Compare 2011 MINI Cooper vs 2012 FIAT 500

2011 MINI Cooper
2012 FIAT 500
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 29 37 $17,460 $19,400
2-Door Coupe S 27 36 $20,700 $23,000
2-Door Coupe John Cooper Works 25 33 $26,190 $29,100
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2-Door HB Pop
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Pop 30 38 $14,990 $15,500
2-Door HB Sport 30 38 $16,850 $17,500
2-Door HB Lounge 30 38 $17,780 $18,500
2-Door Convertible Pop N/A N/A $18,775 $19,500
2-Door HB Gucci 27 34 $18,710 $19,500
2-Door HB Abarth 28 34 $21,035 $22,000
2-Door Convertible Lounge N/A N/A $21,565 $22,500
2-Door Convertible Gucci 27 32 $22,495 $23,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,460
$14,990
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,400
$15,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$323 / month
$258 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 MINI Cooper/Convertible runs the gamut from smart econobox to thrusty sports convertible--all with unmatched driving feel and expertly interpreted styling heritage. The 2012 Fiat 500 pays big dividends for going small--in expressive styling and even in driving verve.
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Fuel Economy
City
29 mpg 30 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Minicompact Car
Number of Passenger Doors
- 2
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 35.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
44.7 46.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 40.7
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 47.9
Second Leg Room (in)
27.9 31.7
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 42.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.3 49.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 75.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.1
Length, Overall (in)
146.6 139.6
Height, Overall (in)
55.4 59.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.8 55.0
Wheelbase (in)
97.1 90.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.3 64.1
Track Width, Front (in)
57.4 55.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
5.7 9.5
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
24.0 30.1
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 - 9.4 x 0.4
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 - 10.1 x 0.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 10.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.1 30.6
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P175/65R15 185/55R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA T1A
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/65R15 185/55R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA T1A
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2535 2363
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.5 4.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 500
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 105
Engine
Displacement
1.6L/98 1.4L/83
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
121 @ 6000 101 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
EFI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
114 @ 4250 98 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
N16 EAB
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 30
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
32 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 38
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.34
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.81
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.79 2.15
Trans Order Code
NA DDF
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.35 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.21 3.90
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
MINI Cooper Hardtop FIAT 500
Body Style
2 Door Coupe Hatchback
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Twist Beam Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.8 5.7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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