Underestimated Fuel Economy - 2012 Nissan Quest Long-Term Road Test
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2012 Nissan Quest Long Term Road Test

2012 Nissan Quest: Underestimated Fuel Economy

February 28, 2012

 Quest Guage

I made it a point to check the fuel economy gauge on my recent trip to Las Vegas and compare it to actual calculated mpg. In our experiences, we have noticed that these gauges have a tendency to be overly optimistic. Not so in the 2012 Nissan Quest.

I filled up twice on my last trip and in both situations the in-car display was 0.3 mpg less than the actual calculated figure.

First fill up -- Displayed MPG: 19.5 (19.8 actual)
Second fill up -- Displayed MPG: 23.9 (24.2 actual)

 Quest Guage

If I had to choose, I think I'd prefer the fuel economy gauge to underreport what I'm actually getting -- especially if it's as consistent as this one is. What would you prefer? Underestimate or overestimate?

Ron Montoya, Consumer Advice Associate @ 6,835 miles


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