Agree... Close Thread as the major "point" has been proved. Different drivers yield different MPG results. Different cars with different HP and Torque yield different results. The EPA is just what it is - An estimate and nothing more. Yes, I do have the CVT and yes different drivers that result in different MPG results. I fail to see what "having a Manual transmission vs. a CVT" has anything to do with a MPG conversation. Maybe it's just me; but, I think that anyone researching (accomplishing anything statistical) can contribute regardless of what they own - something like not needing to be a Cardiac Physician to accomplish statistics regarding Heart Attacks and death rates.