Just logged the fuel mileage from the road trip my wife and I took.....
26.7 MPG average. Ugh. The posted speed limit is 70MPH for much of the way and we never exceeded that (typically 50MPH for longer stretches of road construction zones, which there were a few, and each were somewhere in the range of 3-7 miles long). Cruise control was used whenever possible. Engine RPM rarely exceeded 2,600 for the duration of the trip.
The following cargo was present:
-2 adults (~375 lbs combined)
-1 large suitcase weighing 42 lbs according to the airline scale.
-1 laptop and everything to go along with it in a case weighing ~12 lbs.
-All the manuals and whatnot in the glovebox, so I'll call it ~6 lbs.
TOTAL CARGO WEIGHT: ~435 lbs
Is anyone else experiencing laughable fuel economy from their Versa in similar conditions? I was hoping to get at least another 3 MPG.
I'm hesitant to even go back to the Nissan Service Center with the data, as I'm sure they'll want to do their own fuel econ test (all fuel at my expense), only to come back and say something to the tune of "We didn't find anything wrong".
I'm happy with the car getting 4-6 more MPG average per tank than my previous car, but I'm really not pleased it's nowhere near what other V owners are reporting. I'm beginning to think we made a mistake in choosing this car over the competitions offerings since we were shopping primarily for fuel economy. Guess we're screwed.