Compare 2012 MINI Cooper Roadster vs 2012 MINI Cooper Convertible

2012 MINI Cooper Roadster
2012 MINI Cooper Convertible
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2-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door 27 35 $21,915 $24,350
2-Door S 27 35 $24,615 $27,350
2-Door John Cooper Works 25 33 $31,050 $34,500
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2-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door 27 35 $22,455 $24,950
2-Door S 27 35 $25,155 $27,950
2-Door John Cooper Works 25 33 $31,590 $35,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,915
$22,455
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,350
$24,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$406 / month
$416 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Part hatchback, part convertible, and all fun, the 2012 MINI Cooper Convertible is in a class by itself--literally.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Minicompact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 38.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.3 50.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 41.7
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Second Leg Room (in)
- 29.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 39.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
57.4 57.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
146.8 146.6
Height, Overall (in)
54.5 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.8 57.8
Wheelbase (in)
97.1 97.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.3 66.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
8.5 9.2
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 - 11.0 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 - 10.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 14.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.1 35.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/55R16 P195/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
N/A N/A
Front Tire Size
P195/55R16 P195/55R16
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
N/A N/A
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)
2635 2701
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.9 5.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 150
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
114 @ 4250 118 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
N/A NA
Displacement
1.6L/98 1.6L/97.5
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
121 @ 6000 121 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 27
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.35 4.35
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 0.91
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.21 3.21
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.19
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.79 1.79
Trans Order Code
N/A NA
Summary
Body Style
Convertible Convertible
Vehicle Name
MINI Cooper Roadster MINI Cooper Convertible
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 6.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 7
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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