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2011 MINI Cooper

2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata

  2011 MINI Cooper 2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2-door Convertible PRHT Auto Grand Touring Angular Front Exterior View
MSRP
$19,400
$23,110
Invoice $17,460 $21,385
MPG
City/Highway
25/37 21/28
Rating
8.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
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. Read Full Review The 2011 Mazda MX-5 is a back-to-basics sports car that you don’t have to drive fast to enjoy—and it has way more practicality than you’d probably expect. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Joyous to drive
  • MINI authenticity, inside and out
  • Built-in sunroof in convertible model
  • Huge range of add-ons

Dislikes:

  • Very small rear seats
  • Over-assisted, numb steering
  • Odd, often cheap-feeling controls
  • Price jumps with added options

Likes:

  • Rev-happy engine
  • Excellent short-throw gearbox
  • Direct, quick handling
  • Available power-retractable hardtop

Dislikes:

  • Lack of crash-test data
  • Cramped cockpit
  • Noisy on the highway
Crash Test Ratings
Rollover Rating:
No crash data available
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