Compare 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 2014 MINI Cooper

2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata
2014 MINI Cooper
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2-Door Conv Automatic Club
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Automatic Club 21 28 $26,000 $27,505
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $27,081 $28,650
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Automatic Sport 21 28 $24,559 $25,980
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Hard Top Automatic Club 21 28 $27,661 $29,265
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Hard Top Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $28,875 $30,550
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Hard Top Manual Club 21 28 $27,094 $28,665
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Hard Top Manual Grand Touring 21 28 $27,836 $29,450
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Manual Club 21 28 $25,433 $26,905
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Manual Grand Touring 21 28 $26,041 $27,550
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Manual Sport 22 28 $22,424 $23,720
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2-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cooper Convertible 2-Door 28 35 $23,140 $25,150
Cooper Convertible 2-Door John Cooper Works 26 35 $32,475 $35,300
Cooper Convertible 2-Door S 26 35 $25,900 $28,150
Cooper Hardtop 2-Door Coupe 29 40 $18,355 $19,950
Cooper Hardtop 2-Door Coupe S 24 34 $21,710 $23,600
Cooper Paceman ALL4 2-Door John Cooper Works 25 31 $32,750 $35,600
Cooper Paceman ALL4 2-Door S 25 31 $26,310 $28,600
Cooper Paceman FWD 2-Door 28 35 $21,435 $23,300
Cooper Paceman FWD 2-Door S 26 32 $24,750 $26,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,000
$23,140
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,505
$25,150
Monthly Payment Estimate
$458 / month
$419 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata is the lightest, leanest sports roadster you can buy for small-time money today--and it has a rich history of happy owners. The 2014 MINI Cooper is a fun, smart, and practical way to get around, without giving up its sporty, quirky side.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seaters Minicompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.2 50.3
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
50.6 -
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 38.4
Second Head Room (in)
- 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 39.2
Second Leg Room (in)
- 29.9
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
49 55.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.9 57.8
Wheelbase (in)
91.7 97.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.7 66.3
Track Width, Front (in)
58.7 57.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.6 -
Length, Overall (in)
157.3 146.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.3 -
Brakes
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)
11 10.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.4 11
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.7 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
30.8 35.2
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/45WR17 P195/55VR16
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/45WR17 P195/55VR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2542 2701
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 16 X 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
325 480
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 150
Engine
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
140 @ 5000 118 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 1.6 L/98
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
158 @ 6700 121 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 (Est) 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 (Est) 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 (Est) 35
Transmission
Trans Order Code
AT6 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.91
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.54 3.21
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.10 4.35
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 1.19
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 1.79
Summary
Body Style
Convertible Convertible
Vehicle Name
Mazda MX-5 Miata MINI Cooper Convertible
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5.0 (Est) -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 (Est) 5.8
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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