Compare 2012 Audi A3 vs 2012 Mazda MAZDA3 vs 2012 MINI Clubman

2012 Audi A3
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2012 Mazda MAZDA3
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2012 MINI Clubman
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4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A3 4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 21 30 $25,361 $27,270
A3 4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 21 30 $25,361 $27,270
A3 4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak PZEV 2.0T Premium 21 30 $25,361 $27,270
A3 4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak PZEV 2.0T Premium Plus 21 30 $25,361 $27,270
A3 4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0 TDI Premium 30 42 $28,133 $30,250
A3 4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0 TDI Premium Plus 30 42 $28,133 $30,250
A3 4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 22 28 $26,737 $28,750
A3 4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 22 28 $26,737 $28,750
A3 4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak PZEV 2.0T Premium 22 28 $26,737 $28,750
A3 4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak PZEV 2.0T Premium Plus 22 28 $26,737 $28,750
A3 4-Door HB S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium 21 28 $28,691 $30,850
A3 4-Door HB S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 28 $28,691 $30,850
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4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring 28 40 $21,568 $22,550
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 24 33 $16,443 $17,555
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 24 33 $17,749 $18,950
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $21,603 $23,070
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring 22 29 $20,134 $21,500
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 25 33 $14,771 $15,200
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 25 33 $15,648 $16,705
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 25 33 $16,952 $18,100
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $20,854 $22,270
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual s Touring 20 28 $19,385 $20,700
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic i Grand Touring 28 39 $22,141 $23,150
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic i Touring 28 39 $19,274 $20,150
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $22,071 $23,570
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic s Touring 22 29 $20,600 $22,000
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 Touring 18 25 $22,191 $23,700
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual i Touring 27 38 $18,462 $19,300
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $21,322 $22,770
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual s Touring 20 28 $19,852 $21,200
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cooper Clubman 2-Door Coupe 27 35 $19,080 $21,200
Cooper Clubman 2-Door Coupe John Cooper Works 25 33 $28,260 $31,400
Cooper Clubman 2-Door Coupe S 27 35 $22,410 $24,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,361
$21,568
$19,080
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,270
$22,550
$21,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$455 / month
$376 / month
$353 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.2
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The fashionable, versatile 2012 Audi A3 is as deft for the city commute as it is at ease on the highway. With its new Skyactive powertrains, the 2012 Mazda3 is the eco-conscious choice that sure doesn't drive like one. More capacity, more practicality, and just as much sport and style, the 2012 MINI Cooper Clubman strikes a balance between family and fun.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 28 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 40 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagons Compact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.8 36.2 32.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 38.9 39.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 52.2 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 54.9 50.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.0 94.1 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 37.5 37.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 54.0 45.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 42.0 41.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.7 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.5 69.1 66.3
Track Width, Front (in)
60.3 60.4 57.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.3 4.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
169.0 180.9 155.9
Height, Overall (in)
56.0 57.9 56.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 59.8 57.8
Wheelbase (in)
101.5 103.9 100.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
39.0 - 32.8
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
19.5 - 9.2
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 11.8 -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x - TBD - 10.9 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 10.4 x - TBD - 10.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 14.5 13.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.94 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 35.8 N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 16.2 14.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.1 34.2 36.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/45R17 P205/50VR17 P175/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA N/A
Front Tire Size
P225/45R17 P205/50VR17 P175/65R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/70D16 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA N/A
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3219 2950 2712
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.0 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.0 15 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 7.9 5.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 100 150
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1800-5000 148 @ 4100 118 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.0L/122 1.6L/97.5
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000 155 @ 6000 118 @ 6000
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas 4-Cyl
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 33 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 40 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 28 27
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.10 1.00 0.91
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 0.59 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 3.55 3.21
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.47 1.45 1.19
Trans Type
6 6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.11 0.70 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99 - TBD - 3.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09 2.02 1.79
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94/3.09 3.89 4.35
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A3 Mazda Mazda3 MINI Cooper Clubman
Body Style
Hatchback 4 Door Sedan Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Four Link Multi-link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 4.5 6.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
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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