Compare 2013 MINI Cooper vs 2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2013 MINI Cooper
2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata
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2-Door Coupe
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
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2-Door Convertible Manual Sport
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.2
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
City
29 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 50.6
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.8 58.9
Wheelbase (in)
97.1 91.7
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
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 Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 12.7
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
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
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
300 NA
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
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2535 2447
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 16 x 6.5
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.5 7.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
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
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
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.758
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.79 1.888
Trans Order Code
NA NA
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
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Convertible
Vehicle Name
MINI Cooper Hardtop Mazda MX-5 Miata
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - N/A
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 7.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 (2012) 6

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