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2015 Nissan Murano: Fuel Economy Update for December — MPG Trends Up

by Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor on January 6, 2016

2015 Nissan Murano

December was another popular month for our 2015 Nissan Murano. We drove it about 2,000 miles, cresting 20,000 miles along the way. Many of those miles were on the highway, and that contributed to maintaining the fuel economy upswing we've seen the past few months.

For December 2015, we averaged 23.4 mpg. That's a bit better than November (22.9 mpg) and it helped push our lifetime mpg up another tenth to 22.5 mpg. Our long-term Murano test is nearing its end so what we have here is pretty close to our final fuel economy.

At 22.5 mpg, we're still below the EPA's combined driving estimate of 24 mpg. But most of our long-term test cars end up a bit shy of their respective combined estimates so I'm not surprised here. The way I see it, our Murano's got a solid powertrain that will get you fuel economy in the low/mid 20s, depending on your driving conditions and style. If this was my Murano, I'd be satisfied with that.

Worst Fill MPG: 14.6 
Best Fill MPG: 28.0
Average Lifetime MPG: 22.5
EPA MPG Rating: 24 Combined (21 city/28 highway)
Best Range: 448.4 miles
Current Odometer: 21,412 miles

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 21,412 miles

 


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