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2012 MINI Cooper

2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata

  2012 MINI Cooper 2-door Coupe Side Exterior View 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata PRHT
MSRP
$19,500
$23,470
Invoice $17,550 $22,188
MPG
City/Highway
25/37 21/28
Rating
8.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.2
/ 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 The 2012 Mazda MX-5 is a true sports roadster with great handling and fun at any speed, and more practical than you might think. 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:

  • Peppy engine
  • Quick-shifting gearbox
  • Direct, quick handling
  • Available power-retractable hardtop

Dislikes:

  • Lack of crash-test data
  • Smallish cockpit
  • Noisy on the highway
Crash Test Ratings
Rollover Rating:
No crash data available
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