Now I am getting 20.3 mpg because of these short trips ( less than a mile each way) I have been doing. Only 662 miles in 2.5 months. Many say short trips are bad for the vehicle's engine but does it pertain to ours since our Skyactiv engine heats the engine very quickly ( reasoning for the high revving when you turn the car on). Another thing is I am in Florida and it's boiling here. I find it very inconvenient to take my car out on the highway once in a while when I have to get through so much traffic to get to one.