Compare 2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 2011 MINI Cooper Convertible

2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata
2011 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 $21,385 $23,110
2-Door Convertible Automatic Sport 21 28 $23,475 $25,370
2-Door Convertible Manual Touring 21 28 $23,550 $25,450
2-Door Convertible Automatic Touring 21 28 $24,565 $26,550
2-Door Convertible Manual Grand Touring 21 28 $24,714 $26,710
2-Door Convertible PRHT Manual Touring 21 28 $25,121 $27,150
2-Door Convertible Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $25,731 $27,810
2-Door Convertible PRHT Automatic Touring 21 28 $26,139 $28,250
2-Door Convertible PRHT Manual Grand Touring 21 28 $26,415 $28,550
2-Door Convertible PRHT Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $27,432 $29,650
2-Door Convertible PRHT Manual Special Edition 21 28 $28,610 $30,925
2-Door Convertible PRHT Automatic Special Edition 21 28 $29,165 $31,525
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2-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door 28 35 $22,365 $24,850
2-Door S s 27 35 $25,065 $27,850
2-Door John Cooper Works 25 33 $30,870 $34,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,385
$22,365
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,110
$24,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$385 / month
$414 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Mazda MX-5 is a back-to-basics sports car that you don’t have to drive fast to enjoy—and it has way more practicality than you’d probably expect.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Minicompact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 41.7
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Hip Room (in)
50.6 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 38.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.2 50.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 39.2
Second Leg Room (in)
- 29.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- 38.5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.7 66.3
Track Width, Front (in)
58.7 57.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.6 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
157.3 146.6
Height, Overall (in)
49.0 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.9 57.8
Wheelbase (in)
91.7 97.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.3 9.2
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.4 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.7 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
30.8 35.1
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
32.8 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.0 14.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/50R16 P195/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/50R16 P195/55R16
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2447 2701
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.9 5.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 150
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
167 @ 7000 121 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System
MPFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
140 @ 5000 114 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 1.6L/97.5
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 35
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.76 3.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.89 1.79
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.10 4.35
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.91
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.21
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.33 1.19
Trans Type
5 6
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
Mazda MX-5 Miata MINI Cooper Convertible
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5 6.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 7

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