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OK, we're back online! Here's the latest in the MDX mileage saga - some data from folks who have been waiting patiently (or gave up and forgot about this) as well as some new data from this week.

First interesting point - I think we've pushed the limit on how fast you can to improve your mileage (there have been a number of posts on the empirical limits due to wind resistance, I think we've found it...). A lot of this data is from the leadfoot crowd - Roadrunner cruising around the high plains, my tour through the midwest, and DMor (or Queen Leadfoot, as she will be known in the annals of MDX.org :D)clocking an average speed of 68.7! (Wow, what's it like when she's going fast??).

Remery, having midwestern sensibilities, has a nice tight set of points in the high 20's - low 30's. Or maybe its the effect of the dog he hauls around, I don't know :).

Anyway, for your amazement and amusement, here's the results of about 70 tanks of gas being run through various MDX's around the country. As others have mentioned, average speed is one of umpteen things that affect mpg, but probably one of the most important. A lot of folks have reported octane along with these numbers, I'll be mucking around - I mean analyzing - those data one of these days. In the meantime, as long as y'all send in numbers, I'll put 'em up!

BTW this is a continuation of a previous thread - the data from the older thread has been lumped into the group called "Oldies" (sorry bout that, ran out of creativity :)), those are shown in gray.






 

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If you throw out the speed, where does the "hump" fall? In other words, what was the average MPG non-dependant on speed?
 

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MDXtra said:
If you throw out the speed, where does the "hump" fall? In other words, what was the average MPG non-dependant on speed?
I'll post the grand mean tonight - right now I'm here and my data's there...
 

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Nice Graph But...

Ghost,
Clever use of the MDX pic but I think it would provide a better contrast if you used a Mahogany rather than a Silver MDX. You're free to borrow one of my photos from the Gallery at no extra charge.:D:D
 

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EXCELLENT PRESENTATION GHOST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

KUDOS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now if you could only interpret the data for us as to why is
there such a vast range, etc.

The MDX photo, the road, are you in advertising?
Or marketing? If not, you could be.
 

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remery,
I'm sure we all know it's a coincidence that you feel that the Mahogany would show more contrast! You are speaking from a strictly visual standpoint I'm sure. Personally, I feel that the SS conveys a much richer image!! ( This insider fighting is great!!!)

ghost,
Great job on the graph. Thanks for you efforts.
 

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Jorge said:
EXCELLENT PRESENTATION GHOST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

KUDOS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now if you could only interpret the data for us as to why is
there such a vast range, etc.

The MDX photo, the road, are you in advertising?
Or marketing? If not, you could be.
Thanks! I got lucky with that photo, it was during the Red River flood a month or so ago, and very windy and rainy, so I didn't want to get too far from the car. You can't tell from this photo, but the road disappears underwater off in the distance. I lightened it up a bit so the data points would stand out (Mahogany would certainly 'muddy up' the data! :)).

As for interpreting, well, this gives us something to kick around for awhile... :)
 

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remery....
The margaritas have not effected my judgement and good taste in the color palette. However, I am concerned that when I get to 567 posts I may also become delusional.
 

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An interesting observation?

ghost: I could easily fit two parallel trend curves to your graph. One following the trend of the "oldies" and a second curve following the trend of the latest data.

The "oldies" curve would intersect the 10 MPH axis at 16 mpg and the second newer curve would intersect at 14 mpg. If this is correct I wonder if we are seeing a seasonal effect to MPG?

What do you think?
 

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By the way ...

... Mahogany rules, baby!!
 

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remery....
The margaritas have not effected my judgement and good taste in the color palette. However, I am concerned that when I get to 567 posts I may also become delusional.
No way, buy the time you make that many posts you will be sober but a little salty around the rims.:D:D
 

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remery,
Leave my touring rims out of this! The Chicago salt will get to them soon enough. (Great comeback though)
We agree 99.999% but the only thing to argue about is that .001% (color). MDX's rule no mater what the color, proven by dealers ABLE to get over MSRP.

Now, back to the mileage graph..........
 

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remery,
Leave my touring rims out of this! The Chicago salt will get to them soon enough...
I was being figurative, sweat on the rims of my glasses from writing so many posts, and a bit of a play on your handle, salt on the rim of a margarita glass. You have to remember we Mahoganites are more cerebral, known to sip wine and listen to piano music! However, don't feel bad, another one of you Silverinians, our forum mileage meister, was slow in understanding one of my posts. But after 572 of them I am used to it!:D:D:D
 

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Color and MPH?

Since when did color have anything to do with MPH? I think drinking wine and margarita's would have something do with the way you drive, but color? LOL!!!!! Black is sleak so mine goes faster.
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OK, I've been off having too much fun in other parts of the site (or off the site) the past few days, so finally here's a few additions; some more data from remery and new data from accmdx. Accmdx is getting a lot of gain from a bit more speed!

Remery, on the other hand, is making things awfully hard to explain - he's managed to hit the highest average speed (73.1 - holy cow!), but is getting 17.7. What gives? Some possible explanations:

  • Break-in. He's an old poster but a new driver!
  • Temporary dyslexia - he meant 37.1
  • The dog. Leave the dog home.
  • Gears. Those little numbers down next to the thingie that sticks up? Move it off the '3' and up to the '5' :D:D
That's it for me, I'll let the rest of you work this out...

 

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MDXtra said:
If you throw out the speed, where does the "hump" fall? In other words, what was the average MPG non-dependant on speed?
The grand average mileage is 19.1 mpg - this is based on 90 samples. The lowest was 12.5 and the highest was 26.

Just for kicks, the average speed people drive is 40.8, and most people go 254 miles before refilling their tank.:)
 
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