Compare 2012 FIAT 500 vs 2011 MINI Cooper

2012 FIAT 500
2011 MINI Cooper
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2-Door Conv Gucci
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
500 2-Door Conv Gucci 27 32 $22,495 $23,500
500 2-Door Conv Lounge N/A N/A $21,565 $22,500
500 2-Door Conv Pop N/A N/A $18,775 $19,500
500 2-Door HB Abarth 28 34 $21,035 $22,000
500 2-Door HB Gucci 27 34 $18,710 $19,500
500 2-Door HB Lounge 30 38 $17,780 $18,500
500 2-Door HB Pop 30 38 $14,990 $15,500
500 2-Door HB Sport 30 38 $16,850 $17,500
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2-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cooper Convertible 2-Door 28 35 $22,365 $24,850
Cooper Convertible 2-Door John Cooper Works 25 33 $30,870 $34,300
Cooper Convertible 2-Door S 27 35 $25,065 $27,850
Cooper Hardtop 2-Door Coupe 29 37 $17,460 $19,400
Cooper Hardtop 2-Door Coupe John Cooper Works 25 33 $26,190 $29,100
Cooper Hardtop 2-Door Coupe S 27 36 $20,700 $23,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,495
$22,365
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,500
$24,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$392 / month
$414 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Fiat 500 pays big dividends for going small--in expressive styling and even in driving verve. The 2011 MINI Cooper/Convertible runs the gamut from smart econobox to thrusty sports convertible--all with unmatched driving feel and expertly interpreted styling heritage.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
2 -
EPA Classification
Minicompact Car Minicompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
46.4 39.2
Front Leg Room (in)
40.7 41.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
76.2 - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in)
47.9 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
31.7 29.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 38.4
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Hip Room (in)
42.0 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
49.4 50.3
Second Head Room (in)
36.8 38.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
59.8 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
55.0 57.8
Wheelbase (in)
90.6 97.1
Liftover Height (in)
27.7 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
64.1 66.3
Track Width, Front (in)
55.4 57.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.6 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
139.6 146.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.4 9.2
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.4 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)
10.1 x 0.9 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.5 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.3 14.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
30.6 35.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
T1A NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
185/55R15 P195/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
T1A NA
Front Tire Size
185/55R15 P195/55R16
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2486 2701
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
4.6 5.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
500 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
101 @ 6500 121 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
98 @ 4000 114 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
EAB NA
Displacement
1.4L/83 1.6L/97.5
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 35
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.19 3.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 1.79
Trans Order Code
DF1 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.10 4.35
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 0.91
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.68
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.04 3.21
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.19
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
FIAT 500 MINI Cooper Convertible
Body Style
Hatchback 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs 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/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Twist Beam Axle Multi-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 6.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 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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