It’s the summer of 2008 and the country is going bananas over gas prices. And with the cost of gas increasing on a daily basis, there is an ever growing outcry for more fuel efficient vehicles. As a result, the tuner crowd is beginning to look toward fuel efficiency in combination with power as the hallmark of the next generation of street machines.
On this page you will be able to view the MPG (Miles Per Gallon) of project MR2 Spyder based on the non-scientific method of dividing the amount of miles driven between fill ups by the amount of gas added. This yields an accurate enough result to determine how the MPG of the Spyder changes as the car’s performance is enhanced.
And finally, I will employ several strategies dealing with weight, gearing, cruising and engine management that should shift the balance in my favor. So stay current on the car’s level of tune by checking out the Project MR2 Spyder and MR2 Spyder Tech areas of the site.
MR2 Spyder MPG (Mile Per Gallon) Chart
Note: The MR2 Spyder is my commuter and as such it sees a variety of driving conditions daily. Everything from highway cruising, stop and go traffic and the more than occasional trip to redline should make this chart a very close approximation to real world driving conditions.
|Date||Price Per Gallon **||Miles Driven Since Last Fill Up||Current Fill Up (Gallons In)||MPG = (Miles Driven Since Last Fill Up / Current Fill Up ( Gallons In))|
|10/11/08||3.219||352.4 mi||10.386 gal||33.93 MPG|
|10/07/08||3.600||326.9 mi||10.421 gal||31.37 MPG|
|9/25/08||3.679||332 mi||10.431 gal||31.83 MPG|
|9/10/08||3.579||337.2 mi||10.920 gal||30.88 MPG|
|9/04/08||3.579||337.1 mi||10.753 gal||31.35 MPG|
|8/29/08||3.479||336.3 mi||10.897 gal||30.86 MPG|
|8/25/08||3.479||329.7 mi||9.981 gal||33.03 MPG|
|8/18/08||3.569||337.8 mi||10.948 gal||30.85 MPG|
|8/12/08||3.619||312.7 mi||10.412 gal||30.03 MPG|
|7/30/08||3.899||320.2 mi||9.900 gal||32.34 MPG|
|7/24/08||3.959||331.4 mi||10.352 gal||32.01 MPG|
|7/16/08||4.049||326.6 mi||10.051 gal||32.49 MPG|
|7/11/08||4.019||323.4 mi||10.395 gal||31.11 MPG|
|7/05/08||4.059||345.2 mi||10.659 gal||32.39 MPG|
|6/29/08||3.99||351.6 mi||11.01 gal||31.93 MPG|
|6/23/08||3.99||354.7 mi||10.71 gal||33.12 MPG|
|6/17/08||4.191||309.5 mi||10.949 gal||28.27 MPG *|
|* The low MPG in the row above may have been cause by switching octane grades from 93 to 91 and the ECU adjusting or some other unknown factors.|
|6/9/08||**||328.2 mi||10.215 gal||32.13 MPG||6/2/08||**||346.6 mi||10.461 gal||33.13 MPG||5/28/08||**||347.0 mi||11.048 gal||31.41 MPG|
* Placed next to MPG, a “*” indicates a note below the row that describes what may have caused a value to increase or decrease away from the norm.
** I will include the price per gallon when available. (That means I forget to record the price sometimes.)