Compare 2014 MINI Cooper Convertible vs 2014 Nissan 370Z

2014 MINI Cooper Convertible
2014 Nissan 370Z
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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 Coupe Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual 18 26 $28,412 $29,990
2-Door Coupe Automatic 19 26 $29,642 $31,290
2-Door Coupe Manual Touring 18 26 $33,038 $35,270
2-Door Coupe Automatic Touring 19 26 $34,253 $36,570
2-Door Roadster Automatic 18 25 $38,836 $41,470
2-Door Coupe Manual NISMO 18 26 $40,632 $43,020
2-Door Roadster Manual Touring 17 25 $41,361 $44,170
2-Door Roadster Automatic Touring 18 25 $42,577 $45,470
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,140
$28,412
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,150
$29,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$419 / month
$500 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Nissan 370Z continues to deliver good value and big sports car grins.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Cars Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.3 54.4
Second Leg Room (in)
29.9 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 42.9
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
39.2 -
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 38.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 51.6
Front Hip Room (in)
- 54.6
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
146.6 167.2
Height, Overall (in)
55.4 51.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.8 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
97.1 100.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.3 72.6
Track Width, Front (in)
57.4 61
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 12.6
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 12.6
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 19
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.2 32.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/55VR16 P245/45WR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/55VR16 P225/50WR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2701 3272
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 18 X 9
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
480 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 150
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
118 @ 4250 270 @ 5200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6 L/98 3.7 L/226
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
121 @ 6000 332 @ 7000
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.35 3.69
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.62
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.45
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.79 2.32
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 1.27
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.79
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.21 3.79
Summary
Body Style
Convertible Coupe
Vehicle Name
MINI Cooper Convertible Nissan 370Z
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 8.6
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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