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Compare 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 2018 MINI Cooper

2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata
2018 MINI Cooper
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Club Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MX-5 Miata Club Automatic 26 35 $28,134 $29,755
MX-5 Miata Club Manual 26 33 $27,568 $29,155
MX-5 Miata Grand Touring Automatic 26 35 $29,564 $31,270
MX-5 Miata Grand Touring Manual 26 33 $28,548 $30,195
MX-5 Miata Sport Automatic 26 35 $25,195 $26,645
MX-5 Miata Sport Manual 26 33 $23,921 $25,295
MX-5 Miata RF Club Automatic 26 35 $30,737 $32,510
MX-5 Miata RF Club Manual 26 33 $30,169 $31,910
MX-5 Miata RF Grand Touring Automatic 26 35 $31,977 $33,825
MX-5 Miata RF Grand Touring Manual 26 33 $30,964 $32,750
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Cooper FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Convertible Cooper FWD 28 37 $24,765 $26,700
Convertible Cooper S FWD 23 32 $28,170 $30,400
Convertible John Cooper Works FWD 22 31 $33,870 $36,600
Hardtop 2 Door Cooper FWD 28 38 $20,070 $21,600
Hardtop 2 Door Cooper S FWD 23 32 $23,385 $25,200
Hardtop 2 Door John Cooper Works FWD 23 32 $29,455 $31,800
Hardtop 2 Door Oxford Edition FWD 28 38 $19,000 $21,600
Hardtop 4 Door Cooper FWD 28 37 $20,990 $22,600
Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S FWD 23 32 $24,305 $26,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,134
$24,765
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,755
$26,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$496 / month
$445 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.4
6.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata is the quintessential modern sports car. The 2018 Mini Cooper is an icon made better by nimble handling and infinite customization.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seaters Minicompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
52 -
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 39.8
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.2 51
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 41.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 76.3
Second Leg Room (in)
- 30.9
Second Head Room (in)
- 39
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 39.7
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.2 59.1
Wheelbase (in)
90.9 98.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.3 68
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
4.6 -
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.9 11.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
30.8 35.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/45WR17 P175/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/45WR17 P175/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2381 2855
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 15 X 5.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 150
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
155 @ 6000 134 @ 4500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 37
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 1.93
Trans Order Code
NA 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
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.54
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda MX-5 Miata MINI Convertible
Body Style
Convertible Convertible
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 5.5
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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