Fuel Economy Update for September - 2014 Mini Cooper Hardtop Long-Term Road Test

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edited October 2014 in MINI
imageFuel Economy Update for September - 2014 Mini Cooper Hardtop Long-Term Road Test

Fuel Economy Update for September 2014 for the Edmunds long-term 2014 Mini Cooper.

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  • darexdarex Member Posts: 187
    I got an average of 45 mpg on a 500 mile all-highway road trip I did, in Green Mode. I have a manual transmission version though. The car exceeds EPA estimates, when you drive it appropriately. It's a phenomenal engine.
  • throwbackthrowback Member Posts: 445
    Not sure what "appropriately" means to you, but when I had my Mini I drove it like the sports coupe it was. Still got decent MPGs though.
  • desmoliciousdesmolicious Member Posts: 671
    The average lifetime mpg is almost 5 mpg less than the city rating!
    That is awful. Is there something wrong with this car?
  • darexdarex Member Posts: 187
    edited October 2014
    I pay no attention to City ratings. In a City like Philadelphia, where you have to stop every 10 ft practically, any car (except a hybrid) would be lucky to make half of its highway rating.

    On the North American Motoring Forum, pretty much everyone is meeting or exceeding the EPA rating for the 3-cylinder.
  • vvkvvk Member Posts: 196
    Automatic is good for EPA ratings, not so good to real life.
  • agentorangeagentorange Member Posts: 893
    Two letters explain that mileage, LA.
  • desmoliciousdesmolicious Member Posts: 671

    Two letters explain that mileage, LA.

    And yet the other cars in Edmund's LA fleet do not seem so affected.
    Akshully I think the issue is the motor does not have enough miles on it yet. We'll see how this plays out after 5K miles.
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