Compare 2010 MINI Cooper Convertible vs 2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2010 MINI Cooper Convertible
2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata
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2-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door 28 36 $21,825 $24,250
2-Door S 26 34 $24,435 $27,150
2-Door John Cooper Works 25 33 $30,600 $34,000
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2-Door Convertible Manual Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Manual Sport 22 28 $21,222 $22,960
2-Door Convertible Automatic Sport 21 28 $23,304 $25,220
2-Door Convertible Manual Touring 21 28 $23,378 $25,300
2-Door Convertible Automatic Touring 21 28 $24,392 $26,400
2-Door Convertible Manual Grand Touring 21 28 $24,539 $26,560
2-Door Convertible PRHT Manual Touring 21 28 $24,944 $27,000
2-Door Convertible Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $25,553 $27,660
2-Door Convertible PRHT Automatic Touring 21 28 $25,958 $28,100
2-Door Convertible PRHT Manual Grand Touring 21 28 $26,234 $28,400
2-Door Convertible PRHT Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $27,248 $29,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,825
$21,222
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,250
$22,960
Monthly Payment Estimate
$404 / month
$383 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you want that classic roadster feel—and to feel like you’re going fast without having to break triple digits—the 2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata delivers it with surprising frugality and practicality.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
28.1 -
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 37.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.3 53.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
39.2 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 43.1
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 50.6
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.3 67.7
Track Width, Front (in)
57.4 58.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.6
Length, Overall (in)
145.6 157.3
Height, Overall (in)
55.4 49.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.8 58.9
Wheelbase (in)
97.1 91.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.2 5.3
Brakes
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 - 11.4 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 12.7
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 32.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 15.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 30.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P195/55R16 P205/50R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/55R16 P205/50R16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2745 2447
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
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
Fuel System
EFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
114 @ 4250 140 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6L/97.5 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
118 @ 6000 167 @ 7000
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.35 4.10
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.21 3.14
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.33
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
w/OD NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.76
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.79 1.89
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
MINI Cooper Convertible Mazda MX-5 Miata
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.0 7.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 - TBD -

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