I get about 250 miles on a tank of gas in my 96 nissan altima, and I was wondering, if i were to drive from my hometown to orlando on I-95, which is about 132 miles, would my gas go further and last me longer driving on the highway than it does just going to and from places in my town?
Yes usually you get better mileage on the highway than you do stop and go around town…………..md
Generally, yes. but your driving style does alter that slightly. If you can maintain a constant speed and avoid having to brake and speed back up, you should see better fuel economy on the freeway.
Mileage is usually 6-10mpg better on the highway than it is in the city on most vehicles if you keep your car going 55-70 mph. If you start driving faster than that mpg will go down a few because of increased wind resistance and higher engine rpms.
You will always get better mileage cruising than you do having to stop and accelerate all the time.
Of course, when you drive around in town you have to stop and accelerate and stop and accelerate… on the highway you engine doesn's have to work as hard because it stays at a steady pace.. use cruise control if you got it!