Compare 2012 Scion iQ vs 2012 MINI Cooper

2012 Scion iQ
2012 MINI Cooper
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3-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door HB 36 37 $14,501 $15,265
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 29 37 $17,550 $19,500
2-Door Coupe S 27 35 $20,790 $23,100
2-Door Coupe John Cooper Works 25 33 $26,910 $29,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,501
$17,550
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,265
$19,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$254 / month
$325 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The appeal of the 2012 Scion iQ minicar is limited; but for parking-challenged urban dwellers, it's charming. In all of its guises the 2012 MINI Cooper is fun-to-drive, uniquely styled, and with three standard levels of performance, there's an option for everyone.
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Fuel Economy
City
36 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
2 -
EPA Classification
Mini Compact Minicompact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
40.9 41.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
73.8 - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
28.6 27.9
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 38.8
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Hip Room (in)
33.8 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.1 50.3
Second Head Room (in)
35.9 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
50.2 44.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.5 57.8
Wheelbase (in)
78.7 97.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.1 66.3
Track Width, Front (in)
58.1 57.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
120.1 146.6
Height, Overall (in)
59.1 55.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.7 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 5.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 24.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Electric Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.1 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.0 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
8.5 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.2 14.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
12.9 35.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - 300
Rear Tire Size
P175/60R16 P175/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - N/A
Front Tire Size
P175/60R16 P175/65R15
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - N/A
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2127 2535
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 5.0 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 5.0 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 5.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
89 @ 4400 114 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
- TBD - N16
Displacement
1.3L/81 1.6L/98
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
94 @ 6000 121 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
36 29
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
37 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 37
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.14
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.79
Trans Order Code
- TBD - NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.35
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.91
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Ratio Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.68
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.21
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.19
Trans Type
1 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Scion iQ MINI Cooper Hardtop
Body Style
3 Door Hatchback Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion beam Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.1 5.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 7
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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