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Fuel Capacity & Consumption of a Nissan (All Models)

Nissan is one of the most well-known and loved Japanese import brands available. From sedans to pickups, Nissan has a substantial variety. But how about their fuel economy? What are the fuel capacity and consumption of a Nissan?

The average Nissan car has a 18.1 gallon fuel-tank and the average fuel consumption for driving on city roads is 22 miles per gallon and 29 per gallon on the highway. The most fuel efficient Nissan model is the Nissan Versa with a combined 36 MPG and the Nissan Armada has worst fuel economy with a combined 16 MPG.

Nissans are popular cars, and the diverse models suit various needs. Some vehicles are more power orientated and are not as conservative in fuel consumption, while others are designed to help your pocket.

The article below further examines the US’s 2023 Nissan models.

The Fuel Capacity & Consumption Of All Nissan Models

Nissan models stocked per country vary depending on what the consumers want. The US has 17 models (with various trims) available, divided into crossovers/SUVs, cars, electric cars, and trucks.

This article focuses on Nissan models available in the US in 2023. Information provided in the tables below comes directly from the Nissan US website (unless otherwise stated).

The table below summarizes the fuel consumption and capacity in the city and on the highway.

Nissan ModelFuel CapacityFuel Consumption (City/Highway)
Kicks S, SV & SR10.8 gallons31/36 mpg
Rogue Sport S, SV & SL14.5 gallons25/32 mpg
Rouge S, SV & Midnight Edition14.5 gallons30/37 mpg
Rouge SL &14.5 gallons29/36 mpg
Murano S, SV, Midnight Edition, SL & Platinum19 gallons20/28 mpg
Pathfinder S18.5 gallons20/27 mpg
Pathfinder SV, SL & Platinum18.5 gallons20/27 mpg 
Pathfinder Rock Creek18.5 gallons20/23 mpg   
Armada S, SV, SL, Midnight Edition, & Platinum26 gallons14/19 mpg
Versa S, SV & SL10.8 gallons32/40 mpg
Sentra S & SV12.4 gallons29/39 mpg
Sentra SR & SR Midnight Edition12.4 gallons28/37 mpg 
Altima S & SV16.2 gallons27/39 mpg
Altima SR & SL16.2 gallons27/37 mpg 
Altima SV VC-Turbo16.2 gallons25/34 mpg   
Maxima S, SR & Platinum18 gallons20/30 mpg
Nissan Z Sport, Z Performance & Z Proto16.4 gallons18/24 mpg
GT-R T-Spec & GT-R NISMO19.5 gallons16/22 mpg
Frontier King Cab S, Crew Cab S, King Cab SV & Crew Cab SV21 gallons18/24 mpg
Frontier Crew Cab Midnight Edition, Crew Cab Long Bed SV & Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X21 gallons17/22 mpg
Frontier Crew Cab PRO-X21 gallons18/24 mpg 
Titan King Cab S, Crew Cab S, Crew Cab SV, King Cab SV & Crew Cab SV Midnight Edition26 gallons16/21 mpg
Titan Crew Cab PRO-4X N & Titan XD Crew Cab PRO-4X26 gallons15/20 mpg 
Titan Crew Cab Platinum Reserve, XD Crew Cab S, XD Crew Cab SV & XD Crew Cab Platinum Reserve26 gallons15/21 mpg 
Ariya VENTURE+   63 or 87 kWh battery111/95 mpge (electric)
Ariya ENGAGE, ENGAGE e-4ORCE & ENGAGE+ e-4ORCE63 kWh109/94 mpge
Ariya EVOLVE+ e-4ORCE87 kWh105/91 mpge
Ariya EMPOWER+63 or 87 kWh battery 105/91 mpge 
Ariya PLATINUM+63 or 87 kWh battery 105/91 mpge 
LEAF S40 kWh battery121/98 mpge
LEAF SV PLUS60 kWh battery114/94 mpge

What we deduce from the table:

  • Of the non-electric vehicles, the Versa has the best fuel consumption, while Armada has the worst.
  • The Armada, Titan, and Titan XD have the largest fuel capacity at 26 gallons.
  • The Kicks have the smallest capacity of 10.8 gallons.
  • Smaller vehicles have better fuel economies, while larger vehicles have more substantial fuel capacities.
  • The Altima has a slightly lower fuel economy (not as good as the Versa). However, its larger fuel capacity makes it a suitable “median.”
  • Although electric cars have a considerably superior “consumption” rating, they have an incredibly limited range before you need to recharge. These vehicles have a battery extender option to improve the range but remain subpar to the top fuel-vehicle range.

Below we’ll examine the 2023 Nissans in more depth.

Nissan Kicks

The Kicks is one of Nissan’s crossovers and SUVs range. These smaller crossover vehicles are popular with families that like the convenience of an SUV but don’t have the budget to support an SUV’s upkeep.

Fuel Capacity10.8 gal
Fuel Consumption31/36 mpg
Weight2685 to 2751lbs
Engine1.6-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine

Nissan Rogue

The Rogue belongs to the crossover/SUV range. Larger than the Kicks, the Rogue is also more powerful. Most trims have the same consumption rating, except for the SL and Platinum, which are slightly worse.

Fuel Capacity14.5 gal    
Fuel Consumption30/37 mpg and 29/36 mpg 
Weight3457 to 3587lbs
Engine1.5-liter DOHC 12-valve Variable Compression Turbo 3-cylinder engine

Nissan Rogue Sport

Like the Rogue, the Rogue Sport is a slightly more affordable version with a larger engine, slightly smaller body, and fewer horses under the hood.

Fuel Capacity14.5 gal
Fuel Consumption25/32 mpg
Weight3316 to 3384lbs
Engine2.0-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder

Nissan Murano

The Murano is another of Nissan’s crossover/SUV range. Like the Rogue, the Murano comes in 5 different varieties. With a V6, what this SUV lacks in fuel economy, it makes up for in power.

All Murano trims have the same fuel capacity and consumption.

Fuel Capacity19 gal
Fuel Consumption20/28 mpg
Weight3865 to 4021lbs
Engine3.5-liter DOHC 24-valve V6 engine

Nissan Pathfinder

The Nissan Pathfinder is an expensive, large SUV designed for an adventurous lifestyle.

While most trims have the same consumption, a Rock Creek’s highway consumption is slightly worse.

Fuel Capacity18.5 gal       
Fuel Consumption20/27 mpg and 20/23 mpg     
Weight4317 to 4605lbs
Engine3.5-liter DOHC 24-valve Direct Injection Gasoline™ V6 engine

Nissan Armada

The largest and most expensive of the SUVs, the Armada caters to those who enjoy off-road adventures.

All Armada trims have the same fuel capacity and consumption.

Fuel Capacity26 gal    
Fuel Consumption14/19 mpg
Weight5650 to 6034lbs
Engine5.6-liter DOHC 32-valve V8 engine

Nissan Versa

Part of the car/sedan range, the Versa is Nissan’s smallest car. Due to its weight-to-power ratio, the Versa has the best fuel economy of the Nissans.

All Vera trims have the same excellent fuel consumption but a low capacity.

Fuel Capacity10.8 gal   
Fuel Consumption32/40 mpg
Weight2650 to 2729lbs
Engine1.6-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine

Nissan Sentra

The next model up in the cars/sedans, the Sentra, is slightly more powerful than the Versa, with a bigger tank.

While most Sentra trims have the same fuel consumption, the SR and the SR Midnight are slightly worse.

Fuel Capacity12.4 ga
Fuel Consumption29/39 mpg and 28/37 mpg   
Weight3036 to 3084lbs
Engine2.0-liter Direct Injection Gasoline™ DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine

Nissan Altima

The next vehicle in the car/sedan series, the Altima, has the best range thanks to its weight-to-power ratio and sufficient-sized tank.

While the S and SV Altima trims have good fuel consumption, the SR and SL are slightly worse on the highway. The SV Turbo is still worse.

Fuel Capacity16.2 gal
Fuel Consumption27/39 mpg, and 27/37 mpg     25/34 mpg    
Weight3253 to 3479lbs
Engine2.5-liter Direct Injection Gasoline DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine/2.0-liter Variable Compression Turbo DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine

Nissan Maxima

The largest and most expensive of the cars/sedans. The Maxima’s weight makes it less fuel efficient than the other cars.

All Maxima trims have the same fuel capacity and consumption.

Fuel Capacity18 gal  
Fuel Consumption20/30 mpg  
Weight3608 to 3730lbs
Engine3.5-liter DOHC 24-valve V6 engine

Nissan Z

One of two sports car ranges, the Z is a powerful vehicle for the speed enthusiast. These cars are limited in availability with a hefty price tag.

All Z model trims have the same fuel capacity and consumption.

Fuel Capacity16.4 gal    
Fuel Consumption18/24 mpg
Weight3486 to 3536lbs
Engine3.0-liter Twin-turbo DOHC 24-valve V6 engine

Nissan GT-R

The ultimate in Nissan sports cars, the GT-R, is unfortunately sold out. Some consider it a supercar, I don’t, I listed the reasons why the GTR isn’t a supercar in this post.

Both GT-R trims have the same fuel capacity and consumption.

Fuel Capacity19.5 gal   
Fuel Consumption16/22 mpg
Engine3.8-L twin-turbo V6 engine

Nissan Frontier

One of three vehicles belonging to Nissan’s Truck range, the Frontier is a great entry-level pickup.

The Crew Cab Midnight Edition, Long Bed, and Pro 4X have slightly worse fuel consumption.

Fuel Capacity21 gal
Fuel Consumption18/24 mpg, 17/22 mpg 
WeightFrom 4321 to 4709lbs
Engine3.8-liter Direct Injection Gasoline DOHC 24-valve V6 engine

Nissan Titan

The next line in trucks, the Titan, is a powerful work vehicle with decent comforts and features.

While most trims have the same fuel consumption, the Titan Crew Cab PRO-4X and Platinum Reserve have slightly worse consumption.

Fuel Capacity26 gal
Fuel Consumption16/21 mpg, 15/20 mpg, and 15/21 mpg  
WeightFrom 5526 to 5898lbs
Engine5.6-liter Direct Injection Gasoline DOHC 32-valve V8 engine

Nissan Titan XD

The upgraded version of the Titan, the XDs are the most expensive, elaborate, and powerful Nissan trucks.

While the Pro 4X has slightly worse fuel consumption on highways, the other trims have the same capacity and consumption.

Fuel Capacity26 gal   
Fuel Consumption15/21 mpg and 15/20 mpg
WeightFrom 6394 to 6791lbs
Engine5.6-liter DOHC 32-valve V8 engine

Nissan Ariya

The Nissan Ariya is a crossover/SUV electric car that features single or twin motors, depending on your needs.

The various Ariya trims deviate slightly regarding consumption ratings.

Fuel Capacity63 or 87 kWh battery 
Fuel Consumption111/95 mpge, 109/94 mpge, and 105/91 mpge
Engine160 to 290 KW AC Synchronous Motors/e-4ORCE twin-motor
Battery66 or 91kWh

Nissan LEAF

The LEAF is Nissan’s car version of the electric range, which differ in its battery capacity and consumption/economy between trims.

Fuel Capacity40 kWh battery and 60 kWh battery
Fuel Consumption121/98 mpge and 114/94 mpge
Engine110 /160 kW AC synchronous electric motor
Battery40 or 60 kWh lithium-ion


Although most Nissans are relatively fuel efficient, the Versa takes first place with the best consumption.

While the Armada and Titan have the largest fuel capacity, the Altima has the best range. Although electric cars have great fuel consumption, their batteries are small, so their range is limited.

I listed the weight of all the available Nissan models here and the horsepower of all their cars in this post.