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2014 Mini Cooper: Fuel Economy Update for May — Quiet Spell Shaves Our Lifetime Averag

June 26, 2015

2014 Mini Cooper

Our 2014 Mini Cooper did a lot of sitting around in April and May. In the two months, we only drove it about 1,325 miles. In May, we only filled up twice. But it wasn't all idle time. We drove it out to Coachella and found it a good cultural successor to Woodstock Nation's VW Bus and Beetle. Erin used it in the day-to-day and found some things she liked and some things she didn't. And Mark found something that set his OCD to quivering.

But even though we came up short on our monthly mileages, we moved the needled a little bit.

In April and May, we averaged 27.3 mpg combined. That's not a stellar achievement given the Mini's EPA rating of 32 mpg combined, and it shaved the Mini's lifetime average to 27.9  28.6, an incremental drop from March. The rest of our key stats remained the same.

The Mini wouldn't sit quiet for long. One of our video guys, Joe, took it out for an extended tour of the west coast and the Pacific Northwest earlier this month. More on that trip, which should help explain the earlier irregularities in this post, very soon.

Worst Fill MPG: 18.2
Best Fill MPG: 42.2
Average Lifetime MPG: 27.9
EPA MPG Rating: 32 Combined (28 City/39 Highway)
Best Range: 408.7 miles
Current Odometer: 16,886 miles

Dan Frio, Automotive Editor @ 16,886 miles

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