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Just got a 08 pathfinder and would love to know what others are recording for their average MPG. I was hoping for a little better MPG when I bought the car... but ...


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I've been to Calgary from Edmonton last weekend with 2007 pathfinder SE 30K mileage. I drove with extra caution to save fuel, so I tried to keep 100~110 km/hr. I ended up have 23.5 mpg when I got home. 2 months ago, I've been to Banff and ended up having 17 mpg because I drove at 130 km/hr and passed a lot. In conclusion, driving practice makes huge difference with this pathy model, I think. So try to keep RPM less than 2 and you'll find huge difference. Hope it helps.
I also have a question about engine noise. I found my pathy made quite bit of noise when accelerating, especially at arount 35~40 mph with 2 rpm. I could hear the worst noise with rear windows open. Did anybody experience this? Any solution? Thanks in advance for your help.
 

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It also depends on whether it's 4wd or not. We average around 17mpg with a 50/50 split. we have 45k and still the original tires. The tires still have plenty of meat on them, but I'll probably be getting something to replace them in the fall.
 

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I have a 2007 Pathfinder LE 4x4. I installed a Nismo Cold Air Intake and a Gibson catback exhaust. Horse power went way up, torque went up, gas mileage is 27mpg at 70 mph. I also install a ScanGaugeII.
 

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my 08 s model 4x4 gets about 22 on the highway and 15-18 in city
You're just about right for the 4X4. You can get a little more on the highway by using your cruise control and keeping it at or below 75.

If you're getting 22 hwy on 87 octane then you're in pretty good shape.

91 octane and a full synthetic motor oil will get you an extra 1 or 2 mpg.
 

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yea, actually Ive only used 91 octane since I purchased it back in January 08..I always use the cruise control on highways and interstates and even accelerate/deccelerate in and out of traffic with the cruise control as much as possible...at around 80-85 mph. I recently took a trip to Texas from Oklahoma and averaged about 24mpg...and that was using the valero filling stations. I was astonished. Also, I recently took a trip to Illinois from Oklahoma and averaged about 22.5...with no valero stations. I think their gas may be better than others...Im not sure what the oil is, I do alot of business right by the Nissan dealership I bought this from and for my convenience I have them change my oil for me. So, whatever they use is whats in it and Im not sure what kind that is. What Ive noticed though is if when you accelerate from a dead stop, you keep the rpm's under or at 2500 you conserve a whole lot more gas than if you exceed 2500. I had to train myself to just creep out of a dead stop. I was used to a Ford Fusion before the Pathfinder lol.
 

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I have a 2007 Pathfinder LE 4x4. I installed a Nismo Cold Air Intake and a Gibson catback exhaust. Horse power went way up, torque went up, gas mileage is 27mpg at 70 mph. I also install a ScanGaugeII.
Do you really get up to 27MPG?!
 

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I've been to Calgary from Edmonton last weekend with 2007 pathfinder SE 30K mileage. I drove with extra caution to save fuel, so I tried to keep 100~110 km/hr. I ended up have 23.5 mpg when I got home. 2 months ago, I've been to Banff and ended up having 17 mpg because I drove at 130 km/hr and passed a lot. In conclusion, driving practice makes huge difference with this pathy model, I think. So try to keep RPM less than 2 and you'll find huge difference. Hope it helps.
I also have a question about engine noise. I found my pathy made quite bit of noise when accelerating, especially at arount 35~40 mph with 2 rpm. I could hear the worst noise with rear windows open. Did anybody experience this? Any solution? Thanks in advance for your help.
With my 06 SE, I'm getting, right now, what the brochure says, 15.7L/100km.
 

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I have a 2007 Pathfinder LE 4x4. I installed a Nismo Cold Air Intake and a Gibson catback exhaust. Horse power went way up, torque went up, gas mileage is 27mpg at 70 mph. I also install a ScanGaugeII.

Do you really get up to 27MPG?!
Tough cookie to sell... he *is* from Canada, maybe he was using UK/Canadian gallons, which would put that mileage at 22.5MPG in US units.

If that's the case, I've gotten similar highway mileage in my '03, so it's not impossible.
 

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Tough cookie to sell... he *is* from Canada, maybe he was using UK/Canadian gallons, which would put that mileage at 22.5MPG in US units.

If that's the case, I've gotten similar highway mileage in my '03, so it's not impossible.
Definitely not impossible. I have no mods except a K&N air filter plus I run 91 octane with a full synthetic oil. If I keep the revs under 2000 which puts me at or just under 75 I can swing between 26 and 27 mpg according to the computer.

After emptying a tank on a recent trip with the cruise set to 70 with two stops resulting in the engine being turned off then on and getting back up to speed I checked my mileage the old fashioned way by doing the math myself and I managed 25.8mpg. I figure I would have done even better without the stops. I'm going to make the wife hold it on our next trip to see how we do.

I'd say with a decent exhaust and the cold air intake he could have easily pulled 27mpg. Especially with the 2wd version. He could program the ECU to take away some of the oomph and probably get around 30mpg. Passing may not be as fun but your wallet would appreciate it.
 

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I have a KN drop in filter, full syn oil and use either 89 or 91 octane. I stay between 20-24mpg depending on if its city or highway
 

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My 2001 PF has NEVER seen 20 MPG highway on any road or at any speed with tail winds or going "downhill'. Best I've seen feathering the throttle maybe 18.5. MPG sucks on this truck. Maybe it's gotten better in the later year models, but I can't believe 22-27!! MPG, no way.
 

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I agree 2001 is terrible on gas

Almatti -- You are correct sir, best I've seen on my 2001 with a K&N performance air filter & Royal Purple full synthetic oil (6.50/qt) is around 19-20 on a cruising trip not exceeding 65 mph.

It does run pretty good and I haven't had to do much other than tires, brakes and shocks. I've got 137,000 on it and still running strong. My kids are goinfg to drive it in 2 years, then i get my pick-up truck.
 

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2006 Pathfinder LE 4x4. On regular gas, I've averaging about 18mpg. My driving is a mix of highway and city which I'd describe as "Hill Country Suburban."
 

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2003 SE 4x4, AT tires.
best ever was 20 mpg around Yellowstone NP
19.5 highway at 70 - 75
18.5 if a bit higher.
14 - 15 in horrible traffic around Dallas.
 
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