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Nissan Altima MPG

MPG Number of Vehicles
20 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
21 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
22 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
23 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
24 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
25 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
26 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
27 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
28 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
29 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
30 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
31 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
32 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
33 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2006 2006 4dr Sedan 182-hp 2.5L I4 CVT FWD 23
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With the 182-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, CVT transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2006 Nissan Altima has been averaging 23 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Nissan Altimas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (30 percent), in the city (20 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2006 Nissan Altima in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
2006 2006 4dr Sedan 270-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable CVT FWD 26.82
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2006 2006 4dr Sedan 175-hp 2.5L I4 6-sp shiftable CVT FWD 26.53
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2006 Nissan Altima

2006 Nissan Altima Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
Good highway/city mileage see full Nissan Altima review
2007 4dr Sedan 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
CVT does a great job in MPG, amazing balance between performance and how it eats fuel see full Nissan Altima review
2007 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
35 MPG driving mostly city see full Nissan Altima review
2007 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
33mpg city 40mpg highway see full Nissan Altima review
2007 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
It gets 34+ mpg in the warm weather and only drops to 31-32 mpg in the winter w/ winter tires and cold weather. Performs as good or better than my V-6 Camry but much better MPG see full Nissan Altima review
2007 4dr Sedan 158-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
One of the best in class. see full Nissan Altima review
2007 4dr Sedan 158-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
Its a Hybrid so it achieves 32 MPG with my driving style. I traded an SUV in for it, so it doubled my gas mileage. see full Nissan Altima review
2007 4dr Sedan 158-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
Fuel economy is in reality considerably better than my previous similar sized and powered car. The mileage in my experience is noticeably less than that advertised in the EPA estimates but I have always found that to be true especially in California see full Nissan Altima review
2006 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
$ cylinder delivers good fuel economy while still giving adequate performance. see full Nissan Altima review
2006 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Summer driving I get a consistent 30+ mpg. Drops to about 26-27 mpg in cold weather. Not bad for a mid size sedan. see full Nissan Altima review
2006 Nissan Altima Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
Average 23mph on the HWY with a 4cyl and 175HP! Enough said... see full Nissan Altima review
2007 4dr Sedan 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
Fuel economy is not bad, but with gas approaching 4 dollars a gallon, and Nissan recommending premium fuel, it still hurts a bit. Update: I just burned my first tank of regular and could tell no difference at all. (No premium or midgrade available.) see full Nissan Altima review
2005 4dr Sedan 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
In this time of high gas prices a 4 cylinder would be a wiser choice see full Nissan Altima review
 

2006 Nissan Altima 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 Altima's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.