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2014 Mini Cooper Fuel Economy Ratings Drop by 2-4 MPG

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 10/22/2014 Karla Sanchez

Mini is the latest automaker to have been called out by the Environmental Protection Agency, as the automaker has just announced it's lowering the fuel economy numbers initially advertised for the 2014 Cooper hatchback.


Ratings have been revised for both the base Cooper and Cooper S models, though Cooper S models took the biggest hit with highway ratings kicked down three to four notches. Cooper S models benefit from a 2.0-liter turbo-four that makes 192 hp and 206 lb-ft of torque, and when equipped with the six-speed manual transmission, reportedly achieved 25/38/29 city/highway/combined. The new ratings shave off 1 mpg in the city and combined, while the highway rating takes a dive down to 34 mpg. Meanwhile, highway ratings for those equipped with the six-speed automatic drop 3 mpg to 35. Base Cooper models with the 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine drop down 2 mpg on the highway for new ratings of 40 mpg with the manual and 39 mpg with the automatic. Combined and city ratings for base models only drop 1 mpg. 2014 Mini Cooper Rear Three Quarters View On Hill© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 Mini Cooper Rear Three Quarters View On Hill

This comes after the EPA performed a fuel economy audit on the Mini Cooper and found that the vehicles didn’t match the same results that were originally submitted. Mini parent company BMW has cooperated with the EPA and helped perform the emissions and fuel economy tests on the hatchbacks. Mini hasn't announced any type of reimbursement program, but considering other automakers like Hyundai, Kia, Ford, and just recently Mercedes-Benz have launched such programs, you can likely expect one from Mini as well.

Source: EPA

Model EngTransmission OldCombined (mpg) Old City (mpg)Old Highway (mpg)New Combined (mpg)New City (mpg) New Highway (mpg)
Cooper 1.5LMT343042332940
Cooper 1.5LAT332940322839
Cooper S2.0LMT292538282434
Cooper S2.0LAT312738302635

2014 Mini Cooper Front View In Motion On Coastline© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 Mini Cooper Front View In Motion On Coastline

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