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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 28 37 $16,920 $18,800
2-Door Coupe S 26 34 $20,070 $22,300
2-Door Coupe John Cooper Works 25 33 $25,920 $28,800
2-Door Coupe V6
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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 Coupe GT 16 24 $26,206 $28,395
2-Door Coupe GT Premium 16 24 $28,906 $31,395
2-Door Convertible V6 18 26 $24,406 $26,395
2-Door Convertible V6 Premium 18 26 $27,106 $29,395
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
$16,920
$19,906
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,800
$21,395
Monthly Payment Estimate
$313 / month
$357 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2010 MINI Cooper/Convertible runs the gamut from smart econobox to thrusty sports convertible-all with unmatched driving feel and expertly interpreted styling heritage. 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
Fuel Economy - City 28 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 37 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Minicompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 34.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 44.7 51.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 42.4
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.4
Second Leg Room (in) 29.9 29.8
Front Head Room (in) 38.8 38.5
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 46.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 50.3 55.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 83.3
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in) 57.4 62.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 5.7 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 24.0 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 13.4
Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 x - TBD - 11.8 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 - TBD - 11.5 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 16
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.1 15.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.1 33.4
Steering Type Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 100
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2568 3400
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 17 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 5.5 12.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 1.6L/97.5 4.0L/245
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 28 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 32 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 26
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.19 1.41
Trans Type 6 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear wheel drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
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
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name MINI Cooper Hardtop Ford Mustang
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 9 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.8 8.9
 
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