Compare 2012 MINI Cooper Coupe vs 2012 Hyundai Veloster

2012 MINI Cooper Coupe
2012 Hyundai Veloster
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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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3-Door Coupe Manual w/Gray Int
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe Manual w/Black Int 27 37 $16,699 $17,300
3-Door Coupe Manual w/Gray Int 27 37 $16,699 $17,300
3-Door Coupe Manual w/Red Int 27 37 $16,699 $17,300
3-Door Coupe Automatic w/Black Int 27 35 $17,887 $18,550
3-Door Coupe Automatic w/Gray Int 27 35 $17,887 $18,550
3-Door Coupe Automatic w/Red Int 27 35 $17,887 $18,550
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,170
$16,699
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,300
$17,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$355 / month
$288 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.0
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. The 2012 Hyundai Veloster starts with niche appeal, but its impressive handling and strong, high-value feature set should play well to the mainstream.
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Fuel Economy
City
29 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact - TBD -
Number of Passenger Doors
- 3
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 43.9
Passenger Capacity
2 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 39.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.3 55.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 89.8
Second Leg Room (in)
- 31.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- 52.6
Second Head Room (in)
- 35.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 54.0
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
97.1 104.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.3 70.5
Track Width, Front (in)
57.4 61.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
146.8 166.1
Height, Overall (in)
54.3 55.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.8 62.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
7.0 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 15.5
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x - TBD - 10.3 x - TBD -
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 - 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.6 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.1 34.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.88
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 14.2
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code
300 NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/65R15 P215/45HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Front Tire Size
P175/65R15 P215/45HR17
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 2584
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 90
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
121 @ 6000 138 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
114 @ 4250 123 @ 4850
Engine Order Code
N/A NA
Displacement
1.6L/98 1.6L/97
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 27 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
32 31 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 37 (Est)
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.79
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.54
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.79 1.95
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.35 4.26
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.21 3.61
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.37
Trans Type
6 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Coupe 3 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
MINI Cooper Coupe Hyundai Veloster
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.8 - TBD -

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