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Nissan Sentra MPG


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Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2012 2012 4dr Sedan 140-hp 2.0L I4 CVT FWD 25.7
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With the 149-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, CVT transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2012 Nissan Sentra has been averaging 25.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Nissan Sentras in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (29.3 percent), in heavy traffic (12.3 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2012 Nissan Sentra in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.

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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the 2012 Nissan Sentra

2012 Nissan Sentra Real Gas Mileage: Pros
2013 The Altima topped the rest of its segment in fuel economy, and the Sentra does the same, with EPA ratings of 30 mpg city, 39 highway. The Civic matches the highway number, but falls two short in the city. The Sentra's trip computer substantiated these estimates, and then some. On the highway cruising at 65 it reported a two-way average of 40. In suburban driving it averaged 32. Driven on the same loop (which included warming up from a cold start) by the same driver, the Civic managed only 27. If both trip computers can be trusted (a fairly big if), this is quite a difference. When driven to maximize fuel economy, the gap was much narrower, 35 vs. 36. In general, though, the Sentra seemed to go another two or three miles on each gallon. Ironically, the main damper on the Sentra's win comes from within the family. Though much larger and considerably more powerful (182 vs. 130 horsepower), the Altima is nearly as fuel efficient, with EPA ratings of 27/38. In Nissan's defense, no auto maker can seem to get much better fuel economy out of a compact (or even subcompact) sedan than a midsize. see full Nissan Sentra review

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2012 Nissan Sentra 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 Sentra's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.