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Nissan Sentra MPG

MPG Number of Vehicles
18 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
19 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
20 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
21 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
22 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
23 miles per gallon 7 vehicles
24 miles per gallon 9 vehicles
25 miles per gallon 10 vehicles
26 miles per gallon 8 vehicles
27 miles per gallon 18 vehicles
28 miles per gallon 22 vehicles
29 miles per gallon 31 vehicles
30 miles per gallon 25 vehicles
31 miles per gallon 20 vehicles
32 miles per gallon 15 vehicles
33 miles per gallon 13 vehicles
34 miles per gallon 8 vehicles
35 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
36 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
37 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
38 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
39 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
40 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
41 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
42 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
43 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
44 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
45 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
46 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
47 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
48 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2012 2012 4dr Sedan 140-hp 2.0L I4 CVT FWD 25.7
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With the 130-horsepower 1.8L I4 engine, CVT transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2012 Nissan Sentra 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 68 miles per hour (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (29.3 percent), in heavy traffic (12.3 percent), and in the suburbs (0 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.
2010 2010 4dr Sedan 177-hp 2.5L I4 6-sp shiftable CVT FWD 26.2
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2010 2010 4dr Sedan 140-hp 2.0L I4 CVT FWD 29.1
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan 200-hp 2.5L I4 6-sp manual FWD 21.4
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan 140-hp 2.0L I4 CVT FWD 20
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan 200-hp 2.5L I4 6-sp manual FWD 25.61
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan 140-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual FWD 29.16
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan 140-hp 2.0L I4 CVT FWD 31.33
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2007 2007 4dr Sedan 200-hp 2.5L I4 6-sp manual FWD 26.22
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2007 2007 4dr Sedan 177-hp 2.5L I4 6-sp shiftable CVT FWD 24.2
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2007 2007 4dr Sedan 140-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual FWD 28.8
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2007 2007 4dr Sedan 140-hp 2.0L I4 CVT FWD 27.57
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2006 2006 4dr Sedan 200-hp 2.5L I4 6-sp manual FWD 25.49
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2006 2006 4dr Sedan 177-hp 2.5L I4 6-sp shiftable CVT FWD 26.5
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2006 2006 4dr Sedan 140-hp 2.0L I4 CVT FWD 27.25
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2005 2005 4dr Sedan 200-hp 2.5L I4 6-sp manual FWD 27.08
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2005 2005 4dr Sedan 140-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual FWD 38.8
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2005 2005 4dr Sedan 140-hp 2.0L I4 CVT FWD 25
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2004 2004 4dr Sedan 200-hp 2.5L I4 6-sp manual FWD 28.15
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2004 2004 4dr Sedan 140-hp 2.0L I4 CVT FWD 27.02
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2003 2003 4dr Sedan 200-hp 2.5L I4 6-sp manual FWD 25.94
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2003 2003 4dr Sedan 177-hp 2.5L I4 6-sp shiftable CVT FWD 20.56
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2003 2003 4dr Sedan 140-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual FWD 33.4
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2002 2002 4dr Sedan 200-hp 2.5L I4 6-sp manual FWD 27.75
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2002 2002 4dr Sedan 140-hp 2.0L I4 CVT FWD 25
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2001 2001 4dr Sedan 140-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual FWD 40
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2001 2001 4dr Sedan 140-hp 2.0L I4 CVT FWD 28.02
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2000 2000 4dr Sedan 140-hp 2.0L I4 CVT FWD 23.33
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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the Nissan Sentra

Nissan Sentra Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2014 Aside from some speciality models that cannot be heavily optioned, the Sentra continues to top the rest of its segment in fuel economy, with EPA ratings of 30 mpg city, 39 highway. Well, almost. The new-for-2014 Mazda3 does a bit better with 30/40. Even with its base 1.8-liter engine the Kia Forte doesn't rate nearly as well, 25/36. If you want leather and such you're also getting the 2.0-liter engine, which is rated 24/36. The Sentra's trip computer substantiated its EPA estimates, and then some. On the highway cruising at 65 it reported a two-way average of 47 (up from 40 last year, probably due to warmer temps). In suburban driving the trip computer regularly reported averages of 36 to 37 (up from 32 last year), and on one run to my son's school with a very light foot on the pedals it topped 46. see full Nissan Sentra review
 

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. see full Nissan Sentra review
2008 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
CVT FWD
Averaging 33+ see full Nissan Sentra review
2008 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
CVT FWD
Supposed to get over 30 MPG see full Nissan Sentra review
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. see full Nissan Sentra review
2008 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
CVT FWD
Have gotten 38 mpg on trips, however usually average 32 mpg see full Nissan Sentra review
2007 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
CVT FWD
30+ miles see full Nissan Sentra review
2006 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Even with a 2.5l driven like a lunatic I get 25mpg. see full Nissan Sentra review
2006 4dr Sedan 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Its really high. I can get up to 40 on the highway. see full Nissan Sentra review
2004 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
6 speed manual helps with fuel economy see full Nissan Sentra review
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. see full Nissan Sentra review
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 see full Nissan Sentra review
2008 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
CVT FWD
For the price of the car, it offers average-at-best fuel economy. see full Nissan Sentra review
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. see full Nissan Sentra review
2007 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
CVT FWD
Fuel Economy MUCH lower than EPA. Less than others of the same class. see full Nissan Sentra review
2002 4dr Sedan 165-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Not practical for everyday see full Nissan Sentra review
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. see full Nissan Sentra review
 

Nissan Sentra 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 Sentra's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.