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Selected Style 3-Door Coupe Manual w/Red Int
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe Manual w/Black Int 27 37 $16,699 $17,300
3-Door Coupe Automatic w/Black Int 27 35 $17,887 $18,550
3-Door Coupe Manual w/Gray Int 27 37 $16,699 $17,300
3-Door Coupe Manual w/Red Int 27 37 $16,699 $17,300
3-Door Coupe Automatic w/Gray Int 27 35 $17,887 $18,550
3-Door Coupe Automatic w/Red Int 27 35 $17,887 $18,550
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 29 37 $17,550 $19,500
2-Door Coupe S 27 35 $20,790 $23,100
2-Door Coupe John Cooper Works 25 33 $26,910 $29,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,699
$17,550
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,300
$19,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$288 / month
$325 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Hyundai Veloster starts with niche appeal, but its impressive handling and strong, high-value feature set should play well to the mainstream. In all of its guises the 2012 MINI Cooper is fun-to-drive, uniquely styled, and with three standard levels of performance, there's an option for everyone.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 27 mpg 29 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 37 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification - TBD - Minicompact
Number of Passenger Doors 3 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 44.7
Front Leg Room (in) 43.9 41.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 89.8 - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in) 53.2 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 31.7 27.9
Front Head Room (in) 37.2 38.8
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Second Hip Room (in) 52.6 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.6 50.3
Second Head Room (in) 35.3 37.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 55.1 55.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.8 57.8
Wheelbase (in) 104.3 97.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.5 66.3
Track Width, Front (in) 61.3 57.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.6 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 166.1 146.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.5 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - 24.0
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 5.7
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 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) 11.0 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) 13.2 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.1 35.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.88 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.2 14.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA N/A
Spare Tire Order Code NA 300
Rear Tire Size P215/40VR18 P175/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA N/A
Front Tire Size P215/40VR18 P175/65R15
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) 2584 2535
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 5.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 150
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 138 @ 6300 121 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 123 @ 4850 114 @ 4250
Engine Order Code NA N16
Displacement 1.6L/97 1.6L/98
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 27 (Est) 29
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 31 (Est) 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 (Est) 37
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.79 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.54 3.14
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.95 1.79
Trans Order Code NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.26 4.35
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 0.91
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68 0.68
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.61 3.21
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.19
Trans Type 6 6
Summary
Vehicle Name Hyundai Veloster MINI Cooper Hardtop
Body Style 3 Door Coupe Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.91 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.94 - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - TBD - 5.7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating - -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver - -
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 - -
Rollover Rating -
 
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