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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe
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Trim

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
4-Door Sedan Manual i SV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 25 33 $14,801 $15,800
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 25 33 $15,648 $16,705
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 24 33 $16,443 $17,555
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 25 33 $16,952 $18,100
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 24 33 $17,749 $18,950
5-Door HB Manual i Touring 27 38 $18,462 $19,300
5-Door HB Automatic i Touring 28 39 $19,274 $20,150
4-Door Sedan Manual s Touring 20 28 $19,385 $20,700
5-Door HB Manual s Touring 20 28 $19,852 $21,200
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring 22 29 $20,134 $21,500
5-Door HB Automatic s Touring 22 29 $20,600 $22,000
4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $20,854 $22,270
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring 28 40 $21,568 $22,550
5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $21,322 $22,770
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $21,603 $23,070
5-Door HB Automatic i Grand Touring 28 39 $22,141 $23,150
5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $22,071 $23,570
5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 Touring 18 25 $22,191 $23,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,080
$14,771
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,200
$15,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$353 / month
$253 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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. With its new Skyactive powertrains, the 2012 Mazda3 is the eco-conscious choice that sure doesn't drive like one.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 27 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 35 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.7 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 45.9 54.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 42.0
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.7
Second Leg Room (in) 32.3 36.2
Front Head Room (in) 39.0 38.9
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 52.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 50.3 54.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 94.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 56.1 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.8 59.8
Wheelbase (in) 100.3 103.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.3 69.1
Track Width, Front (in) 57.4 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.7
Length, Overall (in) 155.9 180.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 9.2 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 32.8 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 11.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 x - TBD - 10.4 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 - 10.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.1 34.2
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.94
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A 35.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.1 16.2
Tires
Spare Tire Size NA T115/70D15
Front Tire Order Code N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P175/65R15 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code N/A NA
Front Tire Size P175/65R15 P205/55HR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2712 2866
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 5.5 7.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 100
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 118 @ 6000 148 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 118 @ 4250 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.6L/97.5 2.0L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 27 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 30 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 33
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.14 3.16
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.79 3.84
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.35 4.10
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.91 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.21 3.30
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.19 1.31
Trans Type 6 5
Summary
Body Style Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name MINI Cooper Clubman Mazda Mazda3
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.1 5.2
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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