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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe
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Body Style

Trim

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
4-Door HB Manual Sport
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Trim

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
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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
Fuel Economy - City 29 mpg 29 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Minicompact - TBD -
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 37.0
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.1
Length, Overall (in) 146.6 155.5
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
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
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 11.3
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.1 15
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.1 32.2
Tires
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
Front Tire Size P175/65R15 P185/55R15
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2535 2306
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 14 x 4.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 5.5 5.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 121 @ 6000 100 @ 6000
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 114 @ 4250 98 @ 4000
Engine Order Code N16 NA
Displacement 1.6L/98 1.5L/91
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
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
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
Summary
Body Style Coupe 4 Door HB
Vehicle Name MINI Cooper Hardtop Mazda Mazda2
Suspension
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Torsion Beam Axle
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.7 5.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 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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