Compare 2012 MINI Cooper vs 2012 Volvo C30

2012 MINI Cooper
2012 Volvo C30
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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 Coupe 2-Door 29 37 $19,170 $21,300
Cooper Coupe 2-Door John Cooper Works 25 33 $28,080 $31,200
Cooper Coupe 2-Door S 27 35 $22,140 $24,600
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
Cooper Roadster 2-Door 27 35 $21,915 $24,350
Cooper Roadster 2-Door John Cooper Works 25 33 $31,050 $34,500
Cooper Roadster 2-Door S 27 35 $24,615 $27,350
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2-Door Coupe Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
C30 2-Door Coupe Automatic 21 30 $23,453 $24,950
C30 2-Door Coupe Automatic Platinum 21 30 $27,589 $29,350
C30 2-Door Coupe Automatic Premier Plus 21 30 $25,333 $26,950
C30 2-Door Coupe Automatic R-Design 21 30 $25,803 $27,450
C30 2-Door Coupe Automatic R-Design Platinum 21 30 $29,939 $31,850
C30 2-Door Coupe Automatic R-Design Premier Plus 21 30 $27,683 $29,450
C30 2-Door Coupe Manual 21 29 $23,453 $24,950
C30 2-Door Coupe Manual Platinum 21 29 $27,589 $29,350
C30 2-Door Coupe Manual Premier Plus 21 29 $25,333 $26,950
C30 2-Door Coupe Manual R-Design 21 29 $25,803 $27,450
C30 2-Door Coupe Manual R-Design Platinum 21 29 $29,939 $31,850
C30 2-Door Coupe Manual R-Design Premier Plus 21 29 $27,683 $29,450
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,455
$23,453
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,950
$24,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$416 / month
$416 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
More capacity, more practicality, and just as much sport and style, the 2012 MINI Cooper Clubman strikes a balance between family and fun. The 2012 Volvo C30 has top-notch safety and style; but it's not as racy as it looks and not any more practical than it looks.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 45.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.3 54.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 89
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
57.4 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
146.6 167.4
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
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
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 x - TBD - 11.0 x 0.4
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 1.0
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 15.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.1 34.9
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 36.4
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Front Tire Size
P195/55R16 P205/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA 125/85/16
Front Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear 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
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
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
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 Torque @ RPM
118 @ 4250 236 @ 2300
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6L/97.5 2.5L/154
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
121 @ 6000 227 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Turbocharged Gas I5
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 24
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.98
Trans Type
6 5
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
MINI Cooper Convertible Volvo C30
Body Style
Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-Link
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 - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 7.6
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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