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I'm curious as to why the cube and Versa have similar underpinnings, but the Versa seems to get horrible mileage (for its class) and the cube (with its less than stellar aerodynamic shape) seems to be averaging about 30.

Even the EPA numbers are vastly different.

Any thoughts?
 

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Good question. I'm not sure how the cube gets better gas mileage either, but I'm glad it does. We are currently getting 35mpg in the city right now. I believe the 1.8 L engines are the same in the versa and the cube. There is a lot of talk about the cube just being an over priced versa, but I disagree. If you compare the specs of the versa and cube you will find that a lot of the standard features on the cube are not even available on the versa.
 

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I'm not entirely sure. My wife's Versa is automatic :p so it's really not a fair comparison.

I do knoe that my wife's car consequently does have worse mileage than my FiT and thus much less than my cube, but I have Manual Transmission, and drive it gently, so I tend to maximise my fuel economy more than average.

I think it may have to do with weight vs. size and thus how much the engine needs to labor when in periods of accelleration. oh and my wife does not drive like me, so she would push it more.

Someone who is more familliar with physics than myself may be able to know whether or not the Versa tends to face a lot of drag or not, due to it's height and such factors. Perhaps the cube works out better this way because it might be low-drag in comparrison. I don't knoe though.
 

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I came from a 2008 Versa SL with CVT. My gas mileage in the versa was pretty good.. verified with a scan gauge II.

I was averageing 32~33 highway and 26~28 city. I also drove the Versa like an old lady.. letting the CVT do all the work and keeping the rev's low
 

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I have a 6 speed Cube base and a 5 speend Versa base. My Versa does an easy 35-39 all day long. When I bought my Cube I was screaming cuz I was only getting 25-30.

Funny thing is I had modifided Integras and DSM's that barely reached 20-22 MPG. LOL

I got spoiled by the Versa real fast.



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My wifes 2006 Sentra get 36-39mpg with a 1.8 and the 5 speed manual. It is just about the most uncomfortable car I have ever driven though.
 

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damian666robin said:
my cube haves terrible gas mileage....high price to pay for mods :no: is so bad im not evn gonna say numbers lol!
Keep it under 60.... :p

I cannot imagine your cube being driven around like grandma.... :eek:

I like to drive fast though.... ;)
 

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Ive got both.

The versa (auto) when driven without real mpg care gets bout 25-27 around town. When driven real easy I may get 29. On the highway I anywhere from 29-33 depending on speed and wind. I have gotten 46mpg when I was drivin down in elevation. Pretty cool.

The cube (cvt) I get like 32 drivin without care. Im sure 35+ is no problem if you keep your rpms under 1500 when accelerating.

Now on the other hand MPGS suffer at highway speeds. Keep it under 70 and you will get 33-34. Not bad for a toaster. Anything above that and you should expect 28-30.

Key advantage of the cube is the CVT.

I had one in my sentra. The cube version is tuned much better.

Enjoy the ride.
 

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danblackracing said:
I have a 6 speed Cube base and a 5 speend Versa base. My Versa does an easy 35-39 all day long. When I bought my Cube I was screaming cuz I was only getting 25-30.

Funny thing is I had modifided Integras and DSM's that barely reached 20-22 MPG. LOL

I got spoiled by the Versa real fast.



dbR
You do know the cvt is so good regarding efficiency that you actually get 2-3 mpg better economy in city and highway than the manual version.
 

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TBrack said:
Versa = made in Mexico

Cube = made in Japan

There is no comparison, the Cube prevails in every way.
But the engines are built in the same plant in Japan and shipped out to Mexico anyway.... ;D
 

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My 6 speed is getting 32-35 in the city. If I drive rough (above 3500 rpm) I get 30 still.
Highway I get 29-32ish. Going 70-75.

I watch my instant fuel economy numbers. If I accelerate below 20 I get off the gas. However 1-2 gears it's miserable single digits then stays above 20 after that if careful. People don't expect it to be fast, so why push it. However I'm impressed with it above 3500 rpm when it takes off. :)


I have to agree with the Mexico bs japan issue. My act focus a couple years ago was trash! Goes ended up lemon law buy back on it.
 
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