Compare 2010 Lotus Elise vs 2010 MINI Cooper

2010 Lotus Elise
2010 MINI Cooper
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 21 27 N/A $47,250
2-Door Convertible SC 20 26 N/A $54,990
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 28 37 $16,920 $18,800
2-Door Coupe S 26 34 $20,070 $22,300
2-Door Coupe John Cooper Works 25 33 $25,920 $28,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$16,920
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,250
$18,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$788 / month
$313 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 MINI Cooper/Convertible runs the gamut from smart econobox to thrusty sports convertible-all with unmatched driving feel and expertly interpreted styling heritage.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Minicompact
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
- TBD - 38.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 50.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 41.4
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
- 29.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 44.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
149.0 145.6
Height, Overall (in)
44.0 55.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.2 57.8
Wheelbase (in)
90.5 97.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 66.3
Track Width, Front (in)
57.4 57.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 24.0
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 5.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.0 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)
- TBD - 10.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.5 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 14.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.8 35.1
Steering Type
Manual Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/45R17 P175/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P175/50R16 P175/65R15
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2010 2568
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 5.5 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 5.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 150
Engine
Fuel System
MPFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
133 @ 6800 114 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 1.6L/97.5
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
189 @ 7800 118 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas 4-Cyl
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 28
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.12 3.21
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.48 1.19
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.92 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.25 3.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 1.79
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.53 4.35
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.17 0.91
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lotus Elise MINI Cooper Hardtop
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 5.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 9

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