Compare 2008 MINI Cooper Convertible vs 2010 Ford Mustang

2008 MINI Cooper Convertible
2010 Ford Mustang
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2-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door 23 32 $19,755 $21,950
2-Door S 21 29 $22,860 $25,400
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2-Door Coupe V6
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe V6 18 26 $19,906 $21,395
2-Door Coupe V6 Premium 18 26 $22,606 $24,395
2-Door Convertible V6 18 26 $24,406 $26,395
2-Door Coupe GT 16 24 $26,206 $28,395
2-Door Convertible V6 Premium 18 26 $27,106 $29,395
2-Door Coupe GT Premium 16 24 $28,906 $31,395
2-Door Convertible GT 16 24 $30,706 $33,395
2-Door Convertible GT Premium 16 24 $33,406 $36,395
2-Door Coupe Shelby GT500 14 22 $42,236 $46,725
2-Door Convertible Shelby GT500 14 22 $46,686 $51,725
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,755
$19,906
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,950
$21,395
Monthly Payment Estimate
$366 / month
$357 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 MINI Cooper Convertible brings top-down fun to the already entertaining MINI hatchback. Nostalgia is still a big part of the appeal, but the 2010 Ford Mustang is now every bit a modern, refined sport coupe.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
27.5 29.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 83.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 46.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.9 55.3
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 34.7
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
39.0 51.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
57.4 62.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
143.1 188.1
Height, Overall (in)
55.5 55.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.7 62.9
Wheelbase (in)
97.1 107.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.5 80.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.2 13.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x - TBD - 11.5 x 1.18
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 - 11.8 x 0.75
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 16
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.2 15.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 33.4
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P175/65R15 P215/60R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/65R15 P215/60R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2700 3400
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 17 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.6 12.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
115 @ 6000 210 @ 5300
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System
EFI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
111 @ 4500 240 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA 99N
Displacement
1.6L/97.5 4.0L/245
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 21
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear wheel drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.23 3.53
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA 44F
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.35 3.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.94 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.75
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.26 1.41
Trans Type
5 5
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
MINI Cooper Convertible Ford Mustang
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.13
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link 3-link solid axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Panhard rod
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 8.9

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