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I recently saw on the governments EPA website that they rate the 2005 Murano AWD at 20 city and 24 highway but the 2006 is rated at 19 city and 24 highway. Maybe Nissan was forced to change it because it was never living up to the mileage it was posting on the sticker. Here's a link, http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/findacar.htm
 

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I think it should be even lower. Who gets 19mpg in CITY driving? I think its closer to 16-17 on a good day, on premium. I suppose one can get 24mpg on the highway, if the gas station you just filled up at is next to the on ramp and you never exceed 60mph. But in actual conditions, where traffic averages 75mph, the highway mpg is more like 21mpg.
 

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At 75 MPH on Interstate trips I get 23 plus.
23.4 is a number I see often and I drive 5 mph over the speed limit when on trips, so most of the time it is 75, sometimes 80.

In our area, suburbia, I get only about 17.
Most of our speed limits are 35 or 45 with a traffic light every one mile. Sometimes you hit the lights, sometime you don't.
All on Premium. That's all I run.

Understand that I am never trying to get good mileage.
I don't drive that way.
What I get, I get.

ALL cars fail to get the stated EPA mileage IMO.

There have been recent articles about this.

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I agree with Homer. I ma getting similar results.
 

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Hmm... must be the difference between 2WD and AWD.

The 19/24 posted above was for an AWD Murano. Perhaps the 2WD versions did not have their ratings adjusted.
 

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That's a thought. You may have hit it.
I believe there was a difference in ratings even in 03.
I would rather they rated the thing at something like 14/23 with an average of 17.
I think that might be closer to the truth.
But of course, I am confusing truth with marketing.......:D

One of my all time favorite cars, a 1957 Plymouth that I put a No Guarantee Racing Hemi from the factory in, in 1964, got 7mpg when I was trying and 4MPG when I wasn't.
Of course, it could accelerate a bit faster than the MO and the gas was a bit cheaper*. (We had Sunoco 260 back then. "about" 104 octane.)


Homer


* Gas was "maybe" cheaper in 1964. I think we paid about 35 or 40 cents a gallon for 260 in 1964. With inflation.............
 

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My gas mileage is more like Eric's than Homer's. And that's with a non-AWD.

I just made a 400 mile trip. Each way I drove at night so traffic was nil, used the cruise control at least 90% of the way, and kept my speeds between 70-75 mph. Right before departing (each way) I filled up and reset the trip and MPG computers once I was on the highway. One way I got 21.2 MPG and the other way I got 22.3 mpg.

So I'm glad the EPA estimates are starting to look more reasonable. I can get close to 19 mpg city if I do a bit (40 miles or so) of highway driving on the same tank.
 

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I feel the FWD get a little bit more milage than the AWD.

I get 18.5 to 19 around town (this time of year) and 22 to 24 on the highway. We have 75 mph speed limit in AZ and I drive a bit over on the highway and get the 22 if I drive 65, I get 24. AND I don't consider my engine broken in yet. I did religiously follow slow varying speed for the first 2500 miles.

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21.9 MPG city and 23 MPG highway go figure bad driving habits and AWD. Go figure?? Maybe it has something to with the 6 KM of gravel road I drive each way to town and back as I will only go 30 km/h.
 

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Folks, I have an 05 SL AWD(just hit 15K, 6mo old..yeah I drive a lot) and to follow up on your posts I have been averaging 17-21mpg (city/highway loop) for the most part but I have to say my straight highway mileage has been VERY satisfiying to me...On a recent trip to Atlanta I got about 25 mpg going and 27MPG on the return trip !! And this was with my cruise control set to approx75mph the entire trip...Total distance was 655 miles (non stop except for gas refill) Did calulations both the old fashion way and via the trip computer...(Trip computer actually showed my mileage as being less than I actually got)...
 

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Interesting numbers! I'm about to find out for myself because on Monday I'm taking the MO on a one-way 1700 mile trek to Chandler, AZ with the back loaded for a 3 month stay. The MO currently has 3000 miles on it so it'll be a good test.
 

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Flip said:
Interesting numbers! I'm about to find out for myself because on Monday I'm taking the MO on a one-way 1700 mile trek to Chandler, AZ with the back loaded for a 3 month stay. The MO currently has 3000 miles on it so it'll be a good test.
BOY are you gonna love the weather down here.!!! We ate Thanksgiving Dinner on the outside patio. Beautiful. 72F


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BOY are you gonna love the weather down here.!!! We ate Thanksgiving Dinner on the outside patio. Beautiful. 72F


Grip
Yeah Grip, I'm really looking forward to the sunshine, golf and whatever ... but looking at the 5 day forecast for my route, the MO is going to get a little test of all of it's capabilities .. snow, flurries, freezing rain and wind until I get about 700 miles south. Thats typical Canadian weather for this time of year but theres no hurry and it'll give me a chance to evaluate how the Mo performs in the snow :roadtrip:
 

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Takes a bit of practice, because of how the rear wheels kick in, but you can do some nice drifts through the snow in it! It's easier if you turn on the AWD first, but don't do it if there's any exposed road.

The transfer case is not heavy duty and a few here have cracked from the stress of guys like me doing drifts with the awd turned on and hitting exposed, but still wet, pavement.
 

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Gas mpg interesting discussion

Hi, Folks. Our 03 SE AWD gets 18-22mpg at 75-80mph and low altitude. We took a trip to Boise, ID. at higher altitude over Thanksgiving and got 19 at best. On the way back I was stopped by a cop and left with a severe warning. From then on to home at 60mph it went up to 25mpg!
Moral of story is if you want to get better mileage fropm the VQ35,: keep speed /rev's down! :2:
PS. what radar detectors are being used with scrambling technology? Looks like Bell/Escort high end detectors are the best. I need better protection! :)
 

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Re: Gas mpg interesting discussion

dborla01 said:
PS. what radar detectors are being used with scrambling technology? Looks like Bell/Escort high end detectors are the best. I need better protection! :)
No, you need to slow down!!!!

I track my gas mileage per fillup and below is the last readings per tank. I am getting almost 21 mpg overall since I purchased my Murano and am very happy with that mileage. Sorry the columns are crowded together but I could not get them any further apart.

MPG/ AVG/
tank mpg
18.12 20.62
21.77 20.63
18.64 20.58
22.54 20.63
19.61 20.61
19.16 20.59
24.07 20.66
25.39 20.72
26.06 20.76
21.18 20.77
22.18 20.79
20.65 20.78
22.23 20.81
18.35 20.77
21.58 20.79
19.85 20.76
17.15 20.70
23.37 20.74
22.83 20.77
24.16 20.84
 
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