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Nissan Frontier MPG

MPG Number of Vehicles
12 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
13 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
14 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
15 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
16 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
17 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
18 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
19 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
20 miles per gallon 2 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.

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

2012 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 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
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
 

2012 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.