Originally Posted by BigFatHorse
I didn't say that wasn't the case.
Last time I looked at it the CVT vs. 5MT averages were very close, slightly favoring 5MT. The variance of the CVT drivers was larger - there were more of them getting both better and worse mileage than the 5MT drivers. The 5MT drivers were more tightly clustered around the average. This new data includes more drivers and more fuel-ups so it could have changed.
I don't have time to go through the data again right now. I just wanted to post it so that we could at least have as much data as possible for these discussions.
Thanks. The range definitely looks like this discussion sounds. A lot wider range for the CVT, reflecting the higher number of lackadaisical drivers who are kind of the opposite of the aficionados with their MT's. Despite that, the MT still gets higher mpg...