Compare 2012 Honda CR-Z vs 2012 MINI Cooper Convertible

2012 Honda CR-Z
2012 MINI Cooper Convertible
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3-Door Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Manual 31 37 $18,763 $19,695
3-Door CVT 35 39 $19,379 $20,345
3-Door Manual EX 31 37 $20,243 $21,255
3-Door CVT EX 35 39 $20,860 $21,905
3-Door Manual w/Navi EX 31 37 $21,951 $23,055
3-Door CVT w/Navi EX 35 39 $22,568 $23,705
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2-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door 27 35 $22,455 $24,950
2-Door S 27 35 $25,155 $27,950
2-Door John Cooper Works 25 33 $31,590 $35,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,763
$22,455
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,695
$24,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$328 / month
$416 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Honda CR-Z is the only hybrid sports coupe, but that's not quite enough for us. Part hatchback, part convertible, and all fun, the 2012 MINI Cooper Convertible is in a class by itself--literally.
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Fuel Economy
City
31 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seaters Minicompact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 41.7
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Hip Room (in)
51.5 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
36.9 38.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.8 50.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
49.1 - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 39.2
Second Leg Room (in)
- 29.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- 38.5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.5 66.3
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 57.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
160.6 146.6
Height, Overall (in)
54.9 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.1 57.8
Wheelbase (in)
95.9 97.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
25.1 9.2
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x - TBD - 10.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.6 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 35.1
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.48 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
12.8 14.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/55VR16 P195/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Front Tire Size
P195/55VR16 P195/55R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2657 2701
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
4.9 5.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 150
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
122 @ 6000 121 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
128 @ 1000 - 1750 118 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.5L/91 1.6L/97.5
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
31 (Est) 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
34 (Est) 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 (Est) 35
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.87 1.79
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11 4.35
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.05 0.91
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.21
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.19
Trans Type
6 6
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Convertible
Vehicle Name
Honda CR-Z MINI Cooper Convertible
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Multi-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.5 (2011 6.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
--
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating Driver
--
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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