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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
2-Door Convertible Manual Sport
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Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,170
$22,188
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,300
$23,470
Monthly Payment Estimate
$355 / month
$391 / 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 Mazda MX-5 is a true sports roadster with great handling and fun at any speed, and more practical than you might think.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 29 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 37 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Minicompact Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 50.6
Front Head Room (in) 38.4 37.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 50.3 53.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 43.1
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 57.4 58.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 4.6
Length, Overall (in) 146.8 157.3
Height, Overall (in) 54.3 49.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.8 58.9
Wheelbase (in) 97.1 91.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.3 67.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) NA -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 7.0 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 5.3
Brakes
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 - 11.4 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 - 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 10.6 12.7
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 32.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.1 15.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.1 30.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code 300 NA
Rear Tire Size P175/65R15 P205/50R16
Rear Tire Order Code N/A NA
Front Tire Size P175/65R15 P205/50R16
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code N/A NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2557 2447
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.9 7.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 100
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 114 @ 4250 140 @ 5000
Engine Order Code N/A NA
Displacement 1.6L/98 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 121 @ 6000 167 @ 7000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 32 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 29 22
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.79 1.89
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.35 4.10
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.91 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.21 3.14
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.19 1.33
Trans Type 6 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.14 3.76
Summary
Body Style Coupe 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name MINI Cooper Coupe Mazda MX-5 Miata
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.8 7.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 6
 
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