Compare 2011 Ford Fiesta vs 2011 Mazda MAZDA2 vs 2011 MINI Cooper

2011 Ford Fiesta
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2011 Mazda MAZDA2
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2011 MINI Cooper
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 28 37 $12,773 $13,200
4-Door Sedan SE 28 37 $13,995 $14,500
5-Door HB SE 28 37 $14,935 $15,500
4-Door Sedan SEL 28 37 $15,969 $16,600
5-Door HB SES 28 37 $16,815 $17,500
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4-Door HB Manual Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB Manual Sport 29 35 $13,996 $14,180
4-Door HB Automatic Sport 27 33 $14,784 $14,980
4-Door HB Manual Touring 29 35 $15,427 $15,635
4-Door HB Automatic Touring 27 33 $16,216 $16,435
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 29 37 $17,460 $19,400
2-Door Coupe S 27 36 $20,700 $23,000
2-Door 28 35 $22,365 $24,850
2-Door S s 27 35 $25,065 $27,850
2-Door Coupe John Cooper Works 25 33 $26,190 $29,100
2-Door John Cooper Works 25 33 $30,870 $34,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,773
$13,996
$17,460
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,200
$14,180
$19,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$220 / month
$236 / month
$323 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.0
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you're set on stylish and small, the 2011 Ford Fiesta might be your only choice, though you might miss the solid, roomy feel of a Fit. The 2011 Mazda2 is fun to drive in a way that few other inexpensive econocars are. 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
28 mpg 29 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 35 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact - TBD - Minicompact
Number of Passenger Doors
4 4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
49.2 - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 52.8 50.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 37.0 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.0 51.2 44.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.6 41.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
85.1 87.1 - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in)
50.6 - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
31.2 33.0 27.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 39.1 38.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5 4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
57.7 58.1 57.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
173.6 155.5 146.6
Height, Overall (in)
58.0 58.1 55.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.7 57.7 57.8
Wheelbase (in)
98.0 98.0 97.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.8 66.7 66.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.8 - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 27.8 24.0
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 13.3 5.7
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA 10.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 x - TBD - 8 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x - TBD - 14 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16 11.3 13.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.3 15 14.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.4 32.2 35.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.7 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
185/65R15 P185/55R15 P175/65R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact T115/70D14 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
185/65R15 P185/55R15 P175/65R15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2578 2306 2535
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 14 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
4.8 5.3 5.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 90 150
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
112 @ 5000 98 @ 4000 114 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
99J NA N16
Displacement
1.6L/97 1.5L/91 1.6L/98
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
120 @ 6350 100 @ 6000 121 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System
SMPI EFI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 35 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 29 29
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
32 32 32
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.85 3.42 3.21
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.29 1.19
Trans Type
5 5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 0.78 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.61 3.21 3.14
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 1.84 1.79
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.07 3.85 4.35
Drivetrain
Front-wheel drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.95 0.97 0.91
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA 0.68
Summary
Body Style
4-Door Sedan 4 Door HB 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Ford Fiesta Mazda Mazda2 MINI Cooper Hardtop
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.87 - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Twist Beam Torsion Beam Axle Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 - 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.8 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
- --
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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