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My 2015 1.6 Standard is doing great with the MPG. I am very impressed. I have zero city miles and my drive back and forth to work is residential rural roads and highway. I'm sure when the time comes to be in city traffic it will obviously change, but my commute to and from work luckily is rural and the Interstate. I have had the car about 13 days and have 570 miles on the odometer. I am wondering when the engine is broken-in at about about 1000 miles, will my MPG improve? If I bump up the octane from 87 to 91 it may also improve? As of right now though....feeling good!

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You should see improvements in FE up till about 10K, but most will occur during the first 1K. I don't think switching to 91 will get you anything as far as an improvement since the ECU is designed for 87. Also, if you really want to calculate mileage you have to do by hand (miles/gallons) since the one in the car is notorious optimistic.
 

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Don't get too excited, that average MPG that the dash gives you is not correct. I meticulously track my gas mileage and log all of my fill-ups on Fuelly - Track and Compare your MPG and I have found that the average mileage displayed on the dash is consistently 3 to 5 MPG higher than actual. Example: My average mileage that is displayed on the dash is 38 to 39 MPG, but actual mileage (miles driven divided by gallons added) is 33 to 35 MPG. I use my "Trip A" for miles driven and zero it out after every fill-up. I also zero out my average mileage display after every fill-up as well. If you want to know your true mileage, do the math at the pump, don't be fooled by your dash indication.

The average MPG for a Versa Note as recorded by Fuelly.com users: 33.6, but people here are always raving about getting 40+ MPG....they are being duped by their cars.
 

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I second what Slap said. Don't believe what the dash is telling you. With the 5 speed, I see 31-34 mpg with mostly highway driving. The only way I see ever hitting the 37mpg mark the sticker says is if I only went 55-60 on the highway instead of 80mph and some luck.
 

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I decided to leave for work about 10 minutes earlier than normal and avoid the 20 minute highway stretch to work. Riding on state roads where to max speed is 40 MPH one can easily do 45-50 MPH without too many stops. I am seeing some improvement in the MPG after one week by avoiding the highway. I forgot to note my miles on the last fill-up, but I will start doing the math soon and see how close the fuel computer is the the actual.
 

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I took a trip a few weeks ago that was about 230 miles each way in my '12 sedan. As soon as I arrived I filled up and got 39.7mpg by correct calculation. This was with intermittent use of the AC and going a constant 68mph. On the way back, I filled up again and got an actual 40.2 mpg! I was beyond pleased considering it is only rated at 38 on the interstate.

Ive got 24,xxx miles on it, keep my tires at 35psi, use synthetic oil, and drive with very gently.
 

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I second what Slap said. Don't believe what the dash is telling you. With the 5 speed, I see 31-34 mpg with mostly highway driving. The only way I see ever hitting the 37mpg mark the sticker says is if I only went 55-60 on the highway instead of 80mph and some luck.
Wow, you have the same model and your post is exzactly what my note averages.
 

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Hit a new high....44.6

I signed up with Fuelly and plan on tracking MPG on that site. Very interested in seeing how the numbers will compare. Hopefully not too much variance and will stay above 40 MPG. Probably won't need to fill up again toward the middle of this week. I most likely wait until I am down to one or two bars on the gauge.

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Not sure if it's just the cold or what but my mpg has taken a small hit this past week running around 30mpg. Still hard for me to complain since anything is better then the 15mpg I was getting in my Ford Ranger.
 

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Don't get too excited, that average MPG that the dash gives you is not correct. I meticulously track my gas mileage and log all of my fill-ups on Fuelly - Track and Compare your MPG and I have found that the average mileage displayed on the dash is consistently 3 to 5 MPG higher than actual. Example: My average mileage that is displayed on the dash is 38 to 39 MPG, but actual mileage (miles driven divided by gallons added) is 33 to 35 MPG. I use my "Trip A" for miles driven and zero it out after every fill-up. I also zero out my average mileage display after every fill-up as well. If you want to know your true mileage, do the math at the pump, don't be fooled by your dash indication.

The average MPG for a Versa Note as recorded by Fuelly.com users: 33.6, but people here are always raving about getting 40+ MPG....they are being duped by their cars.

i never go by what my fuel economy says in my dash, but i have found mine is a little more accurate and is usually only between 1 to 2 mpg off from the actual mpg that i calculate. and yes i am one of those people raving about 40+ mpg as i am able to obtain those numbers in the real world.
 

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Not sure if it's just the cold or what but my mpg has taken a small hit this past week running around 30mpg. Still hard for me to complain since anything is better then the 15mpg I was getting in my Ford Ranger.
We're seeing the same thing. Course, the car frequently needs the A/C on when defrosting so that might be some of it.
 

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I notice a marked difference with driving style. If I baby it and take off from stops like a slug, and cruise on highways under 70, i can get my mileage in the low - mid 30s.

But, if I drive naturally (with a heavy foot) cruise 70-75, and take off aggressively from stops, my mileage plummets to below 30,

'08 versa s 1.8l 6sp. owned from new, give or take 92-94k miles on it.
 

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I've found that my display is about -4 MPG off. So I just subtract that amount from what the display says.

Usually I get 40 MPG in normal suburban driving. During the summer it would display like 46-47 MPG which I know in my gut was way to optimistic, so really I was getting 41-42 MPG. In winter it varies to much from 36-40 MPG depending on the lower temps, decrease in tire PSI, winter fuel blends, and longer time it takes to heat up to optimum operating temps so higher idle etc...
 

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We're seeing the same thing. Course, the car frequently needs the A/C on when defrosting so that might be some of it.
That is what I am thinking too. I find that I have to run the defrosters for a good amount of time or my windshield fogs right back up. Not sure if it's the windshield or the car or what. Not a huge problem.
 

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That is what I am thinking too. I find that I have to run the defrosters for a good amount of time or my windshield fogs right back up. Not sure if it's the windshield or the car or what. Not a huge problem.
This is our 3rd Nissan (Frontier, Xterra), the other two did it too. I think it has something to do with the seal and off-gassing from it. It get's better over time and regularly cleaning the inside of the windows helps. I came to this conclusion when we replaced the windshield in the Frontier and replaced the seal with Nissan OEM, the issue became worse and then got better over time. I think the Note is especially prone because of the large amount of glass. Also, when the kids are in the car it's more noticeable but they put out alot of heat.
 
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