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Nissan Xterra MPG

MPG Number of Vehicles
15 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
16 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
17 miles per gallon 5 vehicles
18 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
19 miles per gallon 11 vehicles
20 miles per gallon 7 vehicles
21 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2012 2012 4dr SUV 261-hp 4.0L V6 5-sp automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range 18.48
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With the 261-horsepower 4.0L V6 engine, 5-speed automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive, part-time w/low range, the 2012 Nissan Xterra has been averaging 18.48 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Nissan Xterras in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 98 miles per hour (about 72.3 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (9.9 percent), in heavy traffic (3.5 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

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

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

2012 Nissan Xterra Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Most people who drove or owned xterra, complain about fuel economy. I say bs: compare it with its true, truck-based SUV competitors - and there are only 3 of them: toyota 4runner and fj cruiser, and jeep wrangler rubicon. Thats all! All others are not to be compared to xterra - they are just car-based SUVs (even new nissan pathfinder is just a car!).rnWhen you compare xterra with correct competitors, you will find that its fuel economy is excellent: my trip computer and calculations show the best economy of 10.3 l/100km on highway at 95 km/h without aircon, on cruise control, on a warm day. My worst is 19.3 l/100km during heavy winter offroading through 3 feet of snow (and it was quite wet snow), using 4x4 low with lockers. From my comparis see full Nissan Xterra review
2012 Nissan Xterra Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
I don't see how the fuel economy could be improved, given what the vehicle is. But I can't say that I am happy with the poor fuel economy. see full Nissan Xterra review
 

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