2009 Nissan GT-R Long-Term Road Test

2009 Nissan GT-R: More MPG Than STI

November 25, 2008



Dig this, hypermilers.

I recently ran a tank of premium through our 2008 Subaru STI. It was a 50/50 mix of highway and city driving and I averaged 16.5 mpg as you can see by the top photo.

A week later I drove through a tank in our long-term 2009 Nissan GT-R. It was also a 50/50 mix of city and highway. But check the number. It wasted the STI, averaging almost 20 mpg.

Now, this is not a scientific comparison. In fact, the EPA says the Subie should get the better mileage. It's rated at 17 city/23 hwy, while the GT-R is rated at 16 city and 21 hwy. But it doesn't change the fact that in the real world, the wicked quick GT-R gets better mileage than the STI. At least when I'm driving.

Scott Oldham, Edmunds Editor in Chief

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