Compare 2016 FIAT 500 vs 2016 Ford Fiesta vs 2016 MINI Cooper

2016 FIAT 500
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2016 Ford Fiesta
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2016 MINI Cooper
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2-Door HB Abarth
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
500 2-Door HB Abarth 28 34 $21,983 $22,575
500 2-Door HB Easy 31 40 $17,467 $17,745
500 2-Door HB Lounge 31 40 $19,944 $20,395
500 2-Door HB Retro 31 40 $19,944 $20,395
500 2-Door HB Sport 31 40 $17,612 $17,900
500 2-Door HB Turbo 28 34 $19,295 $19,700
500c 2-Door Conv Abarth 28 34 $25,930 $26,695
500c 2-Door Conv Easy 31 40 $20,974 $21,395
500c 2-Door Conv Lounge 31 40 $23,873 $24,495
500c 2-Door Conv Pop 31 40 $20,039 $20,395
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Fiesta 4-Door Sedan S 28 36 $14,361 $14,580
Fiesta 4-Door Sedan SE 28 36 $15,572 $15,810
Fiesta 4-Door Sedan Titanium 28 36 $18,252 $18,530
Fiesta 5-Door HB S 28 36 $14,657 $14,880
Fiesta 5-Door HB SE 28 36 $15,868 $16,110
Fiesta 5-Door HB ST 26 33 $21,139 $21,460
Fiesta 5-Door HB Titanium 28 36 $18,547 $18,830
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2-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cooper Convertible 2-Door 27 38 $24,595 $25,950
Cooper Convertible 2-Door S 23 33 $27,135 $29,600
Cooper Hardtop 2-Door HB 28 39 $19,660 $20,700
Cooper Hardtop 2-Door HB John Cooper Works 23 31 $27,435 $30,600
Cooper Hardtop 2-Door HB S 23 33 $22,130 $24,100
Cooper Hardtop 4 Door 4-Door HB 29 39 $20,600 $21,700
Cooper Hardtop 4 Door 4-Door HB S 23 33 $23,040 $25,100
Cooper Paceman ALL4 2-Door John Cooper Works 25 31 $31,885 $35,600
Cooper Paceman ALL4 2-Door S 25 31 $26,225 $28,600
Cooper Paceman FWD 2-Door 27 32 $22,335 $23,550
Cooper Paceman FWD 2-Door S 26 32 $24,680 $26,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,983
$14,361
$24,595
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,575
$14,580
$25,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$376 / month
$243 / month
$433 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
7.6
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Fiat 500 remains distinctive and stylish, with the Abarth and Turbo models scoring high for driver excitement and the electric 500e perhaps the best all-round version (but only for Californians). The 2016 Fiesta offers fun and features not expected at these prices, but it lacks interior space compared to top rivals. The 2016 Mini Cooper is as cheeky as its retro style implies—and its three-cylinder engine is a charming surprise.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 28 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 36 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Cars Subcompact Cars Minicompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
75.5 85.1 76.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
46.4 49 39.7
Front Leg Room (in)
40.7 42.2 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
47.8 50.6 -
Passenger Capacity
4 5 4
Second Leg Room (in)
31.7 31.2 30.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 39.1 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
42.6 49.2 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
49.4 52.7 51
Second Head Room (in)
35.5 37.1 39
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.7 58 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
55 57.7 59.1
Wheelbase (in)
90.6 98 98.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
64.1 67.8 68
Track Width, Front (in)
55.4 57.7 59.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.1 - -
Length, Overall (in)
144.4 173.6 151.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
26.8 - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
9.5 - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 12.8 -
Brakes
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)
11.1 10.2 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes - Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.5 12.4 11.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.6 34.4 35.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/45HR16 P185/60HR15 P175/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
T1D NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/45HR16 P185/60HR15 P175/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
T1D NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2512 2578 2855
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 15 X 6 15 X 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 15 X 6 15 X 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
500 500 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - 150
Engine
Engine Order Code
EAF NA NA
Displacement
1.4 L/83 1.6 L/97 1.5 L/91
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 5500 120 @ 6350 134 @ 4500
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 2500 112 @ 5000 162 @ 1250
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 31 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 36 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 28 27
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.35 4.07 3.42
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.28 1.24
Trans Type
5 5 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 0.76 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.91 3.61 3.54
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.24 2.04 1.93
Trans Order Code
DDE NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 0.95 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.91 3.85 3.62
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
5.9 5.9 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
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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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