Originally Posted by G-Omaha
Nice graph; however, it only proves one thing - Different drivers with different driving habits over different terrain have different gas (MPG) results. Now if one driver were to drive all of the 140 different cars over the same terrain, then this graph might have some validity/meaning.
Lol - the fewer samples you have then yes, the more individual differences will vary the results. However, this data not only has some intrinsic value but it matches other data quite well. The 5MT appears to give about the EPA ratings. The CVT results pretty much mirror the first post in this thread, which was by professional driver(s?) trying to achieve the same roadway conditions.