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Nissan Altima MPG

 

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Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2012 2012 4dr Sedan 270-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable CVT FWD 22.77
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With the 270-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 7-speed shiftable CVT transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2012 Nissan Altima has been averaging 22.77 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Nissan Altimas in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 90 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 40 miles per hour (5 percent), in the suburbs (0 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2012 Nissan Altima in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
2012 2012 4dr Sedan 175-hp 2.5L I4 6-sp shiftable CVT FWD 26.31
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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the 2012 Nissan Altima

2012 Nissan Altima Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2013 The 2007-2012 Altima managed decent fuel economy, but the 2013 does much better. The sedan's EPA city rating is up from 23 to 27 mpg and its EPA highway rating has been bumped from 32 all the way to 38 mpg. The city figure ties the new Accord's for best of any non-hybrid midsize sedan, while the highway figure doesn't need to share the honor. How did they do it? Partly by reducing the Altima's curb weight to a compact-like 3,108 lbs., about 100 below the Accord and Camry and 300 below the new Fusion. But the MVP award likely goes to the continuously-variable transmission (CVT) with an unusually wide 7:1 ratio spread. At 60 mph the four-cylinder engine spins a very relaxed 1,450 rpm. The EPA ratings for the Fusion are lower, especially in city/suburuban driving: 23/36. see full Nissan Altima review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2012 Nissan Altima

2012 Nissan Altima Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Sedan 182-horsepower 2.5L I4
CVT FWD
I have had my 2013 Altima for 10 months and 12,000 miles. The gas mileage in this car is great. I drive 75% highway and get on average 37 - 38 miles a gallon. I can go 600 miles without any worry of running out of gas. see full Nissan Altima review
2013 4dr Sedan 182-horsepower 2.5L I4
CVT FWD
If you have a 60/40 city-hwy, then you are better off with a hybrid or in this instance a fuel sipper. The car is large, nimble with the power assist and light due to the re-design. I am averaging about 30mpg and if my hwy gets more, I am expecting a 36mpg. This is very much inline with the advertisements by Nissan. see full Nissan Altima review
2012 Nissan Altima Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Sedan 182-horsepower 2.5L I4
CVT FWD
City MPG is disappointing. see full Nissan Altima review
2013 4dr Sedan 182-horsepower 2.5L I4
CVT FWD
I do most of my driving on the highway as well as long road trip in the 1st month of owning and I have never gotten mileage better that 33 mpg - my average is 26 mpg see full Nissan Altima review
2011 4dr Sedan 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
Car now has just over 1500 miles on it. Tanks of gas have ranged from 21.7 MPG to 27.1 MPG. Hoping for more consistency as drivetrain continues to break in see full Nissan Altima review
 

2012 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.