Compare 2009 Audi A3 vs 2008 MINI Clubman

2009 Audi A3
2008 MINI Clubman
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4-Door HB AT S tronic 2.0T FrontTrak
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A3 4-Door HB AT S tronic 2.0T FrontTrak 22 28 $26,413 $28,400
A3 4-Door HB AT S tronic 2.0T FrontTrak PZEV 22 28 $26,413 $28,400
A3 4-Door HB AT S tronic 2.0T FrontTrak PZEV Prem 22 28 $26,413 $28,400
A3 4-Door HB AT S tronic 2.0T FrontTrak PZEV S Line 22 28 $26,413 $28,400
A3 4-Door HB AT S tronic 2.0T FrontTrak Prem 22 28 $26,413 $28,400
A3 4-Door HB AT S tronic 2.0T FrontTrak S Line 22 28 $26,413 $28,400
A3 4-Door HB AT S tronic 2.0T quattro 21 28 $28,366 $30,500
A3 4-Door HB AT S tronic 2.0T quattro Prem 21 28 $28,366 $30,500
A3 4-Door HB AT S tronic 2.0T quattro S Line 21 28 $28,366 $30,500
A3 4-Door HB AT S tronic 3.2L S-Line quattro 18 25 $34,387 $36,975
A3 4-Door HB MT 2.0T FrontTrak 21 30 $25,035 $26,920
A3 4-Door HB MT 2.0T FrontTrak PZEV 21 30 $25,035 $26,920
A3 4-Door HB MT 2.0T FrontTrak PZEV Prem 21 30 $25,035 $26,920
A3 4-Door HB MT 2.0T FrontTrak PZEV S Line 21 30 $25,035 $26,920
A3 4-Door HB MT 2.0T FrontTrak Prem 21 30 $25,035 $26,920
A3 4-Door HB MT 2.0T FrontTrak S Line 21 30 $25,035 $26,920
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cooper Clubman 2-Door Coupe 28 37 $17,955 $19,950
Cooper Clubman 2-Door Coupe S 26 34 $21,105 $23,450
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,413
$17,955
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,400
$19,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$473 / month
$333 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Audi A3 is more than a spruced-up VW hatchback, thanks to the fabulous interior, S-tronic transmission, and V-6 bark. The 2008 MINI Cooper S Clubman--extroverted styling in a slightly bigger package with more power makes for a fun car that is hard not to look at with a broad smile.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wgn Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 50.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 37.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 45.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.9 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.8 32.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.9 57.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.0 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
169.0 155.0
Height, Overall (in)
56.0 56.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.8 57.8
Wheelbase (in)
101.5 100.3
Liftover Height (in)
27.0 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.4 66.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
54.6 32.8
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
19.5 9.2
Brakes
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x - TBD - 10.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 14.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.11 36.1
Steering Type
Speed-Sensitive Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45YR17 P175/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45YR17 P175/65HR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3307 2723
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.4 5.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 150
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000 118 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System
TFSI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1800-5000 114 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 1.6L/97.5
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 37
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99 3.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.15 1.79
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.14 4.35
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.08 0.91
Trans Description Cont.
S tronic Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.92 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.21
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.46 1.19
Trans Type
6 6
Summary
Body Style
4 Door HB 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Audi A3 MINI Cooper Clubman
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Four Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar NA
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/Stabilizer Bar NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 -

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