Compare 2012 Mazda MAZDA3 vs 2012 MINI Cooper

2012 Mazda MAZDA3
2012 MINI Cooper
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4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring 28 40 $21,568 $22,550
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 24 33 $16,443 $17,555
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 24 33 $17,749 $18,950
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $21,603 $23,070
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring 22 29 $20,134 $21,500
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 25 33 $14,771 $15,200
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 25 33 $15,648 $16,705
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 25 33 $16,952 $18,100
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $20,854 $22,270
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual s Touring 20 28 $19,385 $20,700
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic i Grand Touring 28 39 $22,141 $23,150
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic i Touring 28 39 $19,274 $20,150
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $22,071 $23,570
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic s Touring 22 29 $20,600 $22,000
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 Touring 18 25 $22,191 $23,700
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual i Touring 27 38 $18,462 $19,300
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $21,322 $22,770
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual s Touring 20 28 $19,852 $21,200
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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 Coupe 2-Door 29 37 $19,170 $21,300
Cooper Coupe 2-Door John Cooper Works 25 33 $28,080 $31,200
Cooper Coupe 2-Door S 27 35 $22,140 $24,600
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
Cooper Roadster 2-Door 27 35 $21,915 $24,350
Cooper Roadster 2-Door John Cooper Works 25 33 $31,050 $34,500
Cooper Roadster 2-Door S 27 35 $24,615 $27,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,568
$22,455
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,550
$24,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$376 / month
$416 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
With its new Skyactive powertrains, the 2012 Mazda3 is the eco-conscious choice that sure doesn't drive like one. More capacity, more practicality, and just as much sport and style, the 2012 MINI Cooper Clubman strikes a balance between family and fun.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
40 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Minicompact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.1 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 29.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 38.4
Second Hip Room (in)
52.2 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 50.3
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 39.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 41.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 57.8
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 97.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.1 66.3
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 57.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
180.9 146.6
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 55.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.8 9.2
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.4 x - TBD - 10.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 13.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.94 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
35.8 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 14.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.2 35.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/50VR17 P195/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Front Tire Size
P205/50VR17 P195/55R16
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D16 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2950 2701
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.9 5.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 150
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
148 @ 4100 118 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 1.6L/97.5
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
155 @ 6000 121 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
33 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 27
Transmission
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.89 4.35
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.91
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.59 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.55 3.21
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.19
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.02 1.79
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda Mazda3 MINI Cooper Convertible
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Convertible
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
4.5 6.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 7
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
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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