Compare 2012 MINI Cooper vs 2013 FIAT 500

2012 MINI Cooper
2013 FIAT 500
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 29 37 $17,550 $19,500
2-Door Coupe S 27 35 $20,790 $23,100
2-Door Coupe John Cooper Works 25 33 $26,910 $29,900
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2-Door HB Pop
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Pop 31 40 $15,746 $16,195
2-Door HB Sport 31 40 $16,960 $17,500
2-Door HB Sport Cattiva 31 40 $16,960 $17,500
2-Door HB Gucci 31 40 $17,890 $18,500
2-Door HB Lounge 31 40 $17,890 $18,500
2-Door HB Turbo 28 34 $18,820 $19,500
2-Door HB Turbo Cattiva 28 34 $18,820 $19,500
2-Door Convertible Pop 31 40 $19,126 $19,695
2-Door HB Abarth 28 34 $21,233 $22,095
2-Door Convertible Gucci 31 40 $21,735 $22,500
2-Door Convertible Lounge 31 40 $21,735 $22,500
2-Door Convertible Abarth 28 34 $25,078 $26,095
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,550
$15,746
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,500
$16,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$325 / month
$270 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
In all of its guises the 2012 MINI Cooper is fun-to-drive, uniquely styled, and with three standard levels of performance, there's an option for everyone. The 2013 Fiat 500 rewards the style-conscious buyer that's willing to go small, and the Abarth and Turbo models even add in a healthy dose of sport.
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Fuel Economy
City
29 mpg 31 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Minicompact Car
Number of Passenger Doors
- 2
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
57.4 55.4
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
24.0 - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
5.7 9.5
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 10.1 x 0.86
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 - TBD - 9.4 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 10.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.1 30.6
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
N/A T1A
Front Tire Size
P175/65R15 185/55R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
N/A T1A
Spare Tire Order Code
300 NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/65R15 185/55R15
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 Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.5 4.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 500
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 120
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
114 @ 4250 98 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
N16 EAB
Displacement
1.6L/98 1.4L/83
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
121 @ 6000 101 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
32 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 31
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.21 3.909
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.345
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.766
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.818
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.79 2.174
Trans Order Code
NA DDF
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.35 3.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 0.974
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name
MINI Cooper Hardtop FIAT 500
Body Style
Coupe Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Twist Beam Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 5.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
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
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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
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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