Compare 2011 MINI Cooper Convertible vs 2011 Chevrolet Corvette

2011 MINI Cooper Convertible
2011 Chevrolet Corvette
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2-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door 28 35 $22,365 $24,850
2-Door S s 27 35 $25,065 $27,850
2-Door John Cooper Works 25 33 $30,870 $34,300
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2-Door Coupe w/2LT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe w/1LT 16 26 $44,630 $49,045
2-Door Coupe w/2LT 16 26 $44,630 $49,045
2-Door Coupe w/3LT 16 26 $44,630 $49,045
2-Door Coupe w/4LT 16 26 $44,630 $49,045
2-Door Convertible w/1LT 16 26 $49,180 $54,045
2-Door Convertible w/2LT 16 26 $49,180 $54,045
2-Door Convertible w/3LT 16 26 $49,180 $54,045
2-Door Convertible w/4LT 16 26 $49,180 $54,045
2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/1LT 16 26 $50,090 $55,045
2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/2LT 16 26 $50,090 $55,045
2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/3LT 16 26 $50,090 $55,045
2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/4LT 16 26 $50,090 $55,045
2-Door Convertible Z16 Grand Sport w/1LT 16 26 $53,730 $59,045
2-Door Convertible Z16 Grand Sport w/2LT 16 26 $53,730 $59,045
2-Door Convertible Z16 Grand Sport w/3LT 16 26 $53,730 $59,045
2-Door Convertible Z16 Grand Sport w/4LT 16 26 $53,730 $59,045
2-Door Coupe Z06 w/1LZ 15 24 $67,681 $74,375
2-Door Coupe Z06 w/2LZ 15 24 $67,681 $74,375
2-Door Coupe Z06 w/3LZ 15 24 $67,681 $74,375
2-Door Coupe ZR1 w/1ZR 14 20 $103,130 $110,300
2-Door Coupe ZR1 w/3ZR 14 20 $103,130 $110,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,365
$44,630
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,850
$49,045
Monthly Payment Estimate
$414 / month
$817 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Ridiculously fast and still daily-driver practical, the 2011 Chevrolet Corvette is an everyday supercar.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.7
Second Leg Room (in)
29.3 -
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 37.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.3 55.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 52.0
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
39.2 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 43.1
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.8 60.7
Wheelbase (in)
97.1 105.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.3 72.6
Track Width, Front (in)
57.4 62.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
146.6 174.6
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 49.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.2 22.4
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 - 12.8 x 1.3
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 - 12.0 x 1.0
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 18.0
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.1 39.0
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/55R16 P285/35ZR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA YPI
Front Tire Size
P195/55R16 P245/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA XBH
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2701 3208
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 19 x 10.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.5 11.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 110
Engine
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas V8
Fuel System
EFI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
114 @ 4250 424 @ 4600
Engine Order Code
NA LS3
Displacement
1.6L/97.5 6.2L/378
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
121 @ 6000 430 @ 5900
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 16
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.79 1.78
Trans Order Code
NA MN6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.35 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.50
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.21 2.66
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.30
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.90
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
MINI Cooper Convertible Chevrolet Corvette
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Short/Long Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Transverse Leaf Spring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Short/Long Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Transverse Leaf Spring
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.0 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 6

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