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Cool Positive MPG feedback

I went into this thing knowing gas mileage wasn't going to be great. My biggest hope was simply to achieve the MPG on the window sticker. Reading through these forums made me nervous. A lot of peeps are getting terrible gas mileage, even without mods like bigger tires and suspension.

So far, I've been pleasantly surprised. My overall average is 19.7. However, I took a road trip last weekend from Salt Lake City to Moab. We played in Arches National Park over Easter weekend : ) On the way down, I managed to get 23.7 MPG! I made this drive once before but only achieved 20.6 MPG. At that time, the truck wasn't broken in and I was hauling mountain bikes on a hitch mounted bike rack.

But 23.7?!?!? I'm pretty excited about that. My only mod is a tonneau cover, which I expect contributes a bit to the good MPG. Coincidentally, this was the first tank of gas after my very first oil change. I put in Mobil 1 5W-30 full synthetic. Maybe the switch to synthetic helped a bit too... Thoughts?

Anyways, just wanted to jump on here for a minute and talk about MPG - without griping : ) I'll be EXTREMELY happy if my MPG averages 18-20.

I love my truck so far. Literally zero gripes.

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What trim level? 4x4 or 4x2? Auto or manual trans?
(Guessing 4x4, but thought I'd ask)

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What trim level? 4x4 or 4x2? Auto or manual trans?

(Guessing 4x4, but thought I'd ask)


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I have a 2 month old 2017 SV 4x4 auto, and I track MPG on both my vehicles.

This is the 2017 Frontier, all 2 lane roads, it has not been on the freeway.


This was my Titan, 13 years and 212,000 miles, 671 tanks of gas, 13,500 gallons of gas, $35,126 in gas

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SV V6 Crew Cab 4WD 6 Speed
Certainly impressive fuel economy.

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^^ wow very impressive with the spreadsheet.

I wish my frontier did better in the MPG department. But I can't complain. I knew what I was getting into. I did think I could beat all the other claims because I always have with my other vehicles. But this is my first automatic in my entire life and it seems they are a wee bit harder to get the best MPG's.

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My 2012 sees mostly highway driving, but it's pretty normal to see ~20MPG or better even with winter gas. My last trip however was a bit worse but weather conditions were absolutely horrid even for Canadian weather. Slushy conditions were causing vehicles to loose control and end up in the ditches, people white knuckling with lots of changes in travel speeds (speed up, slow down, speed up, slow down) etc. The guess-o-meter still read around a 18MPG equivalent even having been in 4HI the whole trip.

I don't look at it when I'm running around town though that can get depressing especially when compared to a lightly modified 04 Outlander 2.4L that I normally drive day to day around the city.

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I get 19.5 hwy with my lift, 265 75 16 duratracs, toolbox fully loaded for work. Drive 35 miles each way on a country highway. Go up 2000' in elevation on my drive to work (I live at ~7400', work at 9300'(
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I have a 2 month old 2017 SV 4x4 auto, and I track MPG on both my vehicles.

This is the 2017 Frontier, all 2 lane roads, it has not been on the freeway.


This was my Titan, 13 years and 212,000 miles, 671 tanks of gas, 13,500 gallons of gas, $35,126 in gas
Great spreadsheet - and I love spreadsheets : ) However, it's a little easier these days with apps. You should check out Fuelly.com and the GasTrackerz+ app (iOS, they make something else for Android).

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I get 19.5 hwy with my lift, 265 75 16 duratracs, toolbox fully loaded for work. Drive 35 miles each way on a country highway. Go up 2000' in elevation on my drive to work (I live at ~7400', work at 9300'(
That's awesome and makes me rethink bigger tires and a small lift. I had already written that off in my mind due to what others were saying about gas mileage. Now maybe I'll reconsider.


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