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    Micra 1.6 real world fuel economy / mileage reports from owners

    Below are fuel economy reports from Micra 1.6L drivers gathered from around the web.

    Update, June '14: some new threads with reports from forum members/owners driving the 2015 Micra...




    Here are a number of owner reports from Brazil and Europe found on YouTube and other sources.

    (Interestingly, the 1.6 only comes with the 5-speed manual transmission in Brazil -- http://www.nissan.com.br/#carros%2Fmarch)

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    L/100 km MPG (US) MPG (Imperial) Trans. Notes Source
    5.2 45 55 5MT Highway driving: 338 km on the trip odometer. March owner Fabiano Martins de Almeida from Brazil. Youtube
    5.9 40 48 5MT Highway driving: 339 km. "Between the cities of Arapoti Maringá-PR-PR. Air conditioning on." Same owner as above. YouTube
    6.0 40 48 5MT Highway driving: "The car is very economical, in 1900 km made ​​on a trip he made an average of 16.8 km/L". Youtube user Edson Edu. Looks like he cruises at just over 100 kph.

    A commenter says he has 31k km on his March with exactly the same average.
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    6.3 37 45 5MT City driving: "nissan march 1.6 after 234 km run in the city, with little use of air conditioning." YouTube user ju85fulness. YouTube



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    Reports from previous generation (K12) Micras with the 1.6...

    Previous gen. K12 Micra 1.6's...

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    L/100 km MPG (US) MPG (Imperial) Trans. Notes Source
    7.0 34 40 5MT Mixed driving: "Fuel consumption of my K12 1.6L was about 7L per 100KM. The engine code was HR16DE. So it will be easy to compare if it's the same engine." MicraK13NL
    6.12 38 46 5MT Mixed driving: For 16,598 km in Germany. 2005 Micra 160SR 1.6L NXrulez on spritmonitor
    6.34 37 45 5MT Mixed driving: For 16,927 km. 2007 Micra 160SR 1.6L verchan on spritmonitor
    6.94 34 41 5MT Mixed driving: For 3193 km. 2005 Micra 160SR 1.6L Monkey_Dan on spritmonitor
    7.17 33 39 5MT Mixed driving: For 7990 km in Slovenia. 2005 Micra 160SR 1.6L fergazer on spritmonitor
    6.7 35 42 Average

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    wow these are good looking numbers for the 5MT. I would like to see some automatic numbers.

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    Yeah, that's a bit unusual to North Americans: In Europe the Micra 160SR 1.6L was only sold with a manual transmission, and the same seems to be the case for the current gen. K13 Micra/March in some south American countries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
    Yeah, that's a bit unusual to North Americans: In Europe the Micra 160SR 1.6L was only sold with a manual transmission, and the same seems to be the case for the current gen. K13 Micra/March in some south American countries.
    awh I see, silly Americans lol.

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    real world mileage from Versa sedan 1.6L owners: exact same average as Euro Micra 1.6

    Same drivetrain as the Canadian Micra: these reports are from 2012-2014 Versa 1.6L sedans, mostly in the U.S.

    Note: only manual results are given, because Fuelly doesn't distinguish between 4-speed automatic and CVT's, which makes those figures no good.

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    L/100 km MPG (US) MPG (Imperial) Trans. Notes Source
    5.2 45.2 54.3 5MT Mixed driving: 2014 Versa sedan - "turtle" Fuelly
    7.6 30.8 37 5MT Mixed driving: 2014 Versa sedan 1.6 - "black versa" same
    7.0 33.5 40.2 5MT Mixed driving: 2014 Versa sedan 1.6 "frumpy" same
    6.0 39 46.9 5MT Mixed driving: 2014 Versa sedan 1.6 "nismo blue" same
    7.5 31.5 37.9 5MT Mixed driving: 2013 Versa sedan 1.6 "charles" same
    7.0 33.6 42 5MT Mixed driving: 2012 Versa sedan 1.6 "mini gt-r" same
    6.71 35.6 43.1 Average

    Noteable: the average manual driver is handily beating the EPA's rating for the 1.6L Versa of 30 mpg (US) combined.

    Also - notice they're getting an identical average as the 1.6L Micra (K12) drivers, above.

    UPDATE: here's an average for 14 Versa sedans with "Automatic" specified. Note it doesn't specify 4-speed or CVT though:

    L/100 km MPG (US) MPG (Imperial) Trans. Notes Source
    7.2 32.7 39.2 Auto. Average
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    Fuelly

    The manual drivers are beating the car's EPA rating by 19%. The Automatic drivers are only over by 9%.

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    Those numbers seem pretty decent considering your estimated ratings. I wonder if they were trying to get good fuel economy, or just driving (in the 1st post videos)? We know that can make a HUGE difference in the mileage you get.

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    I think the numbers just tell us what we already know: if you want good fuel economy, get the manual. In the hands of a motivated "eco-driver" it will almost always give you better results than the automatic, even if the automatic rating is the same or even a bit better.

    With a manual it's always easier to exceed the official rating by a larger margin than an automatic, due to the way manuals are driven for government fuel economy tests.

    UPDATE: I added the automatic transmission average to the post above to prove the point. Manual Versa drivers are beating the manual rating by 19%. Automatic drivers by 9%.

    Note it's probably a mix of 4-speed and CVT automatics, which actually skews the results higher than if it were 4-speeds alone (because the CVT is way more efficient than the 4-speed).

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Micra S manual: 5.0 L/100 km ... 56.5 mpg (Imp) ... 20.0 km/L ... 47.0 mpg (US) ...


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    Ouch, 32.7 mpg? Not so hot from a small car. The average of the 5mts looks in the high 30s, thats a huge difference in fuel usage!

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    Versa Note 1.6 real world numbers

    I was going to dig through Fuelly to see what kinds of numbers the 1.6L 5-speed drivers were getting (should be very close to Micra numbers).

    But that site drives me nuts. If there's no transmission listed, we can't really use the numbers. And the only ones that ARE listed are automatic (which is CVT only in the Note, so not comparable to the Micra).

    I'll go check over at fueleconomy.gov. Some owners report there, too...


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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Micra S manual: 5.0 L/100 km ... 56.5 mpg (Imp) ... 20.0 km/L ... 47.0 mpg (US) ...


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