Compare 2010 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible vs 2010 MINI Cooper Convertible

2010 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible
2010 MINI Cooper Convertible
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2-Door Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Automatic 20 28 $25,060 $26,390
2-Door Automatic PZEV 20 28 $25,060 $26,390
2-Door Automatic Final Edition 20 28 $26,002 $27,390
2-Door Automatic PZEV Final Edition 20 28 $26,002 $27,390
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2-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door 28 36 $21,825 $24,250
2-Door S 26 34 $24,435 $27,150
2-Door John Cooper Works 25 33 $30,600 $34,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,060
$21,825
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,390
$24,250
Monthly Payment Estimate
$440 / month
$404 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.4
8.6
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact car Minicompact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
31.5 28.1
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 38.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 50.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
78.0 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
42.1 39.2
Front Leg Room (in)
39.4 41.7
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
98.8 97.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.9 66.3
Track Width, Front (in)
59.3 57.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
161.1 145.6
Height, Overall (in)
59.1 55.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.5 57.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.0 9.2
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 1.0 11.0 x - TBD -
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)
9.1 x 0.4 10.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 13.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.6 14.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P195/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P195/55R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3248 2745
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.0 5.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 150
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I5 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 3750 114 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/151 1.6L/97.5
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 5000 118 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 28
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.86 4.35
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 0.91
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.04 3.21
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 1.19
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA w/OD
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.19 3.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 1.79
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible MINI Cooper Convertible
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.7 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/stabilizer bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.9 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion beam Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/stabilizer bar NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 6.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 8

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