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Compare 2014 MINI Cooper vs 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata

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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe N/A N/A $18,355 $19,950
2-Door Coupe S N/A N/A $21,710 $23,600
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 Manual Club 21 28 $25,433 $26,905
2-Door Convertible Manual Grand Touring 21 28 $26,041 $27,550
2-Door Convertible Hard Top Manual Club 21 28 $27,094 $28,665
2-Door Convertible Hard Top Manual Grand Touring 21 28 $27,836 $29,450
2-Door Convertible Automatic Sport 21 28 $24,559 $25,980
2-Door Convertible Automatic Club 21 28 $26,000 $27,505
2-Door Convertible Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $27,081 $28,650
2-Door Convertible Hard Top Automatic Club 21 28 $27,661 $29,265
2-Door Convertible Hard Top Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $28,875 $30,550
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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. The 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata is the lightest, leanest sports roadster you can buy for small-time money today--and it has a rich history of happy owners.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Minicompact Cars Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 4 2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 50.6 53.2
Second Leg Room (in) 30.8 -
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 43.1
Second Head Room (in) 36.9 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 47.8 -
Front Head Room (in) 40.3 37.4
Front Hip Room (in) - 50.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.9 4.6
Length, Overall (in) 151.1 157.3
Height, Overall (in) 55.7 49
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.1 58.9
Wheelbase (in) 98.2 91.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68 67.7
Track Width, Front (in) 59.1 58.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 38 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 8.7 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 5.3
Brakes
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 11
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11 11.4
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 10.6 12.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 30.8
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P175/65HR15 P205/50VR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P175/65HR15 P205/50VR16
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2605 2480
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 X 5.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 X 5.5 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 325
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 162 @ 1250 140 @ 5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.5 L/91 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 134 @ 4500 167 @ 7000
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3 Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Direct Gasoline Injection MPI
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68 -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.62 3.14
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.42 4.10
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.24 1.33
Trans Type 6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.54 3.76
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92 1.89
Trans Order Code NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Body Style Hatchback Convertible
Vehicle Name MINI Cooper Hardtop Mazda MX-5 Miata
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Double Wishbone
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 22 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 25 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 28 (Est)
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 6.0 (Est)
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 7.3 (Est)
 
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