Compare 2013 MINI Cooper Roadster vs 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible

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2-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door 27 35 $23,505 $25,550
2-Door S 26 35 $26,265 $28,550
2-Door John Cooper Works 26 35 $32,845 $35,700
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2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Automatic 2.5L 21 27 $23,995 $24,995
2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L 21 27 $23,995 $24,995
2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L 50s Edition 21 27 $25,051 $26,095
2-Door Automatic 2.5L w/Tech 21 27 $25,627 $26,695
2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L w/Tech 21 27 $25,627 $26,695
2-Door Manual 2.0T 21 30 $26,683 $27,795
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.0T 21 30 $26,683 $27,795
2-Door Manual 2.0L TDI 28 41 $26,779 $27,895
2-Door Automatic 2.5L w/Sound/Nav 21 27 $27,355 $28,495
2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L w/Sound/Nav 21 27 $27,355 $28,495
2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L 70s Edition 21 27 $27,451 $28,595
2-Door DSG 2.0T 21 29 $27,739 $28,895
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0T 21 29 $27,739 $28,895
2-Door DSG 2.0L TDI 28 37 $27,835 $28,995
2-Door Manual 2.0L TDI w/Sound/Nav 28 41 $28,027 $29,195
2-Door Manual 2.0T w/Sound 21 30 $28,027 $29,195
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.0T w/Sound 21 30 $28,027 $29,195
2-Door DSG 2.0L TDI w/Sound/Nav 28 37 $29,083 $30,295
2-Door DSG 2.0T w/Sound 21 29 $29,083 $30,295
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0T w/Sound 21 29 $29,083 $30,295
2-Door Manual 2.0T w/Sound/Nav 21 30 $29,947 $31,195
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.0T w/Sound/Nav 21 30 $29,947 $31,195
2-Door DSG 2.0T w/Sound/Nav 21 29 $31,003 $32,295
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0T w/Sound/Nav 21 29 $31,003 $32,295
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0T 60s Edition 21 29 $31,099 $32,395
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,505
$23,995
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,550
$24,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$426 / month
$417 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Subcompact car
Number of Passenger Doors
- 2
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.300 55.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 81.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.700 41.3
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
39.566 39.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 43.1
Second Leg Room (in)
- 31.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- 37.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
54.488 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.755 61.2
Wheelbase (in)
97.125 100.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.259 71.2
Track Width, Front (in)
57.440 62.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.275 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
146.771 168.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
8.475 7.1
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)
10.196 x 0.393 10.7 x 0.4
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)
11.023 x 0.866 11.3 x 1.0
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.566 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.100 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.104 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack-&-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.400 3.01
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Front Tire Size
P175/65HR15 215/55R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/65HR15 215/55R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2469 3206
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.925 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
118 @ 4250 177 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6L/98 2.5L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
122 @ 6000 170 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I5
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 23
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.683 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.214 4.04
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.194 1.56
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.784 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.143 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.792 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.353 3.50
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.914 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
MINI Cooper Roadster Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
Body Style
Convertible Convertible
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut-Type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.7
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 (2012) - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 8.0

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