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nautiquefrk



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 7:00 am    Post subject: 2012 Pathfinder Fuel Mileage question Reply with quote

I am curious about what others are seeing for fuel mileage on 2012 Pathfinder 4WD V6. I have always ran premium fuel since I got the vehicle but it seems like it gets not so great mileage. On the Hwy around 20/22 around town from 13/15 usually just me in the car or my kids no extra cargo weight. My old Ford Explorer seemed to get better mileage and tips or thoughts would be great.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can use regular unleaded and it'll be just find. I've noticed no mileage gain or noticeable performance gain between using premium or regular unleaded on my 2006 LE or 2008 SE. My combined average for my 2006 is 17.5 MPG and 18.5 MPG for my 2008. I find I get the best mileage if I use cruise control whenever possible.
You numbers are right around where they should be. I get 16 when I'm doing a lot of around town driving and 21-22 on interstate runs. Per FuelEconomy.gov, the 2012 V6 is rated at 14 city/16 combined/20 highway.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 3:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Been getting around 19.1 with mixed highway / around town driving using regular.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My current average is 19.8 using premium but I don't have the 4WD. I probably need to reset it though and get a better read on my daily commute.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a 4WD V6
It runs smooth and powerful but the very best mpg I can get is 22 mpg if I drive with extreme mpg orientation on the hiway ( 65-70 mph, no strong accel... gently up the ramps etc)

I run premium.
In town (very short trips in DC traffic).. I get about 12-13 mpg which is not nearly as bad as it sounds IMO.
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