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I have a 2009 (purchased in 2008) with 55K on it - I drive very conservatively - I have never gotten remotely close to 3o MPG on the hwy - I frankly don't believe it - I'm a musician and driving home late at night with a full tank - down US 1 so averaging between 50 and 60 - I can get around 25 - never come close to 30 - on the HWY averaging 75 to 80 I get about 21 or 22 - that's it and as I said I drive with the mindset to save fuel - I have seen these posts about 30 MPG for years on this site and I'm sorry but I dodn't believe it.
:DThis is 3rd gen Murano! It's a different car. It has lower weight, 0.31 drag coefficient which is especially important to highway speeds - so this means better MPG. In addition some say CVT is a bit optimized: better ratio, lower friction, even manual states different new NS-3 fluid for CVT.
 

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cbenj that looks a bit too much. :( We still don't have enough data collected to say something definite, but closest is our 23.6mph and we got 23.5MPG. I wonder if idling time during stop and go rush hour is accounted in that average speed number? Can you please describe your traffic conditions - is it really bad? I'm just worried that with winter coming it may even get worth.
It's really bad for about 50% of my commute and bad for another 15% and then ok for about 35%. I head to the downtown connector from the east side and then north through downtown. I know it's heavy traffic for 50%-60% of the commute but wouldn't that equate to city in the EPA rating?
 

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It's really bad for about 50% of my commute and bad for another 15% and then ok for about 35%. I head to the downtown connector from the east side and then north through downtown. I know it's heavy traffic for 50%-60% of the commute but wouldn't that equate to city in the EPA rating?
I think EPA has different opinion on what is considered a city :) From what I've heard it's about 5 stop and goes within testing distance. In reality I'm sure you are doing much more stop and goes.
The important thing is that ANY car would do worse in that conditions than its EPA. So IMHO there's nothing wrong with your car, it's just heavy traffic.
 

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I have a 2009 (purchased in 2008) with 55K on it - I drive very conservatively - I have never gotten remotely close to 3o MPG on the hwy - I frankly don't believe it - I'm a musician and driving home late at night with a full tank - down US 1 so averaging between 50 and 60 - I can get around 25 - never come close to 30 - on the HWY averaging 75 to 80 I get about 21 or 22 - that's it and as I said I drive with the mindset to save fuel - I have seen these posts about 30 MPG for years on this site and I'm sorry but I dodn't believe it.
I need to stay under 65 mph to get 30 mpg and keep a light foot. If I'm doing 75 - 80 mph I'll drop to around 27 mpg US. 3rd gen with around 900 miles.
 

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I need to stay under 65 mph to get 30 mpg and keep a light foot. If I'm doing 75 - 80 mph I'll drop to around 27 mpg US. 3rd gen with around 900 miles.
When I was getting 31 mpg last weekend...I had the adaptive cruise set to 74 mph. This cruise I think alters your speed much more than I would with normal cruise (due to it's nature of adjusting to traffic)...which I think I could get even better mpg without adaptive cruise control.
 

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Just an update: on regular gas (87) we (me and my wife) get 25.6 MPG (9.2 L) combined average over last 1200 miles of driving to work and back (4 weeks driving). I would say 30% city 70% highways. Which is not bad at all. Average speed 26.5mph (42km/h). It's FWD and we drive it gently, no lead foot on gas pedal.

P.S. In exactly same conditions our previous car Dodge Grand Caravan 2008 (5th gen.) was giving us 17 MPG. There you have it.
 

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Bought my Murano AWD PLAT in June. With constant AC use this summer around town suburbs I avg 23.5-24.5. I don't use the trip calculator in the Murano. I do my math the old school way(miles divided by gal gas) Yet to take a long trip with majority interstate. Also hoping to see increase in MPG after first oil change or two.
 

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Bought my Murano AWD PLAT in June. With constant AC use this summer around town suburbs I avg 23.5-24.5. I don't use the trip calculator in the Murano. I do my math the old school way(miles divided by gal gas) Yet to take a long trip with majority interstate. Also hoping to see increase in MPG after first oil change or two.
That seems like excellent mileage to me. You must have a light right foot! Congrats!
 

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We are getting a cumulative 23.9 MPG in mostly 75% city / 25% highway driving over 2500 miles over mostly flat terrain and good weather. That's my wife driving and she has a lead foot. Since I have an electric car, I have learned to drive efficiently and would probably get a few more MPGs. It's way better than the 17 MPG we got in our Saturn Outloook.
 

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My wife just got 27.1mpg from Dayton to Pittsburgh with our 2006 1st generation murano. She was averaging 60 Mph and all highway, even with a couple traffic jam parts.
I would not have thought a first gen could do much over 25, but something about when she drives, she always does better than me!
She does try for good mileage, and understands how to get it.
She had it as high as 27.8 for a while even!

I easily believe the latest generation should be able to get 30mpg!
 

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Went on a road trip this weekend. Got 26.7 MPG on the trip computer on my last fill up and got 395 miles on it without the gas light going off. I think there was still about 60 miles on the estimated range. I was between 70-80 mph for the most part.

I usually get 19-21 in mixed driving (I feel like it's about 30% city and 70% freeway so it SHOULD be better but oh well). City driving is pretty bad for mpg.
 

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We are getting a cumulative 23.9 MPG in mostly 75% city / 25% highway driving over 2500 miles over mostly flat terrain and good weather. That's my wife driving and she has a lead foot. Since I have an electric car, I have learned to drive efficiently and would probably get a few more MPGs. It's way better than the 17 MPG we got in our Saturn Outloook.
I find 23.9 mpg hard to believe if 75% city, even if it is Raleigh...must not be true stop and go traffic cause if it were, you should be closer to 20 mpg. And if wife has a lead foot, maybe under that. What's your mph at that mpg?
 

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Our computer finally stopped changing value after accumulating 3500miles (5000km) of total driving. Now it stabilized on 26.3MPG (9.0L) and is staying there last 3 tanks of gas. We do everyday driving from Kitchener to Hamilton, so it's mainly highway. I would say 20% city 80% highway. Our average speed on computer is 29.8mph (48km). However, for those who does mostly city traffic average speed should be much lower and consequently MPG drop will follow. For example on very short trips in cold morning when engine is cold and needs to warm up, thus wroking not efficiently and driving only in city with traffic lights and some hills - basically worst scenario - I've seen computer show as low as 12.5MPG (18.7L). So I think fuel consumption in Murano greatly depends on kind of driving one does. On the other hand best case scenario was when I was driving purely on highway for close to 1 hour and MPG got to as high as 33,6MPG (7.0L) - that was a calm driving on a flat highway without traffic and maintaining speed not higher than 60-65mph. But then again, our Murano is FWD and SV - meaning it weighs good 250lbs less than some Platinum AWD. Not that it matters much on highway, but still impacts MPG somewhat to a lesser degree.
 

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Just completed a trip. 432 miles, 56 mph avg. @ 29.1 MPG. I am impressed! The old MO would have been in the 23 to 24 range. The above average speed would have been greater if it were not for the valet leaving it idling for 10/15 minutes.
 

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I find 23.9 mpg hard to believe if 75% city, even if it is Raleigh...must not be true stop and go traffic cause if it were, you should be closer to 20 mpg. And if wife has a lead foot, maybe under that. What's your mph at that mpg?
Agreed. Either his percentages are off, or he's fudging the numbers a bit.
 

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Agreed. Either his percentages are off, or he's fudging the numbers a bit.
These are the numbers off of the drive computer screen. Here's a screen shot of the current numbers. It has dropped to 22.0MPG due to almost all city driving in the last 1000 miles. The average speed went from 29 down to 25 MPH.
 

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That's pretty good! I would assume then that it's possible your estimation of city driving is a bit higher than actual, or your definition of city driving is a bit more pleasant than what some folks endure :).
 
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