Go Back   EcoModder Forum > EcoModding > General Efficiency Discussion
Register Now
 Register Now
 


Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-02-2009, 12:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Baie-Comeau
Posts: 19

Baltima - '98 Nissan Altima GXE
90 day: 34.13 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Nissan Sentra S vs Sentra SE-R 2009 MPG

Hello,

I'm thinking about getting a Sentra 2.0 S 2009 or a Sentra 2.5 SE-R 2009. (Could be 2010)

My question is if I try to save gas with a SE-R, would I get a better mpg than a 2.0 S ?

Considering that the motor has more HPs, logically, it would cruise at a lower RPMs. (Right?)

  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 09-02-2009, 12:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
Dartmouth 2010
 
SVOboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Hanover, NH
Posts: 6,427

Vegan Powa! - '91 Honda CRX DX
Team Honda
90 day: 66.52 mpg (US)
Thanks: 92
Thanked 114 Times in 82 Posts
Send a message via AIM to SVOboy Send a message via MSN to SVOboy Send a message via Yahoo to SVOboy
Cruising requires very little horsepower, and the gearing on the SE-R is likely worse for fuel economy than the S, so I would choose the S. Or really, anything but the SE-R
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2009, 12:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
Pishtaco
 
SentraSE-R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Bay Area, California
Posts: 1,485

Mean Green Toaster Machine - '06 Scion xB
Team Toyota
90 day: 48.92 mpg (US)
Thanks: 56
Thanked 285 Times in 181 Posts
The 2.5 is a thirsty engine, and the SE-R's spoiler robs FE. I'm sure you'll do far better with the 2.0. I also owned a 1996 B14 SE-R, and it could cruise at 72 mph and get 36 mpg with the 2.0 L engine. The 2.5 SE-R gets 26 mpg at the same cruising speed.
__________________
Darrell

Boycotting Exxon since 1989, BP since 2010
Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac? George Carlin
Mean Green Toaster Machine
49.5 mpg avg over 53,000 miles. 176% of '08 EPA
Best flat drive 94.5 mpg for 10.1 mi
Longest tank 1033 km (642 mi) on 10.56 gal = 60.8 mpg
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2009, 02:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Baie-Comeau
Posts: 19

Baltima - '98 Nissan Altima GXE
90 day: 34.13 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
What is the real world mpg for a Sentra 2.0S ?

I've been searching the net, but could find only 2004 to lower years.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2009, 02:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
Pishtaco
 
SentraSE-R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Bay Area, California
Posts: 1,485

Mean Green Toaster Machine - '06 Scion xB
Team Toyota
90 day: 48.92 mpg (US)
Thanks: 56
Thanked 285 Times in 181 Posts
The US EPA's combined estimates are very close to what the average driver will achieve with any given car model. The EPA gives 27 mpg for 2009 Nissans with the 2.0 L engine and 6 speed MT, and 24 mpg with the 2.5 L engine.

A serious hypermiler can get 160-170% of '08 EPA combined mileage with a manual transmission car, so that's 43.2-45.9 mpg with the 2.0S, and 38.4-40.8 mpg with the SE-R.
__________________
Darrell

Boycotting Exxon since 1989, BP since 2010
Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac? George Carlin
Mean Green Toaster Machine
49.5 mpg avg over 53,000 miles. 176% of '08 EPA
Best flat drive 94.5 mpg for 10.1 mi
Longest tank 1033 km (642 mi) on 10.56 gal = 60.8 mpg
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2010, 01:09 AM   #6 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: New York
Posts: 53
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by SVOboy View Post
Cruising requires very little horsepower, and the gearing on the SE-R is likely worse for fuel economy than the S, so I would choose the S. Or really, anything but the SE-R
I agree with you on that. SE-R has bad fuel economy compared to the Nissan sentra S. But I would still go for the altima because the nissan altima parts are widely available in the market.


Last edited by mikeross; 05-04-2010 at 10:24 PM..
  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
free OBD2 software with MPG calc whitewiz Instrumentation 11 12-10-2014 11:53 AM
2009 Nissan Cube PaulMedley General Efficiency Discussion 5 11-27-2008 02:03 AM
Review: 2009 Toyota Corolla LE (37.9 MPG) RH77 General Efficiency Discussion 22 05-09-2008 05:55 PM



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com