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Nissan Xterra vs. Toyota Highlander MPG

Chart is based on 568 fuel economy reports for the Nissan Xterra and 230 fuel economy reports for the Toyota Highlander.

Nissan Xterra MPG

Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2013 18.3 MPG Highway Percentage 85 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2012 18.5 MPG Highway Percentage 72 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2011 20.4 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2011 16.1 MPG Highway Percentage 56 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2010 12.4 MPG Highway Percentage 90 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2010 17.7 MPG Highway Percentage 56 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2009 16.5 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2008 18.8 MPG Highway Percentage 59 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2008 18.1 MPG Highway Percentage 62 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2007 17.8 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2007 15.7 MPG Highway Percentage 0 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2007 17.8 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2006 19.0 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2006 17.0 MPG Highway Percentage 57 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2006 21.3 MPG Highway Percentage 69 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2006 15.5 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2005 23.6 MPG Highway Percentage 85 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2005 16.7 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2004 16.1 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2004 20.0 MPG Highway Percentage 0 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2004 16.9 MPG Highway Percentage 57 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2004 17.2 MPG Highway Percentage 59 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2003 11.2 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2003 17.8 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2003 16.8 MPG Highway Percentage 53 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2003 15.9 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2002 15.5 MPG Highway Percentage 9 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2002 16.4 MPG Highway Percentage 8 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2002 24.8 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2001 19.2 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2001 19.0 MPG Highway Percentage 97 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2001 15.5 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2000 17.0 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2000 17.0 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
2013 4dr SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
hills med hvy 2 5 8 85 80 18.3  
2012 4dr SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med none 3 10 15 72 99 18.5  
2011 4dr SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat v.lt light 20 10 40 30 55 20.4  
2011 4dr SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med none 0 32 12 56 82 16.1  
2010 4dr SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
mtns light none 0 0 10 90 110 12.4  
2010 4dr SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat light light 2 12 30 56 70 17.7  
2009 4dr SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med none 10 60 20 10 75 16.5  
2008 4dr SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med none 2 36 4 59 72 18.8  
2008 4dr SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat light light 12 12 15 62 65 18.1  
2007 4dr SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat light light 5 5 60 30 70 17.8  
2007 4dr SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
flat med hvy 15 60 25 0 0 15.7  
2007 4dr SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med light 3 15 53 30 65 17.8  
2006 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 4.0L V6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 5 35 35 25 75 19.0  
2006 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 4.0L V6
6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
hills med light 5 26 12 57 67 17.0  
2006 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
flat med hvy 0 2 29 69 80 21.3  
2006 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
hills med none 0 50 0 50 78 15.5  
2005 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 4.0L V6
6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
mtns med light 0 0 15 85 75 23.6  
2005 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 16.7  
2004 4dr SUV 180-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
hills light light 3 6 22 70 60 16.1  
2004 4dr SUV 180-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic RWD
flat v.lt none 0 100 0 0 0 20.0  
2004 4dr SUV 180-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
hills light none 3 14 27 57 65 16.9  
2004 4dr SUV 143-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual RWD
flat light hvy 26 12 3 59 68 17.2  
2003 4dr SUV supercharged 210hp 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
hills med light 10 30 30 30 75 11.2  
2003 4dr SUV 180-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
hills light light 28 13 10 50 88 17.8  
2003 4dr SUV 180-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic RWD
flat med light 0 0 47 53 65 16.8  
2003 4dr SUV 180-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat light none 17 29 29 25 63 15.9  
2002 4dr SUV supercharged 210hp 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med none 1 75 15 9 60 15.5  
2002 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic RWD
flat light light 4 31 58 8 65 16.4  
2002 4dr SUV 143-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual RWD
flat light hvy 30 5 20 45 65 24.8  
2001 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed manual RWD
flat light none 30 10 40 20 55 19.2  
2001 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic RWD
flat light none 1 2 0 97 75 19.0  
2001 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat lead light 30 10 30 30 70 15.5  
2000 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic RWD
flat light hvy 40 40 0 20 60 17.0  
2000 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med light 10 15 15 60 60 17.0  

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Toyota Highlander MPG

Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2016 24.2 MPG Highway Percentage 95 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2015 23.5 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2014 23.7 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2013 19.4 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2012 21.0 MPG Highway Percentage 41 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2012 32.5 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2011 21.5 MPG Highway Percentage 18 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2011 20.5 MPG Highway Percentage 65 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2011 28.8 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2010 17.0 MPG Highway Percentage 0 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2010 21.9 MPG Highway Percentage 85 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2009 24.9 MPG Highway Percentage 95 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2009 22.5 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2009 24.7 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2009 24.0 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2008 25.0 MPG Highway Percentage 85 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2008 21.2 MPG Highway Percentage 37 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2008 26.5 MPG Highway Percentage 44 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2007 24.2 MPG Highway Percentage 8 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2007 22.6 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2007 30.1 MPG Highway Percentage 100 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2006 20.3 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2006 19.9 MPG Highway Percentage 57 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2006 25.8 MPG Highway Percentage 32 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2006 25.4 MPG Highway Percentage 27 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2005.5 15.9 MPG Highway Percentage 15 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2005 18.0 MPG Highway Percentage 28 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2005 20.5 MPG Highway Percentage 47 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2004 16.8 MPG Highway Percentage 18 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2004 21.5 MPG Highway Percentage 76 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2004 20.0 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2003 21.4 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2003 19.6 MPG Highway Percentage 68 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2003 22.3 MPG Highway Percentage 28 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2003 18.9 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2002 21.0 MPG Highway Percentage 31 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2002 26.9 MPG Highway Percentage 88 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2001 22.4 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
2016 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light light 0 0 5 95 75 24.2  
2015 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 30 20 50 70 23.5  
2014 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
mtns med hvy 0 10 10 80 75 23.7  
2013 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 0 30 0 70 100 19.4  
2012 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 16 10 34 41 57 21.0  
2012 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
hills light light 0 20 45 35 70 32.5  
2011 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 1 1 80 18 67 21.5  
2011 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 1 7 28 65 60 20.5  
2011 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
flat med light 23 28 25 25 85 28.8  
2010 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 0 100 0 0 17.0  
2010 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 0 5 10 85 65 21.9  
2009 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 1 2 2 95 80 24.9  
2009 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 15 19 27 40 68 22.5  
2009 4dr SUV 209-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
flat light none 9 20 36 35 64 24.7  
2009 4dr SUV 187-horsepower 2.7L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med hvy 0 5 45 50 75 24.0  
2008 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 0 0 15 85 73 25.0  
2008 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 1 15 47 37 90 21.2  
2008 4dr SUV 209-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
flat med none 14 27 15 44 110 26.5  
2007 4dr SUV 208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat lead light 13 15 63 8 80 24.2  
2007 4dr SUV 208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
flat light light 20 50 0 30 65 22.6  
2007 4dr SUV 155-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 0 0 0 100 70 30.1  
2006 4dr SUV 215-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 6 14 22 58 73 20.3  
2006 4dr SUV 215-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat med none 15 12 16 57 92 19.9  
2006 4dr SUV 208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light hvy 19 26 23 32 66 25.8  
2006 4dr SUV 208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
flat light light 9 28 35 27 69 25.4  
2005.5 4dr SUV 215-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat med none 5 20 60 15 100 15.9  
2005 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 22 24 25 28 60 18.0  
2005 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
hills light light 2 16 34 47 70 20.5  
2004 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
hills light none 9 59 14 18 61 16.8  
2004 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat med none 6 12 6 76 98 21.5  
2004 4dr SUV 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 0 10 55 35 60 20.0  
2003 4dr SUV 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
hills med hvy 10 20 60 10 75 21.4  
2003 4dr SUV 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
flat med none 8 18 5 68 63 19.6  
2003 4dr SUV 155-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light hvy 18 30 25 28 85 22.3  
2003 4dr SUV 155-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat med none 3 50 18 30 70 18.9  
2002 4dr SUV 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
hills light none 0 55 14 31 63 21.0  
2002 4dr SUV 155-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 7 2 3 88 60 26.9  
2001 4dr SUV 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light hvy 0 0 15 85 70 22.4  

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Nissan Xterra vs. Toyota Highlander MPG

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

Nissan Xterra Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Most people who drove or owned xterra, complain about fuel economy. I say bs: compare it with its true, truck-based SUV competitors - and there are only 3 of them: toyota 4runner and fj cruiser, and jeep wrangler rubicon. Thats all! All others are not to be compared to xterra - they are just car-based SUVs (even new nissan pathfinder is just a car!).rnWhen you compare xterra with correct competitors, you will find that its fuel economy is excellent: my trip computer and calculations show the best economy of 10.3 l/100km on highway at 95 km/h without aircon, on cruise control, on a warm day. My worst is 19.3 l/100km during heavy winter offroading through 3 feet of snow (and it was quite wet snow), using 4x4 low with lockers. From my comparis see full Nissan Xterra review
Nissan Xterra Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
I don't see how the fuel economy could be improved, given what the vehicle is. But I can't say that I am happy with the poor fuel economy. see full Nissan Xterra review
2008 4dr SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
Fuel economy is not the best, I average around 15-16 in the city and 18-20 on the highway. see full Nissan Xterra review
2006 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 4.0L V6
6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
Although the 2005+ gets better fuel economy than the previous incarnation, it won't compete with the light weight car-based CUVs on the market. If you want the strong chassis and off road performance you will feel it at the pump. Off road modifications like extra armor, dual spare tires, larger tires, and gear don't help either. see full Nissan Xterra review
2003 4dr SUV 180-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic RWD
Mileage is terrible for an engine of this size and power output. see full Nissan Xterra review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Toyota Highlander

Toyota Highlander Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Average 22 mpg is exceptional for an SUV of this size. see full Toyota Highlander review
2011 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
29mpg highway, >30mpg city in hybrid trim so far see full Toyota Highlander review
2010 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
lowest in class see full Toyota Highlander review
2009 4dr SUV 187-horsepower 2.7L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
For a daily driver it was nice to be able to get a vehicle with all the space with above 20 MPG fuel rating. see full Toyota Highlander review
2009 4dr SUV 187-horsepower 2.7L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I am averaging 27 mpg on my 2.7L engine on my mostly highway commute. During summertime it is close to 30 and during winter it goes to about 25, with snow tires. Best MPG for a 7 passenger non-hybrid out there. see full Toyota Highlander review
2008 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Best in class see full Toyota Highlander review
2008 4dr SUV 209-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
Tremendous, how 2.8 tons of weight use as much as 7L/100km - outstanding! see full Toyota Highlander review
2006 4dr SUV 208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
Very good for sucha large and capable vehicle. see full Toyota Highlander review
2003 4dr SUV 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
For a SUV 20 MPG is pretty good, I can drive a car i like without suffering to much at the pump see full Toyota Highlander review
2002 4dr SUV 155-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Making conscious choices to drive gas-sparingly, I often get over 400 miles per fill up. see full Toyota Highlander review
Toyota Highlander Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
A complete pig. Yes, we were doing mostly urban assault driving but 14.8 MPG (according to the trip computer I reset when we drove away - did not calculate actual mileage since it was a rental and do not know how full the tank was when we received it) is pretty deplorable. see full Toyota Highlander review
2011 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
So far city driving is at 14 mph - hoped for better see full Toyota Highlander review
2006 4dr SUV 215-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Consumes btwn 19 and 24 MPg (cdn) city/hwy see full Toyota Highlander review
2005 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Same as the pilot, but with premuim fuel recommended see full Toyota Highlander review