Compare 2008 MINI Cooper Clubman vs 2009 Audi A3

2008 MINI Cooper Clubman
2009 Audi A3
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 28 37 $17,955 $19,950
2-Door Coupe S 26 34 $21,105 $23,450
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4-Door HB MT 2.0T FrontTrak PZEV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB MT 2.0T FrontTrak 21 30 $25,035 $26,920
4-Door HB MT 2.0T FrontTrak Prem 21 30 $25,035 $26,920
4-Door HB MT 2.0T FrontTrak PZEV 21 30 $25,035 $26,920
4-Door HB MT 2.0T FrontTrak PZEV Prem 21 30 $25,035 $26,920
4-Door HB MT 2.0T FrontTrak PZEV S Line 21 30 $25,035 $26,920
4-Door HB MT 2.0T FrontTrak S Line 21 30 $25,035 $26,920
4-Door HB AT S tronic 2.0T FrontTrak 22 28 $26,413 $28,400
4-Door HB AT S tronic 2.0T FrontTrak Prem 22 28 $26,413 $28,400
4-Door HB AT S tronic 2.0T FrontTrak PZEV 22 28 $26,413 $28,400
4-Door HB AT S tronic 2.0T FrontTrak PZEV Prem 22 28 $26,413 $28,400
4-Door HB AT S tronic 2.0T FrontTrak PZEV S Line 22 28 $26,413 $28,400
4-Door HB AT S tronic 2.0T FrontTrak S Line 22 28 $26,413 $28,400
4-Door HB AT S tronic 2.0T quattro 21 28 $28,366 $30,500
4-Door HB AT S tronic 2.0T quattro Prem 21 28 $28,366 $30,500
4-Door HB AT S tronic 2.0T quattro S Line 21 28 $28,366 $30,500
4-Door HB AT S tronic 3.2L quattro S-Line 18 25 $34,387 $36,975
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,955
$25,035
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,950
$26,920
Monthly Payment Estimate
$333 / month
$449 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 MINI Cooper S Clubman--extroverted styling in a slightly bigger package with more power makes for a fun car that is hard not to look at with a broad smile. The 2009 Audi A3 is more than a spruced-up VW hatchback, thanks to the fabulous interior, S-tronic transmission, and V-6 bark.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Small Station Wgn
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
32.3 34.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.0 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 88.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.3 54.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 37.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
45.9 52.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
57.4 59.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.0
Length, Overall (in)
155.0 169.0
Height, Overall (in)
56.1 56.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.8 58.8
Wheelbase (in)
100.3 101.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.3 77.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
32.8 54.6
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
9.2 19.5
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 12.3 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)
10.2 x - TBD - 11.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 35.11
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Speed-Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P175/65HR15 P225/45YR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/65HR15 P225/45YR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2723 3263
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.5 8.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 140
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
118 @ 6000 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
EFI TFSI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
114 @ 4250 207 @ 1800-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6L/97.5 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 30
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 24
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 1.11
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.79 2.09
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.35 3.09
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 1.10
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.93
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.21 3.36
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.47
Trans Type
6 6
Summary
Vehicle Name
MINI Cooper Clubman Audi A3
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door HB
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Four Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 7

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