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Trim

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
FWD 4-Door i SV
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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 i Touring 20 27 $25,826 $26,590
FWD 4-Door s Touring 18 24 $25,300 $26,455
FWD 4-Door s Grand Touring 18 24 $30,443 $31,840
AWD 4-Door s Touring 17 21 $26,923 $28,155
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
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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
Fuel Economy - City 27 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - 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
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 8.1
Length, Overall (in) 161.7 184.3
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
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 Box (Area) Height (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - - TBD -
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 -
Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.4 16.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.1 15.8
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 -
Tires
Front Tire Size 205/55R17 P215/70HR17
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
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
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA 18 x - TBD -
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
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
Displacement 1.6L/98 2.5L/151
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
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
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.19 1.28
Trans Type 6 5
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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name MINI Cooper Countryman Mazda CX-7
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
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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