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

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Nissan Xterra 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 SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med none 0 20 0 80 68 15.3
  flat med none 0 25 25 50 68 17.6
  flat light none 50 15 15 20 74 15.8
  flat med none 0 20 0 80 68 14.7
  flat med none 0 20 0 80 68 17.3
2012 4dr SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med none 10 20 8 62 69 16.1  
  Averages flat med none 10 20 8 62 69 16.1
With the 261-horsepower 4.0L V6 engine, 5-speed automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive, part-time w/low range, 2012 Nissan Xterra fuel economy has been averaging 16.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Nissan Xterras in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (about 62 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (20 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the suburbs (8 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Nissan Xterra in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
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 18.4
  flat v.lt light 20 10 40 30 55 18.3
  flat v.lt light 20 10 40 30 55 18.2
  flat v.lt light 20 10 40 30 55 17.4
  flat v.lt light 20 10 40 30 55 17.8
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 18.0  
  Averages flat v.lt light 20 10 40 30 55 18.0
With the 261-horsepower 4.0L V6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and four-wheel drive, part-time w/low range, the 2011 Nissan Xterra has been averaging 18.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Nissan Xterras in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 55 miles per hour (30 percent), in heavy traffic (20 percent), and in the city (10 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Nissan Xterra in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with an ultra-light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2011 4dr SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat light none 0 0 70 30 70 13.8
  flat light light 0 80 0 20 62 15.3
  flat med none 0 0 0 100 80 17.2
  flat light none 0 80 0 20 62 15.7
  flat med none 0 0 2 98 80 18.5
2011 4dr SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat light none 0 32 14 54 71 16.1  
  Averages flat light none 0 32 14 54 71 16.1
With the 261-horsepower 4.0L V6 engine, 5-speed automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive, part-time w/low range, 2011 Nissan Xterra gas mileage has been averaging 16.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Nissan Xterras in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 71 miles per hour (about 54 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (32 percent), in the suburbs (14 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Nissan Xterra in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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 SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
mtns light none 0 0 10 90 68 12.4
2010 4dr SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
mtns light none 0 0 10 90 68 12.4  
  Averages mtns light none 0 0 10 90 68 12.4
With the 261-horsepower 4.0L V6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and four-wheel drive, part-time w/low range, 2010 Nissan Xterra fuel economy has been averaging 12.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Nissan Xterras in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 90 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (10 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Nissan Xterra in this analysis was driven on mountainous terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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 SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat light hvy 0 5 70 25 75 15.6
  flat med none 2 9 0 89 75 19.5
  flat med none 0 20 0 80 75 18.2
  flat light none 5 45 25 25 60 17.3
  flat light hvy 0 5 70 25 75 12.7
2010 4dr SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat light light 1 17 33 49 72 16.7  
  Averages flat light light 1 17 33 49 72 16.7
With the 261-horsepower 4.0L V6 engine, 5-speed automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive, part-time w/low range, the 2010 Nissan Xterra has been averaging 16.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Nissan Xterras in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 72 miles per hour (about 49 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (33 percent), in the city (17 percent), and in heavy traffic (1 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Nissan Xterra in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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 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
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  
  Averages flat med none 10 60 20 10 75 16.5
With the 261-horsepower 4.0L V6 engine, 5-speed automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive, part-time w/low range, 2009 Nissan Xterra gas mileage has been averaging 16.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Nissan Xterras in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (10 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Nissan Xterra in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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 SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med none 0 30 0 70 75 18.2
  flat med none 0 50 10 40 70 17.3
  flat med none 0 60 0 40 75 18.5
  flat med none 0 50 0 50 75 17.2
  flat med none 0 30 0 70 70 19.5
2008 4dr SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med none 0 44 2 54 73 18.1  
  Averages flat med none 0 44 2 54 73 18.1
With the 261-horsepower 4.0L V6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and four-wheel drive, part-time w/low range, 2008 Nissan Xterra fuel economy has been averaging 18.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Nissan Xterras in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 73 miles per hour (about 54 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (44 percent), in the suburbs (2 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Nissan Xterra in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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 SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat light none 5 5 15 75 70 18.2
  flat v.lt hvy 10 10 10 70 60 18.0
  hills med light 21 22 25 32 70 18.2
  flat v.lt hvy 10 10 10 70 60 18.0
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  
  Averages flat light light 12 12 15 62 65 18.1
With the 261-horsepower 4.0L V6 engine, 5-speed automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive, part-time w/low range, the 2008 Nissan Xterra has been averaging 18.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Nissan Xterras in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 62 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (15 percent), in heavy traffic (12 percent), and in the city (12 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Nissan Xterra in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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 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
6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat light light 5 5 60 30 70 17.8  
  Averages flat light light 5 5 60 30 70 17.8
With the 261-horsepower 4.0L V6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and four-wheel drive, part-time w/low range, 2007 Nissan Xterra gas mileage has been averaging 17.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Nissan Xterras in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (30 percent), in heavy traffic (5 percent), and in the city (5 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Nissan Xterra in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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 SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
flat med hvy 15 60 25 0 N/A 15.7
2007 4dr SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
flat med hvy 15 60 25 0 0 15.7  
  Averages flat med hvy 15 60 25 0 0 15.7
With the 261-horsepower 4.0L V6 engine, 5-speed automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2007 Nissan Xterra fuel economy has been averaging 15.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Nissan Xterras in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (25 percent), in heavy traffic (15 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 0 miles per hour (0 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Nissan Xterra in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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 SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med none 5 30 15 50 70 15.4
  flat light hvy 0 0 90 10 60 20.1
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  
  Averages flat med light 3 15 53 30 65 17.8
With the 261-horsepower 4.0L V6 engine, 5-speed automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive, part-time w/low range, the 2007 Nissan Xterra has been averaging 17.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Nissan Xterras in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 53 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (30 percent), in the city (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Nissan Xterra in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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 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 RWD
flat med light 5 35 35 25 75 19.0  
  Averages flat med light 5 35 35 25 75 19.0
With the 265-horsepower 4.0L V6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2006 Nissan Xterra gas mileage has been averaging 19.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Nissan Xterras in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 35 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (35 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (25 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Nissan Xterra in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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 SUV 265-horsepower 4.0L V6
6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
hills med none 20 40 0 40 65 15.9
  hills med hvy 0 5 5 90 65 18.5
  flat med light 0 60 20 20 65 14.4
  mtns med none 0 0 10 90 70 18.2
  hills light none 5 25 25 45 70 17.8
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  
  Averages hills med light 5 26 12 57 67 17.0
With the 261-horsepower 4.0L V6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and four-wheel drive, part-time w/low range, 2006 Nissan Xterra fuel economy has been averaging 17.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Nissan Xterras in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (about 57 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (26 percent), in the suburbs (12 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Nissan Xterra in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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 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 RWD
flat med hvy 0 2 29 69 80 21.3  
  Averages flat med hvy 0 2 29 69 80 21.3
With the 261-horsepower 4.0L V6 engine, 5-speed automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2006 Nissan Xterra has been averaging 21.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Nissan Xterras in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (about 69 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (29 percent), in the city (2 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Nissan Xterra in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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 SUV 265-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med none 0 0 0 100 75 20.6
  hills light none 0 100 0 0 N/A 12.1
  hills med none 0 100 0 0 N/A 11.4
  flat med none 0 0 0 100 80 17.8
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  
  Averages hills med none 0 50 0 50 78 15.5
With the 261-horsepower 4.0L V6 engine, 5-speed automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive, part-time w/low range, 2006 Nissan Xterra gas mileage has been averaging 15.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Nissan Xterras in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 78 miles per hour (50 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Nissan Xterra in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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 SUV 265-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 12.8
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 12.6
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 13.3
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 12.7
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 13.9
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 13.1  
  Averages flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 13.1
With the 261-horsepower 4.0L V6 engine, 5-speed automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive, part-time w/low range, 2005 Nissan Xterra fuel economy has been averaging 13.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Nissan Xterras in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (40 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Nissan Xterra in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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 SUV 180-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat light light 0 10 40 50 60 16.8
  hills light none 5 2 3 90 60 15.4
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  
  Averages hills light light 3 6 22 70 60 16.1
With the 261-horsepower 4.0L V6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and four-wheel drive, part-time w/low range, the 2004 Nissan Xterra has been averaging 16.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Nissan Xterras in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (22 percent), in the city (6 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Nissan Xterra in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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 SUV 180-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic RWD
flat v.lt none 0 100 0 0 N/A 20.0
2004 4dr SUV 180-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic RWD
flat v.lt none 0 100 0 0 0 20.0  
  Averages flat v.lt none 0 100 0 0 0 20.0
With the 261-horsepower 4.0L V6 engine, 5-speed automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2004 Nissan Xterra gas mileage has been averaging 20.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Nissan Xterras in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 100 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (0 percent), in the suburbs (0 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 0 miles per hour (0 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Nissan Xterra in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with an ultra-light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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 SUV 180-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat light none 6 17 44 33 60 18.0
  hills light none 0 10 10 80 70 15.8
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  
  Averages hills light none 3 14 27 57 65 16.9
With the 261-horsepower 4.0L V6 engine, 5-speed automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive, part-time w/low range, 2004 Nissan Xterra fuel economy has been averaging 16.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Nissan Xterras in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 57 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (27 percent), in the city (14 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Nissan Xterra in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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 SUV 143-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual RWD
flat light hvy 10 29 1 60 65 15.7
  flat light hvy 68 5 5 21 60 17.0
  hills light hvy 0 3 3 95 80 19.0
2004 4dr SUV 143-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual RWD
flat light hvy 26 12 3 59 68 17.2  
  Averages flat light hvy 26 12 3 59 68 17.2
With the 143-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2004 Nissan Xterra has been averaging 17.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Nissan Xterras in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 59 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (26 percent), in the city (12 percent), and in the suburbs (3 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Nissan Xterra in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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 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 supercharged 210hp 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
hills med light 10 30 30 30 75 11.2  
  Averages hills med light 10 30 30 30 75 11.2
With the supercharged 210hp 3.3L V6 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive, part-time w/low range, 2003 Nissan Xterra gas mileage has been averaging 11.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Nissan Xterras in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 30 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (30 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Nissan Xterra in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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 SUV 180-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat light light 0 20 10 70 62 19.7
  flat v.lt light 0 10 10 80 62 19.9
  mtns med light 100 0 0 0 N/A 14.8
  flat light light 10 20 20 50 65 16.8
2003 4dr SUV 180-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
hills light light 28 13 10 50 63 17.8  
  Averages hills light light 28 13 10 50 63 17.8
With the 261-horsepower 4.0L V6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and four-wheel drive, part-time w/low range, 2003 Nissan Xterra fuel economy has been averaging 17.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Nissan Xterras in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (28 percent), in the city (13 percent), and in the suburbs (10 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Nissan Xterra in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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 SUV 180-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic RWD
flat med light 0 0 50 50 60 16.7
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 60 16.7
  flat med light 0 0 20 80 75 17.7
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 15.6
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 60 16.2
2003 4dr SUV 180-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic RWD
flat med light 0 0 48 52 66 16.6  
  Averages flat med light 0 0 48 52 66 16.6
With the 261-horsepower 4.0L V6 engine, 5-speed automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2003 Nissan Xterra has been averaging 16.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Nissan Xterras in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (about 52 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (48 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Nissan Xterra in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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 SUV 180-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat light none 17 17 17 50 60 14.8
  flat med none 0 33 33 33 65 19.0
  flat light none 33 33 33 0 N/A 15.3
  flat light none 33 33 33 0 N/A 16.2
  flat light none 0 30 30 40 65 14.0
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  
  Averages flat light none 17 29 29 25 63 15.9
With the 261-horsepower 4.0L V6 engine, 5-speed automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive, part-time w/low range, 2003 Nissan Xterra gas mileage has been averaging 15.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Nissan Xterras in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 29 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (29 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (25 percent), and in heavy traffic (17 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Nissan Xterra in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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 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 supercharged 210hp 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med none 1 75 15 9 60 15.5  
  Averages flat med none 1 75 15 9 60 15.5
With the supercharged 210hp 3.3L V6 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive, part-time w/low range, 2002 Nissan Xterra fuel economy has been averaging 15.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 Nissan Xterras in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 75 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (15 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (9 percent), and in heavy traffic (1 percent).

In addition the average 2002 Nissan Xterra in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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 SUV 170-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic RWD
flat light hvy 5 30 55 10 65 18.1
  flat light hvy 5 30 55 10 65 17.5
  flat light none 0 35 65 0 N/A 14.5
  flat light none 5 30 55 10 65 15.6
2002 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic RWD
flat light light 4 31 58 8 65 16.4  
  Averages flat light light 4 31 58 8 65 16.4
With the 261-horsepower 4.0L V6 engine, 5-speed automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2002 Nissan Xterra has been averaging 16.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 Nissan Xterras in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 58 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (31 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (8 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 percent).

In addition the average 2002 Nissan Xterra in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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 SUV 143-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual RWD
flat light hvy 30 5 20 45 65 24.8
2002 4dr SUV 143-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual RWD
flat light hvy 30 5 20 45 65 24.8  
  Averages flat light hvy 30 5 20 45 65 24.8
With the 143-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2002 Nissan Xterra gas mileage has been averaging 24.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 Nissan Xterras in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (30 percent), in the suburbs (20 percent), and in the city (5 percent).

In addition the average 2002 Nissan Xterra in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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 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
5-speed manual RWD
flat light none 30 10 40 20 55 19.2  
  Averages flat light none 30 10 40 20 55 19.2
With the 265-horsepower 4.0L V6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2001 Nissan Xterra fuel economy has been averaging 19.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2001 Nissan Xterras in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (30 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 55 miles per hour (20 percent), and in the city (10 percent).

In addition the average 2001 Nissan Xterra in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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 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 RWD
flat light none 1 2 0 97 75 19.0  
  Averages flat light none 1 2 0 97 75 19.0
With the 261-horsepower 4.0L V6 engine, 5-speed automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2001 Nissan Xterra has been averaging 19.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2001 Nissan Xterras in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 97 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (2 percent), in heavy traffic (1 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2001 Nissan Xterra in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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 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
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  
  Averages flat lead light 30 10 30 30 70 15.5
With the 261-horsepower 4.0L V6 engine, 5-speed automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive, part-time w/low range, 2001 Nissan Xterra gas mileage has been averaging 15.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2001 Nissan Xterras in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 30 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (30 percent), and in the city (10 percent).

In addition the average 2001 Nissan Xterra in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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 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 RWD
flat light hvy 40 40 0 20 60 17.0  
  Averages flat light hvy 40 40 0 20 60 17.0
With the 261-horsepower 4.0L V6 engine, 5-speed automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2000 Nissan Xterra fuel economy has been averaging 17.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2000 Nissan Xterras in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (40 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (20 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2000 Nissan Xterra in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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 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
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  
  Averages flat med light 10 15 15 60 60 17.0
With the 261-horsepower 4.0L V6 engine, 5-speed automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive, part-time w/low range, the 2000 Nissan Xterra has been averaging 17.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2000 Nissan Xterras 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 Xterra in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.

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Nissan Xterra Fuel Economy: Pros
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2012 4dr SUV 261-hp 4.0L V6 5-sp 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
Nissan Xterra Fuel Economy: Cons
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2012 4dr SUV 261-hp 4.0L V6 6-sp 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.
2008 4dr SUV 261-hp 4.0L V6 6-sp 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.
2003 4dr SUV 261-hp 4.0L V6 5-sp automatic RWD Mileage is terrible for an engine of this size and power output.