Compare 2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 2008 MINI Cooper Convertible

2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata
2008 MINI Cooper Convertible
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2-Door Convertible Manual Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Manual Sport 22 28 $21,222 $22,960
2-Door Convertible Automatic Sport 21 28 $23,304 $25,220
2-Door Convertible Manual Touring 21 28 $23,378 $25,300
2-Door Convertible Automatic Touring 21 28 $24,392 $26,400
2-Door Convertible Manual Grand Touring 21 28 $24,539 $26,560
2-Door Convertible PRHT Manual Touring 21 28 $24,944 $27,000
2-Door Convertible Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $25,553 $27,660
2-Door Convertible PRHT Automatic Touring 21 28 $25,958 $28,100
2-Door Convertible PRHT Manual Grand Touring 21 28 $26,234 $28,400
2-Door Convertible PRHT Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $27,248 $29,500
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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
$21,222
$19,755
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,960
$21,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$383 / month
$366 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you want that classic roadster feel—and to feel like you’re going fast without having to break triple digits—the 2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata delivers it with surprising frugality and practicality. 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
28 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Minicompact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
50.6 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 38.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.2 50.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 41.3
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 39.0
Second Leg Room (in)
- 27.5
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- 38.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
58.7 57.4
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.3 9.2
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.7 13.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
32.8 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.0 13.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
30.8 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2447 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
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System
MPFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
140 @ 5000 111 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 1.6L/97.5
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
167 @ 7000 115 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 23
Transmission
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
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.76 3.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.89 1.91
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
Mazda MX-5 Miata MINI Cooper Convertible
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone MacPherson Strut
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - -

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