Compare 2012 Volkswagen GTI vs 2012 MINI Cooper

2012 Volkswagen GTI
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2-Door HB Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual 21 31 $23,035 $23,995
2-Door HB Manual PZEV 21 31 $23,035 $23,995
4-Door HB Manual 21 31 $23,611 $24,595
4-Door HB Manual PZEV 21 31 $23,611 $24,595
2-Door HB DSG 24 33 $24,091 $25,095
2-Door HB DSG PZEV 24 33 $24,091 $25,095
4-Door HB DSG 24 33 $24,667 $25,695
4-Door HB DSG PZEV 24 33 $24,667 $25,695
2-Door HB Manual w/Convertible & Sunroof 21 31 $25,224 $26,275
2-Door HB Manual w/Convertible & Sunroof PZEV 21 31 $25,224 $26,275
4-Door HB Manual w/Convertible & Sunroof 21 31 $25,801 $26,875
4-Door HB Manual w/Convertible & Sunroof PZEV 21 31 $25,801 $26,875
2-Door HB DSG w/Convertible & Sunroof 24 33 $26,281 $27,375
2-Door HB DSG w/Convertible & Sunroof PZEV 24 33 $26,281 $27,375
2-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof & Navi 21 31 $26,731 $27,845
2-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof & Navi PZEV 21 31 $26,731 $27,845
4-Door HB DSG w/Convertible & Sunroof 24 33 $26,857 $27,975
4-Door HB DSG w/Convertible & Sunroof PZEV 24 33 $26,857 $27,975
4-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof & Navi 21 31 $27,307 $28,445
4-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof & Navi PZEV 21 31 $27,307 $28,445
2-Door HB DSG w/Sunroof & Navi 24 33 $27,787 $28,945
2-Door HB DSG w/Sunroof & Navi PZEV 24 33 $27,787 $28,945
4-Door HB DSG w/Sunroof & Navi 24 33 $28,363 $29,545
4-Door HB DSG w/Sunroof & Navi PZEV 24 33 $28,363 $29,545
2-Door HB Manual Automaticbahn 21 31 $28,795 $29,995
2-Door HB Manual Automaticbahn PZEV 21 31 $28,795 $29,995
4-Door HB Manual Automaticbahn 21 31 $29,371 $30,595
4-Door HB Manual Automaticbahn PZEV 21 31 $29,371 $30,595
2-Door HB DSG Automaticbahn 24 33 $29,851 $31,095
2-Door HB DSG Automaticbahn PZEV 24 33 $29,851 $31,095
4-Door HB DSG Automaticbahn 24 33 $30,427 $31,695
4-Door HB DSG Automaticbahn PZEV 24 33 $30,427 $31,695
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2-Door Coupe
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
$23,035
$17,550
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,995
$19,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$400 / month
$325 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
It isn't the fastest or flashiest sporty hatchback around, but the 2012 Volkswagen GTI may well be the most balanced, carrying forward its legacy into the 21st century. 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
City
21 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Minicompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 50.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.5 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.1 44.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.7
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.5 27.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 38.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 57.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.0 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
165.8 146.6
Height, Overall (in)
57.8 55.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.7 57.8
Wheelbase (in)
101.5 97.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.0 66.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
15.3 5.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
46.0 24.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 0.5 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 1.0 11.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 13.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.6 14.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 35.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Front Tire Size
225/40R18 P175/65R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Spare Tire Order Code
NA 300
Rear Tire Size
225/40R18 P175/65R15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3034 2535
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.4 5.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 150
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1800-5000 114 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA N16
Displacement
2.0L/121 1.6L/98
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000 121 @ 6000
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 29
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 32
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.47 1.19
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.11 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.64 3.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09 1.79
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94/3.09 4.35
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.10 0.91
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 3.21
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen GTI MINI Cooper Hardtop
Body Style
Hatchback Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 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)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 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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