Compare 2014 MINI Cooper Convertible vs 2014 Volkswagen Eos

2014 MINI Cooper Convertible
2014 Volkswagen Eos
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2-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door 28 35 $23,140 $25,150
2-Door S 26 35 $25,900 $28,150
2-Door John Cooper Works 26 35 $32,475 $35,300
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2-Door Convertible Komfort
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Komfort 22 30 $34,171 $35,595
2-Door Convertible Sport 22 30 $36,791 $38,325
2-Door Convertible Executive 22 30 $40,411 $42,095
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,140
$34,171
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,150
$35,595
Monthly Payment Estimate
$419 / month
$593 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Volkswagen Eos is understated and conservative, but if you can look past that you'll find that it's responsive, refined, and day-to-day usable in a way most convertibles aren't.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
39.2 41.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 38.9
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.3 54.7
Second Leg Room (in)
29.9 32.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.7
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 35.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 77.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
57.4 60.8
Length, Overall (in)
146.6 174.1
Height, Overall (in)
55.4 56.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.8 60.9
Wheelbase (in)
97.1 101.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.3 70.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.5
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 12.3
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 10.6
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
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.2 35.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/55VR16 P235/45HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/55VR16 P235/45HR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2701 3569
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
480 480
Engine
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
118 @ 4250 207 @ 1700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6 L/98 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
121 @ 6000 200 @ 5100
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 30
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.76
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.21 3.46
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.35 4.06
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.30
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.91
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.79 2.05
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 0.90
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Summary
Body Style
Convertible Convertible
Vehicle Name
MINI Cooper Convertible Volkswagen Eos
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.8 7.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 6.6
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
-- -
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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