Compare 2005 Lexus IS 300 vs 2005 MINI Cooper Convertible

2005 Lexus IS 300
2005 MINI Cooper Convertible
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300 4-Door Sedan Manual Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
300 4-Door Sedan Manual Sport 18 25 $26,165 $29,735
300 4-Door Sedan Automatic Sport 18 24 $27,372 $31,105
300 5-Door Wagon Automatic SportCross 18 24 $27,372 $31,105
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 27 35 $19,305 $21,450
2-Door Convertible S 25 32 $22,410 $24,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,165
$19,305
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,735
$21,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$496 / month
$358 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Minicompact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
52.8 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
30.2 27.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.2 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.6 50.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 38.1
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 39.0
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.5 57.7
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 97.1
Liftover Height (in)
25.6 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.9 66.5
Track Width, Front (in)
58.9 57.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 4.5
Length, Overall (in)
176.6 143.1
Height, Overall (in)
55.5 55.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.1 5.8
Brakes
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)
11.6 x 1.26 10.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x 0.47 10.2 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.5 13.18
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.1 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
215/45ZR17 P175/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
215/45ZR17 P175/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
215/45ZR17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3255 2700
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.9 5.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
582 55
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 120
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
218 @ 3800 111 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 1.6L/97.5
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
215 @ 5800 115 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System
EFI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 27
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.57 14.40
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 5.48
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 3.51
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.09 14.07
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 8.33
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.51
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 4.11
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus IS 300 MINI Cooper Convertible
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.55 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30.2 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.06 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone NA

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