Compare 2012 Ford Mustang vs 2012 MINI Cooper vs 2012 Volkswagen Beetle

2012 Ford Mustang
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2012 Volkswagen Beetle
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2-Door Conv GT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mustang 2-Door Conv GT 17 26 $31,959 $34,710
Mustang 2-Door Conv GT Premium 17 26 $35,559 $38,710
Mustang 2-Door Conv Shelby GT500 15 23 $48,611 $53,810
Mustang 2-Door Conv V6 19 29 $25,845 $27,310
Mustang 2-Door Conv V6 Premium 19 29 $28,899 $31,310
Mustang 2-Door Coupe Boss 302 17 26 $36,999 $40,310
Mustang 2-Door Coupe GT 17 26 $27,459 $29,710
Mustang 2-Door Coupe GT Premium 17 26 $31,059 $33,710
Mustang 2-Door Coupe Shelby GT500 15 23 $44,161 $48,810
Mustang 2-Door Coupe V6 19 29 $21,245 $22,310
Mustang 2-Door Coupe V6 Premium 19 29 $24,399 $26,310
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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 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
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2-Door Coupe Automatic 2.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Beetle 2-Door Coupe Automatic 2.5L 22 29 $20,059 $20,895
Beetle 2-Door Coupe Automatic 2.5L PZEV 22 29 $20,059 $20,895
Beetle 2-Door Coupe Automatic 2.5L w/Sound/Nav PZEV 22 29 $23,294 $24,265
Beetle 2-Door Coupe Automatic 2.5L w/Sun 22 29 $22,459 $23,395
Beetle 2-Door Coupe Automatic 2.5L w/Sun PZEV 22 29 $22,459 $23,395
Beetle 2-Door Coupe Automatic 2.5L w/Sun/Sound/Nav 22 29 $24,187 $25,195
Beetle 2-Door Coupe Automatic 2.5L w/Sun/Sound/Nav PZEV 22 29 $24,187 $25,195
Beetle 2-Door Coupe Automatic Entry 22 29 $17,755 $18,495
Beetle 2-Door Coupe Automatic Entry PZEV 22 29 $17,755 $18,495
Beetle 2-Door Coupe DSG 2.0T Black Turbo Launch Edition 22 30 $23,953 $24,950
Beetle 2-Door Coupe DSG 2.0T Black Turbo Launch Edition PZEV 22 30 $23,953 $24,950
Beetle 2-Door Coupe DSG 2.0T Turbo 22 30 $23,515 $24,495
Beetle 2-Door Coupe DSG 2.0T Turbo PZEV 22 30 $23,515 $24,495
Beetle 2-Door Coupe DSG 2.0T Turbo w/Sound/Nav PZEV 22 30 $27,038 $28,165
Beetle 2-Door Coupe DSG 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Snd/Nav PZEV 22 30 $27,931 $29,095
Beetle 2-Door Coupe DSG 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound 22 30 $26,395 $27,495
Beetle 2-Door Coupe DSG 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound PZEV 22 30 $26,395 $27,495
Beetle 2-Door Coupe DSG 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound/Nav 22 30 $27,931 $29,095
Beetle 2-Door Coupe DSG 2.0T White Turbo Launch Edition 22 30 $23,953 $24,950
Beetle 2-Door Coupe DSG 2.0T White Turbo Launch Edition PZEV 22 30 $23,953 $24,950
Beetle 2-Door Coupe Manual 22 31 $18,235 $18,995
Beetle 2-Door Coupe Manual 2.0T Turbo 21 30 $22,459 $23,395
Beetle 2-Door Coupe Manual 2.0T Turbo PZEV 21 30 $22,459 $23,395
Beetle 2-Door Coupe Manual 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Snd/Nav PZEV 21 30 $26,875 $27,995
Beetle 2-Door Coupe Manual 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound 21 30 $25,339 $26,395
Beetle 2-Door Coupe Manual 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound PZEV 21 30 $25,339 $26,395
Beetle 2-Door Coupe Manual 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound/Nav 21 30 $26,875 $27,995
Beetle 2-Door Coupe Manual 2.5L 22 31 $19,003 $19,795
Beetle 2-Door Coupe Manual 2.5L PZEV 22 31 $19,003 $19,795
Beetle 2-Door Coupe Manual 2.5L w/Sun 22 31 $21,403 $22,295
Beetle 2-Door Coupe Manual 2.5L w/Sun PZEV 22 31 $21,403 $22,295
Beetle 2-Door Coupe Manual 2.5L w/Sun/Sound/Nav 22 31 $23,131 $24,095
Beetle 2-Door Coupe Manual 2.5L w/Sun/Sound/Nav PZEV 22 31 $23,131 $24,095
Beetle 2-Door Coupe Manual PZEV 22 31 $18,235 $18,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,959
$22,455
$20,059
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,710
$24,950
$20,895
Monthly Payment Estimate
$579 / month
$416 / month
$348 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.6
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Ford Mustang doles out all the tire-smoking pony-car thrills, but it's also grown to become quite a sophisticated car. If you're looking for style with a dash of sport and a handful of practicality, the MINI Cooper Coupe is a great choice. It's a tale of two Bugs: base Beetles are boring, but 2012 VW Beetle Turbos have us seeking out the nearest exit ramp.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 27 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 35 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Minicompact Subcompact car
Number of Passenger Doors
- - 2
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
45.0 39.2 49.0
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.7 41.3
Passenger Capacity
4 4 4
Front Hip Room (in)
53.4 - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
29.8 29.3 31.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 38.4 39.4
Second Hip Room (in)
45.2 - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 50.3 55.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
81.0 - TBD - 85.0
Second Head Room (in)
36.5 38.5 37.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.0 55.7 58.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.6 57.8 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
107.1 97.1 99.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.9 66.3 71.2
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 57.4 - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
188.2 146.6 168.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.6 9.2 12.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 0.8 10.2 x - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 x 1.4 11.0 x - TBD - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 13.2 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.4 35.1 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD - 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.7 14.1 16.3
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA N/A - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P235/50WR18 P195/55R16 215/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA N/A - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P235/50WR18 P195/55R16 215/55R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3718 2701 - TBD -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x 4.5 NA - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 5.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 150 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
412 @ 6500 121 @ 6000 170 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas 4-Cyl Gas I5
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
390 @ 4250 118 @ 4250 177 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
99F NA NA
Displacement
5.0L/302 1.6L/97.5 2.5L/151
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 27 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 30 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 35 29
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.78 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 3.14 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.43 1.79 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
44X NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.31 4.35 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.32 0.91 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 0.68 - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.66 3.21 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.69 1.19 - TBD -
Trans Type
6 6 6
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible Convertible Coupe
Vehicle Name
Ford Mustang MINI Cooper Convertible Volkswagen Beetle
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Panhard rod w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.9 - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.3 - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
3-Link Solid Axle Multi-link - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.1 6.1 7.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 7 6
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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