Compare 2012 Honda CR-Z vs 2012 Hyundai Veloster vs 2012 MINI Cooper

2012 Honda CR-Z
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2012 Hyundai Veloster
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2012 MINI Cooper
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3-Door CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CR-Z 3-Door CVT 35 39 $19,379 $20,345
CR-Z 3-Door CVT EX 35 39 $20,860 $21,905
CR-Z 3-Door CVT EX w/Navi 35 39 $22,568 $23,705
CR-Z 3-Door Manual 31 37 $18,763 $19,695
CR-Z 3-Door Manual EX 31 37 $20,243 $21,255
CR-Z 3-Door Manual EX w/Navi 31 37 $21,951 $23,055
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3-Door Coupe Automatic w/Black Int
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Veloster 3-Door Coupe Automatic w/Black Int 27 35 $17,887 $18,550
Veloster 3-Door Coupe Automatic w/Gray Int 27 35 $17,887 $18,550
Veloster 3-Door Coupe Automatic w/Red Int 27 35 $17,887 $18,550
Veloster 3-Door Coupe Manual w/Black Int 27 37 $16,699 $17,300
Veloster 3-Door Coupe Manual w/Gray Int 27 37 $16,699 $17,300
Veloster 3-Door Coupe Manual w/Red Int 27 37 $16,699 $17,300
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,379
$17,887
$22,455
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,345
$18,550
$24,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$339 / month
$309 / month
$416 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.0
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Honda CR-Z is the only hybrid sports coupe, but that's not quite enough for us. The 2012 Hyundai Veloster starts with niche appeal, but its impressive handling and strong, high-value feature set should play well to the mainstream. 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
35 mpg 27 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
39 mpg 35 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seaters - TBD - Minicompact
Number of Passenger Doors
- 3 -
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.8 55.6 50.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
49.1 89.8 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 43.9 41.7
Passenger Capacity
2 5 4
Front Hip Room (in)
51.5 53.2 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
36.9 39.0 38.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 54.0 39.2
Second Leg Room (in)
- 31.7 29.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- 52.6 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- 35.3 38.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
54.9 55.1 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.1 62.0 57.8
Wheelbase (in)
95.9 104.3 97.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.5 70.5 66.3
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 61.5 57.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.6 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
160.6 166.1 146.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
25.1 15.5 9.2
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x - TBD - 10.3 x - TBD - 10.2 x - 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)
10.3 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.6 13.2 13.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
12.8 14.2 14.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 34.1 35.1
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.48 2.88 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA N/A
Front Tire Size
P195/55VR16 P215/45HR17 P195/55R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA N/A
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/55VR16 P215/45HR17 P195/55R16
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)
2712 2657 2701
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 17 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 17 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
4.8 - TBD - 5.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 90 150
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
123 @ 1000 - 2000 123 @ 4850 118 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
1.5L/91 1.6L/97 1.6L/97.5
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
122 @ 6000 138 @ 6300 121 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas I4 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
39 (Est) 35 (Est) 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
35 (Est) 27 (Est) 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
37 (Est) 30 (Est) 30
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.30 1.19
Trans Type
1 6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.93 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.67-2.17 4.53 3.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.95 1.79
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.20 4.81 4.35
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.94 0.91
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic w/manual shift Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.74 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.17-0.53 3.61 3.21
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda CR-Z Hyundai Veloster MINI Cooper Convertible
Body Style
Hatchback 3 Door Coupe Convertible
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.94 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Independent Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.91 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 7 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.1 (2011) - TBD - 6.1
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
- --
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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