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Mazda Mazda6 vs. Nissan Altima MPG

Chart is based on 525 fuel economy reports for the Mazda Mazda6 and 539 fuel economy reports for the Nissan Altima.

Mazda Mazda6 MPG

Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2015 30.3 MPG Highway Percentage 41 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2014 29.4 MPG Highway Percentage 26 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2014 36.1 MPG Highway Percentage 72 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2011 18.4 MPG Highway Percentage 36 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2011 25.5 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2010 16.8 MPG Highway Percentage 13 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2010 27.3 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2009 22.0 MPG Highway Percentage 46 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2009 27.6 MPG Highway Percentage 51 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2009 25.9 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2008 26.4 MPG Highway Percentage 53 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2008 25.0 MPG Highway Percentage 0 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2007 22.9 MPG Highway Percentage 53 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2007 27.5 MPG Highway Percentage 78 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2007 27.4 MPG Highway Percentage 52 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2007 27.2 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2007 24.3 MPG Highway Percentage 42 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2006 22.0 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2006 21.9 MPG Highway Percentage 42 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2006 23.0 MPG Highway Percentage 37 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2006 30.1 MPG Highway Percentage 68 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2006 26.2 MPG Highway Percentage 71 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2006 22.8 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2006 21.0 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2006 22.7 MPG Highway Percentage 36 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2006 29.6 MPG Highway Percentage 13 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2005 23.1 MPG Highway Percentage 34 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2005 23.0 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2005 22.4 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2005 27.9 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2005 20.0 MPG Highway Percentage 5 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2005 20.1 MPG Highway Percentage 46 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2005 23.3 MPG Highway Percentage 53 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2004 21.9 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2004 22.5 MPG Highway Percentage 42 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2004 26.7 MPG Highway Percentage 62 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2004 26.0 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2004 24.3 MPG Highway Percentage 21 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2004 22.0 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2004 26.0 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2003 21.8 MPG Highway Percentage 41 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2003 26.7 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2003 28.3 MPG Highway Percentage 65 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2003 22.8 MPG Highway Percentage 33 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 184-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 28 31 41 70 30.3  
2014 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 8 37 28 26 93 29.4  
2014 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills med light 0 17 10 72 58 36.1  
2011 4dr Sedan 272-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat v.lt none 0 50 14 36 110 18.4  
2011 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med light 15 15 20 50 70 25.5  
2010 4dr Sedan 272-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 8 67 13 13 103 16.8  
2010 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 3 19 35 43 74 27.3  
2009 4dr Sedan 272-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 6 27 20 46 64 22.0  
2009 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 17 16 16 51 81 27.6  
2009 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 5 6 33 55 77 25.9  
2008 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 12 25 11 53 73 26.4  
2008 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 20 30 50 0 0 25.0  
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 270hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual AWD
flat med light 5 21 21 53 78 22.9  
2007 4dr Sedan 212-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 3 15 5 78 65 27.5  
2007 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 18 11 19 52 70 27.4  
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 43 0 17 40 62 27.2  
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 2 21 35 42 74 24.3  
2006 4dr Wagon 215-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 5 25 15 55 60 22.0  
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual AWD
flat med light 20 19 19 42 72 21.9  
2006 4dr Sedan 215-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat lead none 19 19 25 37 68 23.0  
2006 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 16 11 5 68 83 30.1  
2006 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 10 10 10 71 75 26.2  
2006 4dr Hatch 215-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 10 20 70 90 22.8  
2006 4dr Hatch 215-horsepower 3.0L V6
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 8 30 27 35 82 21.0  
2006 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 2 29 34 36 79 22.7  
2006 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 10 37 41 13 96 29.6  
2005 4dr Wagon 215-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 34 9 23 34 72 23.1  
2005 4dr Sedan 215-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat lead hvy 5 15 50 30 75 23.0  
2005 4dr Sedan 215-horsepower 3.0L V6
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 3 33 15 50 90 22.4  
2005 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 5 11 24 60 69 27.9  
2005 4dr Hatch 215-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 80 15 5 75 20.0  
2005 4dr Hatch 215-horsepower 3.0L V6
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 18 24 11 46 72 20.1  
2005 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 6 9 33 53 68 23.3  
2004 4dr Wagon 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 16 18 17 50 71 21.9  
2004 4dr Sedan 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 6 16 36 42 70 22.5  
2004 4dr Sedan 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 9 10 20 62 71 26.7  
2004 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 10 20 70 60 26.0  
2004 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 8 43 27 21 64 24.3  
2004 4dr Hatch 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 20 30 20 30 60 22.0  
2004 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 10 30 30 30 60 26.0  
2003 4dr Sedan 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 15 27 17 41 72 21.8  
2003 4dr Sedan 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 9 36 55 69 26.7  
2003 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 7 8 20 65 70 28.3  
2003 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 16 38 13 33 78 22.8  

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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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Mazda Mazda6 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 Mazda Mazda6 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 Mazda Mazda6

Mazda Mazda6 Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2014 This year every Mazda6 has a 184-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine under its hood. The 2013's less powerful (170hp) 2.5-liter four managed only 21 mpg city, 30 highway. The 2014 does far better: 26/38 with the automatic transmission and 25/37 with the manual. When fitted with a 178-horsepower 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and manual transmission, the Ford Fusion earns identical EPA ratings. An Accord with a 189-horsepower 2.4-liter and manual transmission checks in lower, 24/34. In real world driving, the trip computer reported averages in the 30s--and as high as 38--in casual suburban driving and about 36 on a 70-mph highway. With such impressive numbers, I'm tempted to place fuel economy higher in the reasons to buy a Mazda6. see full Mazda Mazda6 review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Mazda Mazda6

Mazda Mazda6 Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2016 4dr Sedan 143-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
The fuel economy on this car is pretty good in my opinion. Its a petrol automatic and if I do half a tank of fuel on Motorways with the speedo at 80 - 85 and the rest of the tank around town I will see 40 MPG. I don;t think one can complain too much about this. If I do all short journeys and no motorway mileage I can probably get around 35, which again is pretty good. see full Mazda Mazda6 review
2014 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Fuel economy is good but not as good as Mazda claims, in 9 months I'm averaging about 28 MPG combined in 60/40 city to highway driving and now in the winter months here in Minnesota, where you need to let the vehicle warm up for a minute or two in cold weather conditions and using winter gas. Still better than most cars in this class and the Skyactiv weight reducing and engine and transmission improvements really do seem to contribute to a fuel efficient car that is still fun to drive and nice to look at! see full Mazda Mazda6 review
2014 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Fuel economy over 71k has been 32.1 MPG. Pretty darn good for a non-hybrid and driving 75-85 mph pretty consistently. see full Mazda Mazda6 review
2014 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I regularly get 33-34 mpg commuting 35-55 mph with some stop and go driving distances of 30+ miles each way. Constant speed driving on interstates through central PA, DC, VA, CT, RI, with seldom slow traffic backups, the car gets 36-37 mpg. Usually set at about 3-4 miles over posted or at traffic flow speeds. see full Mazda Mazda6 review
2014 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
26/38 rating is better than other sedans in its class. Averaging 32 with daily up and down mountain treks. Car maintains speed well and uses little gas keeping speed up. see full Mazda Mazda6 review
2009 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
28.5 mpg. Driving to the interstate, taking the interstate to the other side of town, then driving to work (or home). see full Mazda Mazda6 review
2009 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
So far seems higher than EPA estimates. Gearing close so that I can drive 30-40 around town in 5ht or even 6th. 6th should be further out to improve mileage even more. see full Mazda Mazda6 review
2009 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
The fuel economy is in the upper range of the norm for this class of car. see full Mazda Mazda6 review
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 270hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual AWD
24 MPg in the winter and 27 in the summer is not bad for a sedan that can do 140 mph (as fast as I have gone in the thing. Compared to SkyActive not great but then the newer Mazda’s are about flue economy more than performance. see full Mazda Mazda6 review
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual AWD
I have kept a spreadsheet of the car's fuel economy since the car was brand new. Never made less than 20 mpg, average around 22-23 with city/highway mix. Best fuel economy strictly highway driving was 27.xx mpg. That's pretty impressive to me considering the power this car has. see full Mazda Mazda6 review
Mazda Mazda6 Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
i like the power feeling which that engine can provide only above 4000 rpms, and than it drinks :) see full Mazda Mazda6 review
2009 4dr Sedan 272-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Hmmm...yes, this is the sore point. But to tell you the truth, I am getting a little tired of pursueing one at the loss of the other. And do enjoy regular gas. see full Mazda Mazda6 review
2009 4dr Sedan 272-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Well, the 4 cylinder was wonderful, averaging 25mpg, but the large 3.7 seems to be averaging around 21/22...not much better, if not the same, than the Lincoln MKS. But I DO drive this car really hard. Its difficult not to, its so much fun. see full Mazda Mazda6 review
2007 4dr Wagon 212-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
The Ford 3.0L engine isn't particular good on gas, nor is it particularly powerful see full Mazda Mazda6 review
2007 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I get only 26mpg highway and 19-21 mpg city with 4 cylinder. My other car (toyota solara) do over 33 mpg highway easily even with winter gas. see full Mazda Mazda6 review
2007 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
it is very hard to get more than 27 mpg even with all highway drive see full Mazda Mazda6 review
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual AWD
Not necessarily a dislike, just a natural trade off for having 270 horsepower on tap. Averaging 22mpg with mostly city and traffic driving. It actually still bests my old 00 VW Golf turbo, which typically mustered only 20mpg with half the horsepower! see full Mazda Mazda6 review
2006 4dr Hatch 215-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
The only minor complaints I have about this car comes from the engine. It puts out slightly less horsepower than racing engines of the same size, but eats just as much gas, roughly 15% more than I expected from an engine this size. This is something Mazda has drastically improved in recent years, but remains something to watch out for in their larger engines before 2010. see full Mazda Mazda6 review
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual AWD
26mpg was the most I got on one long trip down south. I drove it mostly highway and usually got 21mpg, even when taking it easy. Around town I got 18mpg. Not great for a 4-cyl engine. My Saab has almost as much power and gets 24mpg around town. see full Mazda Mazda6 review
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual AWD
Not very good unless you are on the highway only cruising. On the highway it can get 28+ mpg. However, in mixed driving you will be lucky to get 20 mpg. see full Mazda Mazda6 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