Compare 2010 MINI Cooper Convertible vs 2010 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible

2010 MINI Cooper Convertible
2010 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible
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2-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door 28 36 $21,825 $24,250
2-Door S 26 34 $24,435 $27,150
2-Door John Cooper Works 25 33 $30,600 $34,000
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2-Door Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Automatic 20 28 $25,060 $26,390
2-Door Automatic PZEV 20 28 $25,060 $26,390
2-Door Automatic Final Edition 20 28 $26,002 $27,390
2-Door Automatic PZEV Final Edition 20 28 $26,002 $27,390
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,825
$25,060
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,250
$26,390
Monthly Payment Estimate
$404 / month
$440 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
6.4
Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Minicompact car
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.3 52.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 78.0
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
39.2 42.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 39.4
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
28.1 31.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 40.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
57.4 59.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.7
Length, Overall (in)
145.6 161.1
Height, Overall (in)
55.4 59.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.8 58.5
Wheelbase (in)
97.1 98.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.3 67.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.2 5.0
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)
10.2 x - TBD - 9.1 x 0.4
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)
11.0 x - TBD - 11.3 x 1.0
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 35.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/55R16 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/55R16 P205/55HR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2745 3248
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.5 10.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 140
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
114 @ 4250 170 @ 3750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6L/97.5 2.5L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
118 @ 6000 150 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas I5
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 23
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.21 4.04
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.56
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
w/OD NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.79 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.35 3.86
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
MINI Cooper Convertible Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Torsion beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.7
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/stabilizer bar
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.0 8.1

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