Compare 2011 Mazda RX-8 vs 2011 MINI Cooper

2011 Mazda RX-8
2011 MINI Cooper
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4-Door Coupe Automatic Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Coupe Automatic Sport 16 23 $24,819 $26,795
4-Door Coupe Manual Sport 16 22 $24,819 $26,795
4-Door Coupe Manual Grand Touring 16 22 $29,878 $32,260
4-Door Coupe Manual R3 16 22 $29,904 $32,290
4-Door Coupe Automatic Grand Touring 16 23 $30,526 $32,960
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 29 37 $17,460 $19,400
2-Door Coupe S 27 36 $20,700 $23,000
2-Door Coupe John Cooper Works 25 33 $26,190 $29,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,819
$17,460
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,795
$19,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$447 / month
$323 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 MINI Cooper/Convertible runs the gamut from smart econobox to thrusty sports convertible--all with unmatched driving feel and expertly interpreted styling heritage.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-compact Minicompact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
32.2 27.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 38.8
Second Hip Room (in)
48.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 50.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.0 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
36.8 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 44.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 41.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 57.8
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 97.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.7 66.3
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 57.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
175.6 146.6
Height, Overall (in)
52.8 55.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7.6 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 24.0
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 5.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x - TBD - 10.2 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)
12.7 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.99 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 14.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 35.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45R18 P175/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45R18 P175/65R15
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3111 2535
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.4 5.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas Rotary Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System
MPFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
159 @ 5500 114 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA N16
Displacement
1.3L/80 1.6L/98
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
212 @ 7500 121 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 29
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 1.79
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.30 4.35
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.91
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.54 3.21
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Mazda RX-8 MINI Cooper Hardtop
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
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.)
NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 5.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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