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Selected Style 2-Door
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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
3-Door Coupe Manual w/Red Int
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe Manual w/Black Int 27 37 $16,699 $17,300
3-Door Coupe Automatic w/Black Int 27 35 $17,887 $18,550
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/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
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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
Fuel Economy - City 29 mpg 27 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 37 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Minicompact - TBD -
Number of Passenger Doors - 3
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 38.4 37.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 50.3 55.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 89.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 43.9
Passenger Capacity 2 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.2
Second Head Room (in) - 35.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 54.0
Second Leg Room (in) - 31.7
Second Hip Room (in) - 52.6
Exterior Dimensions
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 61.8
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 61.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 7.0 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) NA -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 15.5
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 10.6 13.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.88
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.1 14.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.1 34.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P175/65R15 P215/40VR18
Rear Tire Order Code N/A NA
Front Tire Size P175/65R15 P215/40VR18
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code 300 NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2557 2584
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 18 x 7.5
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
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 121 @ 6000 138 @ 6300
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 32 31 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 37 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 29 27 (Est)
Transmission
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
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
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name MINI Cooper Coupe Hyundai Veloster
Body Style Coupe 3 Door Coupe
Suspension
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
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.8 - TBD -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 7
 
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