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Hyundai Elantra vs. Nissan Altima MPG

Chart is based on 653 fuel economy reports for the Hyundai Elantra and 539 fuel economy reports for the Nissan Altima.

Hyundai Elantra MPG

Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2017 40.6 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2014 36.7 MPG Highway Percentage 52 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2013 31.2 MPG Highway Percentage 51 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2012 29.7 MPG Highway Percentage 62 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2012 38.3 MPG Highway Percentage 85 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2011 31.2 MPG Highway Percentage 32 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2010 34.5 MPG Highway Percentage 75 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2010 30.5 MPG Highway Percentage 59 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2009 33.5 MPG Highway Percentage 61 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2009 31.4 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2008 30.7 MPG Highway Percentage 52 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2008 29.4 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2007 30.1 MPG Highway Percentage 44 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2007 28.4 MPG Highway Percentage 39 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2006 25.3 MPG Highway Percentage 26 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2006 24.9 MPG Highway Percentage 17 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2006 24.7 MPG Highway Percentage 36 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2005 30.7 MPG Highway Percentage 65 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2005 28.5 MPG Highway Percentage 44 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2005 30.6 MPG Highway Percentage 86 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2005 29.3 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2004 28.3 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2004 32.8 MPG Highway Percentage 71 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2004 31.7 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2004 26.9 MPG Highway Percentage 28 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2003 30.2 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2003 24.3 MPG Highway Percentage 44 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2003 36.2 MPG Highway Percentage 85 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2003 30.3 MPG Highway Percentage 57 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2002 27.9 MPG Highway Percentage 57 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2002 25.0 MPG Highway Percentage 57 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2002 31.6 MPG Highway Percentage 63 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2002 26.2 MPG Highway Percentage 33 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2001 22.7 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2001 23.5 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra 2001 28.0 MPG Highway Percentage 19 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
2017 4dr Sedan 147-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 5 65 30 120 40.6  
2014 4dr Sedan 145-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat v.lt none 0 25 23 52 110 36.7  
2013 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 3 22 25 51 72 31.2  
2012 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat lead light 2 10 26 62 73 29.7  
2012 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills light hvy 0 0 15 85 85 38.3  
2011 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 4 8 26 32 65 31.2  
2010 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 5 10 10 75 60 34.5  
2010 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 2 5 34 59 73 30.5  
2009 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills med none 1 25 13 61 64 33.5  
2009 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 8 31 11 50 76 31.4  
2008 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 4 13 31 52 71 30.7  
2008 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 5 20 18 58 69 29.4  
2007 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 14 29 13 44 72 30.1  
2007 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 3 30 28 39 69 28.4  
2006 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 16 43 15 26 83 25.3  
2006 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
hills light none 10 18 55 17 75 24.9  
2006 4dr Hatch 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat v.lt light 6 36 21 36 86 24.7  
2005 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 5 8 22 65 79 30.7  
2005 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 6 20 30 44 66 28.5  
2005 4dr Hatch 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 3 3 7 86 80 30.6  
2005 4dr Hatch 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 12 30 18 40 66 29.3  
2004 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 6 40 28 25 71 28.3  
2004 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 2 15 13 71 62 32.8  
2004 4dr Hatch 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 13 38 50 75 31.7  
2004 4dr Hatch 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
hills med hvy 7 20 45 28 77 26.9  
2003 4dr Sedan 135-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 2 8 32 58 67 30.2  
2003 4dr Sedan 135-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 5 42 9 44 79 24.3  
2003 4dr Hatch turbocharged 111hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 1 4 10 85 60 36.2  
2003 4dr Hatch 135-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 6 11 26 57 63 30.3  
2002 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 13 13 17 57 67 27.9  
2002 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
hills med none 2 16 24 57 98 25.0  
2002 4dr Hatch 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 7 15 16 63 83 31.6  
2002 4dr Hatch 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 13 25 30 33 60 26.2  
2001 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 20 40 10 30 70 22.7  
2001 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 30 40 20 10 110 23.5  
2001 4dr Hatch 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat v.lt light 31 27 23 19 100 28.0  

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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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Hyundai Elantra vs. Nissan Altima MPG

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Hyundai Elantra

Hyundai Elantra Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
After the first 10K miles, the AVERAGE MPG has risen from the low 20's to the high 20's on my average commute, but is nowhere near the advertised efficiencies. NOT a happy camper with this! see full Hyundai Elantra review
2013 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I have over 1,100 miles on the car as of today. My first long trip of 450 miles yielded an average of 38.6 mpg. I am consistently seeing over 33 mpg in city driving. This is as good as advertised. see full Hyundai Elantra review
2012 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Impressed with fuel mileage, and I'm getting better than touted. Couldn't do that with the last car, unless I could find pure gas (no ethanol). With the Elantra I'm getting 40 mpg mixed driving with ethanol. see full Hyundai Elantra review
2011 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Over 35 mpg, even on backroads see full Hyundai Elantra review
2011 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Consistant 35 MPG with mixed HWY and City see full Hyundai Elantra review
2010 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
We average about 31 mpg. see full Hyundai Elantra review
2010 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
I get about 30 mpg mixed driving which I consider pretty good see full Hyundai Elantra review
2009 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
not bad see full Hyundai Elantra review
2009 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
I keep fueling record and I get 36 miles per gallons so far ever since i purchased this vehicle. see full Hyundai Elantra review
2008 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
gets great gas mileage 28-32 hwy see full Hyundai Elantra review
Hyundai Elantra Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Just don't seem to be able to hit any of the gas mileage reported amounts. 10 to 15 litres per 100 KM seems to be the norm with combined city and highway driving. Dealer keeps telling me I need to "break" the vehicle in to get good gas mileage. Range odometer doesn't reset to 591 kms on fuel ups either. Takes several fill ups before it seems to work correctly for a while. Dealer can't find any issues with it. see full Hyundai Elantra review
2012 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
This is one of the most disappointing aspects of the 2012. The Active Eco is no longer anautomatic feature, and I've found I don't get the great gas mileage that I used to. I would consistently get 40mpg highway, and about 30 mpg in the city. Now I get 32 highway, 28 city. My parents live an hour and a half away, and I have other family living further away. I find it frustrating that I don't get the great mileage I did previously, especially since gas prices just keep going up. see full Hyundai Elantra review
2009 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Engine is 132HP PZEV, not 138 SULEV. Diff in power seems smal but is significant for this car. Mileage worse AND power is less. Unfortunately, states dictate what you can get; CA emissions rule for PA = stupid cop-out/liberal cave-in to greenie-weenies see full Hyundai Elantra review
2005 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Not nearly on par with the competition. see full Hyundai Elantra 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 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
Best fuel economy in a mid-size sedan. I get over 31 MPG on the highway. see full Nissan Altima review
2009 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
Exceeds the sticker ratings of 23 city and 31 highway. I consitently get 27 city and 35 highway. 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