Compare 2010 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible vs 2010 MINI Cooper Convertible

2010 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible
2010 MINI Cooper Convertible
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2-Door Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Automatic 20 28 $25,060 $26,390
2-Door Automatic PZEV 20 28 $25,060 $26,390
2-Door Automatic Final Edition 20 28 $26,002 $27,390
2-Door Automatic PZEV Final Edition 20 28 $26,002 $27,390
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2-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door 28 36 $21,825 $24,250
2-Door S 26 34 $24,435 $27,150
2-Door John Cooper Works 25 33 $30,600 $34,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,060
$21,825
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,390
$24,250
Monthly Payment Estimate
$440 / month
$404 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.4
8.6
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact car Minicompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
31.5 28.1
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 38.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 50.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
78.0 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
42.1 39.2
Front Leg Room (in)
39.4 41.7
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.9 66.3
Track Width, Front (in)
59.3 57.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
161.1 145.6
Height, Overall (in)
59.1 55.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.5 57.8
Wheelbase (in)
98.8 97.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.0 9.2
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 1.0 11.0 x - TBD -
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)
9.1 x 0.4 10.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.6 14.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P195/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P195/55R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3248 2745
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.0 5.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 150
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 3750 114 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/151 1.6L/97.5
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 5000 118 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I5 Gas 4-Cyl
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 28
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.04 3.21
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 1.19
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA w/OD
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.19 3.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 1.79
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.86 4.35
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 0.91
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible MINI Cooper Convertible
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.7 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/stabilizer bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.9 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion beam Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/stabilizer bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 6.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 8

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