EPA Rating Seems Out of Reach - 2015 Nissan Murano Long-Term Road Test

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2015 Nissan Murano: EPA Rating Seems Out of Reach

August 4, 2015

2015 Nissan Murano

Little has changed over the last four months. Our 2015 Nissan Murano seems to have plateaued well shy of its 24-mpg EPA combined rating. Its lifetime average was 21.6 mpg at the end of April, 21.5 at the end of May and 21.6 again at the end of June. Now that July is history, the number is essentially the same: 21.7 mpg.

The very slight uptick came about because July's added mileage was helped by a northern California road trip in which the Murano duplicated its best tank of 26.5 mpg. But this was offset by a couple of lesser tanks in the teens, too. Taken in isolation, the 2,127 miles added this month came in at 22.2 mpg.

Now that the Murano has passed through 10,000 miles total, it's going to be difficult to make big changes in the lifetime average from here on out. Its 24-mpg EPA combined rating seems impossibly far away in the face of a lifetime average that so far has barely risen above its EPA city rating of 21 mpg.

Worst Fill MPG: 15.3
Best Fill MPG: 26.5 (repeated this month)
Average Lifetime MPG: 21.7 (4.6 gallons per 100 miles)
EPA MPG Rating: 24 Combined (21 City/28 Highway)
Best Range: 401 miles
Current Odometer: 10,453miles

Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing @ 10,453 miles

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