The sedan's EPA city rating is up from 23 to 27 mpg and its EPA highway rating has been bumped from 32 all the way to 38 mpg. The city figure ties the new Accord's for best of any non-hybrid midsize sedan, while the highway figure doesn't need to share the honor. How did they do it? Partly by reducing the Altima's curb weight to a compact-like 3,108 lbs., about 100 below the Accord and Camry and 300 below the new Fusion. But the MVP award likely goes to the continuously-variable transmission (CVT) with an unusually wide 7:1 ratio spread. At 60 mph the four-cylinder engine spins a very relaxed 1,450 rpm. The EPA ratings for the Fusion are lower, especially in city/suburuban driving: 23/36. see full Nissan Altima review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Nissan Altima

Nissan Altima Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2014 4dr Sedan 182-horsepower 2.5L I4
CVT FWD
Since the weather gotten warmer, I have been averaging about 35 mph combined mpg which is excellent for a vehicle of this size with a 2.5L four cylinder. The Xtronic CVT transmission is key to obtaining good fuel economy. Once at cruising velocity, engine rpm stays below 1800 rpm at 70 mph and below 1500 rpm at 60 mph. I drive 80 hwy/ 20 city most of the time. see full Nissan Altima review
2014 4dr Sedan 182-horsepower 2.5L I4
CVT FWD
40 MPG highway see full Nissan Altima review
2014 4dr Sedan 182-horsepower 2.5L I4
CVT FWD
80 miles total commute each day, average 30mpg with a 70% highway and 30% city roads. CVT helps make that mpg count very high for a gas engine and relatively weighted sedan. see full Nissan Altima review
2013 4dr Sedan 182-horsepower 2.5L I4
CVT FWD
If you have a 60/40 city-hwy, then you are better off with a hybrid or in this instance a fuel sipper. The car is large, nimble with the power assist and light due to the re-design. I am averaging about 30mpg and if my hwy gets more, I am expecting a 36mpg. This is very much inline with the advertisements by Nissan. see full Nissan Altima review
2013 4dr Sedan 182-horsepower 2.5L I4
CVT FWD
I have had my 2013 Altima for 10 months and 12,000 miles. The gas mileage in this car is great. I drive 75% highway and get on average 37 - 38 miles a gallon. I can go 600 miles without any worry of running out of gas. see full Nissan Altima review
2010 4dr Sedan 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
CVT provides 28-29 on hwy see full Nissan Altima review
2010 2dr Coupe 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Reasonable around 10-12 litres/100Km for 100% city driving see full Nissan Altima review
2010 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
I have gotten use to the CVT transmission. This transmission is set up to use the engine torque to aid in fuel economy. When you take off from a stop light, you can feel the transmission change (no shifting felt) where the engine rpm is kept low (low rpm) and engine torque pushing the car more than horsepower moving the car. For maximum horsepower, the rpm's have to rise up above 3k rpm. When the rpm is kept low, the engine is not using as much fuel, thus increasing fuel economy. The CVT does a good job at utilizing the engine's torque at low speeds (city driving) to aide in maxing fuel economy. On the highway, it varies the gear ratio's without feeling it shift. You may observe at 70 mph the rpm at 2k rpm. When needing more power or climbing steep hills, you do not feel it shift, but will observe the rpm (tachometer) rising to meet demands for the situation. It you drive it easily, maintaining speed limits, and allow the car time to increase speed, it definitely maximizes fuel economy. It you had a heavy foot and and go zipping around, then you loose economy. But driven easily with a mind on economy, I get approx 32 mpg in this car on the highway and around 25-26 city. If I'm driving "in a hurray" so to speak, I lose about 5-6 mpg all around. see full Nissan Altima review
2009 4dr Sedan 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
I had a 4 cyl Toyota Camry that got about 21 mpg. The 6cyl Altima with CVT gets 21.8. see full Nissan Altima review
2009 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
I drive my cars hard and I get an average of 29mpg. This is a 70/30 mix of highway/city (my highway has a lot of stoplights so that is why 30 is so high). Even at high speeds fuel econ is great. see full Nissan Altima review
Nissan Altima Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Sedan 182-horsepower 2.5L I4
CVT FWD
I do most of my driving on the highway as well as long road trip in the 1st month of owning and I have never gotten mileage better that 33 mpg - my average is 26 mpg see full Nissan Altima review
2013 4dr Sedan 182-horsepower 2.5L I4
CVT FWD
City MPG is disappointing. see full Nissan Altima review
2011 4dr Sedan 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
Car now has just over 1500 miles on it. Tanks of gas have ranged from 21.7 MPG to 27.1 MPG. Hoping for more consistency as drivetrain continues to break in see full Nissan Altima review
2008 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
the highway fuel economy is rated at 45mpg imperial gallon. it does not even get close im lucky to get 32 to 33.5 mpg see full Nissan Altima review
2007 4dr Sedan 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
Fuel economy is not bad, but with gas approaching 4 dollars a gallon, and Nissan recommending premium fuel, it still hurts a bit. Update: I just burned my first tank of regular and could tell no difference at all. (No premium or midgrade available.) see full Nissan Altima review
2007 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
Average 23mph on the HWY with a 4cyl and 175HP! Enough said... see full Nissan Altima review
2005 4dr Sedan 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
In this time of high gas prices a 4 cylinder would be a wiser choice see full Nissan Altima review