Compare 2011 smart fortwo vs 2011 MINI Cooper

2011 smart fortwo
2011 MINI Cooper
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2-Door Coupe Pure
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Pure 33 41 $11,615 $12,490
2-Door Coupe Passion 33 41 $13,661 $14,690
2-Door Cabriolet Passion 33 41 $16,451 $17,690
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 29 37 $17,460 $19,400
2-Door Coupe S 27 36 $20,700 $23,000
2-Door Coupe John Cooper Works 25 33 $26,190 $29,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,615
$17,460
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,490
$19,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$208 / month
$323 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.2
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Smart Fortwo is at its best on congested urban streets; at highway speeds its less-secure feel becomes a liability in several ways. The 2011 MINI Cooper/Convertible runs the gamut from smart econobox to thrusty sports convertible--all with unmatched driving feel and expertly interpreted styling heritage.
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Fuel Economy
City
33 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
41 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Minicompact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.7
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Hip Room (in)
45.4 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 38.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
48.0 50.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
45.4 - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 44.7
Second Leg Room (in)
- 27.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- 37.6
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
61.4 66.3
Track Width, Front (in)
50.5 57.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
106.1 146.6
Height, Overall (in)
60.7 55.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
54.5 57.8
Wheelbase (in)
73.5 97.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7.8 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 5.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 24.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.0 x - TBD - 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 )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
8.7 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
28.7 35.1
Steering Type
Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 14.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/55R15 P175/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P155/60R15 P175/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
1808 2535
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4.5 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
4.5 5.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 150
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
70 @ 5800 121 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I3 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
68 @ 4500 114 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA N16
Displacement
1.0/61 1.6L/98
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
33 29
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
36 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
41 37
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.23 3.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.79
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.53 4.35
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.94 0.91
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.21
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.26 1.19
Trans Type
5 6
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Smart fortwo MINI Cooper Hardtop
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
McPherson MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
DeDion Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.2 5.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 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
-- --
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-- --
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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