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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe Pure
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Pure 34 38 $12,341 $13,270
2-Door Coupe Passion 34 38 $13,885 $14,930
2-Door Cabriolet Passion 34 38 $16,675 $17,930
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 29 40 $18,355 $19,950
2-Door Coupe S 24 34 $21,710 $23,600
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$221 / month
$333 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 Smart ForTwo is now an old design, but it remains the easiest car to park in cities, and it's at its best in urban traffic; the electric model, new last year, is the nicest of the bunch, and now remarkably cheap. The 2014 MINI Cooper is a fun, smart, and practical way to get around, without giving up its sporty, quirky side.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 34 mpg 29 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 38 mpg 40 mpg
EPA Classification Two-Seaters Minicompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³) 45.4 -
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 41.4
Front Hip Room (in) 45.4 -
Passenger Capacity 2 4
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 40.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 48 50.6
Second Leg Room (in) - 30.8
Second Head Room (in) - 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 47.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 54.5 59.1
Wheelbase (in) 73.5 98.2
Liftover Height (in) 28.7 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 61.4 68
Track Width, Front (in) 50.5 59.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.2 4.9
Length, Overall (in) 106.1 151.1
Height, Overall (in) 60.7 55.7
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 8 10.2
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8 NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 8.7 10.6
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 28.7 35.4
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P175/55TR15 P175/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P155/60TR15 P175/65HR15
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 1808 2605
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 Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 X 4.5 15 X 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 68 @ 4500 162 @ 1250
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.0 L/61 1.5 L/91
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 70 @ 5800 134 @ 4500
Engine Type Premium Unleaded I-3 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3
Fuel System MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 36 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 38 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 34 29
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.23 3.54
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.62
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.26 1.24
Trans Type 5 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.53 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.91 1.93
Trans Order Code NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.94 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.68
Vehicle Name Smart fortwo MINI Cooper Hardtop
Body Style Coupe Hatchback
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Other Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Other Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.1 5.4 (Est)
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - 38
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 8.7
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 150
Crash Test Ratings
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat - -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat - -
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