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

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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
2-Door Convertible Manual Sport
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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 Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $25,553 $27,660
2-Door Convertible PRHT Manual Touring 21 28 $24,944 $27,000
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
Dealer Price Quotes
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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
Fuel Economy - City 28 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 36 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Minicompact Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
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
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 -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 55.4 49.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.8 58.9
Wheelbase (in) 97.1 91.7
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 9.2 5.3
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 12.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 30.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
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
Tires
Spare Tire Size - TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/55R16 P205/50R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/55R16 P205/50R16
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2745 2447
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
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
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 167 @ 7000
Engine Type Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 28 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 31 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 28
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name MINI Cooper Convertible Mazda MX-5 Miata
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.0 7.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 8 - TBD -
 
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