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

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2014 Mini Cooper: Fuel Economy Update for January

February 6, 2015

2014 Mini Cooper

January loaded up another 1,500 miles onto our 2014 Mini Cooper but it didn't move the needle (ha!) (sorry) in terms of fuel economy. The Mini is still punching well below its EPA mpg rating on all fronts. Maybe it's the ebb and flow of L.A.'s traffic. Maybe it's just too much fun to drive...fun-like. Or maybe the EPA's rating is completely wrong.

The numbers are on the other side.

Up 0.1 from last month, our lifetime average is now 26.3 but that's still nearly 6.0 mpg off where the EPA thinks we should be in combined driving. We did push our best fill up to 34.4 but, again, that is still considerably below the EPA's highway number. Maybe we need a road trip. Maybe we need more realistic EPA ratings for this thing.

Worst Fill MPG: 18.2
Best Fill MPG: 34.4
Average Lifetime MPG: 26.3
EPA MPG Rating (revised): 32 Combined (28 City/39 Highway)
Best Range: 316.2 miles
Current Odometer: 7,905 miles

Kurt Niebuhr, Photo Editor @ 7,905 miles

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