Compare 2012 Volvo C30 vs 2012 MINI Cooper

2012 Volvo C30
2012 MINI Cooper
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2-Door Coupe Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Automatic 21 30 $23,453 $24,950
2-Door Coupe Manual 21 29 $23,453 $24,950
2-Door Coupe Automatic Premier Plus 21 30 $25,333 $26,950
2-Door Coupe Manual Premier Plus 21 29 $25,333 $26,950
2-Door Coupe Automatic R-Design 21 30 $25,803 $27,450
2-Door Coupe Manual R-Design 21 29 $25,803 $27,450
2-Door Coupe Automatic Platinum 21 30 $27,589 $29,350
2-Door Coupe Manual Platinum 21 29 $27,589 $29,350
2-Door Coupe Automatic R-Design Premier Plus 21 30 $27,683 $29,450
2-Door Coupe Manual R-Design Premier Plus 21 29 $27,683 $29,450
2-Door Coupe Automatic R-Design Platinum 21 30 $29,939 $31,850
2-Door Coupe Manual R-Design Platinum 21 29 $29,939 $31,850
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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
$23,453
$17,550
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,950
$19,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$416 / month
$325 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Volvo C30 has top-notch safety and style; but it's not as racy as it looks and not any more practical than it looks. 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
30 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Minicompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.3 44.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 41.7
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Hip Room (in)
54.3 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.2 27.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 38.8
Second Hip Room (in)
45.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 50.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.0 55.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.3 57.8
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 97.1
Liftover Height (in)
31.7 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.2 66.3
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 57.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
167.4 146.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
12.9 5.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
20.2 24.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x 0.4 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)
11.8 x 1.0 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.9 35.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
36.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4 14.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
125/85/16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Spare Tire Order Code
NA 300
Rear Tire Size
P205/50VR17 P175/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Front Tire Size
P205/50VR17 P175/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3200 2535
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 5.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 150
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
227 @ 5000 121 @ 6000
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I5 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
236 @ 2300 114 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA N16
Displacement
2.5L/154 1.6L/98
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 29
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 37
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
Geartronic NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.11 3.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.03 1.79
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.27 4.35
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.34 0.91
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.66 3.21
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.98 1.19
Trans Type
5 6
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe Coupe
Vehicle Name
Volvo C30 MINI Cooper Hardtop
Suspension
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
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
7.6 5.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 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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