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Nissan Sentra Nissan Sentra 2012 25.7 MPG Highway Percentage 45 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
2012 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
CVT FWD
flat light light 27 73 0 0 N/A 26.700
  flat light light 5 10 10 75 70 26.794
  flat light light 5 5 30 60 70 23.605
2012 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
CVT FWD
flat light light 12 29 13 45 70 25.7  
  Averages flat light light 12 29 13 45 70 25.7
With the 140-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, CVT transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Nissan Sentra fuel economy has been averaging 25.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Nissan Sentras in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (29 percent), in the suburbs (13 percent), and in heavy traffic (12 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Nissan Sentra in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Nissan Sentra Nissan Sentra 2010 26.2 MPG Highway Percentage 15 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
2010 4dr Sedan 177-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
flat med light 15 25 45 15 60 26.600
  flat med hvy 15 25 45 15 60 25.500
  flat med light 15 25 45 15 60 26.500
2010 4dr Sedan 177-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
flat med light 15 25 45 15 60 26.2  
  Averages flat med light 15 25 45 15 60 26.2
With the 177-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable CVT transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2010 Nissan Sentra has been averaging 26.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Nissan Sentras in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (25 percent), in heavy traffic (15 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (15 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Nissan Sentra in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Nissan Sentra Nissan Sentra 2010 29.1 MPG Highway Percentage 7 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
2010 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
CVT FWD
flat med none 0 90 10 0 N/A 23.119
  flat light light 1 73 23 3 60 31.900
  flat med hvy 23 25 25 28 75 34.231
  flat v.lt none 1 73 23 3 60 33.400
  flat med light 0 45 50 5 70 28.000
  flat med none 0 70 30 0 N/A 23.900
  flat med none 1 73 23 3 60 28.600
  flat med none 1 73 23 3 60 28.500
  flat med none 1 73 23 3 60 27.900
  flat med light 0 10 45 45 70 31.364
  flat light none 1 73 23 3 60 31.100
  flat med none 1 73 23 3 60 27.100
  flat med none 1 73 23 3 60 32.221
  flat med none 1 73 23 3 60 28.200
  flat med none 1 73 23 3 60 26.900
2010 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
CVT FWD
flat med none 2 65 26 7 63 29.1  
  Averages flat med none 2 65 26 7 63 29.1
With the 140-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, CVT transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Nissan Sentra gas mileage has been averaging 29.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Nissan Sentras in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 65 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (26 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (7 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Nissan Sentra in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Nissan Sentra Nissan Sentra 2009 21.4 MPG Highway Percentage 10 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
2009 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 5 85 10 74 21.400
2009 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 5 85 10 74 21.4  
  Averages flat med none 0 5 85 10 74 21.4
With the 200-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2009 Nissan Sentra fuel economy has been averaging 21.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Nissan Sentras in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 85 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 74 miles per hour (10 percent), in the city (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Nissan Sentra in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Nissan Sentra Nissan Sentra 2009 20.0 MPG Highway Percentage 20 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
2009 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
CVT FWD
hills light light 30 50 0 20 68 20.000
2009 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
CVT FWD
hills light light 30 50 0 20 68 20.0  
  Averages hills light light 30 50 0 20 68 20.0
With the 140-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, CVT transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2009 Nissan Sentra has been averaging 20.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Nissan Sentras in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (30 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (20 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Nissan Sentra in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Nissan Sentra Nissan Sentra 2008 25.6 MPG Highway Percentage 36 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
2008 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 70 5 25 65 23.300
  flat lead none 25 50 0 25 70 19.900
  flat med hvy 25 50 0 25 70 22.837
  flat med light 5 85 5 5 74 26.400
  flat v.lt hvy 0 0 0 100 70 35.625
2008 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 11 51 2 36 70 25.6  
  Averages flat med light 11 51 2 36 70 25.6
With the 200-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Nissan Sentra gas mileage has been averaging 25.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Nissan Sentras in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 51 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (36 percent), in heavy traffic (11 percent), and in the suburbs (2 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Nissan Sentra in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Nissan Sentra Nissan Sentra 2008 31.3 MPG Highway Percentage 75 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
2008 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
CVT FWD
mtns light none 0 10 0 90 70 34.512
  mtns light hvy 0 0 0 100 70 36.135
  mtns light none 0 10 0 90 70 34.883
  mtns light hvy 0 20 0 80 70 29.408
  mtns light none 0 0 0 100 70 31.732
  mtns light none 0 10 0 90 70 29.545
  mtns light light 0 80 0 20 70 29.150
  mtns light none 0 0 0 100 70 33.235
  mtns light hvy 0 0 0 100 70 41.549
  mtns light none 0 20 0 80 70 29.117
  mtns light light 0 20 0 80 70 34.770
  mtns light none 0 10 0 90 70 32.149
  mtns light light 0 10 0 90 70 30.310
  mtns light none 0 90 0 10 70 24.650
  mtns light light 0 0 0 100 70 31.354
  mtns light light 0 20 0 80 70 31.559
  mtns light none 0 20 0 80 70 31.868
  mtns light none 0 10 0 90 70 32.562
  mtns light none 0 10 0 90 70 33.916
  mtns light light 0 10 0 90 70 27.196
  mtns light none 0 0 0 100 75 28.949
  mtns light none 0 10 0 90 70 30.045
  flat med none 14 8 14 64 85 27.300
  mtns light light 0 0 0 100 70 28.789
  mtns light hvy 0 60 0 40 70 25.906
  mtns light none 0 0 0 100 70 36.200
  flat med hvy 14 8 14 64 75 30.900
  flat med light 14 8 14 64 85 31.400
  flat lead none 14 8 14 65 80 29.417
  flat med none 14 8 14 64 85 31.200
  flat med hvy 14 8 14 64 75 31.083
  mtns light none 0 10 0 90 70 36.868
  mtns light none 0 0 0 100 75 30.598
  mtns light light 0 10 0 90 70 33.098
  mtns light none 0 10 0 90 70 31.308
  mtns light light 0 10 0 90 70 30.020
  mtns light none 0 0 0 100 70 31.992
  mtns light light 0 30 0 70 70 32.714
  mtns light none 0 20 0 80 70 28.527
  mtns light light 11 44 0 44 70 32.537
  mtns light none 0 30 0 70 70 28.254
  mtns light none 0 20 0 80 70 29.970
  mtns light none 0 10 0 90 70 28.970
  flat med hvy 0 16 16 69 70 26.683
  flat med hvy 0 0 14 86 70 28.712
  flat med hvy 0 6 14 80 70 28.381
  flat med light 0 3 16 81 70 29.136
  flat med hvy 0 0 19 81 70 24.321
  flat med hvy 0 5 13 81 70 28.687
  flat light none 5 5 25 65 60 29.300
  flat light none 40 10 10 40 60 40.100
  flat light light 8 20 32 40 65 29.231
  flat med hvy 2 25 40 33 60 33.378
  flat v.lt light 0 0 10 90 60 48.000
  flat med light 10 10 0 80 60 36.700
  hills light light 0 15 60 25 70 30.500
  flat light light 5 5 40 50 70 33.500
  flat med none 0 50 50 0 N/A 27.966
  flat light light 5 9 23 64 70 37.414
  hills light light 0 15 45 40 70 31.500
  hills light light 0 15 60 25 70 30.500
  mtns light none 0 0 0 100 70 27.815
  flat light light 5 9 23 63 70 28.519
  flat light none 11 33 6 50 70 30.130
  hills light light 0 15 45 40 70 33.800
  flat med none 5 0 5 90 75 30.000
  flat light hvy 9 18 18 55 75 30.000
  flat med light 5 30 20 45 65 28.289
  flat med light 5 5 5 85 75 29.800
  flat light light 0 6 8 86 70 28.700
  mtns light none 0 20 0 80 70 33.149
  mtns light none 0 20 0 80 70 32.165
  mtns light none 0 0 0 100 70 45.297
  mtns light none 0 10 0 90 70 32.664
  mtns light none 0 10 0 90 70 33.276
  mtns light hvy 0 50 0 50 70 26.811
  mtns light none 0 40 0 60 70 30.187
  mtns light none 0 20 0 80 70 30.412
  mtns light hvy 0 10 0 90 70 28.254
  mtns light hvy 0 30 0 70 70 33.757
  mtns light none 0 0 0 100 70 30.813
  mtns light hvy 0 60 0 40 70 28.052
  mtns light light 0 10 0 90 70 33.432
  mtns light none 0 10 0 90 70 30.701
  mtns light none 0 50 0 50 70 28.600
  mtns light none 0 10 0 90 70 29.700
  mtns light hvy 0 0 0 100 70 33.938
  mtns light none 0 20 0 80 70 30.298
  mtns light none 0 20 0 80 70 31.741
  mtns light light 0 10 0 90 70 33.767
  mtns light light 0 10 0 90 70 30.273
  mtns light light 0 40 0 60 70 30.719
  mtns light none 0 10 0 90 70 29.768
  mtns light light 0 0 0 100 70 29.405
  mtns light none 0 0 0 100 70 32.411
2008 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
CVT FWD
hills light light 2 15 7 75 70 31.3  
  Averages hills light light 2 15 7 75 70 31.3
With the 140-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, CVT transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Nissan Sentra fuel economy has been averaging 31.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Nissan Sentras in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 75 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (15 percent), in the suburbs (7 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Nissan Sentra in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Nissan Sentra Nissan Sentra 2008 29.2 MPG Highway Percentage 26 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
2008 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills med none 5 0 75 20 65 28.412
  hills med none 5 0 75 20 65 27.080
  hills med none 5 0 70 25 65 30.889
  hills med light 5 0 70 25 65 30.690
  hills med light 5 0 70 25 65 30.491
  hills med none 5 0 70 25 65 29.528
  hills med none 5 0 70 25 65 29.769
  hills med none 5 0 75 20 65 24.083
  hills med light 5 0 70 25 75 33.009
  hills med none 5 0 75 20 65 27.470
  hills med none 5 0 75 20 65 28.112
  hills med none 5 0 60 35 65 29.159
  hills med none 5 0 70 25 65 29.063
  hills med none 5 0 70 25 65 29.388
  hills med light 5 0 70 25 65 29.550
  hills med light 5 0 70 25 80 31.477
  flat v.lt none 0 0 50 50 65 32.000
  hills med none 5 0 75 20 65 27.359
  flat med hvy 0 30 30 40 65 24.026
  hills med light 5 0 70 25 65 29.758
  hills med none 5 0 70 25 65 28.485
  hills med none 5 0 70 25 65 28.823
  hills med none 5 0 70 25 65 32.126
2008 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills med none 5 1 68 26 66 29.2  
  Averages hills med none 5 1 68 26 66 29.2
With the 140-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2008 Nissan Sentra has been averaging 29.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Nissan Sentras in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 68 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (26 percent), in heavy traffic (5 percent), and in the city (1 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Nissan Sentra in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Nissan Sentra Nissan Sentra 2007 26.2 MPG Highway Percentage 30 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
2007 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills med none 0 0 95 5 60 28.700
  flat med none 0 20 80 0 N/A 22.100
  flat med light 0 10 20 70 70 27.800
  flat light light 0 95 1 4 75 25.400
  flat med none 5 2 3 90 65 28.000
  flat med light 0 86 4 10 75 25.300
2007 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 1 36 34 30 69 26.2  
  Averages flat med none 1 36 34 30 69 26.2
With the 200-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Nissan Sentra gas mileage has been averaging 26.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Nissan Sentras in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 36 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (34 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (30 percent), and in heavy traffic (1 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Nissan Sentra in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Nissan Sentra Nissan Sentra 2007 24.2 MPG Highway Percentage 43 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
2007 4dr Sedan 177-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
flat light light 11 67 11 11 74 23.100
  flat med hvy 12 9 6 74 70 25.300
2007 4dr Sedan 177-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
flat med hvy 12 38 9 43 72 24.2  
  Averages flat med hvy 12 38 9 43 72 24.2
With the 177-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable CVT transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Nissan Sentra fuel economy has been averaging 24.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Nissan Sentras in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 72 miles per hour (about 43 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (38 percent), in heavy traffic (12 percent), and in the suburbs (9 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Nissan Sentra in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Nissan Sentra Nissan Sentra 2007 27.6 MPG Highway Percentage 53 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
2007 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
CVT FWD
flat med hvy 0 17 0 83 80 32.000
  hills light none 0 55 0 45 65 27.000
  flat light hvy 0 0 0 100 80 30.200
  flat med light 5 30 5 60 70 31.300
  hills light light 10 50 20 20 60 21.000
  flat light hvy 10 88 0 2 60 21.500
  flat light none 0 0 40 60 75 30.000
2007 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
CVT FWD
flat light light 4 34 9 53 70 27.6  
  Averages flat light light 4 34 9 53 70 27.6
With the 140-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, CVT transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2007 Nissan Sentra has been averaging 27.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Nissan Sentras in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 53 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (34 percent), in the suburbs (9 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Nissan Sentra in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Nissan Sentra Nissan Sentra 2007 28.8 MPG Highway Percentage 20 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
2007 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills med light 10 15 55 20 65 28.300
  hills med light 10 5 65 20 65 29.000
  flat med light 10 5 65 20 65 29.100
2007 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills med light 10 8 62 20 65 28.8  
  Averages hills med light 10 8 62 20 65 28.8
With the 140-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Nissan Sentra gas mileage has been averaging 28.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Nissan Sentras in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 62 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (20 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the city (8 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Nissan Sentra in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Nissan Sentra Nissan Sentra 2006 25.5 MPG Highway Percentage 47 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
2006 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 10 15 10 65 65 29.300
  flat med none 0 15 15 70 65 26.500
  flat med none 15 5 35 45 60 25.100
  flat med none 5 39 47 9 65 21.045
2006 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 8 19 27 47 64 25.5  
  Averages flat med none 8 19 27 47 64 25.5
With the 200-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Nissan Sentra fuel economy has been averaging 25.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Nissan Sentras in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 64 miles per hour (about 47 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (27 percent), in the city (19 percent), and in heavy traffic (8 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Nissan Sentra in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Nissan Sentra Nissan Sentra 2006 26.5 MPG Highway Percentage 80 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
2006 4dr Sedan 165-horsepower 2.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 0 10 10 80 60 25.000
  flat med none 0 10 10 80 65 28.000
2006 4dr Sedan 165-horsepower 2.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 0 10 10 80 63 26.5  
  Averages flat med none 0 10 10 80 63 26.5
With the 177-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable CVT transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2006 Nissan Sentra has been averaging 26.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Nissan Sentras in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (10 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Nissan Sentra in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Nissan Sentra Nissan Sentra 2006 27.3 MPG Highway Percentage 39 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
2006 4dr Sedan 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 20 60 5 15 85 17.957
  flat light none 2 5 60 33 60 29.800
  flat light light 2 13 15 70 60 34.000
2006 4dr Sedan 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 8 26 27 39 68 27.3  
  Averages flat light light 8 26 27 39 68 27.3
With the 140-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, CVT transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Nissan Sentra gas mileage has been averaging 27.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Nissan Sentras in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 39 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (27 percent), in the city (26 percent), and in heavy traffic (8 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Nissan Sentra in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Nissan Sentra Nissan Sentra 2005 27.1 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
2005 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 2 18 50 30 70 26.000
  hills med none 0 0 100 0 N/A 22.500
  flat light none 0 0 50 50 60 30.000
  flat med none 2 28 20 50 75 27.000
  flat med hvy 25 10 15 50 70 29.000
  flat light none 5 5 70 20 75 28.000
2005 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 6 10 51 33 70 27.1  
  Averages flat med light 6 10 51 33 70 27.1
With the 200-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005 Nissan Sentra fuel economy has been averaging 27.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Nissan Sentras in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 51 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (33 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Nissan Sentra in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Nissan Sentra Nissan Sentra 2005 25.0 MPG Highway Percentage 35 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
2005 4dr Sedan 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 6 12 47 35 62 25.000
2005 4dr Sedan 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 6 12 47 35 62 25.0  
  Averages flat med light 6 12 47 35 62 25.0
With the 140-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, CVT transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2005 Nissan Sentra has been averaging 25.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Nissan Sentras in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 47 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 62 miles per hour (35 percent), in the city (12 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Nissan Sentra in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Nissan Sentra Nissan Sentra 2005 38.8 MPG Highway Percentage 75 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
2005 4dr Sedan 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills light light 5 20 0 75 60 38.800
2005 4dr Sedan 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills light light 5 20 0 75 60 38.8  
  Averages hills light light 5 20 0 75 60 38.8
With the 140-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005 Nissan Sentra gas mileage has been averaging 38.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Nissan Sentras in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 75 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (20 percent), in heavy traffic (5 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Nissan Sentra in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Nissan Sentra Nissan Sentra 2004 28.2 MPG Highway Percentage 72 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
2004 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat lead hvy 10 10 20 60 80 25.500
  flat med light 6 0 11 83 75 30.800
2004 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat lead hvy 8 5 16 72 78 28.2  
  Averages flat lead hvy 8 5 16 72 78 28.2
With the 200-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2004 Nissan Sentra fuel economy has been averaging 28.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Nissan Sentras in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 78 miles per hour (about 72 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (16 percent), in heavy traffic (8 percent), and in the city (5 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Nissan Sentra in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Nissan Sentra Nissan Sentra 2004 27.0 MPG Highway Percentage 3 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
2004 4dr Sedan 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 33 0 67 0 N/A 27.000
  flat med light 33 0 67 0 N/A 28.000
  flat med hvy 35 45 10 10 60 26.047
2004 4dr Sedan 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 34 15 48 3 60 27.0  
  Averages flat med light 34 15 48 3 60 27.0
With the 140-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, CVT transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2004 Nissan Sentra has been averaging 27.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Nissan Sentras in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 48 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (34 percent), in the city (15 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (3 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Nissan Sentra in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Nissan Sentra Nissan Sentra 2003 25.9 MPG Highway Percentage 47 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
2003 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 5 20 75 70 28.165
  hills med none 0 60 25 15 65 24.200
  flat med none 20 10 20 50 80 26.087
  hills med light 0 25 50 25 65 24.800
  flat light hvy 5 10 20 65 75 28.000
  flat med none 20 10 20 50 80 23.333
  flat med none 20 10 20 50 80 27.027
2003 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 9 19 25 47 74 25.9  
  Averages flat med light 9 19 25 47 74 25.9
With the 200-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2003 Nissan Sentra gas mileage has been averaging 25.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Nissan Sentras in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 74 miles per hour (about 47 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (25 percent), in the city (19 percent), and in heavy traffic (9 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Nissan Sentra in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Nissan Sentra Nissan Sentra 2003 20.6 MPG Highway Percentage 20 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
2003 4dr Sedan 165-horsepower 2.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat lead none 50 0 30 20 80 20.556
2003 4dr Sedan 165-horsepower 2.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat lead none 50 0 30 20 80 20.6  
  Averages flat lead none 50 0 30 20 80 20.6
With the 177-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable CVT transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2003 Nissan Sentra fuel economy has been averaging 20.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Nissan Sentras in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (20 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Nissan Sentra in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Nissan Sentra Nissan Sentra 2003 33.4 MPG Highway Percentage 85 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
2003 4dr Sedan 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat lead none 4 6 5 85 68 33.400
2003 4dr Sedan 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat lead none 4 6 5 85 68 33.4  
  Averages flat lead none 4 6 5 85 68 33.4
With the 140-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2003 Nissan Sentra has been averaging 33.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Nissan Sentras in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 85 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (6 percent), in the suburbs (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Nissan Sentra in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Nissan Sentra Nissan Sentra 2002 27.7 MPG Highway Percentage 78 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
2002 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 25 50 0 25 85 24.223
  flat med none 0 0 0 100 65 29.547
  flat med none 0 0 0 100 70 28.714
  flat med none 0 0 0 100 80 24.368
  flat med none 0 0 0 100 65 30.731
  flat med light 0 25 0 75 60 25.359
  flat med light 0 0 0 100 70 29.044
  flat light light 15 40 30 15 65 25.000
  flat light none 0 0 20 80 65 32.000
  flat med none 5 5 5 85 75 28.500
2002 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 5 12 6 78 70 27.7  
  Averages flat med none 5 12 6 78 70 27.7
With the 200-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2002 Nissan Sentra gas mileage has been averaging 27.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 Nissan Sentras in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 78 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (12 percent), in the suburbs (6 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2002 Nissan Sentra in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Nissan Sentra Nissan Sentra 2002 25.0 MPG Highway Percentage 5 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
2002 4dr Sedan 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 5 45 50 0 N/A 26.000
  flat light none 25 5 60 10 60 24.000
2002 4dr Sedan 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 15 25 55 5 60 25.0  
  Averages flat light none 15 25 55 5 60 25.0
With the 140-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, CVT transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2002 Nissan Sentra fuel economy has been averaging 25.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 Nissan Sentras in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (25 percent), in heavy traffic (15 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (5 percent).

In addition the average 2002 Nissan Sentra in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Nissan Sentra Nissan Sentra 2001 28.0 MPG Highway Percentage 15 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
2001 4dr Sedan 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 0 0 85 15 70 28.017
2001 4dr Sedan 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 0 0 85 15 70 28.0  
  Averages flat med light 0 0 85 15 70 28.0
With the 140-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, CVT transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2001 Nissan Sentra has been averaging 28.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2001 Nissan Sentras in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 85 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (15 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2001 Nissan Sentra in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Nissan Sentra Nissan Sentra 2001 40.0 MPG Highway Percentage 80 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
2001 4dr Sedan 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat v.lt light 0 10 10 80 60 40.000
2001 4dr Sedan 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat v.lt light 0 10 10 80 60 40.0  
  Averages flat v.lt light 0 10 10 80 60 40.0
With the 140-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2001 Nissan Sentra gas mileage has been averaging 40.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2001 Nissan Sentras in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (10 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2001 Nissan Sentra in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with an ultra-light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Nissan Sentra Nissan Sentra 2000 23.3 MPG Highway Percentage 60 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
2000 4dr Sedan 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light hvy 10 15 15 60 60 23.333
2000 4dr Sedan 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light hvy 10 15 15 60 60 23.3  
  Averages flat light hvy 10 15 15 60 60 23.3
With the 140-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, CVT transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2000 Nissan Sentra fuel economy has been averaging 23.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2000 Nissan Sentras in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (15 percent), in the suburbs (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2000 Nissan Sentra in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.

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

Nissan Sentra Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr Sedan 177-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
Great on gas, runs on normal unleaded and still has power.
2008 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
CVT FWD
Averaging 33+
2008 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
CVT FWD
Supposed to get over 30 MPG
2008 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
CVT FWD
Over 6k miles and average of 32.5mpg hwy/city, 70% hwy. All mountainous terrain.
2008 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
CVT FWD
Have gotten 38 mpg on trips, however usually average 32 mpg
2007 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
CVT FWD
30+ miles
2006 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Even with a 2.5l driven like a lunatic I get 25mpg.
2006 4dr Sedan 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Its really high. I can get up to 40 on the highway.
2004 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
6 speed manual helps with fuel economy
2002 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
With MPG levels of 26 city/ 28 highway (even though you can go as far as 32 mpg highway and obtain an average of 26 mpg on mixed driving with the occasional engine redlining), the fuel economy of this car is pretty adequate. On stock form it will not drain your wallet, even when Nissan has the ECU tuned in the SE-R and SE-R Spec V to run a bit richer than in the Altima. It's no Prius but it's not as bad as, let's say, a modified Mazda rotary engine. Modifications like cold air intake and header will decrease some MPG but the change isn't too drastic either.
Nissan Sentra Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
CVT FWD
This car obtains awful fuel economy in the city. Mine averages about 20 on a good day in stop and go traffic. On the highway, it has gotten as high as 37, but typically hovers around 30-33. Be prepared to visit the pump often, it takes about 12-13 gallons
2008 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
CVT FWD
For the price of the car, it offers average-at-best fuel economy.
2008 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
CVT FWD
the fuel consumption that the computer shows is always 11.4 liters per 100 kms not even close to manufacturer number.
2007 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
CVT FWD
Fuel Economy MUCH lower than EPA. Less than others of the same class.
2002 4dr Sedan 165-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Not practical for everyday
2002 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Poor mileage for a smaller car, closer to sports car turbo type gas mileage.
 

Nissan Sentra Gas Mileage (MPG)

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