Compare 2008 MINI Cooper vs 2010 Ford Mustang

2008 MINI Cooper
2010 Ford Mustang
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 28 37 $16,245 $18,050
2-Door Coupe S 26 34 $19,080 $21,200
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2-Door Coupe V6
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe V6 18 26 $19,906 $21,395
2-Door Coupe V6 Premium 18 26 $22,606 $24,395
2-Door Convertible V6 18 26 $24,406 $26,395
2-Door Coupe GT 16 24 $26,206 $28,395
2-Door Convertible V6 Premium 18 26 $27,106 $29,395
2-Door Coupe GT Premium 16 24 $28,906 $31,395
2-Door Convertible GT 16 24 $30,706 $33,395
2-Door Convertible GT Premium 16 24 $33,406 $36,395
2-Door Coupe Shelby GT500 14 22 $42,236 $46,725
2-Door Convertible Shelby GT500 14 22 $46,686 $51,725
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,245
$19,906
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,050
$21,395
Monthly Payment Estimate
$301 / month
$357 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 MINI Cooper didn’t need change, but change has done it some good. Nostalgia is still a big part of the appeal, but the 2010 Ford Mustang is now every bit a modern, refined sport coupe.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 46.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.3 55.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 34.7
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
44.7 51.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.4
Second Leg Room (in)
29.9 29.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 83.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
57.4 62.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
145.6 188.1
Height, Overall (in)
55.4 55.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.8 62.9
Wheelbase (in)
97.1 107.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.3 80.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
24.0 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
5.7 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 13.4
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 x 0.39 11.8 x 0.75
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 0.87 11.5 x 1.18
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.6 16
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 15.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.1 33.4
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P175/65R15 P215/60R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/65R15 P215/60R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2546 3400
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 17 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
4.4 12.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
118 @ 6000 210 @ 5300
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System
EFI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
114 @ 4250 240 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA 99N
Displacement
1.6L/97.5 4.0L/245
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 21
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear wheel drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.53
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.79 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA 44F
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.35 3.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.21 3.75
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.41
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.72
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
MINI Cooper Hardtop Ford Mustang
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.13
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 3-link solid axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Panhard rod
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 8.9

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