Compare 2016 MINI Cooper vs 2016 Scion tC

2016 MINI Cooper
2016 Scion tC
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2-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cooper Convertible 2-Door 27 38 $24,595 $25,950
Cooper Convertible 2-Door S 23 33 $27,135 $29,600
Cooper Hardtop 2-Door HB 28 39 $19,660 $20,700
Cooper Hardtop 2-Door HB John Cooper Works 23 31 $27,435 $30,600
Cooper Hardtop 2-Door HB S 23 33 $22,130 $24,100
Cooper Hardtop 4 Door 4-Door HB 29 39 $20,600 $21,700
Cooper Hardtop 4 Door 4-Door HB S 23 33 $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 32 $22,335 $23,550
Cooper Paceman FWD 2-Door S 26 32 $24,680 $26,900
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2-Door HB Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
tC 2-Door HB Automatic 23 31 $19,508 $20,535
tC 2-Door HB Automatic Release Series 10.0 23 31 $22,031 $23,190
tC 2-Door HB Manual 23 31 $18,416 $19,385
tC 2-Door HB Manual Release Series 10.0 23 31 $22,031 $23,190
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,595
$19,508
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,950
$20,535
Monthly Payment Estimate
$433 / month
$342 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Mini Cooper is as cheeky as its retro style implies—and its three-cylinder engine is a charming surprise. The 2016 Scion tC is a practical coupe with decent space and fuel economy, but power and performance are far from exciting.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39 36.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
39.7 52.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 37.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
76.3 88.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
51 55.4
Second Leg Room (in)
30.9 34.6
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.8
Second Hip Room (in)
- 48.5
Front Hip Room (in)
- 52.6
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 60.6
Length, Overall (in)
151.1 176.6
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.1 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
98.2 106.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 6.3
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.6 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 37.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P175/65HR15 P225/45WR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P175/65HR15 P225/45WR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2855 3124
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 575
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 1250 172 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.5 L/91 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
134 @ 4500 179 @ 6000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3 Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 31
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.62 3.30
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.82
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.24 1.42
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.54 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.93 1.90
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Convertible Coupe
Vehicle Name
MINI Cooper Convertible Scion tC
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 6.8
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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