Compare 2021 MINI Cooper vs 2020 Subaru BRZ

2021 MINI Cooper
2020 Subaru BRZ
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Cooper FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Convertible Cooper FWD N/A N/A $25,410 $27,400
Convertible Cooper S FWD N/A N/A $29,090 $31,400
Convertible John Cooper Works FWD N/A N/A $35,530 $38,400
Hardtop 2 Door Cooper FWD 26 37 $20,810 $22,400
Hardtop 2 Door Cooper S FWD 23 33 $24,490 $26,400
Hardtop 2 Door Cooper SE FWD N/A N/A $27,710 $29,900
Hardtop 2 Door John Cooper Works FWD 23 33 $30,010 $32,400
Hardtop 2 Door John Cooper Works GP FWD 24 30 $41,510 $44,900
Hardtop 2 Door Oxford Edition FWD 26 37 $19,000 $22,400
Hardtop 4 Door Cooper FWD 26 37 $21,730 $23,400
Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S FWD 23 33 $25,410 $27,400
Hardtop 4 Door Oxford Edition FWD 26 37 $20,000 $23,400
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Limited Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
BRZ Limited Automatic 24 33 $28,270 $29,945
BRZ Limited Manual 21 29 $27,367 $28,845
BRZ tS Manual 20 27 $29,831 $31,495
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,410
$28,270
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,400
$29,945
Monthly Payment Estimate
$457 / month
$499 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.2
5.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
No small city car has as much charm or is as much fun to drive as the 2021 Mini Cooper. Like a featherweight champion, the 2020 Subaru BRZ proves lighter and smaller can sometimes be superior.
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Fuel Economy
City
Coming Soon 24 mpg
Highway
Coming Soon 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Cars Minicompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
76.3 76.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
51 54.5
Second Leg Room (in)
30.9 29.9
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.9
Second Head Room (in)
39 35
Second Shoulder Room (in)
39.7 51.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 37.1
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- 45.3
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
151.1 166.7
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 52
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.1 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
98.2 101.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68 69.9
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 4.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 11.6
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 11.4
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.6 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 35.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P175/65HR15 P215/45WR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/65HR15 P215/45WR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2895 2840
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 17 X 7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 390
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 1480 151 @ 6400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.5 L/91 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
134 @ 4500 200 @ 7000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3 Premium Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 24
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.62 3.54
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.42 4.10
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.24 1.40
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.54 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 2.06
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.58
Summary
Vehicle Name
MINI Convertible Subaru BRZ
Body Style
Convertible Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9 6.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 6.9
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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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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