Compare 2012 Ford Fiesta vs 2012 MINI Cooper

2012 Ford Fiesta
2012 MINI Cooper
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Fiesta 4-Door Sedan S 28 38 $12,788 $13,200
Fiesta 4-Door Sedan SE 28 38 $14,170 $14,670
Fiesta 4-Door Sedan SEL 28 38 $15,984 $16,600
Fiesta 5-Door HB S 28 38 $13,634 $14,100
Fiesta 5-Door HB SE 28 38 $15,110 $15,670
Fiesta 5-Door HB SES 28 38 $16,830 $17,500
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2-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cooper Convertible 2-Door 27 35 $22,455 $24,950
Cooper Convertible 2-Door John Cooper Works 25 33 $31,590 $35,100
Cooper Convertible 2-Door S 27 35 $25,155 $27,950
Cooper Coupe 2-Door 29 37 $19,170 $21,300
Cooper Coupe 2-Door John Cooper Works 25 33 $28,080 $31,200
Cooper Coupe 2-Door S 27 35 $22,140 $24,600
Cooper Hardtop 2-Door Coupe 29 37 $17,550 $19,500
Cooper Hardtop 2-Door Coupe John Cooper Works 25 33 $26,910 $29,900
Cooper Hardtop 2-Door Coupe S 27 35 $20,790 $23,100
Cooper Roadster 2-Door 27 35 $21,915 $24,350
Cooper Roadster 2-Door John Cooper Works 25 33 $31,050 $34,500
Cooper Roadster 2-Door S 27 35 $24,615 $27,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,788
$22,455
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,200
$24,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$220 / month
$416 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
You could do better if you most value space and comfort, but the 2012 Ford Fiesta packs in a lot of style and substance. If you're looking for style with a dash of sport and a handful of practicality, the MINI Cooper Coupe is a great choice.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
Subcompact Minicompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.0 39.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 41.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
85.1 - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in)
50.6 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
31.2 29.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 38.4
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Hip Room (in)
49.2 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 50.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 38.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.0 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.7 57.8
Wheelbase (in)
98.0 97.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.8 66.3
Track Width, Front (in)
57.7 57.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
173.6 146.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.8 9.2
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.0 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.3 14.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.4 35.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/65R15 P195/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Front Tire Size
P185/65R15 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)
2578 2701
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
4.8 5.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
120 @ 6350 121 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
112 @ 5000 118 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
99J NA
Displacement
1.6L/97 1.6L/97.5
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
33 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 35
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.61 3.14
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 1.79
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front-wheel drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.07 4.35
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.95 0.91
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.68
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.85 3.21
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.19
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Fiesta MINI Cooper Convertible
Body Style
Sedan Convertible
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.9 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Twist Beam Multi-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 6.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 (2011) 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
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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