"A little over a year ago I purchased a new Nissan Murano. I
know, it's like an SUV. My friends told me it would consume
gasoline like a thirsty dog. I am happy to say, that over the
12,000 miles the vehicle has travelled it has been more fuel
efficient than I expected. Driven carefully around town, it
delivers a little over 19 mpg, and on the open road as much as 25
mpg. The original sticker said it should deliver 20 mpg on a city
cycle and 25 mpg on the highway.
"I have experimented with different grades of fuel to see how
the octane rating might impact fuel economy. Put another way, I set
out to explore if it is worth the extra cost to use high-octane
fuel, mid-range octane fuel, or if financially it makes more sense
to run the vehicle on the lowest cost fuel. The result was somewhat
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