Originally Posted by stevehnm
Even there the MT gets better mpg than the CVT.
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.