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Fuel Economy Update for May-- Quiet Spell Bumps Up Lifetime Average - 2014 Mini Cooper Hardtop Long-

Edmunds.comEdmunds.com Posts: 10,059
edited June 2015 in MINI
imageFuel Economy Update for May-- Quiet Spell Bumps Up Lifetime Average - 2014 Mini Cooper Hardtop Long-Term Road Test

Our long-term 2014 Mini Cooper sat quiet and short of miles over the last two months, but one good thing came out of it: the hatchback's lifetime combined MPG average jumped more than half-a-gallon.

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  • fordson1fordson1 Posts: 1,512
    Wait...how can a 2-month stretch averaging 27.3 mpg push up the LT average from 28.0 to 28.6? Mathematically impossible.
  • djd352djd352 Posts: 31
    @Fordson1 I had the same reaction, but it could also be that these miles have decreased the weight of the miles with bad mpg. We have to remember that when we are calculating average mpg, every month has a different weight based on the miles driven, so it is in fact possible. However, it could also just be a typo. :)
  • darexdarex Posts: 187
    We'll see what Joe's highway mileage was.
  • fordson1fordson1 Posts: 1,512
    djd352 said:

    @Fordson1 I had the same reaction, but it could also be that these miles have decreased the weight of the miles with bad mpg. We have to remember that when we are calculating average mpg, every month has a different weight based on the miles driven, so it is in fact possible. However, it could also just be a typo. :)

    Maybe a typo, but if the previous average is correct (and it is), and the new average for the month of May is correct, it's impossible. You can't add in a number that is lower than the current average and have the new average come out higher.
  • hacefriohacefrio Posts: 29
    No, no typo, fordson and djd352. Well yes a typo, but more of a brain lapse. After thinking that I hadn't included some of June's fuel log results into the April/May calculations, well, it turns out that I actually did. That should give you some idea of the big numbers Joe returned on his road trip in early June. This post will be updated, but suffice to say, the Mini dropped incrementally (0.1 mpg) lifetime after filtering out the June results.
  • fordson1fordson1 Posts: 1,512
    Thanks...yeah - that's the figure I came up with. Wow - this car is really nowhere near EPA and not really near what I would expect from it.
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