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2012 MINI Cooper

2012 Ford Fiesta

  2012 MINI Cooper 2-door Coupe Side Exterior View 2011 Ford Fiesta 4-door HB SES Angular Front Exterior View
MSRP
$19,500
$13,200
Invoice $17,550 $12,788
MPG
City/Highway
25/37 28/38
Rating
8.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
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. Read Full Review You could do better if you most value space and comfort, but the 2012 Ford Fiesta packs in a lot of style and substance. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Fun to drive
  • Uniquely MINI look inside and out
  • Good gas mileage
  • Lots of available extras

Dislikes:

  • Tiny rear seats
  • Steering feel could be better
  • Controls and materials feel cheap
  • Adding options quickly raises the price

Likes:

  • Great styling—especially the five-door
  • Responsive, nicely weighted steering
  • Good safety ratings
  • Cutting-edge features like SYNC

Dislikes:

  • Cramped cabin compared to others its size
  • PowerShift automatic balkier than it should be
  • Odd dash layout
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