Compare 2015 FIAT 500 vs 2015 Ford Fiesta vs 2014 MINI Cooper

2015 FIAT 500
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2015 Ford Fiesta
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2014 MINI Cooper
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2-Door HB 1957 Edition
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
500 2-Door HB 1957 Edition 31 40 $18,360 $18,700
500 2-Door HB Abarth 28 34 $21,908 $22,495
500 2-Door HB Lounge 31 40 $18,360 $18,700
500 2-Door HB Pop 31 40 $16,625 $16,845
500 2-Door HB Ribelle 31 40 $16,625 $16,845
500 2-Door HB Sport 31 40 $17,425 $17,700
500 2-Door HB Turbo 28 34 $19,295 $19,700
500c 2-Door Conv 1957 Edition 31 40 $22,278 $22,800
500c 2-Door Conv Abarth 28 34 $25,826 $26,595
500c 2-Door Conv Lounge 31 40 $22,278 $22,800
500c 2-Door Conv Pop 31 40 $19,983 $20,345
Select style
4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Fiesta 4-Door Sedan S 28 36 $13,914 $14,455
Fiesta 4-Door Sedan SE 28 36 $15,097 $15,685
Fiesta 4-Door Sedan Titanium 28 36 $17,715 $18,405
Fiesta 5-Door HB S 28 36 $14,299 $14,855
Fiesta 5-Door HB SE 28 36 $15,482 $16,085
Fiesta 5-Door HB ST 26 35 $20,631 $21,435
Fiesta 5-Door HB Titanium 28 36 $18,100 $18,805
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2-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cooper Convertible 2-Door 28 35 $23,140 $25,150
Cooper Convertible 2-Door John Cooper Works 26 35 $32,475 $35,300
Cooper Convertible 2-Door S 26 35 $25,900 $28,150
Cooper Coupe 2-Door 29 37 $19,735 $21,450
Cooper Coupe 2-Door John Cooper Works 26 35 $28,840 $31,350
Cooper Coupe 2-Door S 26 35 $22,770 $24,750
Cooper Hardtop 2-Door Coupe 29 40 $18,355 $19,950
Cooper Hardtop 2-Door Coupe S 24 34 $21,710 $23,600
Cooper Paceman ALL4 2-Door John Cooper Works 25 31 $32,750 $35,600
Cooper Paceman ALL4 2-Door S 25 31 $26,310 $28,600
Cooper Paceman FWD 2-Door 28 35 $21,435 $23,300
Cooper Paceman FWD 2-Door S 26 32 $24,750 $26,900
Cooper Roadster 2-Door 28 35 $23,505 $25,550
Cooper Roadster 2-Door John Cooper Works 26 35 $32,845 $35,700
Cooper Roadster 2-Door S 26 35 $26,265 $28,550

Pricing

Invoice Price

$18,360
$13,914
$23,140

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$18,700
$14,455
$25,150

Monthly Payment Estimate

$312 / month
$241 / month
$419 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

6.8
7.6
8.0

TCC’s Bottom Line

The Fiat 500 is one of the most stylish ways to choose a small car today, and the Abarth and Turbo models add more excitement for the driver. The 2015 Fiesta lineup is proof that small cars don't have to be feature free, and you can even have a bit of fun while saving fuel. The 2014 MINI Cooper is a fun, smart, and practical way to get around, without giving up its sporty, quirky side.

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Fuel Economy

City

31 mpg 28 mpg 28 mpg

Highway

40 mpg 36 mpg 35 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Minicompact Cars Subcompact Cars Minicompact Cars

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Volume (ft³)

75.5 85.1 -

Second Shoulder Room (in)

46.4 49 39.2

Front Leg Room (in)

40.7 42.2 41.4

Front Hip Room (in)

47.9 50.6 -

Passenger Capacity

4 5 4

Second Leg Room (in)

31.7 31.2 29.9

Front Head Room (in)

38.9 39.1 38.4

Second Hip Room (in)

42.6 49.2 -

Front Shoulder Room (in)

49.4 52.7 50.3

Second Head Room (in)

35.6 37.1 38.5

Exterior Dimensions

Height, Overall (in)

59.8 58 55.4

Track Width, Rear (in)

55 57 57.8

Wheelbase (in)

90.6 98 97.1

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

64.1 67.8 66.3

Track Width, Front (in)

55.4 57.7 57.4

Min Ground Clearance (in)

4.1 - -

Length, Overall (in)

139.6 173.6 146.6

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)

30.1 - -

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)

9.5 - -

Trunk Volume (ft³)

- 12.8 -

Brakes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes - Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

9.4 7.9 10.2

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc Front Disc/Rear Drum 4-Wheel Disc

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA 7.9 NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

10.1 10.2 11

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA Yes NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

10.5 12.4 13.2

Steering

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

30.6 34.4 35.2

Tires

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P195/45HR16 P185/60HR15 P195/55VR16

Rear Tire Order Code

T1D NA NA

Front Tire Size

P195/45HR16 P185/60HR15 P195/55VR16

Spare Tire Size

NA Compact NA

Front Tire Order Code

T1D NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

2366 2578 2701

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in)

16 X 6.5 15 X 6 16 X 6.5

Front Wheel Material

Forged Aluminum Steel Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

NA Steel NA

Front Wheel Size (in)

16 X 6.5 15 X 6 16 X 6.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA Compact NA

Rear Wheel Material

Forged Aluminum Steel Aluminum

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

500 500 480

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

120 - 150

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

98 @ 4000 112 @ 5000 118 @ 4250

Engine Order Code

EAB 99J-A NA

Displacement

1.4 L/83 1.6 L/97 1.6 L/98

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

101 @ 6500 120 @ 6350 121 @ 6000

Engine Type

Premium Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded I-4

Fuel System

Sequential MPI Sequential MPI Sequential MPI

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

34 31 31

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

40 36 35

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

31 28 28

Transmission

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.91 3.85 3.21

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.44 4.07 4.35

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.34 1.28 1.19

Trans Type

5 5 6

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.77 0.76 0.78

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.82 3.62 3.14

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.17 2.04 1.79

Trans Order Code

DDF 44C NA

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.97 0.95 0.91

Trans Description Cont.

Manual w/OD Manual w/OD Manual w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA NA 0.68

Summary

Vehicle Name

FIAT 500 Ford Fiesta MINI Cooper Convertible

Body Style

Hatchback Sedan Convertible

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear

Torsion Beam Torsion Beam Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Torsion Beam Torsion Beam Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut Strut Strut

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

5.2 5.7 5.8

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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