Compare 2014 MINI Cooper vs 2014 FIAT 500

2014 MINI Cooper
2014 FIAT 500
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 29 40 $18,355 $19,950
2-Door Coupe S 24 34 $21,710 $23,600
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2-Door HB Pop
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Pop 31 40 $16,034 $16,445
2-Door HB Sport 31 40 $17,015 $17,500
2-Door HB 1957 Edition 31 40 $17,945 $18,500
2-Door HB Lounge 31 40 $17,945 $18,500
2-Door HB Turbo 28 34 $18,875 $19,500
2-Door HB Abarth 28 34 $21,381 $22,195
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,355
$16,034
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,950
$16,445
Monthly Payment Estimate
$333 / month
$274 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 MINI Cooper is a fun, smart, and practical way to get around, without giving up its sporty, quirky side. If you're willing to go small, the 2014 Fiat 500 is one of the most stylish ways to do it—and the Abarth and Turbo add just the right 'edge' to the personality.
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Fuel Economy
City
29 mpg 31 mpg
Highway
40 mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Cars Minicompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.6 49.4
Second Leg Room (in)
30.8 31.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 40.7
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 35.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
47.8 46.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 75.6
Second Hip Room (in)
- 42.6
Front Hip Room (in)
- 47.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.9 4.1
Length, Overall (in)
151.1 139.6
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 59.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.1 55
Wheelbase (in)
98.2 90.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68 64.1
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 55.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
38 30.1
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
8.7 9.5
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 10.1
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 9.4
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.6 10.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 30.6
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/65HR15 P185/55HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA T1A
Front Tire Size
P175/65HR15 P185/55HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA T1A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2605 2363
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 15 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 500
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
134 @ 4500 101 @ 6500
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3 Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 1250 98 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA EAB
Displacement
1.5 L/91 1.4 L/83
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 31
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
33 34
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.54 3.82
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.93 2.17
Trans Order Code
NA DDF
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.62 3.91
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.44
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.24 1.34
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.77
Summary
Vehicle Name
MINI Cooper Hardtop FIAT 500
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.4 (Est) 5.3 (Est)
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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