Compare 2012 MINI Cooper Coupe vs 2012 Ford Fiesta

2012 MINI Cooper Coupe
2012 Ford Fiesta
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2-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door 29 37 $19,170 $21,300
2-Door S 27 35 $22,140 $24,600
2-Door John Cooper Works 25 33 $28,080 $31,200
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 28 38 $12,788 $13,200
5-Door HB S 28 38 $13,634 $14,100
4-Door Sedan SE 28 38 $14,170 $14,670
5-Door HB SE 28 38 $15,110 $15,670
4-Door Sedan SEL 28 38 $15,984 $16,600
5-Door HB SES 28 38 $16,830 $17,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,170
$12,788
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,300
$13,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$355 / month
$220 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you're looking for style with a dash of sport and a handful of practicality, the MINI Cooper Coupe is a great choice. You could do better if you most value space and comfort, but the 2012 Ford Fiesta packs in a lot of style and substance.
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Fuel Economy
City
29 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Subcompact
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.3 52.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 85.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 42.2
Passenger Capacity
2 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 50.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 39.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 49.0
Second Leg Room (in)
- 31.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- 49.2
Second Head Room (in)
- 37.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
54.3 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.8 57.7
Wheelbase (in)
97.1 98.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.3 67.8
Track Width, Front (in)
57.4 57.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
146.8 173.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
7.0 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
NA -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 12.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 7.9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 10.2 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.6 12.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 14.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.1 34.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Front Tire Size
P175/65R15 P185/65R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code
300 NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/65R15 P185/65R15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2557 2578
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.9 4.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
114 @ 4250 112 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
N/A 99J
Displacement
1.6L/98 1.6L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
121 @ 6000 120 @ 6350
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
32 33
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.28
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front-wheel drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.61
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.79 2.04
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.35 4.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 0.95
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.21 3.85
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
MINI Cooper Coupe Ford Fiesta
Body Style
Coupe Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Twist Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 7 (2011)
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.8 5.7
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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