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Hi Everyone.

I'm pretty new to this forum and I believe this question might being asked 100 times. But i cannot find any source related to RH Driven PF Fuel efficiency anywhere.

I've got a 2020 PF Ti in New Zealand (Oceania model). I'm only getting 7.6km/L or 13 L/100KM out of my car. No matter how better I drive its the same result.

But the vehicle is rated to 10.1 L/100KM in NZ.

I track my fuel from full fill to fill using Drivoo App. I drive only on 2WD.

Vehicle odo is at 1200km. Is there anything I'm missing? or is this how it is.

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Given my bride uses our 2019 PF 99% of the time I've never hand calculated the fuel economy over full tanks of fuel, but the dash always levels out to about 18 mpg average. Again, with darling bride's daily use. My ram 1500 4x4 quad cab pickup truck gets better fuel economy.
 

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I get 14 l/100 km for city and 10.5 on highway. What you are getting is pretty normal.
The best I've got was something around 7.6, on highway, at steady 110 km/hr, on flat roads, avoiding any hard acceleration and good tail wind.
 

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Hi Everyone.

I'm pretty new to this forum and I believe this question might being asked 100 times. But i cannot find any source related to RH Driven PF Fuel efficiency anywhere.

I've got a 2020 PF Ti in New Zealand (Oceania model). I'm only getting 7.6km/L or 13 L/100KM out of my car. No matter how better I drive its the same result.

But the vehicle is rated to 10.1 L/100KM in NZ.

I track my fuel from full fill to fill using Drivoo App. I drive only on 2WD.

Vehicle odo is at 1200km. Is there anything I'm missing? or is this how it is.

Cheers,
Did you know you could sue your dealer for false advertizing. Talk to a lawyer. It has happened over here.
 

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Sue the dealer for this? That's never going to happen. The dealer doesn't set the fuel economy numbers, the manufacturer does and if you read the fine print around the fuel economy figures on the new vehicle window sticker, those numbers can fall pretty much anywhere.

This latest generation Pathfinder powertrain, with the VQ35DD engine certainly isn't working out to be more fuel efficient than it's predecessor, the VQ35DE engine.

I guess at the end of the day, 17-18mpg isn't horrible given the size, people hauling and trailer hauling capabilities of the vehicle.
 

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Use cruise control..The computer says I'm getting 25.5 MPG with a 2016 SV in 75% highway driving, and by my calculations, it's right. That's 87 octane 10% ethanol.
 

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Use cruise control..The computer says I'm getting 25.5 MPG with a 2016 SV in 75% highway driving, and by my calculations, it's right. That's 87 octane 10% ethanol.
Is this with just you in the vehicle? At what speed? I could see achieving ~25mpg average out of a whole tank of fuel if you were steady cruising at 55mph.

It is looking like the 2013-2016 may be a bit more fuel efficient than the 2017+, but time will tell on that I guess.
 

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Is this with just you in the vehicle? At what speed? I could see achieving ~25mpg average out of a whole tank of fuel if you were steady cruising at 55mph.

It is looking like the 2013-2016 may be a bit more fuel efficient than the 2017+, but time will tell on that I guess.
It's with me and another person and a few small things in the back. It's from a full tank over the course of a few weeks with the tires at 33 lbs. I average about 65 or 70 on the highway. I'm impressed by it. The lowest I've gotten is 21 or so with more city driving, which still isn't bad for a vehicle that size. I know a lot of people aren't CVT fans, but I think it's a big reason for the good MPG.
 

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Data point a tank of gas for 2017 with me + fair amount of gear (probably another person's worth) doing 3x100 mile-round trips at mostly 65 mph (about half of it using cruise control), last 5 miles on dirt, with 3500 ft vertical gain (from 5k to 8.5k) + some random around town driving. Use 87 octane, all season tires at 35, and roof rack bars (nothing on). Managed a 26.4 mpg for the tank! Super impressed. Also includes some small amount of pedal to metal acceleration because, yeah :devilish:

I agree w/ the previous poster: I think the CVT is a big part of this but you have to be gentle on the accelerator much of the time. I've noticed that even in around town driving I can get some really nice mileage by reaching speed and then basically taking the foot off completely or keeping it on very gently - often see 30-40 mpg instantaneous readings this way with occasional off-the-chart values. I'm lucky to often not drive in stop and go traffic - I'd expect things to be quite different under those conditions...

PS. This seemed like the most recent/relevant efficiency post, hence my random reply to 11 mo old post
 

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We get 800 to 900 kms on a tank - highway driving (Sammy Hagar style). The gas mileage is one of the best things about our PF.
 

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Sure yours is not a hybrid?.... LOL.
The very best I've ever got out of it was 7l/100km (33.6mpg), on a flat highway, at steady 110 km/hr (68 miles/hr), avoiding any acceleration and with tail wind. That would yield about 850 km (528 miles) which is what you get.

That time I drove that way on purpose, just to see how much I could squeeze out of tank of gas... but driving how I usually drive, I get about 14.5l/100km (16.3mpg) in the city and 10.5l/100km (22.4mpg) on highway.
 

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A good source for real world numbers is at fueleconomy.gov. I know you might be skeptical since it's a gov website, but it just real people reporting actual numbers. My wife's Pathy runs an average of about 17-18 as she drives. On a long trip we just took that was about 500 miles each way, we actually got about 20mpg.
 

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Were at ~47K miles with our 2019 Pathfinder and the average fuel economy readings may get reset every 10-12K miles when I think about it. It always averages out to around 18mpg average for ours. Again, this is what the vehicle says. I've never hand calculated it between fuel fill-ups because I'm almost never in the vehicle.

I'm sure it will do ~25mpg over specific trips, but for day to day use over an entire tank of fuel (average fuel economy) is the only number that matters and it's not going to be 25mpg.
 
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