Compare 2014 MINI Cooper Convertible vs 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2014 MINI Cooper Convertible
2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata
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2-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door 28 35 $23,140 $25,150
2-Door S 26 35 $25,900 $28,150
2-Door John Cooper Works 26 35 $32,475 $35,300
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2-Door Convertible Manual Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Manual Sport 22 28 $22,424 $23,720
2-Door Convertible Automatic Sport 21 28 $24,559 $25,980
2-Door Convertible Manual Club 21 28 $25,433 $26,905
2-Door Convertible Automatic Club 21 28 $26,000 $27,505
2-Door Convertible Manual Grand Touring 21 28 $26,041 $27,550
2-Door Convertible Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $27,081 $28,650
2-Door Convertible Hard Top Manual Club 21 28 $27,094 $28,665
2-Door Convertible Hard Top Automatic Club 21 28 $27,661 $29,265
2-Door Convertible Hard Top Manual Grand Touring 21 28 $27,836 $29,450
2-Door Convertible Hard Top Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $28,875 $30,550
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,140
$22,424
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,150
$23,720
Monthly Payment Estimate
$419 / month
$395 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata is the lightest, leanest sports roadster you can buy for small-time money today--and it has a rich history of happy owners.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Cars Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.3 53.2
Second Leg Room (in)
29.9 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 43.1
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
39.2 -
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 37.4
Front Hip Room (in)
- 50.6
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
146.6 157.3
Height, Overall (in)
55.4 49
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.8 58.9
Wheelbase (in)
97.1 91.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.3 67.7
Track Width, Front (in)
57.4 58.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 4.6
Brakes
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 11
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 11.4
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 12.7
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.2 30.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/55VR16 P205/50VR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/55VR16 P205/50VR16
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2701 2480
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
480 325
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 100
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
118 @ 4250 140 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6 L/98 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
121 @ 6000 167 @ 7000
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 25 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 28 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 22 (Est)
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.35 4.10
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.33
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.76
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.79 1.89
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.21 3.14
Summary
Body Style
Convertible Convertible
Vehicle Name
MINI Cooper Convertible Mazda MX-5 Miata
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.8 7.3 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 6.0 (Est)
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 5.3
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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