Compare 2005 Lexus IS 300 vs 2005 MINI Cooper Convertible

2005 Lexus IS 300
2005 MINI Cooper Convertible
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300 4-Door Sedan Manual Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
300 4-Door Sedan Manual Sport 18 25 $26,165 $29,735
300 4-Door Sedan Automatic Sport 18 24 $27,372 $31,105
300 5-Door Wagon Automatic SportCross 18 24 $27,372 $31,105
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 27 35 $19,305 $21,450
2-Door Convertible S 25 32 $22,410 $24,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,165
$19,305
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,735
$21,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$496 / month
$358 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Minicompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 39.0
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
52.8 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
30.2 27.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.2 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.6 50.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 38.1
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.5 55.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.5 57.7
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 97.1
Liftover Height (in)
25.6 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.9 66.5
Track Width, Front (in)
58.9 57.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 4.5
Length, Overall (in)
176.6 143.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.1 5.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x 0.47 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)
11.6 x 1.26 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)
17.5 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.1 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.5 13.18
Tires
Spare Tire Size
215/45ZR17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
215/45ZR17 P175/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
215/45ZR17 P175/65HR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3255 2700
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.9 5.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
582 55
Engine
Fuel System
EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
218 @ 3800 111 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 1.6L/97.5
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
215 @ 5800 115 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas 4-Cyl
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 27
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 4.11
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.57 14.40
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 5.48
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 3.51
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.09 14.07
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 8.33
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.51
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
Lexus IS 300 MINI Cooper Convertible
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.55 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30.2 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.06 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-link

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