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Nissan Frontier MPG

MPG Number of Vehicles
12 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
13 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
14 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
15 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
16 miles per gallon 12 vehicles
17 miles per gallon 12 vehicles
18 miles per gallon 14 vehicles
19 miles per gallon 15 vehicles
20 miles per gallon 10 vehicles
21 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
22 miles per gallon 8 vehicles
23 miles per gallon 8 vehicles
24 miles per gallon 9 vehicles
25 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
26 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
27 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
28 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
29 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
30 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
31 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
32 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2012 2012 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed 265-hp 4.0L V6 5-sp automatic RWD 17.98
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With the 261-horsepower 4.0L V6 engine, 5-speed automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2012 Nissan Frontier has been averaging 17.98 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Nissan Frontiers in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 77 miles per hour (about 76.3 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (7.5 percent), in heavy traffic (2.5 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2012 Nissan Frontier in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
2011 2011 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed 265-hp 4.0L V6 5-sp automatic RWD 18.82
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2010 2010 4dr Crew Cab 6ft bed 265-hp 4.0L V6 5-sp automatic RWD 18
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2010 2010 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed 261-hp 4.0L V6 5-sp automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range 15.39
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2010 2010 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed 265-hp 4.0L V6 5-sp automatic RWD 20
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2010 2010 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 261-hp 4.0L V6 5-sp automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range 17
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2009 2009 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed 265-hp 4.0L V6 5-sp automatic RWD 22.27
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2009 2009 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 261-hp 4.0L V6 5-sp automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range 17.22
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2009 2009 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 152-hp 2.5L I4 5-sp manual RWD 23.55
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2008 2008 4dr Crew Cab 6ft bed 261-hp 4.0L V6 5-sp automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range 20
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2008 2008 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed 261-hp 4.0L V6 6-sp manual 4WD, part-time w/low range 20.89
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2008 2008 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed 265-hp 4.0L V6 6-sp manual RWD 19.2
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2008 2008 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 152-hp 2.5L I4 5-sp manual RWD 22.73
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2007 2007 4dr Crew Cab 6ft bed 261-hp 4.0L V6 6-sp manual 4WD, part-time w/low range 11.8
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2007 2007 4dr Crew Cab 6ft bed 265-hp 4.0L V6 6-sp manual RWD 20
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2007 2007 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed 261-hp 4.0L V6 5-sp automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range 15.3
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2007 2007 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed 265-hp 4.0L V6 5-sp automatic RWD 18.86
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2007 2007 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 152-hp 2.5L I4 5-sp manual RWD 23.33
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2007 2007 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 154-hp 2.5L I4 5-sp automatic RWD 21
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2006 2006 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed 261-hp 4.0L V6 5-sp automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range 17.22
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2006 2006 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed 265-hp 4.0L V6 6-sp manual RWD 25
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2006 2006 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 261-hp 4.0L V6 5-sp automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range 19
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2006 2006 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 152-hp 2.5L I4 5-sp manual RWD 24.84
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2006 2006 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 154-hp 2.5L I4 5-sp automatic RWD 25.37
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2005 2005 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed 265-hp 4.0L V6 5-sp automatic RWD 16.75
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2005 2005 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 261-hp 4.0L V6 5-sp automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range 17
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2005 2005 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 265-hp 4.0L V6 6-sp manual RWD 22
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2005 2005 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 265-hp 4.0L V6 5-sp automatic RWD 17.92
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2004 2004 4dr Crew Cab 4.5ft bed 265-hp 4.0L V6 6-sp manual RWD 20
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2004 2004 2dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 261-hp 4.0L V6 5-sp automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range 17.15
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2004 2004 2dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 152-hp 2.5L I4 5-sp manual RWD 27.27
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2004 2004 2dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 154-hp 2.5L I4 5-sp automatic RWD 19.35
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2003 2003 4dr Crew Cab 4.5ft bed 265-hp 4.0L V6 5-sp automatic RWD 19
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2003 2003 2dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 261-hp 4.0L V6 6-sp manual 4WD, part-time w/low range 13.24
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2003 2003 2dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 152-hp 2.5L I4 5-sp manual RWD 22.3
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2002 2002 2dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 261-hp 4.0L V6 6-sp manual 4WD, part-time w/low range 17
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2002 2002 2dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 152-hp 2.5L I4 5-sp manual RWD 24
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2002 2002 2dr Extended Cab 6ft bed supercharged 210hp 3.3L V6 4-sp automatic RWD 16
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2000 2000 4dr Crew Cab 4.5ft bed 265-hp 4.0L V6 5-sp automatic RWD 20
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2000 2000 2dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 154-hp 2.5L I4 5-sp automatic RWD 24.33
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Nissan Frontier

Nissan Frontier Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 154-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed manual RWD
Averaging 22mpg for th full 57,000 miles I have driven. Winter mileage is less and summer is more Using winter snow and ice tires in winter months. Hwy tires in summer months. see full Nissan Frontier review
2008 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 154-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed manual RWD
The best so far has been 27 mpg. The worst 19mpg. Average for over 6,000 miles of mostly highway driving has been 23 mpg. At 17,800 miles on odometer the milage is down to 22 mpg. I added 4 new snow tires that have reduced mpg. see full Nissan Frontier review
Nissan Frontier Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
I keep a detailed log of fuel economy. I commute on hour each way, every day. 50% of the time is spent at 65 mph on the highway, and the remainder between 50 and 60 on 2-lane country roads. Only a few stops in between. Very consistently getting 21.5 to 22.3 mpg. I rarely rev it above 4000 RPM - only when passing someone. That happens maybe once or twice per tank. I am underwhelmed by the fuel economy. Full-sized trucks with larger, stronger V8s get similar economy. see full Nissan Frontier review
2011 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
Well, the EPA ratings are 15 city 20 Highway. The salesman I dealt with says it is easy to get 20 Highway, and I am not an aggressive driver. The V6 is geared low enough that it does 1800 rpm at 60MPH, so my light foot will help here. We will see ! see full Nissan Frontier review
2011 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
This 2011 Frontier Crew Cab at 4,000 miles is averaging 19-21 hwy, 16-19 city depending on weather and traffic conditions. see full Nissan Frontier review
2011 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
Well it has a 4.0L V6, so I guess I should have expected it. It does have nice power though. see full Nissan Frontier review
2009 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
Even though it is a powerful V6, economy was on par with much more powerful V8 engines. see full Nissan Frontier review
2006 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 265-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
Fuel Economy is terrible with the V6. Just Awful see full Nissan Frontier review
2006 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed 265-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
I cant complain about the gas mileage it was around 22mpg when new but with a lift and tires I have sucked some of that away see full Nissan Frontier review
2005 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed 265-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Overrated to what is identified. I know it is a truck but the mileage is far from what Nissan claims. see full Nissan Frontier review
2004 2dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 180-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
Average 17/21 during the summer. A friends 96 F-150 (also 4x4) gets 16/20 with a V-8. Expected much better mileage from a small truck. see full Nissan Frontier review
 

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