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Nissan Altima MPG

 

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Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2011 2011 4dr Sedan 270-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable CVT FWD 21.38
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With the 270-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 7-speed shiftable CVT transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2011 Nissan Altima has been averaging 21.38 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Nissan Altimas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (25 percent), in heavy traffic (25 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2011 Nissan Altima in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
2011 2011 4dr Sedan 175-hp 2.5L I4 6-sp shiftable CVT FWD 31.11
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2011 Nissan Altima

2011 Nissan Altima Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
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
2011 Nissan Altima Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
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
 

2011 Nissan Altima Gas Mileage (MPG)

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