Compare 2009 MINI Cooper Convertible vs 2009 Volkswagen Eos

2009 MINI Cooper Convertible
2009 Volkswagen Eos
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2-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door 28 36 $21,510 $23,900
2-Door S 26 34 $24,120 $26,800
2-Door John Cooper Works 26 34 $30,870 $34,300
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2-Door Convertible Manual Komfort
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Manual Komfort 21 31 $29,433 $31,615
2-Door Convertible DSG Komfort 22 29 $30,532 $32,715
2-Door Convertible DSG Lux 22 29 $32,832 $35,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,510
$29,433
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,900
$31,615
Monthly Payment Estimate
$398 / month
$527 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 MINI Cooper Convertible melds athleticism, quality, comfort, joy, and efficiency in a way matched by few vehicles produced today. The 2009 Volkswagen Eos isn't sexy, and it's one of the most practical choices among convertibles and there's a lot to like.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
28.1 32.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 37.5
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.3 54.7
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 35.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
39.2 41.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 77.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
57.4 60.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
145.6 173.6
Height, Overall (in)
55.4 56.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.8 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
97.1 101.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.3 70.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.2 6.6-10.5
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.2 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 - TBD -
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/55R16 215/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/55R16 215/55HR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2745 3505
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.6 7.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 140
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
118 @ 6000 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
EFI FSI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
114 @ 4250 207 @ 1800-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6L/97.5 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
32 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 31
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 1.11
Trans Description Cont. Again
w/OD NA
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)
.91 1.10
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
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
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
MINI Cooper Convertible Volkswagen Eos
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson Strut
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 Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 7

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