2015 Nissan Murano: Fuel Economy Update for September - Good MPG (for a Viper)
by Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor on October 2, 2015
Our 2015 Nissan Murano plied the clogged byways of metro Los Angeles for much of September, and our fuel economy is left to tell the tale. After about 1,200 miles, we lowered our lifetime average and set a new record for gas guzzling. But hey, there's no crying in accounting, or at least that's what my wife tells me.
The new low mark stands at 14.7 mpg after 220 miles of driving on a nearly full tank. That's way off the EPA's city estimate of 21 mpg. The numbers check out though, so there's no obvious excuse or explanation other than we apparently drove around with a heavy right foot. We're also down to 21.9 mpg lifetime, from 22.0 last month.
That said, being a couple mpg below an EPA combined estimate (the Murano's is 24 mpg) is not unheard of. And at least from my experience of driving our Murano the past few days, and observing how the CVT responds to throttle inputs, there's some potential for more efficient fuel economy if you want to work for it. I'll need to drive our Murano around more before I really know, though. Stay tuned.
Worst Fill MPG: 14.7
Best Fill MPG: 26.7
Average Lifetime MPG: 21.9
EPA MPG Rating: 24 combined (21 City/28 Highway)
Best Range: 401
Current Odometer: 14,225
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 14,225 miles