Compare 2012 MINI Cooper Clubman vs 2012 Audi A3

2012 MINI Cooper Clubman
2012 Audi A3
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 27 35 $19,080 $21,200
2-Door Coupe S 27 35 $22,410 $24,900
2-Door Coupe John Cooper Works 25 33 $28,260 $31,400
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4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 21 30 $25,361 $27,270
4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 21 30 $25,361 $27,270
4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak PZEV 2.0T Premium 21 30 $25,361 $27,270
4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak PZEV 2.0T Premium Plus 21 30 $25,361 $27,270
4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 22 28 $26,737 $28,750
4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 22 28 $26,737 $28,750
4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak PZEV 2.0T Premium 22 28 $26,737 $28,750
4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak PZEV 2.0T Premium Plus 22 28 $26,737 $28,750
4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0 TDI Premium 30 42 $28,133 $30,250
4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0 TDI Premium Plus 30 42 $28,133 $30,250
4-Door HB S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium 21 28 $28,691 $30,850
4-Door HB S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 28 $28,691 $30,850
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,080
$25,361
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,200
$27,270
Monthly Payment Estimate
$353 / month
$455 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
More capacity, more practicality, and just as much sport and style, the 2012 MINI Cooper Clubman strikes a balance between family and fun. The fashionable, versatile 2012 Audi A3 is as deft for the city commute as it is at ease on the highway.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Small Station Wagons
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
32.3 34.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.0 39.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.3 54.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 89.0
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
45.9 52.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 41.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.8 59.3
Wheelbase (in)
100.3 101.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.3 78.5
Track Width, Front (in)
57.4 60.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.3
Length, Overall (in)
155.9 169.0
Height, Overall (in)
56.1 56.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
32.8 39.0
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
9.2 19.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 35.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/65R15 P225/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Front Tire Size
P175/65R15 P225/45R17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
N/A 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)
2712 3219
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.5 9.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
118 @ 4250 207 @ 1800-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6L/97.5 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
118 @ 6000 200 @ 5100-6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 21
Transmission
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 3.94/3.09
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 1.10
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
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
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 1.11
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Coupe Hatchback
Vehicle Name
MINI Cooper Clubman Audi A3
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Four Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 7.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 5

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