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Nissan Maxima vs. Nissan Murano Gas Mileage (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 Nissan Maxima and Nissan Murano's where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of the Array's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.

Reported MPG

Chart is based on 132 fuel economy reports for the Nissan Maxima and 319 fuel economy reports for the Nissan Murano.

Nissan Maxima Gas Mileage

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
2012 4dr Sedan 290-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
flat v.lt light 5 78 1 16 75 25.0  
2011 4dr Sedan 290-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
flat light light 0 10 0 90 75 27.1  
2010 4dr Sedan 290-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
flat med light 4 22 32 42 69 21.4  
2009 4dr Sedan 290-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
flat light light 3 12 30 55 68 24.6  
2008 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
flat med light 1 1 18 80 70 26.5  
2007 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
flat med light 5 5 41 49 66 22.3  
2006 4dr Sedan 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 9 15 30 46 65 24.3  
2005 4dr Sedan 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 10 4 57 30 72 24.3  
2004 4dr Sedan 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 2 15 31 52 80 24.3  
2003 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed manual FWD
flat med hvy 22 24 26 28 70 27.0  
2003 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 12 36 22 30 68 24.3  
2002 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 9 14 34 43 77 23.7  
2002 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 15 39 11 35 84 21.7  
2001 4dr Sedan 222-horsepower 3.0L V6
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 0 10 90 75 26.7  
2001 4dr Sedan 222-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 15 3 33 50 73 22.9  
2000 4dr Sedan 222-horsepower 3.0L V6
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 9 20 8 62 63 27.2  
2000 4dr Sedan 222-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 8 2 39 52 78 24.5  

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Nissan Murano Gas Mileage

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
2014 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT AWD
flat light light 0 0 100 0 0 20.6  
2013 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT FWD
flat light none 1 5 24 70 75 22.3  
2012 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT AWD
flat light none 1 0 36 63 71 21.5  
2011 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT FWD
flat light light 5 10 30 55 60 20.2  
2011 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT AWD
flat med light 4 46 16 34 89 20.0  
2010 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT FWD
flat light light 0 0 50 50 60 22.4  
2010 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT AWD
flat light light 9 15 26 49 62 21.3  
2009 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT FWD
flat light light 11 27 19 43 64 22.7  
2009 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT AWD
hills med light 2 31 19 48 75 19.6  
2007 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT FWD
flat light light 5 24 31 40 70 21.2  
2007 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT AWD
flat med light 9 21 16 55 68 20.6  
2007 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
hills med hvy 8 8 8 78 73 21.8  
2006 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT FWD
flat med light 12 31 26 31 65 19.2  
2006 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT AWD
flat med light 10 32 22 36 71 19.3  
2006 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat med none 17 0 53 30 70 20.9  
2005 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT FWD
flat light light 13 17 21 49 73 21.1  
2005 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT AWD
flat med none 10 21 21 48 66 21.3  
2005 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light light 4 38 13 45 88 18.6  
2004 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT FWD
flat med hvy 11 49 14 27 60 20.9  
2004 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT AWD
flat med light 10 25 22 43 73 20.1  
2004 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
hills med light 6 14 51 29 70 19.0  
2003 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT FWD
flat light hvy 2 27 23 48 59 19.0  
2003 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT AWD
flat light light 15 21 14 49 87 20.2  

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Nissan Maxima

Nissan Maxima Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Sedan 290-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
16-17 in the city. 25-26 on the freeway. Not bad than other comparable cars.
2009 4dr Sedan 290-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
It is between 25-29.2 on the highway depending on headwinds. It seems sensitive to wind, mileage-wise. In town is excellent. In 4k miles the worst tank has been 23.2 when it was brand new and very cold out. City mileage is understated in my opinion.
2003 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed manual FWD
it averages about 20 mpg consistently
2003 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Fuel economy is great for a 250+ horsepower automatic
2003 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed manual FWD
I get between 26-27mpg.
2002 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed manual FWD
I consistently get 25 in the city, and 33-34 all highway. Excellent fuel economy for any car, let alone one with a 3.5L V6.
2002 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed manual FWD
For a large car with a relatively large engine, this engine is mirror smooth which helps it get great highway mileage.
Nissan Maxima Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr Sedan 290-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
Not as good as advertised
2010 4dr Sedan 290-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
Depends on a lot on your right foot. Driven like a Prius, 26 MPG city and 33 MPG highway. Driven normally with occasionally throttle bursts, 27 MPG highway, 21 MPG combined. The CVT ratio spread maxes out at 2200 RPM at 75; a little high for MPG.
2009 4dr Sedan 290-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
City driving is brutal on mpg. If you get 12 mpg you are doing well. Highway miles are great - over 30, so great on trips, stinks for commuting.
2008 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
Not as good in town as expected. Get around 20-22 mpg in town, 25-28 on hi-way
2006 4dr Sedan 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
24MPG on the HWY. Come on...Crown Victoria is almost 30 has a V8 and gets 29 MPG on the HWY.
2002 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed manual FWD
This car loves to suck gas especially when pushed. And not just any gas, the high compression VQ35DE engine requires premium. In my experiences anything less than 91 octane will yield poor performance and odd engine noises. I average 17-18 mpg at best.
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Nissan Murano

Nissan Murano Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT AWD
Good fuel economy for an SUV and has powerful engine.
2009 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT FWD
My average is well above the EPA estimate of 19- mine is closer to 24-25, with combo city and highway driving. Once at a steady speed, the MPGs hover at 27-33 at both 40mph and 75 mph
2009 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT FWD
Once at a constant speed, the MPG hovers between 27-32- much better then the EPA estimates. My average MPG with combined city and highway driving is 24- 5MPG better than the EPA tests.
2009 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT FWD
Good on gas, about 24 mpg on the highway.
2009 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT FWD
My previous vehicle was a Mazda Tribute which was a smaller SUV by comparison. Exact same type of driving got me about 17 mpg vs 21 mpg w/the Murano. I get better mileage than the EPA lists for the vehicle because I hypermile when I can.
2009 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT FWD
Once you are at a steady speed, the MPG climb to above 30mpg easily, whether at 30 MPH or 75MPH. My average mileage is above 24MPG- 5 MPG better than the EPA estimate
2006 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT FWD
I get 21 around town, and 25+ highway which I think is very good for a vehicle this size and weight.
2006 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT AWD
The In car Computer Tells me that It Averages over 30 MPG on the Highway, and over 22 in the city, the range is just under 600km on 89 octane fuel.
2003 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT AWD
Saved me a ton of money in gas and insurance
2003 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT AWD
good for the size
Nissan Murano Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT FWD
Fuel economy in town has been below 16MPG. Itís not bad, but the lack of economy does not deliver exciting performance as it does with other similarly sized SUVís that get comparable mileage.
2009 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT AWD
Uses Premium gas
2009 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT AWD
Wish it was better with the CVT
2007 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT FWD
Excellent.
2006 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT AWD
For a midsize SUV is very good at 22-23MPG on the HWY. But still is not much, especially at $3.50 per gallon!
2005 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
Fuel economy is fine for me. I get 22-24mpg without the trailer, a light gas peddle foot, and under 70mph, But if you accelerate fast and drive fast without reguard to MPG you will easily slip into the 18mpg range. With trailer MPG is 13-15.
2003 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT AWD
if you are worried about fuel economy buy an economy car. i pay for the power.
2003 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT FWD
since day one. I did the calculation about the Fuel Economy and it never went over 16MPG. the computer on board is not correct when it tells you 21 or 23 MPG I drove this car since it has 5 miles till now which is almost 100,000 Miles. Fuel Economy 15MPG