2009 Nissan Altima MPG and Fuel Economy

On this page, you will find a complete guide to the miles per gallon and fuel efficiency data for the 2009 Nissan Altima.

The 2009 Nissan Altima has 4 model options: Manual 6-spd 4-cyl, 2.5 L, Automatic (variable gear ratios) 4-cyl, 2.5 L, Manual 6-spd 6-cyl, 3.5 L and Automatic (variable gear ratios) 6-cyl, 3.5 L.

The 2009 Nissan Altima Manual 6-spd 4-cyl, 2.5 L runs on regular gasoline and is in the Midsize Cars car class.

The 2009 Nissan Altima Automatic (variable gear ratios) 4-cyl, 2.5 L runs on regular gasoline and is in the Midsize Cars car class.

The 2009 Nissan Altima Manual 6-spd 6-cyl, 3.5 L runs on premium gasoline and is in the Midsize Cars car class.

The 2009 Nissan Altima Automatic (variable gear ratios) 6-cyl, 3.5 L runs on premium gasoline and is in the Midsize Cars car class.

🛣 How Many Miles per Gallon (MPG) Does a 2009 Nissan Altima Get?

Across all models, the combined average MPG for the 2009 Nissan Altima is 24 miles per gallon.

The table below breaks down the MPG for each model option:

Model Option Combined MPG City MPG Highway MPG
Manual 6-spd 4-cyl, 2.5 L 26 23 32
Automatic (variable gear ratios) 4-cyl, 2.5 L 26 23 31
Manual 6-spd 6-cyl, 3.5 L 21 18 27
Automatic (variable gear ratios) 6-cyl, 3.5 L 22 19 26

💵 What is the Average Yearly Fuel Cost for a 2009 Nissan Altima?

The average fuel costs for all models of the 2009 Nissan Altima is $2,913.

The average fuel costs have been estimated by government regulators based on 15,000 miles driven per year, using regular gasoline, and a split of 55% city driving and 45% highway driving.

Comparing a 2009 Nissan Altima to an average vehicle over 5 years, you will spend $3,063 more on fuel.

The table below shows the fuel costs and 5-year save/spend for each model option:

Model Option Fuel Cost 5-Year Save/Spend
Manual 6-spd 4-cyl, 2.5 L $2,400 spend $500 more
Automatic (variable gear ratios) 4-cyl, 2.5 L $2,400 spend $500 more
Manual 6-spd 6-cyl, 3.5 L $3,500 spend $6,000 more
Automatic (variable gear ratios) 6-cyl, 3.5 L $3,350 spend $5,250 more

🛢 How Many Barrels of Petroleum Does a 2009 Nissan Altima Consume?

Across all models, the average number barrels of petroleum that the 2009 Nissan Altima will consume in one year is 13 barrels.

The majority of the world's petroleum is sourced from countries like Saudi Arabia, Russia, Iraq, and the United States.

Model Option Barrels
Manual 6-spd 4-cyl, 2.5 L 11
Automatic (variable gear ratios) 4-cyl, 2.5 L 11
Manual 6-spd 6-cyl, 3.5 L 14
Automatic (variable gear ratios) 6-cyl, 3.5 L 14

Overview

The tables below cover all of the miles per gallon, engine specifications, and emission details we have for the 4 2009 Nissan Altima model options.

Manual 6-spd 4-cyl, 2.5 L

The table below contains all of the details we have for the 2009 Nissan Altima Manual 6-spd 4-cyl, 2.5 L:

City MPG 23
Highway MPG 32
Combined MPG 26
Save/Spend vs Average Car Spend $500
Fuel Cost $2,400
Fuel Type 1 Regular
Barrels of Petroleum 11
Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Cylinders 4
Transmission Manual 6-spd
Vehicle Class Midsize Cars
Start/Stop? No
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? No

Automatic (variable gear ratios) 4-cyl, 2.5 L

The table below contains all of the details we have for the 2009 Nissan Altima Automatic (variable gear ratios) 4-cyl, 2.5 L:

City MPG 23
Highway MPG 31
Combined MPG 26
Save/Spend vs Average Car Spend $500
Fuel Cost $2,400
Fuel Type 1 Regular
Barrels of Petroleum 11
Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Cylinders 4
Transmission Automatic (variable gear ratios)
Vehicle Class Midsize Cars
Start/Stop? No
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? No

Manual 6-spd 6-cyl, 3.5 L

The table below contains all of the details we have for the 2009 Nissan Altima Manual 6-spd 6-cyl, 3.5 L:

City MPG 18
Highway MPG 27
Combined MPG 21
Save/Spend vs Average Car Spend $6,000
Fuel Cost $3,500
Fuel Type 1 Premium
Barrels of Petroleum 14
Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Cylinders 6
Transmission Manual 6-spd
Vehicle Class Midsize Cars
Start/Stop? No
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? No

Automatic (variable gear ratios) 6-cyl, 3.5 L

The table below contains all of the details we have for the 2009 Nissan Altima Automatic (variable gear ratios) 6-cyl, 3.5 L:

City MPG 19
Highway MPG 26
Combined MPG 22
Save/Spend vs Average Car Spend $5,250
Fuel Cost $3,350
Fuel Type 1 Premium
Barrels of Petroleum 14
Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Cylinders 6
Transmission Automatic (variable gear ratios)
Vehicle Class Midsize Cars
Start/Stop? No
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? No

Disclaimer

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