Compare 2012 MINI Cooper vs 2012 Scion iQ

2012 MINI Cooper
2012 Scion iQ
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2-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cooper Convertible 2-Door 27 35 $22,455 $24,950
Cooper Convertible 2-Door John Cooper Works 25 33 $31,590 $35,100
Cooper Convertible 2-Door S 27 35 $25,155 $27,950
Cooper Hardtop 2-Door Coupe 29 37 $17,550 $19,500
Cooper Hardtop 2-Door Coupe John Cooper Works 25 33 $26,910 $29,900
Cooper Hardtop 2-Door Coupe S 27 35 $20,790 $23,100
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3-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
iQ 3-Door HB 36 37 $14,501 $15,265
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,455
$14,501
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,950
$15,265
Monthly Payment Estimate
$416 / month
$254 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you're looking for style with a dash of sport and a handful of practicality, the MINI Cooper Coupe is a great choice. The appeal of the 2012 Scion iQ minicar is limited; but for parking-challenged urban dwellers, it's charming.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 36 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Mini Compact
Number of Passenger Doors
- 2
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.3 53.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 73.8
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 35.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
39.2 50.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 40.9
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.9
Second Leg Room (in)
29.3 28.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 37.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 33.8
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
146.6 120.1
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 59.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.8 57.5
Wheelbase (in)
97.1 78.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.3 66.1
Track Width, Front (in)
57.4 58.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.2 16.7
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 Electric
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 7.1 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 10.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 8.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 13.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.1 12.9
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P195/55R16 P175/60R16
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
N/A - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P195/55R16 P175/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
N/A - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2701 2127
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 5.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 5.0
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
Displacement
1.6L/97.5 1.3L/81
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
121 @ 6000 94 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
118 @ 4250 89 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA - TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 36
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 37
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 NA
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.14 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.79 NA
Trans Order Code
NA - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.35 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Continuously Variable Ratio
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.21 - TBD -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
MINI Cooper Convertible Scion iQ
Body Style
Convertible 3 Door Hatchback
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Torsion beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 5.1
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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