I would get the same mileage as both my Frontiers with my 2003 Chevy Avalanche. Getting 20 mpg on the highway was easy with that truck. I just didn't need that much truck anymore so I got the Frontier.
2006 4x4 SE KC 6 Speed-Traded in
2010 Pro-4X CC 4x4
Flowmaster Cat Back Exhaust
I think alot of people think that the window sticker mileage is actually what you get! You might get 20+ miles with a new V8 on the highway, empty and on flat highway. But your average mileage city&highway will still be less than a V6 in most cases. I average about 19mpg fall, spring and summer and about 17mpg winter with mixed driving . I do not think a V8 will do that, maybe empty with just a driver and flat highway. Also the full sizes are unnecessary for most people even if they get the same mileage, I would rather drive my frontier everyday/commuting than a full size truck. Just my $.02.
The mileage is due to several factors compounding. Emissions. Fuel mixes. Added weight from features (my truck weighs 5600 with no add ons!!) And on the 4x4s the forward running gear turns all the time dragging the mileage down too.
wait until you have 180k miles and 1000lbs of extra weight/armor/winch/etc.
You'll get GREAT mileage!
Or add a big a** lift and ridiculously heavy mudders. Then you'll get it down to a very respectable 14-15 MPGs combined like mine
I'll take the MPGs for the sole fact that I can still light em up with all the power the big 4.0 puts out (with some minor mods : ), not to mention it still carts all the crap we bolt on them up every hill we point them at
2011 Pro-4X CC Night Armor
6" Fabtech kit, 33/12.5/17 Pro Comp MTs on 17x9 Level 8 Strike 6 wheels, Shrock sliders, BTF diff cover, BDGT, Nismo CAI, Magnaflow cat-back, Custom Deaver spring packs, PRG Adj shackles (ordered), Radflo PBs (ordered), CXJ IMS, Titus Hi-lift bed mounts
2.5 SAW COs, PRG UCAs, Custom bumpers, Thorley shorties, Custom burgers, HIDs, LED lighting and the list goes on.....
Our "modern' minivan with all it's tricks still doesn't do well in city traffic.
Your local traffic engineers an influence your vehicle mileage significantly. Fort Collins has a lot of work to do to get their lights working properly -- unless their goal is slower traffic and more pollution.
2008 SE 4WD, Crew Cab, Long Bed; Leer 180 Cap, 2" Receiver hitch, Trailer wiring in bumper. Cooper 245/75/16 M&S (Winter). Cooper 265/75R16 ATP (Summer). Full set of Hefty skids, TJM Coilover w/HD spring, SPC upper control arms and 2" rear add a leaf plus 1" block. TJM extended travel rear shocks. Pyle backup camera wired to a Pioneer radio.
Check the mpg on the Canyon/Colorado if you want lousy mileage in a small truck.
I call BS on that..
let me introduce you to the other truck in the family.
We use this if we want to get 19-21 mpg highway. (vs. 15 in the frontier)
This is after adding larger tires (265-70-17), Suspension Maxx Keys, Ball Joint Flip and Spacer, Differential Drop, Skykacker AAL's and Rancho 5000's.
Got 21-23 before the tire swap.
08', CC, 4X4, SE w/Value Pkg, AT, Long Bed, Tinted Front Windows, BakFlip(POS), AFE CAI, Hilift,
Bug-out-bag, 2" PRG Spacer & Deaver AAL's, 285/75/16 TOYO ATII's, Superchips Cortex,
Cobra 18WXSTII w/ 4" Firestik, Relocated Trailer Plug, Thule Track Kit and Yakima Loadwarrior Basket,
Pioneer AVHP3200DVD, Infinity Ref Components on Rockford T400-4 4-Ch. Amp, Pioneer Sub on RF P300-1 Amp, Sirius, FatMat.
White Rhino Fab Light Bar & KC Slimlights (#124)
Originally Posted by StormFrontier
Let me get this straight: You have a Frontier for a company car and you're on the Frontier forum?
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