Compare 2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 2008 MINI Cooper Convertible

2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata
2008 MINI Cooper Convertible
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2-Door Convertible Manual SV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Manual SV 22 27 $19,081 $20,635
2-Door Convertible Manual Sport 22 27 $20,002 $21,635
2-Door Convertible Automatic Sport 20 27 $22,033 $23,840
2-Door Convertible Manual Touring 21 28 $22,116 $23,930
2-Door Convertible PRHT Manual Sport 22 27 $22,609 $24,465
2-Door Convertible Automatic Touring 20 27 $23,129 $25,030
2-Door Convertible Manual Grand Touring 21 28 $23,323 $25,240
2-Door Convertible PRHT Manual Touring 21 28 $23,802 $25,760
2-Door Convertible Automatic Grand Touring 20 27 $24,335 $26,340
2-Door Convertible Manual Special Edition 21 28 $24,567 $26,590
2-Door Convertible PRHT Automatic Touring 20 27 $24,815 $26,860
2-Door Convertible PRHT Manual Grand Touring 21 28 $25,046 $27,110
2-Door Convertible Automatic Special Edition 20 27 $25,257 $27,340
2-Door Convertible PRHT Automatic Grand Touring 20 27 $26,058 $28,210
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2-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door 23 32 $19,755 $21,950
2-Door S 21 29 $22,860 $25,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,081
$19,755
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,635
$21,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$344 / month
$366 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata brings the classic roadster into the modern era, with fantastic handling and an optional power-folding hardtop. The 2008 MINI Cooper Convertible brings top-down fun to the already entertaining MINI hatchback.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Minicompact
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.2 50.9
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
50.6 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
- 27.5
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 39.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.6 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
157.3 143.1
Height, Overall (in)
49.0 55.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.9 57.7
Wheelbase (in)
91.7 97.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.7 66.5
Track Width, Front (in)
58.7 57.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.3 9.2
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.4 x - TBD - 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)
11.0 x - 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)
12.7 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.0 13.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
15.4 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/50R16 P175/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/50R16 P175/65R15
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2445 2700
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.9 5.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 120
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/122 1.6L/97.5
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
166 @ 6700 115 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System
MPFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
140 @ 5000 111 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 32
Transmission
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.76 3.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.89 1.91
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.10 4.35
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.94
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.31
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.33 1.26
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda MX-5 Miata MINI Cooper Convertible
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone MacPherson Strut

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