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Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2013 18.3 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
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 18.286
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  
  Averages hills med hvy 2 5 8 85 80 18.3
With the 261-horsepower 4.0L V6 engine, 5-speed automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive, part-time w/low range, 2013 Nissan Xterra fuel economy has been averaging 18.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2013 Nissan Xterras in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (about 85 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (8 percent), in the city (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2013 Nissan Xterra in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2012 18.5 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
2012 4dr SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med none 0 0 30 70 70 20.146
  flat med hvy 0 0 25 75 70 17.363
  hills med hvy 0 0 10 90 75 20.137
  flat med none 0 5 15 80 68 19.300
  flat med none 0 5 15 80 68 20.800
  flat med none 0 20 0 80 68 18.500
  hills med none 0 0 5 95 68 18.500
  flat med light 0 0 25 75 70 19.150
  flat med hvy 0 0 25 75 70 18.228
  hills med light 0 0 10 90 74 19.600
  hills med light 0 60 30 10 56 15.700
  hills light hvy 0 20 50 30 68 16.800
  flat med light 5 5 10 80 75 18.599
  hills med hvy 0 0 0 100 75 21.304
  hills med hvy 0 0 0 100 75 21.053
  flat med none 0 20 0 80 68 15.300
  flat light none 40 30 25 5 74 16.300
  hills med none 0 0 5 95 68 20.300
  flat med none 0 5 15 80 68 19.400
  flat med none 0 5 15 80 68 18.400
  flat med none 0 20 0 80 68 18.200
  flat med none 0 20 0 80 68 14.700
  hills med none 0 5 15 80 68 18.600
  flat light none 50 15 15 20 74 15.800
  hills med none 0 5 15 80 68 19.800
  flat light none 25 25 25 25 68 16.800
  flat med none 0 5 15 80 68 18.600
  flat med none 0 5 15 80 68 20.200
  hills med none 0 5 15 80 68 19.200
  flat med none 0 5 15 80 68 20.000
  hills med none 0 0 5 95 68 18.500
  flat med none 0 25 25 50 68 17.600
  flat med none 0 20 0 80 68 17.300
  flat med none 0 25 25 50 60 17.400
  flat med light 0 0 15 85 70 19.293
2012 4dr SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med none 3 10 15 72 69 18.5  
  Averages flat med none 3 10 15 72 69 18.5
With the 261-horsepower 4.0L V6 engine, 5-speed automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive, part-time w/low range, the 2012 Nissan Xterra has been averaging 18.5 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 72 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (15 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 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.
 
Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2011 20.4 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
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 18.177
  flat v.lt light 20 10 40 30 55 20.476
  flat v.lt light 20 10 40 30 55 17.762
  flat v.lt light 20 10 40 30 55 20.362
  flat v.lt light 20 10 40 30 55 21.400
  flat v.lt light 20 10 40 30 55 25.490
  flat v.lt light 20 10 40 30 55 20.326
  flat v.lt light 20 10 40 30 55 20.855
  flat v.lt light 20 10 40 30 55 23.011
  flat v.lt light 20 10 40 30 55 25.391
  flat v.lt light 20 10 40 30 55 18.271
  flat v.lt light 20 10 40 30 55 20.656
  flat v.lt light 20 10 40 30 55 20.174
  flat v.lt light 20 10 40 30 55 24.270
  flat v.lt light 20 10 40 30 55 20.164
  flat v.lt light 20 10 40 30 55 25.004
  flat v.lt light 20 10 40 30 55 19.834
  flat v.lt light 20 10 40 30 55 18.801
  flat v.lt light 20 10 40 30 55 22.635
  flat v.lt light 20 10 40 30 55 21.992
  flat v.lt light 20 10 40 30 55 21.048
  flat v.lt light 20 10 40 30 55 20.902
  flat v.lt light 20 10 40 30 55 18.833
  flat v.lt light 20 10 40 30 55 20.455
  flat v.lt light 20 10 40 30 55 20.366
  flat v.lt light 20 10 40 30 55 18.647
  flat v.lt light 20 10 40 30 55 20.985
  flat v.lt light 20 10 40 30 55 20.699
  flat v.lt light 20 10 40 30 55 20.782
  flat v.lt light 20 10 40 30 55 19.779
  flat v.lt light 20 10 40 30 55 21.147
  flat v.lt light 20 10 40 30 55 12.964
  flat v.lt light 20 10 40 30 55 20.462
  flat v.lt light 20 10 40 30 55 18.711
  flat v.lt light 20 10 40 30 55 20.776
  flat v.lt light 20 10 40 30 55 22.059
  flat v.lt light 20 10 40 30 55 19.413
  flat v.lt light 20 10 40 30 55 16.052
  flat v.lt light 20 10 40 30 55 19.531
  flat v.lt light 20 10 40 30 55 20.797
  flat v.lt light 20 10 40 30 55 18.938
  flat v.lt light 20 10 40 30 55 19.994
  flat v.lt light 20 10 40 30 55 24.108
  flat v.lt light 20 10 40 30 55 17.365
  flat v.lt light 20 10 40 30 55 20.434
  flat v.lt light 20 10 40 30 55 18.383
  flat v.lt light 20 10 40 30 55 19.077
  flat v.lt light 20 10 40 30 55 23.384
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  
  Averages flat v.lt light 20 10 40 30 55 20.4
With the 261-horsepower 4.0L V6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and four-wheel drive, part-time w/low range, 2011 Nissan Xterra gas mileage has been averaging 20.4 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.
 
Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2011 16.1 MPG Highway Percentage 56 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
2011 4dr SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med none 0 0 2 98 80 18.455
  flat light none 0 80 0 20 62 15.700
  flat med none 0 0 0 100 80 17.173
  flat light light 0 80 0 20 62 15.300
  flat light none 0 0 70 30 70 13.835
  flat med light 0 32 0 68 60 16.389
2011 4dr SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med none 0 32 12 56 69 16.1  
  Averages flat med none 0 32 12 56 69 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 fuel economy 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 69 miles per hour (about 56 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (32 percent), in the suburbs (12 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Nissan Xterra in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2010 12.4 MPG Highway Percentage 90 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 SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
mtns light none 0 0 10 90 68 12.400
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, the 2010 Nissan Xterra 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.
 
Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2010 17.7 MPG Highway Percentage 56 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 SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med none 0 20 0 80 75 18.218
  flat light hvy 0 5 70 25 75 12.727
  flat med none 2 9 0 89 75 19.450
  flat light light 0 5 45 50 55 21.056
  flat light hvy 0 5 70 25 75 15.625
  flat light none 5 30 40 25 60 16.700
  flat light none 5 45 25 25 60 17.300
  flat light none 5 20 15 60 62 18.600
  hills light hvy 0 0 10 90 65 20.399
  flat light none 0 5 85 10 56 11.800
  hills light hvy 0 0 5 95 60 20.059
  hills light hvy 0 5 10 85 60 19.215
  hills med light 0 0 5 95 60 21.231
  flat light light 5 25 35 35 75 15.882
2010 4dr SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat light light 2 12 30 56 65 17.7  
  Averages flat light light 2 12 30 56 65 17.7
With the 261-horsepower 4.0L V6 engine, 5-speed automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive, part-time w/low range, 2010 Nissan Xterra gas mileage has been averaging 17.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Nissan Xterras in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 56 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in the city (12 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 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.
 
Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2009 16.5 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 SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med none 10 60 20 10 75 16.452
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 fuel economy 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.
 
Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2008 18.8 MPG Highway Percentage 59 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 SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med none 0 60 0 40 75 18.526
  flat med none 0 30 0 70 70 19.519
  flat med light 0 60 5 35 70 20.541
  hills med none 0 20 10 70 70 19.093
  hills lead none 0 50 0 50 75 16.214
  flat med none 10 50 0 40 70 16.131
  flat med none 0 15 20 65 75 21.260
  flat med none 0 30 0 70 75 17.029
  hills med none 0 50 0 50 75 21.226
  hills med none 5 10 0 85 70 18.569
  flat med none 0 15 20 65 75 17.741
  flat med light 0 20 10 70 70 20.067
  flat med none 0 30 10 60 70 18.838
  flat med none 0 30 0 70 75 18.232
  flat med light 10 45 0 45 70 22.075
  flat med light 0 20 0 80 65 20.204
  flat med light 10 45 0 45 70 19.167
  flat med none 0 50 10 40 70 17.323
  mtns med hvy 0 20 0 80 70 19.032
  hills med none 0 40 0 60 75 18.901
  hills lead none 0 40 0 60 75 16.816
  flat med none 0 40 10 50 70 18.827
  flat med none 0 50 0 50 75 17.153
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  
  Averages flat med none 2 36 4 59 72 18.8
With the 261-horsepower 4.0L V6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and four-wheel drive, part-time w/low range, the 2008 Nissan Xterra has been averaging 18.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Nissan Xterras in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 72 miles per hour (about 59 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (36 percent), in the suburbs (4 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 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.
 
Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2008 18.1 MPG Highway Percentage 62 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 SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat light none 5 5 15 75 70 18.200
  flat v.lt hvy 10 10 10 70 60 18.000
  hills med light 21 22 25 32 70 18.200
  flat v.lt hvy 10 10 10 70 60 18.000
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, 2008 Nissan Xterra gas mileage 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.
 
Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2007 17.8 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 SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat light light 5 5 60 30 70 17.778
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 fuel economy 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.
 
Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2007 15.7 MPG Highway Percentage 0 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 SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
flat med hvy 15 60 25 0 N/A 15.684
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, the 2007 Nissan Xterra 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.
 
Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2007 17.8 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 SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med none 5 30 15 50 70 15.400
  flat light hvy 0 0 90 10 60 20.100
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, 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 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.
 
Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2006 19.0 MPG Highway Percentage 25 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 SUV 265-horsepower 4.0L V6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 5 35 35 25 75 19.048
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 fuel economy 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.
 
Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2006 17.0 MPG Highway Percentage 57 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 SUV 265-horsepower 4.0L V6
6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
hills med none 20 40 0 40 65 15.917
  hills light none 5 25 25 45 70 17.800
  flat med light 0 60 20 20 65 14.400
  mtns med none 0 0 10 90 70 18.235
  hills med hvy 0 5 5 90 65 18.500
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, the 2006 Nissan Xterra 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.
 
Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2006 21.3 MPG Highway Percentage 69 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 SUV 265-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
flat med hvy 0 2 29 69 80 21.300
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, 2006 Nissan Xterra gas mileage 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.
 
Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2006 15.5 MPG Highway Percentage 50 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 SUV 265-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med none 0 0 0 100 75 20.600
  hills light none 0 100 0 0 N/A 12.101
  flat med none 0 0 0 100 80 17.800
  hills med none 0 100 0 0 N/A 11.400
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 fuel economy 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.
 
Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2005 23.6 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
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 23.570
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  
  Averages mtns med light 0 0 15 85 75 23.6
With the 261-horsepower 4.0L V6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and four-wheel drive, part-time w/low range, the 2005 Nissan Xterra has been averaging 23.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Nissan Xterras in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 85 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (15 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Nissan Xterra in this analysis was driven on mountainous terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2005 16.7 MPG Highway Percentage 50 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 SUV 265-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 13.593
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 17.205
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.861
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.936
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 95.850
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.412
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 16.929
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.665
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 16.659
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 17.473
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.774
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 16.974
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 16.870
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 13.256
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.431
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.585
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.035
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.604
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.637
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.151
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 13.511
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.881
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.347
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 16.152
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 12.569
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.047
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.543
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 13.236
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.455
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.589
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 17.195
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 16.240
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.444
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.096
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.691
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.175
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.206
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.652
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.000
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.594
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.531
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 17.875
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 40.174
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.493
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.879
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 13.884
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.867
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.426
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 13.717
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 12.952
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 19.638
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.722
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 13.973
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 16.531
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.020
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.386
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 16.533
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.772
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 16.566
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 16.977
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 20.067
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 19.317
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 17.269
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.111
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.771
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 17.665
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.178
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.864
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 16.132
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.950
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.603
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 17.904
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.849
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.677
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.589
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 13.481
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 12.512
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.992
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 13.032
  flat med light 0 0 85 15 68 16.900
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.759
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 13.405
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.696
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 17.531
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 19.147
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.698
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.066
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.381
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.982
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.683
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 38.576
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.137
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.085
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 16.317
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 13.168
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 13.945
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.465
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 16.164
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 13.370
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 13.273
  flat med none 0 0 85 15 68 15.700
  mtns med none 5 80 0 15 80 16.200
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.675
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 13.713
  flat med none 0 0 85 15 68 17.300
  mtns med none 0 10 30 60 65 16.176
  mtns med none 0 10 30 60 70 17.600
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 75 18.600
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 13.089
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 64.133
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.909
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 16.959
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.755
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 22.558
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.408
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 16.691
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 13.849
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 16.563
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 19.067
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.830
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 12.599
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.608
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.492
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 17.692
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 94.734
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 13.143
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.661
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 13.924
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.865
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 13.254
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 17.109
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 19.782
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 11.903
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.912
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 16.355
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.242
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 20.556
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 12.776
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.760
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 21.746
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.144
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 18.690
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.865
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 16.487
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.016
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 16.689
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.329
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.271
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.629
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 13.957
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 13.812
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.888
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 13.151
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 13.783
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 24.507
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.412
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.830
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 17.466
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 18.649
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 16.017
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.817
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.339
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.004
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 13.154
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 18.700
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 17.053
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 13.988
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.791
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.299
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.934
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.885
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 13.925
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.750
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.351
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.172
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 18.554
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 21.136
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 13.321
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 13.499
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.680
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.500
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.221
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 12.578
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 18.056
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 16.273
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 17.699
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 16.419
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.561
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.332
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 13.800
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 13.888
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 17.121
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 16.797
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.773
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.243
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.933
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 13.740
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.124
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.746
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.677
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 18.679
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.025
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.485
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 13.521
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.126
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 16.578
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 16.251
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.050
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.573
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 18.371
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.539
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.623
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 13.253
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.628
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 16.969
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 16.010
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 17.518
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.200
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.604
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.872
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 16.418
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.132
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.103
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 16.711
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 16.243
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 16.983
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 18.753
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 16.185
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 17.154
  flat med none 0 0 60 40 75 13.764
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 13.772
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 16.466
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 13.908
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.352
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 13.632
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.568
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.558
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.689
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.872
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 12.986
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 17.872
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 13.044
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 16.419
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 17.090
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 13.176
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.695
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 13.240
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.265
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 17.484
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.114
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.034
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 13.287
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 16.257
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.090
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.718
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 13.889
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 17.725
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.276
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.712
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.749
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 13.534
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 19.393
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.826
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 11.015
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.602
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 13.831
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 13.459
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.657
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.429
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.790
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 16.046
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.422
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 17.644
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 12.774
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.249
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 13.723
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 16.036
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 16.469
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.267
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 13.911
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 19.101
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.883
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 13.920
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.195
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 18.244
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 12.668
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 19.359
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.140
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.435
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 13.464
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.324
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.353
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.140
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 16.951
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.050
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 16.373
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 23.422
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 7.488
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 12.503
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 16.238
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.278
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 18.691
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 16.431
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.063
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.757
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.164
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 12.949
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.713
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 17.267
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.135
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.342
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.135
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.566
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 56.837
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 19.102
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 16.105
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 18.981
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 13.814
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.424
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.099
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 13.225
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 16.352
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 16.578
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.453
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.577
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.933
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.451
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 19.494
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.930
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 16.834
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 77.813
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 17.253
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 17.560
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 16.089
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 19.243
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 16.786
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 17.129
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.908
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 13.495
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.669
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.882
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 17.176
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.527
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 13.359
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 16.252
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.894
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 97.466
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.110
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.859
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.569
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.004
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.645
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.568
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.158
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.196
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.960
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.335
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 16.194
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 16.041
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 18.939
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 13.764
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.356
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 16.421
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.286
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 14.832
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 13.327
  flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 15.956
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  
  Averages flat med light 10 0 40 50 65 16.7
With the 261-horsepower 4.0L V6 engine, 5-speed automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive, part-time w/low range, 2005 Nissan Xterra gas mileage has been averaging 16.7 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.
 
Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2004 16.1 MPG Highway Percentage 70 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 SUV 180-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat light light 0 10 40 50 60 16.800
  hills light none 5 2 3 90 60 15.429
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, 2004 Nissan Xterra fuel economy 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.
 
Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2004 20.0 MPG Highway Percentage 0 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 SUV 180-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic RWD
flat v.lt none 0 100 0 0 N/A 20.000
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, the 2004 Nissan Xterra 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.
 
Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2004 16.9 MPG Highway Percentage 57 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 SUV 180-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat light none 6 17 44 33 60 18.000
  hills light none 0 10 10 80 70 15.800
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 gas mileage 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.
 
Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2004 17.2 MPG Highway Percentage 59 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 SUV 143-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual RWD
flat light hvy 68 5 5 21 60 17.000
  flat light hvy 10 29 1 60 65 15.700
  hills light hvy 0 3 3 95 80 19.000
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, 2004 Nissan Xterra fuel economy 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.
 
Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2003 11.2 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
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 11.200
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, the 2003 Nissan Xterra 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.
 
Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2003 17.8 MPG Highway Percentage 50 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 SUV 180-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
mtns med light 100 0 0 0 N/A 14.800
  flat v.lt light 0 10 10 80 62 19.900
  flat light light 0 20 10 70 62 19.700
  flat light light 10 20 20 50 65 16.807
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 gas mileage 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.
 
Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2003 16.8 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
2003 4dr SUV 180-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic RWD
flat med light 0 0 20 80 75 17.700
  flat med light 0 0 10 90 75 18.090
  flat med light 0 0 60 40 60 16.810
  flat med light 0 0 60 40 60 16.490
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 60 16.900
  flat med light 0 0 70 30 75 15.580
  flat med light 0 0 60 40 60 16.680
  flat med light 0 0 60 40 60 16.810
  flat med light 0 0 60 40 65 16.100
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 60 16.670
  flat med light 0 0 20 80 75 17.740
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 60 16.700
  flat med light 0 0 40 60 75 17.510
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 60 16.510
  flat med light 0 0 20 80 75 17.710
  flat med light 0 0 20 80 75 18.370
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 60 16.150
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 60 16.050
  flat med light 0 0 60 40 60 16.740
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 60 16.240
  flat med light 0 0 60 40 60 15.880
  flat med light 0 0 60 40 65 16.720
  flat med light 0 0 60 40 60 16.440
2003 4dr SUV 180-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic RWD
flat med light 0 0 47 53 65 16.8  
  Averages flat med light 0 0 47 53 65 16.8
With the 261-horsepower 4.0L V6 engine, 5-speed automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2003 Nissan Xterra fuel economy has been averaging 16.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Nissan Xterras in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 53 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (47 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.
 
Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2003 15.9 MPG Highway Percentage 25 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 SUV 180-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat light none 17 17 17 50 60 14.848
  flat med none 0 33 33 33 65 19.000
  flat light none 33 33 33 0 N/A 16.200
  flat light none 33 33 33 0 N/A 15.313
  flat light none 0 30 30 40 65 14.000
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, the 2003 Nissan Xterra 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.
 
Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2002 15.5 MPG Highway Percentage 9 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 SUV supercharged 210hp 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med none 1 75 15 9 60 15.500
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 gas mileage 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.
 
Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2002 16.4 MPG Highway Percentage 8 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 SUV 170-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic RWD
flat light none 5 30 55 10 65 15.625
  flat light hvy 5 30 55 10 65 17.500
  flat light hvy 5 30 55 10 65 18.125
  flat light none 0 35 65 0 N/A 14.474
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, 2002 Nissan Xterra fuel economy 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.
 
Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2002 24.8 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
2002 4dr SUV 143-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual RWD
flat light hvy 30 5 20 45 65 24.823
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, the 2002 Nissan Xterra 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.
 
Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2001 19.2 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
2001 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed manual RWD
flat light none 30 10 40 20 55 19.198
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 gas mileage 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.
 
Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2001 19.0 MPG Highway Percentage 97 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 SUV 170-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic RWD
flat light none 1 2 0 97 75 19.000
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, 2001 Nissan Xterra fuel economy 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.
 
Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2001 15.5 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
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 15.500
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, the 2001 Nissan Xterra 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.
 
Nissan Xterra Nissan Xterra 2000 17.0 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
2000 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic RWD
flat light hvy 40 40 0 20 60 17.000
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 gas mileage 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.
 
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
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 17.000
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, 2000 Nissan Xterra fuel economy 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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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
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.
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.
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.
2003 4dr SUV 180-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic RWD
Mileage is terrible for an engine of this size and power output.
 

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.