2014 Mini Cooper: June Fuel Economy Update - Average MPG Climbs One Point
July 22, 2015
Over most of the trip, the Mini delivered highway numbers in the 34-36 mpg range, which is well short of the EPA rating of 39 mpg on the highway. Our numbers are typical, though, as the Mini had two adults and their stuff on board. They also weren't trying to nail down the best numbers they could. We've seen a tank that averaged 42 mpg, so we know what the Mini's capable of when you're really trying.
When it was touring the left coast, our Mini earned praise for its useful cargo bay, solid chassis and even a great horn. On the down side, I think it rides a little rough while others noted than even kids will find the back seat a little tight. Oh, and it has a floppy sunvisor, not sure yet if it's supposed to work that way.
Worst Fill MPG: 18.2
Best Fill MPG: 42.2
Average Lifetime MPG: 28.7
EPA MPG Rating (City/Highway Combined): 32 Combined (28 City/39 Highway)
Best Range: 408.7
Current Odometer: 17,046
Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 17,046 miles