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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 29 37 $18,125 $19,700
2-Door Coupe S 26 35 $21,435 $23,300
2-Door Coupe John Cooper Works 26 35 $27,690 $30,100
2-Door Convertible Manual Sport
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Manual Sport 22 28 $22,424 $23,720
2-Door Convertible Automatic Sport 21 28 $24,558 $25,980
2-Door Convertible Manual Club 21 28 $25,244 $26,705
2-Door Convertible Automatic Club 21 28 $25,809 $27,305
2-Door Convertible Manual Grand Touring 21 28 $25,854 $27,350
2-Door Convertible Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $26,893 $28,450
2-Door Convertible Hard Top Manual Club 21 28 $26,906 $28,465
2-Door Convertible Hard Top Automatic Club 21 28 $27,473 $29,065
2-Door Convertible Hard Top Manual Grand Touring 21 28 $27,648 $29,250
2-Door Convertible Hard Top Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $28,687 $30,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,125
$22,424
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,700
$23,720
Monthly Payment Estimate
$328 / month
$395 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 MINI Cooper models are small-car standouts in style and driving fun, and with several body styles and three different levels of performance you can pick your level of potency and practicality. If you want a light and lean open-top sports car that's fun at legal speeds, the 2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata is it--and it's reasonably practical.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 29 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 37 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Minicompact Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 27.9 -
Front Head Room (in) 38.8 37.4
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 50.3 53.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 44.7 -
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 43.1
Passenger Capacity 4 2
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 50.6
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.3 67.7
Track Width, Front (in) 57.4 58.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.6
Length, Overall (in) 146.6 157.3
Height, Overall (in) 55.4 49.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.8 58.9
Wheelbase (in) 97.1 91.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 24.0 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 5.7 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 5.3
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x - TBD - 11.4 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 12.7
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A 32.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.1 15.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.1 30.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size P175/65R15 P205/50R16
Rear Tire Order Code N/A NA
Front Tire Size P175/65R15 P205/50R16
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code 300 NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2535 2447
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 5.5 7.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 100
Engine
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 114 @ 4250 140 @ 5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.6L/98 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 121 @ 6000 167 @ 7000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 32 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 29 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.35 4.10
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.91 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.21 3.136
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.19 1.33
Trans Type 6 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 0.814
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.14 3.758
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.79 1.888
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style Hatchback Convertible
Vehicle Name MINI Cooper Hardtop Mazda MX-5 Miata
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - N/A
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.1 7.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 (2012) 6
 
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