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Compare 2011 MINI Cooper vs 2011 Volvo C30

2011 MINI Cooper
2011 Volvo C30
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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 Coupe Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
C30 2-Door Coupe Automatic 21 30 $23,218 $24,700
C30 2-Door Coupe Automatic R-Design 21 30 $25,474 $27,100
C30 2-Door Coupe Automatic R-Design w/Moonroof 21 30 $25,474 $27,100
C30 2-Door Coupe Automatic w/Moonroof 21 30 $23,218 $24,700
C30 2-Door Coupe Manual 21 29 $23,218 $24,700
C30 2-Door Coupe Manual R-Design 21 29 $25,474 $27,100
C30 2-Door Coupe Manual R-Design w/Moonroof 21 29 $25,474 $27,100
C30 2-Door Coupe Manual w/Moonroof 21 29 $23,218 $24,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,365
$23,218
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,850
$24,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$414 / month
$412 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.0
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 Volvo C30 provides a stylish look and feel, but that means plenty of sacrifices inside.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
39.2 51.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 41.6
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.3
Second Leg Room (in)
29.3 34.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 38.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 45.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.3 54.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 89
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 57.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.8 60.3
Wheelbase (in)
97.1 103.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 31.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.3 70.2
Track Width, Front (in)
57.4 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
146.6 167.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.2 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 12.9
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 20.2
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.1 38.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 15.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA 125/85/16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/55R16 P205/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/55R16 P205/50VR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2701 3200
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
121 @ 6000 227 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Turbocharged Gas I5
Fuel System
EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
114 @ 4250 236 @ 1500 - 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6L/97.5 2.5L/154
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 30
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 1.02
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Geartronic
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.14 5.11
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.79 3.03
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.35 2.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 1.34
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.21 4.66
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.98
Trans Type
6 5
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
MINI Cooper Convertible Volvo C30
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.0 7.8
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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