Compare 2011 MINI Cooper vs 2011 smart fortwo

2011 MINI Cooper
2011 smart fortwo
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2-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cooper Convertible 2-Door 28 35 $22,365 $24,850
Cooper Convertible 2-Door John Cooper Works 25 33 $30,870 $34,300
Cooper Convertible 2-Door S 27 35 $25,065 $27,850
Cooper Hardtop 2-Door Coupe 29 37 $17,460 $19,400
Cooper Hardtop 2-Door Coupe John Cooper Works 25 33 $26,190 $29,100
Cooper Hardtop 2-Door Coupe S 27 36 $20,700 $23,000
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2-Door Convertible Passion
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
fortwo 2-Door Convertible Passion 33 41 $16,451 $17,690
fortwo 2-Door Coupe Passion 33 41 $13,661 $14,690
fortwo 2-Door Coupe Pure 33 41 $11,615 $12,490
fortwo electric drive 2-Door Convertible N/A N/A N/A $47,650
fortwo electric drive 2-Door Coupe N/A N/A N/A $44,837

Pricing

Invoice Price

$22,365
$16,451

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$24,850
$17,690

Monthly Payment Estimate

$414 / month
$295 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.6
6.2

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. The 2011 Smart Fortwo is at its best on congested urban streets; at highway speeds its less-secure feel becomes a liability in several ways.

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Fuel Economy

City

28 mpg 33 mpg

Highway

35 mpg 41 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Minicompact Minicompact

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

- TBD - -

Front Shoulder Room (in)

50.3 48.0

Passenger Volume (ft³)

- TBD - 45.4

Second Head Room (in)

38.5 -

Second Shoulder Room (in)

39.2 -

Front Leg Room (in)

41.7 41.2

Passenger Capacity

4 2

Front Hip Room (in)

- TBD - 45.4

Second Leg Room (in)

29.3 -

Front Head Room (in)

38.4 39.7

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

57.4 50.5

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Length, Overall (in)

146.6 106.1

Height, Overall (in)

55.7 60.7

Track Width, Rear (in)

57.8 54.5

Wheelbase (in)

97.1 73.5

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

66.3 61.4

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

9.2 7.8

Brakes

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA Yes

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes NA

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

10.2 x - TBD - NA

Brake Type

Pwr Power

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA 8.0 x - TBD -

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

11.0 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

13.2 8.7

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

14.1 - TBD -

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

35.1 28.7

Steering Type

Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

- TBD - - TBD -

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - - TBD -

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P195/55R16 P155/60R15

Spare Tire Size

NA NA

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P195/55R16 P175/55R15

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)

2701 1852

Wheels

Front Wheel Size (in)

16 x 6.5 15 x 4.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA NA

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Alloy

Rear Wheel Size (in)

16 x 6.5 15 x 5.5

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Alloy

Spare Wheel Material

NA NA

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

5.5 4.5

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- TBD - - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

150 - TBD -

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

114 @ 4250 68 @ 4500

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

1.6L/97.5 1.0/61

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

121 @ 6000 70 @ 5800

Engine Type

Gas 4-Cyl Gas I3

Fuel System

EFI Electronic Fuel Injection

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

35 41

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

28 33

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

31 36

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.19 1.26

Trans Type

6 5

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.78 0.71

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.14 3.23

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

1.79 1.91

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

4.35 4.53

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.91 0.94

Trans Description Cont.

Manual Automatic w/manual shift

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.68 NA

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.21 3.31

Summary

Vehicle Name

MINI Cooper Convertible Smart fortwo

Body Style

2 Door Convertible 2 Door Cabriolet

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

- TBD - NA

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-link DeDion

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

NA NA

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front

MacPherson Strut McPherson

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

- TBD - NA

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

NA NA

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

7 8

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

6.0 5.2

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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