Compare 2010 Ford Mustang vs 2008 MINI Cooper

2010 Ford Mustang
2008 MINI Cooper
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2-Door Conv GT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mustang 2-Door Conv GT 16 24 $30,706 $33,395
Mustang 2-Door Conv GT Premium 16 24 $33,406 $36,395
Mustang 2-Door Conv Shelby GT500 14 22 $46,686 $51,725
Mustang 2-Door Conv V6 18 26 $24,406 $26,395
Mustang 2-Door Conv V6 Premium 18 26 $27,106 $29,395
Mustang 2-Door Coupe GT 16 24 $26,206 $28,395
Mustang 2-Door Coupe GT Premium 16 24 $28,906 $31,395
Mustang 2-Door Coupe Shelby GT500 14 22 $42,236 $46,725
Mustang 2-Door Coupe V6 18 26 $19,906 $21,395
Mustang 2-Door Coupe V6 Premium 18 26 $22,606 $24,395
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2-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cooper Convertible 2-Door 23 32 $19,755 $21,950
Cooper Convertible 2-Door S 21 29 $22,860 $25,400
Cooper Hardtop 2-Door Coupe 28 37 $16,245 $18,050
Cooper Hardtop 2-Door Coupe S 26 34 $19,080 $21,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,706
$19,755
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,395
$21,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$557 / month
$366 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Nostalgia is still a big part of the appeal, but the 2010 Ford Mustang is now every bit a modern, refined sport coupe. The 2008 MINI Cooper didn’t need change, but change has done it some good.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Minicompact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Hip Room (in)
53.4 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
29.8 27.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 38.4
Second Hip Room (in)
45.2 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 50.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
81.0 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
36.5 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
45.0 39.0
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.6 57.7
Wheelbase (in)
107.1 97.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
80.1 66.5
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 57.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
188.2 143.1
Height, Overall (in)
56.1 55.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.6 9.2
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 0.75 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)
12.4 x 1.18 10.9 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)
16 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.7 13.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50WR18 P175/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/50WR18 P175/65R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3651 2700
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.2 5.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
325 @ 4250 111 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
99H NA
Displacement
4.6L/281 1.6L/97.5
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
315 @ 6000 115 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 23
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.38 3.23
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.00 1.91
Trans Order Code
44F NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.55 4.35
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.94
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.38 3.31
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.32 1.26
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Rear wheel drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
Ford Mustang MINI Cooper Convertible
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.87 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.34 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
3-link solid axle Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Panhard rod NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 -

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