If I drive in the ECO mode, I easily get 45 mpg and trying hard can get 50 mpg in normal Boston area commuting.
In normal mode I get 42 mpg.
The sport mode is fun.
I understand why each Nissan dealer I spoke with when I was shopping stated that the mpg rating was far too low.
The manual rating is 36 highway and lower combined.
This is a ridiculously low rating.
The handling is a little soft, but the tires are for high mpg.
The braking and acceleration is really good.
I am wondering how many miles you have on your car and how you are driving it.
I have 225 miles on mine (not really broken in yet) and I am only getting a combined 29 mpg.
That is driving very easily, never flooring it, always in eco mode.
Any help would be great. thanks.
I'm skeptical of this review on the gas mileage.
First, I hope you are not taking the trip computer numbers at face value.
It's an error.
It's off by 2-3MPG.
I have 2,500 miles on my car and with either ECO mode or regular, I am averaging 33.1 MPG on mostly highway commuting.
I am not hard on the pedal, and drive an average of 75MPH.
Perhaps you might be a slow driver or have more flat road surfaces.
Everyone's terrain is different.
Perhaps you might be the lucky one, who knows but I think your numbers are way too high.
I am interested in the transmission/clutch feel.
How do you like that?
Is launching easy, does the engine have good torque, is the clutch and throttle predictable...?
Downshifting at speed for passing & cornering, is the transmission solid or is it hard to find gates and mushy engaging, does the electronic throttle erroneously second-guess your inputs or does it help...?
Upshifting, is it easy or a chore, do the revs hang (as is typical since the '70s), were you able to break in the synchros without breaking anything...?