Compare 2011 MINI Cooper vs 2011 Volkswagen New Beetle Coupe

2011 MINI Cooper
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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
2011 Volkswagen New Beetle Coupe
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,460
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,400
N/A
Monthly Payment Estimate
$323 / month
$0 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
6.4
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
29 mpg N/A mpg
Highway
37 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact -
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
4 -
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Second Leg Room (in)
27.9 -
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 -
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.3 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - -
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
44.7 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.8 -
Wheelbase (in)
97.1 -
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.3 -
Track Width, Front (in)
57.4 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall (in)
146.6 -
Height, Overall (in)
55.4 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
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)
10.2 x - TBD - -
Brake Type
Pwr -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 -
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.1 -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA -
Rear Tire Size
P175/65R15 -
Rear Tire Order Code
NA -
Front Tire Size
P175/65R15 -
Spare Tire Size
Compact -
Front Tire Order Code
NA -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2535 -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum -
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.5 -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl -
Fuel System
EFI -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
114 @ 4250 -
Engine Order Code
N16 -
Displacement
1.6L/98 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
121 @ 6000 -
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
32 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 -
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.14 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.79 -
Trans Order Code
NA -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.35 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 -
Trans Description Cont.
Manual -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.21 -
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 -
Trans Type
6 -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA -
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe -
Vehicle Name
MINI Cooper Hardtop -
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.8 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 -
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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