Compare 2012 MINI Cooper vs 2012 Ford Fiesta

2012 MINI Cooper
2012 Ford Fiesta
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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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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 28 38 $12,788 $13,200
5-Door HB S 28 38 $13,634 $14,100
4-Door Sedan SE 28 38 $14,170 $14,670
5-Door HB SE 28 38 $15,110 $15,670
4-Door Sedan SEL 28 38 $15,984 $16,600
5-Door HB SES 28 38 $16,830 $17,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,550
$12,788
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,500
$13,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$325 / month
$220 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
7.6
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. You could do better if you most value space and comfort, but the 2012 Ford Fiesta packs in a lot of style and substance.
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Fuel Economy
City
29 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Subcompact
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.3 52.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 85.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
44.7 49.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 42.2
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 50.6
Second Leg Room (in)
27.9 31.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 49.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
146.6 173.6
Height, Overall (in)
55.4 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.8 57.7
Wheelbase (in)
97.1 98.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.3 67.8
Track Width, Front (in)
57.4 57.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
5.7 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
24.0 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 12.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 7.9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 10.2 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 12.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 14.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.1 34.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P175/65R15 P185/65R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code
300 NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/65R15 P185/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
N/A NA
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 2578
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.5 4.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
1.6L/98 1.6L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
121 @ 6000 120 @ 6350
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
114 @ 4250 112 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
N16 99J
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
32 33
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.28
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 3.61
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.79 2.04
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.35 4.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 0.95
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.21 3.85
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
MINI Cooper Hardtop Ford Fiesta
Body Style
Coupe Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Twist Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 7 (2011)
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 5.7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
--
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
--
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating Driver
--
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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