Compare 2011 Mazda RX-8 vs 2011 MINI Cooper

2011 Mazda RX-8
2011 MINI Cooper
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4-Door Coupe Automatic Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Coupe Automatic Sport 16 23 $24,819 $26,795
4-Door Coupe Manual Sport 16 22 $24,819 $26,795
4-Door Coupe Manual Grand Touring 16 22 $29,878 $32,260
4-Door Coupe Manual R3 16 22 $29,904 $32,290
4-Door Coupe Automatic Grand Touring 16 23 $30,526 $32,960
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 29 37 $17,460 $19,400
2-Door Coupe S 27 36 $20,700 $23,000
2-Door Coupe John Cooper Works 25 33 $26,190 $29,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,819
$17,460
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,795
$19,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$447 / month
$323 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 MINI Cooper/Convertible runs the gamut from smart econobox to thrusty sports convertible--all with unmatched driving feel and expertly interpreted styling heritage.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-compact Minicompact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
32.2 27.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 38.8
Second Hip Room (in)
48.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 50.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.0 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
36.8 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 44.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 41.7
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 57.8
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 97.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.7 66.3
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 57.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
175.6 146.6
Height, Overall (in)
52.8 55.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7.6 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 24.0
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 5.7
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.7 x - TBD - 11.0 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)
11.9 x - TBD - 10.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.99 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 14.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 35.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45R18 P175/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45R18 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)
3111 2535
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.4 5.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 150
Engine
Engine Type
Gas Rotary Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System
MPFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
159 @ 5500 114 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA N16
Displacement
1.3L/80 1.6L/98
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
212 @ 7500 121 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 29
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 1.79
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.30 4.35
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.91
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.54 3.21
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 1.19
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.14
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Mazda RX-8 MINI Cooper Hardtop
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone MacPherson
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
9.8 5.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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