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 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
Second Leg Room (in)
27.5 29.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 83.3
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
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
MINI Cooper Convertible Ford Mustang
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5

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