Compare 2012 Volkswagen Eos vs 2012 MINI Cooper Convertible

2012 Volkswagen Eos
2012 MINI Cooper Convertible
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2-Door Convertible SULEV Komfort
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible SULEV Komfort 22 30 $32,977 $34,350
2-Door Convertible SULEV Lux 22 30 $36,082 $37,585
2-Door Convertible SULEV Executive 22 30 $38,002 $39,585
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2-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door 27 35 $22,455 $24,950
2-Door S 27 35 $25,155 $27,950
2-Door John Cooper Works 25 33 $31,590 $35,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,977
$22,455
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,350
$24,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$573 / month
$416 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Volkswagen Eos convertible underplays its hand too much--the styling's not nearly as grabby as its turbo power and its smart handling. Part hatchback, part convertible, and all fun, the 2012 MINI Cooper Convertible is in a class by itself--literally.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Minicompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
41.5 39.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 41.7
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
32.5 29.3
Front Head Room (in)
37.5 38.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 50.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
77.4 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
35.8 38.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.8 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 57.8
Wheelbase (in)
101.5 97.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.5 66.3
Track Width, Front (in)
60.8 57.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
174.1 146.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
6.6-10.5 9.2
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.6 x - TBD - 10.2 x - TBD -
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)
12.3 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion 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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 35.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/45HR17 P195/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Front Tire Size
P235/45HR17 P195/55R16
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)
3569 2701
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.6 5.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000 121 @ 6000
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1800-5000 118 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 1.6L/97.5
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 35
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99 3.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 1.79
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.06/3.14 4.35
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.90 0.91
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.21
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.19
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 0.78
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible Convertible
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Eos MINI Cooper Convertible
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA 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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5 6.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 7
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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