Jump to content







Welcome to the Nissan NV Forum


Sign In  Log in with Facebook

Create Account
Welcome to the Nissan NV Forum. You must register to create topics and post replies, however, registration is a free and simple process that requires minimal information for you to signup.
  • Start new topics and reply to others
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get email updates
  • Get your own profile page and make new friends
  • Send personal messages to other members. . .and more.
Click here to create an account now.
 
Guest Message by DevFuse

Photo
- - - - -

Best gas mileage model available?


  • Please log in to reply
12 replies to this topic

#1 Tombh301

Tombh301

    New Member

  • Nissan NV Member
  • Pip
  • 5 posts
  • Region:South America
  • LocationMaryland
  • Model Year:None
  • My NV:None
  • Current Vehicle:F150

Posted 11 January 2018 - 08:48 AM

Just wondering what is the best model ,engine v6 or v8 ,transmission five speed seven speed for the best gas milage city driving passenger van never more than 1000 pounds in vehicle

Thanks everyone

#2 ASD Dad

ASD Dad

    Member

  • Moderators
  • 945 posts
  • Region:U.S., South Atlantic
  • LocationUpstate, SC
  • Model Year:2015
  • My NV:NV Passenger
  • Current Vehicle:NVP 3500 SL

Posted 11 January 2018 - 09:02 AM

City?  V6 I would guess.  Transmission wont matter in city, you'll be idling a lot and tons of stop and go.  Would also depend on how hard you are on the gas pedal every time the light turns green.  That will have more to do with MPG then anything else.


2015 NVP SL - Silver, 20% tint, Bully Dog GT, AEM filter w/ snorkel mod, Topper Rack, Luverne Grip Step running boards, Hankook AT-M tires. DRL delete, LED's
2015 XLR Hyperlite 27HFS Toy Hauler
Blue Ox Sway Pro with Tekonsha P3 controller
Me, wife, 3 kids and 2 big dogs!


#3 radin2son

radin2son

    Member

  • Nissan NV Member
  • PipPip
  • 1,428 posts
  • Region:U.S., Mountain
  • LocationTucson AZ
  • Model Year:2012
  • My NV:NV2500 HD Cargo Standard Roof
  • Current Vehicle:2012 NV 2500 poptop Sportsmobile (SMB) and 2017 VW Tiguan Limited fwd

Posted 11 January 2018 - 11:43 AM

To get this choice, V6 or V8 on the same model, high top or standard, you are at the SV trim level. There is a lot of mpg data for both engines on this site.

The worst cargo, high top V8 was 8 mpg.

The best cargo, low top 1500 (V6 only) was 21+ mpg.

Most fall into the 12-15 mpg regardless of the engine. It all comes down to use and load.
  • Mark Rogers likes this

#4 Tombh301

Tombh301

    New Member

  • Nissan NV Member
  • Pip
  • 5 posts
  • Region:South America
  • LocationMaryland
  • Model Year:None
  • My NV:None
  • Current Vehicle:F150

Posted 13 January 2018 - 04:11 PM

Thanks everyone I really appreciate the responses

#5 radin2son

radin2son

    Member

  • Nissan NV Member
  • PipPip
  • 1,428 posts
  • Region:U.S., Mountain
  • LocationTucson AZ
  • Model Year:2012
  • My NV:NV2500 HD Cargo Standard Roof
  • Current Vehicle:2012 NV 2500 poptop Sportsmobile (SMB) and 2017 VW Tiguan Limited fwd

Posted 11 April 2018 - 12:04 PM

Truck Trend did their mid-year long term use review of the Titan new gas V8. MPG was about the same as the older 5.6 V8. This pretty much confirms what NVP owners have said about MPG.

If you are looking for a used NV, the older V8 is just as good.
  • andy_george and ASD Dad like this

#6 Bamps

Bamps

    New Member

  • Nissan NV Member
  • Pip
  • 144 posts
  • Region:Other
  • LocationArizona
  • Model Year:2015
  • My NV:NV2500 HD Cargo Standard Roof
  • Current Vehicle:NV2500, Frontier CC pro-4x

Posted 16 April 2018 - 06:11 PM

Altho i dont have numbers on my V6 NV, i can say that the V8 with it’s horsepower and torque, would have a tendency work less. I’ve had a Frontier with both the 4 and 6 cyl. and the more powerful 6 is about as effincient as the 4. I would venture to say that if I were to have the option I would probably get the 8.

#7 TinyStudio

TinyStudio

    New Member

  • Nissan NV Member
  • Pip
  • 45 posts
  • Region:U.S., Great Lakes
  • LocationIL
  • Model Year:2017
  • My NV:NV Passenger
  • Current Vehicle:3500 SL

Posted 17 April 2018 - 05:34 PM

After 5175 mi. my best gas mileage is 13.89
Camping, photography, biking, time with my family of 5 kids and awesome wife
Mods: Luverne running boards, Boss Audio 10.1 overhead DVDs (2), Nissan OEM Hood protector,etrailer backup-alarm, rearview mirror with dual camera inputs, Tekonsha P2 brake controller.

#8 radin2son

radin2son

    Member

  • Nissan NV Member
  • PipPip
  • 1,428 posts
  • Region:U.S., Mountain
  • LocationTucson AZ
  • Model Year:2012
  • My NV:NV2500 HD Cargo Standard Roof
  • Current Vehicle:2012 NV 2500 poptop Sportsmobile (SMB) and 2017 VW Tiguan Limited fwd

Posted 18 April 2018 - 10:24 AM

Normal combined, unless you drive it to maximize mpg.

The 2019 MB Sprinter will come with a gas option or 2 Diesel engine options. Truck Trend drove the 3.0 turbo diesel with 7 speed, 22 mpg highway. The 2018 passenger starts at $44k+. With awd, the price jumps to $52k. Factor in routine MB service, the price of diesel and you come out ahead,$$$$, with 13.89 mpg. Can a MB fit in a garage?

It will be interesting to see what mpg the MB gas version gets.

#9 Dastard

Dastard

    New Member

  • Nissan NV Member
  • Pip
  • 13 posts
  • Region:U.S., Mississippi Valley
  • LocationKS
  • Model Year:2018
  • My NV:NV Passenger
  • Current Vehicle:Nv3500 passenger

Posted 22 June 2018 - 05:31 PM

I have the 3500 v8. From Limon CO to Manhattan KS. 402 miles. Steady cross/head wind most of the trip. 1 tank of gas. Filled 25.02 gallons. Distance guestimator went from 70 miles left to flashing in 5 miles. Fuel gauge was below the zero line. I did the last 20 in a sweat but had three gallons left.

#10 laharview

laharview

    New Member

  • Nissan NV Member
  • Pip
  • 168 posts
  • Region:U.S., Pacific Coast
  • LocationSummit-Waller, WA
  • Model Year:2015
  • My NV:NV2500 HD Cargo High Roof
  • Current Vehicle:1962 F250 4X4 with 80,000 original miles

Posted 03 August 2018 - 10:39 PM

2015 High Top 2500 I converted to a camper with the V-8. It likes 2100 RPM and have got over 17 MPG quite a few times. Passenger took photo. This fill showed 464 mile range.

Attached File  Resized_20180722_112153_1688.jpg   90.75KB   1 downloads

#11 TnV

TnV

    New Member

  • Nissan NV Member
  • Pip
  • 7 posts
  • Region:U.S., Northeast
  • LocationLong island
  • Model Year:2017
  • My NV:NV2500 HD Cargo High Roof
  • Current Vehicle:E250

Posted 28 August 2018 - 03:20 PM

Just did 5800 miles out west 2017 NV2500 V-8  7 speed Trans. Hi-Top

Full conversion, full tanks and load about 8500 lbs.

Avg. 16.1 Best 17.5 MPG.


Edited by TnV, 28 August 2018 - 03:23 PM.

  • radin2son likes this

#12 radin2son

radin2son

    Member

  • Nissan NV Member
  • PipPip
  • 1,428 posts
  • Region:U.S., Mountain
  • LocationTucson AZ
  • Model Year:2012
  • My NV:NV2500 HD Cargo Standard Roof
  • Current Vehicle:2012 NV 2500 poptop Sportsmobile (SMB) and 2017 VW Tiguan Limited fwd

Posted 28 August 2018 - 05:07 PM

It’s the Rocky Mountain high, literally...
  • TnV likes this

#13 Mdsnyder108

Mdsnyder108

    New Member

  • Nissan NV Member
  • Pip
  • 24 posts
  • Region:U.S., Great Lakes
  • LocationOhio
  • Model Year:2012
  • My NV:NV2500 HD Cargo High Roof
  • Current Vehicle:NV2500

Posted 16 September 2018 - 08:01 AM

2012 V6 high roof conversion with approximately 700 lbs ad 207,000 miles on the odometer. We average 18-21.5 mpg highway depending on speed. 18 mpg at 75 mph , 19 mpg at 65 mph, 20 mpg at 60 mph, 21.5 mpg at 55 mph. The brand of gas matters with Exxon running the best in our V6. We don't get any milage improvement from using premium gas, just more power. That's contrary to my experience with Hondas and Acuras where you definitely get a milage bump from using premium. Our highway mileage has remained the same with AT tires (manually calculated as the computer is way off now) but city milage has declined from 15-16 mpg to 12-13 mpg. Tire pressure is set at 72 psi all around in 285/75/17 Nitto Terra Grappler G2's. Tire pressure and speed seem to have a huge effect on milage in this van. I ran 80 psi in the Firestones to get the same highway mileage.

Edited by Mdsnyder108, 16 September 2018 - 08:06 AM.







Custom Search






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Privacy Policy Terms of Service ·