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First couple of tanks of fuel I hammered along the motorway at 75-80mph - and with the cold weather the return was just 35mpg.

Anyway - over the weekend I did a couple of journeys at just 70mph - and there does seem to be a vast improvement.

What is the best you have had from a tank?
 

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last week i got 350 miles to the tank, i don't know what that is in mpg if anyone wants to tell me please do

this week i have so far done 362 miles and still have about 3/8 of a tank left

i drive an 04 2.2 dci sve
 

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so if there are 60 litres in a tank which is 13.19 gallons colin(see above) did 514.41 miles on his last tank :bow: . how the hell do i do that any one know
Light foot!!!

Knowing from tests I did with my old Volvo (which was newer) that dropping from 75-80mph cruise to a 65-70mph cruise gave a marked increase in economy.
 

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jph1971 said:
so if there are 60 litres in a tank which is 13.19 gallons colin(see above) did 514.41 miles on his last tank :bow: . how the hell do i do that any one know
Well that would mean running the tank dry by using all 60 litres, every time I have filled up after the fuel worning light iluminates, i can only get about 50 litres in, that means there must be still 10 litres slushing around in the tank, so on average I get about 375 -400 miles per 50 litres
 

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I've got an 57 plate 2.0D manual 173bhp X-Trail, I've got a very heavy right foot and I mainly drive my 72 mile round trip journey to work on A and B roads, 99% of the time in 4WD Auto. The trip computer states I'm averaging around 37mpg, which is not too bad considering the book states 38.2mpg combined.

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jph1971 said:
so if there are 60 litres in a tank which is 13.19 gallons colin(see above) did 514.41 miles on his last tank :bow: . how the hell do i do that any one know
We normally fill up when it gets to quarter tank. Always fill the tank to brim, then all I do is divide the quantity I put into the miles I have done since the last fill up. After converting the litres to gallons. As meerkat chappie says "simples"
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by cooincidence my fuel light came on last night and drove another 20 miles (was slightly worried about running out but didn't) when i filled up i could only manage to get 51.4 litres in. are you really sure they hold 60 litres because according to the fuel gague i had virtually no fuel left at all.

but on a lighter note meaning i only put 51.4 litres in i averaged 37.8 mpg and that is motorway, town and trailer driving so i am quite happy
 

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We never average more than 350 to a tank whether it is town driving, motorway or whatever. When we are on the motorway, we would typically sit around the 80mph mark (most of our driving is in town) and granted in the winter, heated seats are on, air con, etc, but even in the warmer weather there is no condsiderable difference in mpg.

Our X-Trail has only done 19k and we have always had it serviced with Nissan, m1, m2 & m3. Is there some thing wrong with ours or do I need to take my lead boots off as my Honda S2000 is nearly matching the X-Trail for mpg!!
 

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Filled up again this morning, 56 litres - 346 miles since I last filled up - by my reckoning that's 28mpg which is not great.

I dread to think what mpg we would be doing if I were towing any thing!

Any ideas?
 

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That is poor X-Truck.

Might be worth doing some checks on your economy - IE if you do a long motorway journey fill up before and after - and note your driving style eg aggressive, fast cruise etc

Do the same if you are only in town and see what it comes out at. I reckon mine sips a litre of diesel every 12-13km - and has been spot on each time I have filled up.

The M3 (when racing) will drink a litre per minute - give or take. Now a lap of Donington national is 1.96 miles - and takes 1:22 - which means around 6.5mpg :bigcry: :bigcry:
 

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Last tank was supped at the rate of 37.2mpg - with motoway cruising being of the 70-75mph variety - instead of 75-80mph - which was returning 35.3mpg).

Not sure I can be bothered to try a tank any slower than that. All I can see is that I am pretty happy with those numbers - I didn't buy it to be economical.
 

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3 days of motorway driving at arround 70 - 75, and did 435 miles before filling up this afternoon. There were still 2 blobs left on the guage, took 50.24l to fill, = 39.35 mpg. I guess it would have done another 40miles before the light came on.
In 12 months my average is 33.55 which includes a lot of town work and about 2000 miles caravan towing. So I'm quiet happy with this.
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hi
i top my tank up every 2 weeks and like colin average around 39 mpg. have got upto 41 on the motorway at a speed of 65mph or below 30 mpg when towing. i love my x trail, best 4x4 upto yet after having a santa fe and a rav 4, but i do find mpg is relative to what you use it for and how you drive
les :thumbs:
 

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I have an 05 reg 2.5l petrol Sport and I struggle to get better then 25 mpg!! It's honestly no fun any more to drive, and I never hammer it. I've been wondering if it had a problem, but there is no other indication of a problem. I used to drive a 2.5l Omega and got 35 mpg in that.
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I drive the 2ltr petrol 02 reg. This is my second week with the X-trail and I already feel like selling it because of the MPG.

I get roughly 25mpg and sometimes 21mpg. I wouldn't mind it if I had 2.5ltr engine because I would have the power to enjoy the drive, but the 2ltr engine is just awful. I struggle to get to 120kph on the motorway.
 

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I wouldn't fret too much about lost performance - you have to give it some welly to get a sprint on, and it's slowed down by the trailer full of spare petrol that you have to tow behind lol
 
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