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Selected Style 3-Door HB (SE) 2-Door Coupe
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 29 37 $17,550 $19,500
2-Door Coupe S 27 35 $20,790 $23,100
2-Door Coupe John Cooper Works 25 33 $26,910 $29,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,501
$17,550
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,265
$19,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$254 / month
$325 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The appeal of the 2012 Scion iQ minicar is limited; but for parking-challenged urban dwellers, it's charming. In all of its guises the 2012 MINI Cooper is fun-to-drive, uniquely styled, and with three standard levels of performance, there's an option for everyone.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 36 mpg 29 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 37 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mini Compact Minicompact
Number of Passenger Doors 2 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 35.9 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 50.2 44.7
Front Leg Room (in) 40.9 41.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 73.8 - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in) 53.9 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 28.6 27.9
Front Head Room (in) 37.7 38.8
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Second Hip Room (in) 33.8 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.1 50.3
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 120.1 146.6
Height, Overall (in) 59.1 55.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.5 57.8
Wheelbase (in) 78.7 97.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.1 66.3
Track Width, Front (in) 58.1 57.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.3 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.7 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - 24.0
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 5.7
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 10.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type Electric Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.1 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.0 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 8.5 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 12.9 35.1
Steering Type Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.2 14.1
Tires
Front Tire Size P175/60R16 P175/65R15
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code - TBD - N/A
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - 300
Rear Tire Size P175/60R16 P175/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code - TBD - N/A
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2127 2535
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 5.0 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 5.0 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 5.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 150
Engine
Displacement 1.3L/81 1.6L/98
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 94 @ 6000 121 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 89 @ 4400 114 @ 4250
Engine Order Code - TBD - N16
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 36 29
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 37 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 37
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.79
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Order Code - TBD - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD - 4.35
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.91
Trans Description Cont. Continuously Variable Ratio Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.21
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.19
Trans Type 1 6
Summary
Vehicle Name Scion iQ MINI Cooper Hardtop
Body Style 3 Door Hatchback Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.83 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.1 5.7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
 
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