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 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
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 42.6
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 - TBD -
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 10.1 x 0.86
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
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code
N/A 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)
150 120
Engine
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
114 @ 4250 98 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
N16 EAB
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 31
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
32 34
Transmission
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
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.21 3.909
Summary
Vehicle Name
MINI Cooper Hardtop FIAT 500
Body Style
Coupe Hatchback
Suspension
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 -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 5.4
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
--
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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