Compare 2011 MINI Cooper Convertible vs 2011 Ford Mustang

2011 MINI Cooper Convertible
2011 Ford Mustang
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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 V6
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe V6 19 29 $21,078 $22,145
2-Door Coupe V6 Premium 19 29 $23,965 $25,845
2-Door Convertible V6 N/A N/A $25,678 $27,145
2-Door Coupe GT 17 26 $27,385 $29,645
2-Door Convertible V6 Premium N/A N/A $28,465 $30,845
2-Door Coupe GT Premium 17 26 $30,265 $32,845
2-Door Convertible GT 17 26 $31,885 $34,645
2-Door Convertible GT Premium 17 26 $34,765 $37,845
2-Door Coupe Shelby GT500 15 23 $43,999 $48,645
2-Door Convertible Shelby GT500 15 23 $48,449 $53,645
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,365
$21,078
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,850
$22,145
Monthly Payment Estimate
$414 / month
$369 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Ford Mustang lives up to all those juvenile, tire-smoking pony-car expectations; at the same time, it’s an unexpectedly capable, sophisticated coupe.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
39.2 51.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 42.4
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.4
Second Leg Room (in)
29.3 29.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 38.5
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 46.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.3 55.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 83.3
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 34.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.8 62.9
Wheelbase (in)
97.1 107.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.3 73.9
Track Width, Front (in)
57.4 62.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
146.6 188.1
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 55.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.2 13.4
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 12.4 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 16.0
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 15.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.1 33.4
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/55R16 P215/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/55R16 P215/60R17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
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)
2701 3453
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
114 @ 4250 280 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA 99M
Displacement
1.6L/97.5 3.7L/227
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
121 @ 6000 305 @ 6500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 29
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.84
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.79 2.53
Trans Order Code
NA 44X
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.35 2.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 1.23
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.70
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.21 4.23
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.66
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
MINI Cooper Convertible Ford Mustang
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Panhard rod
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.31
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link 3-Link Solid Axle
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.0 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
- --
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
- --
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
- --
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
- --
Overall Side Crash Rating
- --
Side Barrier Rating
- --
Side Barrier Rating Driver
- --
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
- --
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
- --
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
- --
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
- --
Rollover Rating
-

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