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Unread 07-22-2009, 09:01 PM   #1
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Default Nissan Pathfinder 2001 gas usage information needed

After Googling some information about my Nissan Pathfinder 2001's mpg, tank, etc. All of the information varied and some varied by a lot.

I read from one source that my Pathfinder uses 16 mpg in the city and 18 in the highway, while another source says 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg in the highway. Does anyone know if it is accurate?

I want to make a 300 miles trip next month, but I'd like to know the exact gas cost by finding how much gas it uses per gallon in the highway and how many gallon my tank can hold. I read my tank can hold 21.1 gallons, but this is only from one source.

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I'm assuming it has a V6 engine? Do you know the displacement?
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I'm assuming it has a V6 engine? Do you know the displacement?
It has a 3.5L V6.

That's all I know.

Do you need more information than that?

EDIT: Also, 4x4 drive.

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I don't think the pathfinders were full time 4wheel drive, so i'd say you should get much better than that. I get right around 20mpg with my blazer, which is a 4.3 V6. I'd say you should get 22 or so city, 25 highway.

As for the tank capacity, i'm gonna say you'd be well fit to stop by your local auto zone or something and pick up a Haynes (etc) repair manual. That will tell you everything you need to know and more. All your capacities and torque specs and even how to fix most problems. They usually run about $35.
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I don't think the pathfinders were full time 4wheel drive, so i'd say you should get much better than that. I get right around 20mpg with my blazer, which is a 4.3 V6. I'd say you should get 22 or so city, 25 highway.

As for the tank capacity, i'm gonna say you'd be well fit to stop by your local auto zone or something and pick up a Haynes (etc) repair manual. That will tell you everything you need to know and more. All your capacities and torque specs and even how to fix most problems. They usually run about $35.
Thank you for your comparison and information. I have a few more questions.

1. Does Cruise control really help you save gas? If yes, by how much?
2. Does driving the speed limit help save gas? If I want to save as much gas as possible for a 300 miles trip, would driving faster be better?

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Thank you for your comparison and information. I have a few more questions.

1. Does Cruise control really help you save gas? If yes, by how much?
2. Does driving the speed limit help save gas? If I want to save as much gas as possible for a 300 miles trip, would driving faster be better?
That would depend on your driving. Yes, keeping the RPMs steady does save gas, but it's not going to be a big difference unless you're constantly getting on and off the gas pedal.

Not necessarily. I believe i read once that on average, best fuel economy was achieved at like 53mph. This would depend on your vehicle though. I'd say pretty much just go the speed limit. There won't be any big differences, again.
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Yeah, most vehicles are designed/tuned to maximize gas efficiency at 55mph. And speeding up consumes more gas than slowing down, so using cruise will help. How much it helps depends on your driving style.
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