Compare 2012 Mazda CX-7 vs 2012 MINI Cooper Countryman

2012 Mazda CX-7
2012 MINI Cooper Countryman
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AWD 4-Door s Grand Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CX-7 AWD 4-Door s Grand Touring 17 21 $32,066 $33,540
CX-7 AWD 4-Door s Touring 17 21 $26,923 $28,155
CX-7 FWD 4-Door i SV 20 27 $21,555 $22,190
CX-7 FWD 4-Door i Sport 20 27 $22,337 $22,995
CX-7 FWD 4-Door i Touring 20 27 $25,826 $26,590
CX-7 FWD 4-Door s Grand Touring 18 24 $30,443 $31,840
CX-7 FWD 4-Door s Touring 18 24 $25,300 $26,455
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AWD 4-Door S ALL4
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cooper Countryman AWD 4-Door S ALL4 25 31 $24,345 $27,050
Cooper Countryman FWD 4-Door 27 35 $19,575 $21,750
Cooper Countryman FWD 4-Door S 26 32 $22,815 $25,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,066
$24,345
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,540
$27,050
Monthly Payment Estimate
$559 / month
$451 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you'd rather not be seen in a minivan and think most crossovers are a snooze to drive, the 2012 Mazda CX-7 is a great alternative. The 2012 MINI Countryman brings the right mix of sport, utility, and comfort to the compact crossover game.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicles Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.8 52.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 40.4
Front Hip Room (in)
54.8 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.4 33.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 39.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.8 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
53.0 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 52.8
Second Head Room (in)
38.6 37.5
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
64.8 61.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.5 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 102.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 70.4
Track Width, Front (in)
63.7 60.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.2 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
184.3 161.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
29.9 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
58.6 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 41.0
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 12.2
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 X 0.7 11.0 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)
11.7 X 1.1 12.1 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)
18.2 12.4
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.8 14.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 38.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T155/90D18 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR19 205/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR19 205/55R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4001 3208
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 7.5 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 7.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.5 5.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 2500 177 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.3L/138 1.6L/98
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
244 @ 5000 181 @ 5500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 25
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 2.13
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.74 3.71
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 1.14
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.14 3.31
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.48
Trans Type
6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.95
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.39 3.23
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Mazda CX-7 MINI Cooper Countryman
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)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-- -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-- -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-- -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-- -
Overall Side Crash Rating
-- -
Side Barrier Rating
-- -
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-- -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-- -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-- -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-- -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-- -
Rollover Rating
-

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