Compare 2015 MINI Cooper vs 2015 Scion tC

2015 MINI Cooper
2015 Scion tC
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2-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cooper Convertible 2-Door 27 34 $24,360 $25,700
Cooper Convertible 2-Door John Cooper Works 26 35 $32,105 $35,850
Cooper Convertible 2-Door S 26 35 $26,315 $28,700
Cooper Coupe 2-Door 29 37 $20,880 $22,000
Cooper Coupe 2-Door John Cooper Works 26 35 $28,590 $31,900
Cooper Coupe 2-Door S 26 35 $23,225 $25,300
Cooper Hardtop 2-Door HB 29 40 $19,660 $20,700
Cooper Hardtop 2-Door HB John Cooper Works 25 31 $27,435 $30,600
Cooper Hardtop 2-Door HB S 24 34 $22,130 $24,100
Cooper Hardtop 4 Door 4-Door HB 29 40 $20,600 $21,700
Cooper Hardtop 4 Door 4-Door HB S 24 34 $23,040 $25,100
Cooper Paceman ALL4 2-Door John Cooper Works 25 31 $31,885 $35,600
Cooper Paceman ALL4 2-Door S 25 31 $26,225 $28,600
Cooper Paceman FWD 2-Door 27 34 $22,335 $23,550
Cooper Paceman FWD 2-Door S 26 32 $24,680 $26,900
Cooper Roadster 2-Door 27 34 $24,735 $26,100
Cooper Roadster 2-Door John Cooper Works 26 35 $32,465 $36,250
Cooper Roadster 2-Door S 26 35 $26,680 $29,100
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2-Door HB Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
tC 2-Door HB Automatic 23 31 $19,342 $20,360
tC 2-Door HB Automatic Release Series 23 31 $22,030 $23,190
tC 2-Door HB Manual 23 31 $18,249 $19,210
tC 2-Door HB Manual Release Series 23 31 $22,030 $23,190
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,360
$19,342
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,700
$20,360
Monthly Payment Estimate
$428 / month
$339 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 MINI Cooper hardtop is a slightly larger car with all the virtues of earlier MINIs and fewer drawbacks; it's nicer and quieter inside, the base car is closer to the Cooper S in performance, and it retains the rollerskate handling and cheeky character it's always had. The shadow cast by the FR-S is a long one, but the 2015 tC manages to have an interesting personality on its own.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
39.2 52.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 37.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.3 55.4
Second Leg Room (in)
29.9 34.6
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.8
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 36.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 88.4
Front Hip Room (in)
- 52.6
Second Hip Room (in)
- 48.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
57.4 60.6
Length, Overall (in)
146.6 176.6
Height, Overall (in)
55.4 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.8 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
97.1 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.3 70.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 6.3
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 11.7
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 11
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.2 37.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/55VR16 P225/45WR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/55VR16 P225/45WR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2701 3124
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
480 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
121 @ 6000 179 @ 6000
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
118 @ 4250 172 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6 L/98 2.5 L/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 26
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.14 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.79 1.90
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.21 3.30
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.35 3.82
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.42
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.71
Summary
Vehicle Name
MINI Cooper Convertible Scion tC
Body Style
Convertible Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9 6.9 (Est)
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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