Compare 2012 Mazda MAZDA2 vs 2012 MINI Cooper

2012 Mazda MAZDA2
2012 MINI Cooper
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4-Door HB Manual Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB Manual Sport 29 35 $14,339 $14,530
4-Door HB Automatic Sport 28 34 $15,167 $15,370
4-Door HB Manual Touring 29 35 $15,807 $16,020
4-Door HB Automatic Touring 28 34 $16,636 $16,860
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2-Door Coupe
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
$14,339
$17,550
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,530
$19,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$242 / month
$325 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
With a zippy driving feel and good real-world gas mileage, the 2012 Mazda2 really stands out among entry-level vehicles. 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
City
29 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- TBD - Minicompact
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
33.0 27.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 38.8
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 50.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.2 44.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 41.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.1 - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
58.1 57.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
155.5 146.6
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 55.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.7 57.8
Wheelbase (in)
98.0 97.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 66.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
27.8 24.0
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
13.3 5.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.3 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15 14.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.2 35.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Front Tire Size
P185/55R15 P175/65R15
Spare Tire Size
T115/70D14 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Spare Tire Order Code
NA 300
Rear Tire Size
P185/55R15 P175/65R15
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)
2306 2535
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
14 x 4.0 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.3 5.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 150
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
98 @ 4000 114 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA N16
Displacement
1.5L/91 1.6L/98
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
100 @ 6000 121 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
32 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 29
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.41 3.21
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.19
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.21 3.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.79
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.85 4.35
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.91
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Summary
Body Style
4 Door HB Coupe
Vehicle Name
Mazda Mazda2 MINI Cooper Hardtop
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Axle Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 5.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 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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