Compare 2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 2013 MINI Cooper Convertible

2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata
2013 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 $22,424 $23,720
2-Door Convertible Automatic Sport 21 28 $24,558 $25,980
2-Door Convertible Manual Club 21 28 $25,244 $26,705
2-Door Convertible Automatic Club 21 28 $25,809 $27,305
2-Door Convertible Manual Grand Touring 21 28 $25,854 $27,350
2-Door Convertible Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $26,893 $28,450
2-Door Convertible Hard Top Manual Club 21 28 $26,906 $28,465
2-Door Convertible Hard Top Automatic Club 21 28 $27,473 $29,065
2-Door Convertible Hard Top Manual Grand Touring 21 28 $27,648 $29,250
2-Door Convertible Hard Top Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $28,687 $30,350
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2-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door 27 35 $23,140 $25,150
2-Door S 26 35 $25,900 $28,150
2-Door John Cooper Works 26 35 $32,475 $35,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,424
$23,140
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,720
$25,150
Monthly Payment Estimate
$395 / month
$419 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you want a light and lean open-top sports car that's fun at legal speeds, the 2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata is it--and it's reasonably practical.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Minicompact
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 38.425
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.2 50.300
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 41.700
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Hip Room (in)
50.6 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
- 29.300
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- 38.503
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 39.200
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.6 5.472
Length, Overall (in)
157.3 145.629
Height, Overall (in)
49.0 55.669
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.9 57.755
Wheelbase (in)
91.7 97.125
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.7 66.259
Track Width, Front (in)
58.7 57.440
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.3 5.650
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 - 11.023 x 0.866
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 - 10.196 x 0.393
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.7 10.566
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.400
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
32.8 N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.0 14.100
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
30.8 35.104
Steering Type
Pwr Electric Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/50R16 P195/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Front Tire Size
P205/50R16 P195/55R16
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA N/A
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)
2447 2568
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.9 5.494
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 120
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
140 @ 5000 118 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 1.6L/98
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
167 @ 7000 120 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas 4-Cyl
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 27
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.10 4.350
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.914
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.683
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.136 3.214
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.33 1.194
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.814 0.784
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.758 4.353
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.888 1.792
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Convertible Convertible
Vehicle Name
Mazda MX-5 Miata MINI Cooper Convertible
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 6.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 7 (2012)

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