Compare 2008 MINI Cooper vs 2002 Volkswagen New Beetle

2008 MINI Cooper
2002 Volkswagen New Beetle
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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 Manual GL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual GL 24 31 $15,151 $15,900
2-Door Coupe Automatic GL 23 29 $16,015 $16,775
2-Door Coupe Manual GLS 24 31 $15,706 $16,850
2-Door Coupe Automatic GLS 23 29 $16,570 $17,725
2-Door Coupe TDI Manual GLS 42 49 $16,675 $17,900
2-Door Coupe TDI Automatic GLS 34 44 $17,539 $18,775
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual GLS 24 31 $17,876 $19,200
2-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic GLS 23 29 $18,740 $20,075
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual Sport 24 31 $18,847 $20,250
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual GLX 24 31 $20,001 $21,500
2-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic GLX 23 29 $20,865 $22,375
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual S 23 30 $21,756 $23,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,245
$15,151
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,050
$15,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$301 / month
$265 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 MINI Cooper didn’t need change, but change has done it some good.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.3 52.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 36.7
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
44.7 49.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 39.4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
29.9 33.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 85
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
57.4 59.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 3.9
Length, Overall (in)
145.6 161.1
Height, Overall (in)
55.4 59.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.8 58.5
Wheelbase (in)
97.1 98.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.3 67.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
24.0 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
5.7 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 12.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x 0.87 11.0 x 0.87
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 9.0 x 0.35
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.6 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.1 35.8
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.04
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P175/65R15 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact P205/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/65R15 P205/55HR16
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2546 2817
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
4.4 5.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 70
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
118 @ 6000 115 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
114 @ 4250 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6L/97.5 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 31
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.60
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.79 2.12
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.35 4.24
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.21 3.78
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.36
Trans Type
6 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
MINI Cooper Hardtop Volkswagen New Beetle
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson Strut

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