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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe
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Trim

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
4-Door HB SE FWD
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB FWD SE 24 29 $14,078 $14,965
4-Door HB FWD SXT 24 29 $16,371 $17,485
4-Door HB FWD R/T 23 29 $18,032 $19,310
4-Door HB AWD R/T 21 24 $19,943 $21,410
4-Door HB FWD SRT4 19 27 $21,709 $23,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,955
$14,078
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,950
$14,965
Monthly Payment Estimate
$333 / month
$249 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
8.2
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TCC Rating
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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 Caliber has a very practical layout and quite a few innovative features to get excited about, but it's lacking in driving enjoyment or refinement--even compared to its low-priced competition.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 28 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 37 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Mid-size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 52.2
Second Leg Room (in) 32.3 35.7
Front Head Room (in) 39.0 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 95.2
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 49.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 50.3 54.2
Second Head Room (in) 37.7 38.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 45.9 53.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 41.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.8 59.8
Wheelbase (in) 100.3 103.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 27.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.3 68.8
Track Width, Front (in) 57.4 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 7.7
Length, Overall (in) 155.0 173.8
Height, Overall (in) 56.1 60.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 32.8 48.0
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 9.2 18.5
Brakes
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 9.0 x 1.38
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x - TBD - 10.8 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 x - TBD - NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 13.6
Steering
Steering Type Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.88
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.1 16.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.1 35.5
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA TBC
Rear Tire Size P175/65HR15 P205/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA TPB
Front Tire Size P175/65HR15 P205/70R15
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA TPB
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2723 2879
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 5.5 7.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 120
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 114 @ 4250 125 @ 5200
Engine Order Code NA EBA
Displacement 1.6L/97.5 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 118 @ 6000 148 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System EFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 28 24
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.21 3.77
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.19 1.41
Trans Type 6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.14 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.79 2.16
Trans Order Code NA DD7
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.35 4.12
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.91 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name MINI Cooper Clubman Dodge Caliber
Body Style 2 Door Coupe Hatchback
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
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 Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
 
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