Compare 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 2014 MINI Cooper Convertible

2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata
2014 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 $24,559 $25,980
2-Door Convertible Manual Club 21 28 $25,433 $26,905
2-Door Convertible Automatic Club 21 28 $26,000 $27,505
2-Door Convertible Manual Grand Touring 21 28 $26,041 $27,550
2-Door Convertible Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $27,081 $28,650
2-Door Convertible Hard Top Manual Club 21 28 $27,094 $28,665
2-Door Convertible Hard Top Automatic Club 21 28 $27,661 $29,265
2-Door Convertible Hard Top Manual Grand Touring 21 28 $27,836 $29,450
2-Door Convertible Hard Top Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $28,875 $30,550
Select style
2-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door 28 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
The 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata is the lightest, leanest sports roadster you can buy for small-time money today--and it has a rich history of happy owners.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seaters Minicompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.2 50.3
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
50.6 -
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 38.4
Second Leg Room (in)
- 29.9
Second Head Room (in)
- 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 39.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
49 55.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.9 57.8
Wheelbase (in)
91.7 97.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.7 66.3
Track Width, Front (in)
58.7 57.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.6 -
Length, Overall (in)
157.3 146.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.3 -
Brakes
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 10.2
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.4 11
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.7 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
30.8 35.2
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/50VR16 P195/55VR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/50VR16 P195/55VR16
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2480 2701
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
325 480
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 150
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
167 @ 7000 121 @ 6000
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
140 @ 5000 118 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 1.6 L/98
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 (Est) 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 (Est) 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 (Est) 31
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.10 4.35
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.89 1.79
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.91
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.76 3.14
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.21
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.33 1.19
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.68
Summary
Body Style
Convertible Convertible
Vehicle Name
Mazda MX-5 Miata MINI Cooper Convertible
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6.0 (Est) -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 (Est) 5.8
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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