Compare 2012 MINI Cooper Convertible vs 2011 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible

2012 MINI Cooper Convertible
2011 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door 27 35 $22,455 $24,950
2-Door S 27 35 $25,155 $27,950
2-Door John Cooper Works 25 33 $31,590 $35,100
2011 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,455
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,950
N/A
Monthly Payment Estimate
$416 / month
$0 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
6.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
Part hatchback, part convertible, and all fun, the 2012 MINI Cooper Convertible is in a class by itself--literally.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg N/A mpg
Highway
35 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact -
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 -
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.3 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - -
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
39.2 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 -
Passenger Capacity
4 -
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Second Leg Room (in)
29.3 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
57.4 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall (in)
146.6 -
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 -
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.8 -
Wheelbase (in)
97.1 -
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.3 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.2 -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x - TBD - -
Brake Type
Pwr -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.1 -
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
N/A -
Front Tire Size
P195/55R16 -
Spare Tire Size
NA -
Front Tire Order Code
N/A -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA -
Rear Tire Size
P195/55R16 -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2701 -
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum -
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.5 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
118 @ 4250 -
Engine Order Code
NA -
Displacement
1.6L/97.5 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
121 @ 6000 -
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl -
Fuel System
Direct Injection -
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 -
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.21 -
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 -
Trans Type
6 -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.14 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.79 -
Trans Order Code
NA -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.35 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 -
Trans Description Cont.
Manual -
Summary
Vehicle Name
MINI Cooper Convertible -
Body Style
Convertible -
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 -
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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