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Great gas milaege!
By ttague2005 on
2013 Nissan Sentra S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6M)
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 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...?
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 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.