Compare 2012 MINI Cooper Countryman vs 2012 Mazda CX-7

2012 MINI Cooper Countryman
2012 Mazda CX-7
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 27 35 $19,575 $21,750
FWD 4-Door S 26 32 $22,815 $25,350
AWD 4-Door ALL4 S 25 31 $24,345 $27,050
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FWD 4-Door i SV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door i SV 20 27 $21,555 $22,190
FWD 4-Door i Sport 20 27 $22,337 $22,995
FWD 4-Door s Touring 18 24 $25,300 $26,455
FWD 4-Door i Touring 20 27 $25,826 $26,590
AWD 4-Door s Touring 17 21 $26,923 $28,155
FWD 4-Door s Grand Touring 18 24 $30,443 $31,840
AWD 4-Door s Grand Touring 17 21 $32,066 $33,540
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,575
$21,555
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,750
$22,190
Monthly Payment Estimate
$363 / month
$370 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 MINI Countryman brings the right mix of sport, utility, and comfort to the compact crossover game. If you'd rather not be seen in a minivan and think most crossovers are a snooze to drive, the 2012 Mazda CX-7 is a great alternative.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 39.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.1 55.8
Front Leg Room (in)
40.4 41.7
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.8
Second Leg Room (in)
33.8 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 58.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 101.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
61.5 64.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 63.9
Wheelbase (in)
102.2 108.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.4 73.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.0 64.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 8.1
Length, Overall (in)
161.7 184.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
12.2 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
41.0 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 58.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 29.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 11.9 X 0.7
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)
11.6 x - TBD - 11.7 X 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.4 16.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 37.4
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 15.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA T155/90D18
Front Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
205/55R17 P215/70HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Front Tire Size
205/55R17 P215/70HR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2954 3496
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 18 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.8 9.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 110
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
121 @ 6000 161 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
114 @ 4250 161 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6L/98 2.5L/151
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 27
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.79 1.92
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.72 3.86
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 0.93
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.21 3.62
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.28
Trans Type
6 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
MINI Cooper Countryman Mazda CX-7
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut 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 -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 8.5
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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