Compare 2009 MINI Cooper Convertible vs 2009 Volkswagen Eos

2009 MINI Cooper Convertible
2009 Volkswagen Eos
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2-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door 28 36 $21,510 $23,900
2-Door S 26 34 $24,120 $26,800
2-Door John Cooper Works 26 34 $30,870 $34,300
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2-Door Convertible Manual Komfort
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Manual Komfort 21 31 $29,433 $31,615
2-Door Convertible DSG Komfort 22 29 $30,532 $32,715
2-Door Convertible DSG Lux 22 29 $32,832 $35,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,510
$29,433
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,900
$31,615
Monthly Payment Estimate
$398 / month
$527 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 MINI Cooper Convertible melds athleticism, quality, comfort, joy, and efficiency in a way matched by few vehicles produced today. The 2009 Volkswagen Eos isn't sexy, and it's one of the most practical choices among convertibles and there's a lot to like.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.3 54.7
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 35.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
39.2 41.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 77.4
Second Leg Room (in)
28.1 32.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 37.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
57.4 60.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
145.6 173.6
Height, Overall (in)
55.4 56.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.8 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
97.1 101.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.3 70.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.2 6.6-10.5
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 12.3 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)
10.2 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.2 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 - TBD -
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/55R16 215/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/55R16 215/55HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2745 3505
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.6 7.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 140
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
118 @ 6000 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
EFI FSI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
114 @ 4250 207 @ 1800-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6L/97.5 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
32 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 31
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 1.11
Trans Description Cont. Again
w/OD NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.79 2.09
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.35 3.94/3.09
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
.91 1.10
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.93
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.21 3.36
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.47
Trans Type
6 6
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
MINI Cooper Convertible Volkswagen Eos
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 7

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