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Hyundai Sonata vs. Nissan Altima MPG

Chart is based on 446 fuel economy reports for the Hyundai Sonata and 539 fuel economy reports for the Nissan Altima.

Hyundai Sonata MPG

Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2016 48.5 MPG Highway Percentage 86 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2015 39.8 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2014 27.1 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2014 39.0 MPG Highway Percentage 90 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2014 38.5 MPG Highway Percentage 75 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2012 20.2 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2012 27.0 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2012 32.7 MPG Highway Percentage 29 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2011 27.0 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2011 28.8 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2011 31.6 MPG Highway Percentage 62 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2011 30.4 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2011 34.1 MPG Highway Percentage 54 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2010 29.1 MPG Highway Percentage 66 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2009 26.2 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2009 30.0 MPG Highway Percentage 63 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2009 23.5 MPG Highway Percentage 41 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2008 26.9 MPG Highway Percentage 73 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2008 31.8 MPG Highway Percentage 57 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2008 31.2 MPG Highway Percentage 72 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2007 23.7 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2007 29.3 MPG Highway Percentage 46 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2007 27.0 MPG Highway Percentage 54 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2006 21.1 MPG Highway Percentage 31 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2006 31.5 MPG Highway Percentage 62 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2006 27.5 MPG Highway Percentage 51 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2005 23.6 MPG Highway Percentage 72 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2005 24.0 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2004 21.2 MPG Highway Percentage 37 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2004 18.4 MPG Highway Percentage 28 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2003 23.0 MPG Highway Percentage 36 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2003 19.7 MPG Highway Percentage 15 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2002 27.9 MPG Highway Percentage 50 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
2016 4dr Sedan 154-horsepower 2.0L I4 Hybrid
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 2 7 6 86 66 48.5  
2015 4dr Sedan turbocharged 178hp 1.6L I4
7-speed automated manual FWD
flat v.lt light 0 0 20 80 60 39.8  
2014 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 5 15 10 70 70 27.1  
2014 4dr Sedan 190-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 3 3 5 90 70 39.0  
2014 4dr Sedan 159-horsepower 2.4L I4 Hybrid
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 1 2 22 75 66 38.5  
2012 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 10 39 21 30 69 20.2  
2012 4dr Sedan 198-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 25 20 25 30 73 27.0  
2012 4dr Sedan 166-horsepower 2.4L I4 Hybrid
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 7 48 16 29 98 32.7  
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 9 14 18 60 74 27.0  
2011 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 9 13 35 43 70 28.8  
2011 4dr Sedan 198-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 4 18 16 62 70 31.6  
2011 4dr Sedan 198-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 1 28 12 60 68 30.4  
2011 4dr Sedan 166-horsepower 2.4L I4 Hybrid
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light light 5 6 35 54 61 34.1  
2010 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 5 5 24 66 76 29.1  
2009 4dr Sedan 249-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 8 25 18 50 62 26.2  
2009 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 3 7 28 63 68 30.0  
2009 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 13 31 14 41 65 23.5  
2008 4dr Sedan 234-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med light 0 25 2 73 75 26.9  
2008 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 6 12 26 57 68 31.8  
2008 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 7 7 15 72 68 31.2  
2007 4dr Sedan 234-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 12 13 25 50 72 23.7  
2007 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 9 18 27 46 71 29.3  
2007 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 14 12 19 54 75 27.0  
2006 4dr Sedan 235-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 6 37 26 31 70 21.1  
2006 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills light light 10 13 14 62 63 31.5  
2006 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 10 17 22 51 75 27.5  
2005 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 2 3 25 72 68 23.6  
2005 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 10 45 5 40 60 24.0  
2004 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 2 18 43 37 70 21.2  
2004 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 8 20 45 28 68 18.4  
2003 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 9 17 39 36 76 23.0  
2003 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 15 48 23 15 70 19.7  
2002 4dr Sedan 149-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 5 15 30 50 120 27.9  

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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 Sonata vs. Nissan Altima MPG

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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai Sonata Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearComment
In fuel economy as well the 2013 Hyundai Sonata has lost an earlier lead. EPA ratings of 24 mpg city, 35 highway, impressive two years ago, can't match the 2014 Mazda6's 26/38 or the 2013 Altima's 27/38 today. The trip computer reported about 25 in my regular suburban driving, a bit over 30 if I engaged in some mild hypermiling, and about 34 on the highway. When mildly hypermiling the Altima for a few miles its trip computer average approached 40. While trip computers aren't always accurate, others have also reported impressive fuel economy from the Altima. The Mazda has a smaller edge, but an edge nonetheless. see full Hyundai Sonata review
 

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

Hyundai Sonata Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Sedan 198-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
With just over 1400 miles so far, it is averaging 28.3mpg combined with the eco option turned off. It has the eco drive option which works well in sustained at speed driving but lags in demanding driving situations. see full Hyundai Sonata review
2013 4dr Sedan 198-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
The fuel economy is pretty good for a car of this size. I have averaged 36.5mpg (imperial gallon) over the last 37000km. 85% highway, 110km/h and little sitting in traffic. It gets very cold here sometimes so the mileage suffers. In Dec/Jan when it reaches -30 C (or colder), I get about 33mpg and in the summer about 40mpg. My best was 44mpg in the summer and worst was 31mpg in mid-winter when the car was new and not broken in. I keep track of the mileage with an app on my cell phone so the numbers above are exact. see full Hyundai Sonata review
2012 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
better than Honda or Santa Fe see full Hyundai Sonata review
2011 4dr Sedan 198-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
With less than 1,000 miles I observed 37mpg on the highway. see full Hyundai Sonata review
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Performance of a V6 with the economy of a 4 cyl. see full Hyundai Sonata review
2011 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Average 24 mpg in town and typically get 38 mpg on trips. All in a large family sedan. Uses regular gas. see full Hyundai Sonata review
2011 4dr Sedan 198-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
35 mpg for a full size car see full Hyundai Sonata review
2009 4dr Sedan 249-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
24-25 mpg city 30+ highway see full Hyundai Sonata review
2009 4dr Sedan 249-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Easily control economy from 20-26mpg depending on driving style, not necessarily road type. see full Hyundai Sonata review
2009 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Around town 25 mpg and 34+ on the highway. see full Hyundai Sonata review
Hyundai Sonata Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Sedan 198-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I do a lot of rural driving and the MPG struggles to reach 22mpg. I really expected the mpg to be higher. see full Hyundai Sonata review
2012 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Dreadful fuel economy. For long highway drives, the Sonata Turbo can indeed match the 34 mpg EPA rating, but for city driving with A/C, you'll be lucky to get any more than 17 mpg. Even with A/C off, the urban mileage never hits the 20 mpg level. Only 2,700 miles on the engine so far, so this may get better, but the EPA city estimate seems to be pegged too high by Hyundai. see full Hyundai Sonata review
2006 4dr Sedan 235-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
not as good as some competition see full Hyundai Sonata review
2006 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I expect more MPG out of a modern I4 engine, as compared to my 10-year Accord. see full Hyundai Sonata 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
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
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
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
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
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