Compare 2012 MINI Cooper vs 2012 Mazda MAZDA2

2012 MINI Cooper
2012 Mazda MAZDA2
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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 HB Manual Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB Manual Sport 29 35 $14,339 $14,530
4-Door HB Automatic Sport 28 34 $15,167 $15,370
4-Door HB Manual Touring 29 35 $15,807 $16,020
4-Door HB Automatic Touring 28 34 $16,636 $16,860
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,550
$14,339
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,500
$14,530
Monthly Payment Estimate
$325 / month
$242 / 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. With a zippy driving feel and good real-world gas mileage, the 2012 Mazda2 really stands out among entry-level vehicles.
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Fuel Economy
City
29 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact - TBD -
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
44.7 51.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 42.6
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
27.9 33.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.3 52.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 87.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
146.6 155.5
Height, Overall (in)
55.4 58.1
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 66.7
Track Width, Front (in)
57.4 58.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
5.7 13.3
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
24.0 27.8
Brakes
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 8 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 10.1 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 11.3
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 15
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.1 32.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P175/65R15 P185/55R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code
300 NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/65R15 P185/55R15
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 2306
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 14 x 4.0
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 - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.5 5.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 90
Engine
Displacement
1.6L/98 1.5L/91
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
121 @ 6000 100 @ 6000
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 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 29
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
32 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 35
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.29
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.21
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.79 1.84
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.35 3.85
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.21 3.41
Summary
Vehicle Name
MINI Cooper Hardtop Mazda Mazda2
Body Style
Coupe 4 Door HB
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
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 NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 5.7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-- -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-- -
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
-- -
Rollover Rating
-

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