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Nissan Altima vs. Subaru Legacy MPG

Chart is based on 539 fuel economy reports for the Nissan Altima and 400 fuel economy reports for the Subaru Legacy.

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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Subaru Legacy MPG

Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2015 31.0 MPG Highway Percentage 77 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2013 24.8 MPG Highway Percentage 59 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2013 28.2 MPG Highway Percentage 41 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2012 32.0 MPG Highway Percentage 88 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2012 25.0 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2011 22.0 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2011 21.0 MPG Highway Percentage 15 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2011 27.0 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2011 25.0 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2010 23.9 MPG Highway Percentage 52 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2010 26.5 MPG Highway Percentage 74 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2010 28.5 MPG Highway Percentage 67 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2010 21.4 MPG Highway Percentage 15 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2009 39.4 MPG Highway Percentage 85 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2009 24.9 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2009 23.7 MPG Highway Percentage 57 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2009 20.4 MPG Highway Percentage 22 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2009 25.5 MPG Highway Percentage 46 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2008.5 18.4 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2008 20.4 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2008 27.1 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2008 23.3 MPG Highway Percentage 34 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2008 23.4 MPG Highway Percentage 57 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2008 26.9 MPG Highway Percentage 81 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2008 27.8 MPG Highway Percentage 65 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2008 24.9 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2007 24.6 MPG Highway Percentage 88 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2007 21.3 MPG Highway Percentage 62 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2007 24.6 MPG Highway Percentage 26 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2007 26.4 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2007 29.5 MPG Highway Percentage 85 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2006 21.1 MPG Highway Percentage 63 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2006 28.4 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2006 27.6 MPG Highway Percentage 62 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2006 22.4 MPG Highway Percentage 48 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2006 29.9 MPG Highway Percentage 90 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2006 33.0 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2005 21.8 MPG Highway Percentage 44 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2005 21.8 MPG Highway Percentage 42 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2005 27.1 MPG Highway Percentage 65 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2005 28.6 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2005 20.3 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2005 22.2 MPG Highway Percentage 63 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2005 25.6 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2005 26.1 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2004 29.0 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2003 19.8 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2003 20.6 MPG Highway Percentage 7 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2003 28.5 MPG Highway Percentage 73 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2003 21.1 MPG Highway Percentage 63 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2002 25.5 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2002 17.0 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2002 19.6 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent Subaru Legacy Subaru Legacy 2001 47.8 MPG Highway Percentage 40 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 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light light 0 23 0 77 66 31.0  
2013 4dr Sedan 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills light hvy 0 17 24 59 65 24.8  
2013 4dr Sedan 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat med hvy 1 47 12 41 62 28.2  
2012 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
hills med light 0 7 6 88 70 32.0  
2012 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
flat med none 0 15 50 35 63 25.0  
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 265hp 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
hills lead light 5 13 40 43 95 22.0  
2011 4dr Sedan 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 0 10 75 15 70 21.0  
2011 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light light 8 13 36 43 68 27.0  
2011 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
hills light none 0 90 0 10 65 25.0  
2010 4dr Sedan turbocharged 265hp 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
flat med light 6 13 29 52 69 23.9  
2010 4dr Sedan 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 5 6 15 74 75 26.5  
2010 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light light 7 16 10 67 67 28.5  
2010 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
flat med none 5 60 20 15 100 21.4  
2009 4dr Wagon turbocharged 148hp 2.0L H4 Diesel
5-speed manual AWD
flat med none 0 5 10 85 120 39.4  
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
hills med none 8 15 33 45 70 24.9  
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 3 23 17 57 71 23.7  
2009 4dr Sedan 245-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med none 2 18 58 22 70 20.4  
2009 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 2 32 19 46 61 25.5  
2008.5 4dr Sedan turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 20 70 0 10 120 18.4  
2008 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat light none 0 50 20 30 100 20.4  
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
flat med light 10 13 18 60 65 27.1  
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 2 18 47 34 106 23.3  
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med none 5 7 31 57 72 23.4  
2008 4dr Sedan 245-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat v.lt light 4 7 8 81 61 26.9  
2008 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat lead none 5 15 15 65 75 27.8  
2008 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 7 16 37 40 68 24.9  
2007 4dr Wagon turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med light 0 10 2 88 97 24.6  
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
flat med none 16 16 5 62 75 21.3  
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
hills med light 48 1 24 26 73 24.6  
2007 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat light light 20 20 20 40 65 26.4  
2007 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 2 8 4 85 72 29.5  
2006 4dr Wagon turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med none 8 10 20 63 73 21.1  
2006 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat light light 3 7 10 80 103 28.4  
2006 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 1 13 24 62 71 27.6  
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
hills lead light 3 18 32 48 64 22.4  
2006 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat light light 3 3 3 90 87 29.9  
2006 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light hvy 0 10 20 70 50 33.0  
2005 4dr Wagon turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 23 18 14 44 70 21.8  
2005 4dr Wagon turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med light 7 35 16 42 72 21.8  
2005 4dr Wagon 168-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
hills v.lt none 8 9 19 65 57 27.1  
2005 4dr Wagon 168-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med light 5 38 0 58 88 28.6  
2005 4dr Sedan turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat lead light 17 25 15 43 79 20.3  
2005 4dr Sedan turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med none 7 9 21 63 75 22.2  
2005 4dr Sedan 168-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat v.lt none 10 50 20 20 100 25.6  
2005 4dr Sedan 168-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 9 26 20 45 72 26.1  
2004 4dr Sedan 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med light 0 15 30 55 60 29.0  
2003 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med none 0 18 23 58 102 19.8  
2003 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat lead light 0 30 63 7 60 20.6  
2003 4dr Sedan 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med light 0 10 18 73 58 28.5  
2003 4dr Sedan 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat med light 5 25 8 63 65 21.1  
2002 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
hills lead light 5 40 25 30 90 25.5  
2002 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
hills light none 10 50 20 20 55 17.0  
2002 4dr Sedan 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat med none 0 80 0 20 90 19.6  
2001 4dr Sedan 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat v.lt hvy 0 0 60 40 70 47.8  

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Nissan Altima vs. Subaru Legacy MPG

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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
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Subaru Legacy

Subaru Legacy Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Sedan 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
The downside of the H6 is not great gas mileage, but for what you are getting, it is not bad. On the highway with cruise control have managed to get about 30 mpg. In a mix of city and highway it gets 23 mpg. In city only it gets 18 mpg. Again, for AWD not bad, but not great. Want better gas mileage, get the H4 engine. see full Subaru Legacy review
2010 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
With the CVT transmission, rpms stay low and there is no shifting saving on fuel. see full Subaru Legacy review
2010 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
Great mileage for an AWD car see full Subaru Legacy review
2010 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
I average 43mpg in a little over half highway driving. I get 55mpg on the highway and about 35mpg in city driving. This is very impressive considering this car's performance. see full Subaru Legacy review
2006 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Better than expected especially for a heavy AWD wagon. see full Subaru Legacy review
2005 4dr Sedan 168-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
My driving styles provides better than stated fuel econcomy. see full Subaru Legacy review
2005 4dr Wagon 168-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
31 hwy, 22 city see full Subaru Legacy review
2005 4dr Sedan 168-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Good fuel management. 20-23 Mpg city / 25-29 highway. see full Subaru Legacy review
Subaru Legacy Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
A bit thirstier than I had hoped - but the AWD probably has a lot to do with that. see full Subaru Legacy review
2009 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
The fuel economy with a 4 cylinder 170 hp engine is pretty disappointing at 22-23 mpg. The AWD system is responsible for some of the loss but I also drive an AWD Acura TL SH-AWD with a 6 cylinder 305 hp engine that is only marginally worse at 18-19 mpg. see full Subaru Legacy review
2008 4dr Sedan 245-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
I do not dislike the fuel econ, its AWD and I knew that going into the purchase, after you walk away from a totaled vehicle, safety becomes the prioroty over fuel econ. Have been able to get 32mpg out of both vehicles with smart driving see full Subaru Legacy review
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
heavier concumption due to awd and power see full Subaru Legacy review
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 243hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
Room for improvement without driving below the speed limit. see full Subaru Legacy review
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
With a 250 hp engine and AWD, I noticed fuel economy in the high teens to low 20s. see full Subaru Legacy review
2005 4dr Sedan turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
In town gas mileage is about 20MPG. Highway can be as high as 28MPG but that is rare. see full Subaru Legacy review
2005 4dr Wagon turbocharged 250hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
poor gas mileage for its size. getting about 18 mpg average in mixed driving. the car also requires 91+ octane. see full Subaru Legacy review
2005 4dr Sedan 168-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
AWD system is a plus, overall, but fuel economy suffers. see full Subaru Legacy review
2003 4dr Wagon 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
Only get around 23mpg on average see full Subaru Legacy review