Compare 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 2016 MINI Cooper

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata
2016 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 27 36 $27,732 $29,330
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Automatic Grand Touring 27 36 $29,565 $31,270
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Automatic Sport 27 36 $24,960 $26,395
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Manual Club 27 34 $27,042 $28,600
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Manual Grand Touring 27 34 $28,427 $30,065
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Manual Sport 27 34 $23,563 $24,915
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2-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cooper Convertible 2-Door 27 38 $24,595 $25,950
Cooper Convertible 2-Door S 23 33 $27,135 $29,600
Cooper Hardtop 2-Door HB 28 39 $19,660 $20,700
Cooper Hardtop 2-Door HB John Cooper Works 23 31 $27,435 $30,600
Cooper Hardtop 2-Door HB S 23 33 $22,130 $24,100
Cooper Hardtop 4 Door 4-Door HB 29 39 $20,600 $21,700
Cooper Hardtop 4 Door 4-Door HB S 23 33 $23,040 $25,100
Cooper Paceman ALL4 2-Door John Cooper Works 25 31 $31,885 $35,600
Cooper Paceman ALL4 2-Door S 25 31 $26,225 $28,600
Cooper Paceman FWD 2-Door 27 32 $22,335 $23,550
Cooper Paceman FWD 2-Door S 26 32 $24,680 $26,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,732
$24,595
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,330
$25,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$489 / month
$433 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata shouldn’t disappoint driving purists, yet it’s been reformulated for a new generation to enjoy. The 2016 Mini Cooper is as cheeky as its retro style implies—and its three-cylinder engine is a charming surprise.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seaters Minicompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
52 -
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 39.8
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.2 51
Second Head Room (in)
- 39
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 39.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 76.3
Second Leg Room (in)
- 30.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.2 59.1
Wheelbase (in)
90.9 98.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.3 68
Track Width, Front (in)
58.9 59.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 -
Length, Overall (in)
154.1 151.1
Height, Overall (in)
48.8 55.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
4.6 -
Brakes
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 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.9 11.6
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
30.8 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/45WR17 P175/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/45WR17 P175/65HR15
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2381 2855
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 15 X 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 15 X 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 150
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
155 @ 6000 134 @ 4500
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
148 @ 4600 162 @ 1250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 1.5 L/91
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 27
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.54
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 1.93
Trans Order Code
AT6 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.54 3.62
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.42
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 1.24
Trans Type
6 6
Summary
Body Style
Convertible Convertible
Vehicle Name
Mazda MX-5 Miata MINI Cooper Convertible
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9 5.7
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
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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