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2012 MINI Cooper Base

2dr Coupe

2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Sport

2dr Convertible

2012 MINI Cooper
(2012 MINI Cooper 2dr Coupe shown)
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2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata
(2012 Mazda MX-5 2dr Convertible shown)
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MSRP $21,300 $23,470
Destination Charge $700 $795
Invoice Price $19,170 $22,188
Total List Price $22,000 $24,265
Available Engines 121-hp, 1.6-liter I-4 (premium) 158-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (premium) 167-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (premium)
Available Transmissions 6-speed manual w/OD 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual 5-speed manual w/OD 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
Fuel Economy City 29 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy Highway 37 mpg 28 mpg
NHTSA Crash Test Data    
Other, Overall Rollover Rating -
IIHS Crash Test Data    
Moderate overlap front, Right Leg/Foot Good -
Side, Driver Torso Good -
Side, Driver Pelvis/Leg Acceptable -
Moderate overlap front, Restraints Good -
Head Restraints and Seats, Seat Head/Restraint Geometry Good -
Side, Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg Good -
Moderate overlap front, Head/Neck Acceptable -
Side, Driver Head and Neck Good -
Side, Rear Passenger Head Protection Good -
Side, Rear Passenger Head and Neck Good -
Side, Rear Passenger Torso Marginal -
Head Restraints and Seats, Overall Rear Good -
Moderate overlap front, Chest Good -
Moderate overlap front, Left Leg/Foot Good -
Head Restraints and Seats, Dynamic Rating Good -
Moderate overlap front, Overall Front Good -
Side, Structure/safety cage Acceptable -
Moderate overlap front, Structure/safety cage Good -
Other, Roof Strength Acceptable -
Side, Overall Side Acceptable -
Side, Driver Head Protection Good -
Overview 2012 MINI Cooper Base 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Sport
Safety Overview driver and passenger front impact airbags, ABS brakes, immobilizer driver side front impact airbag, passenger side front impact airbag, ABS brakes, immobilizer
Drive-Type Overview front wheel drive rear wheel drive
Audio Overview AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, remote CD compatible, 6, theft deterrent, fixed diversity antenna, radio steering wheel controls AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 6, fixed antenna
Interior 2012 MINI Cooper Base 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Sport
Air filter Standard N/A
Cargo concealed storage Standard N/A
Cargo tie downs Standard N/A
Clock in-dash in-radio display
Cruise control Standard Available
Gear shift knob trim leatherette plastic/rubber
12V DC power outlet 2 1
Overhead console mini N/A
Rear windows fixed N/A
1-Touch Window Up driver and passenger N/A
1-Touch Window Down driver and passenger driver
Oil pressure gauge N/A Standard
Driver information center Standard N/A
Trip computer Standard Available
Water temp gauge N/A Standard
Service interval warning Standard N/A
Exterior temperature display Standard Available
Lighting - glovebox Standard N/A
Lighting - map lights front N/A
Lighting - dome light fade regular
Illuminated vanity mirrors driver and passenger N/A
Fuel door release N/A mechanical
Remote trunk release N/A mechanical
Retained accessory power Standard N/A
Seatback storage pockets 2 1
Steering wheel material leather leather/metal-look
Air compressor N/A Standard
Seats 2012 MINI Cooper Base 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Sport
Front passenger seat direction controls 6-way 4-way
Front head restraints adjustable fixed
Seat trim leatherette cloth
Entertainment 2012 MINI Cooper Base 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Sport
Radio AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan AM/FM stereo, seek-scan
CD changer compatible Standard N/A
Steering wheel audio controls Standard Available
Safety and Security 2012 MINI Cooper Base 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Sport
Airbags, frontal driver and front passenger driver and front passenger w/passenger front-impact cancellable
Exterior light control auto off N/A
Delay off headlamps Standard N/A
Headlight washer Standard N/A
Daytime running lights Standard N/A
Door curb lights 2 N/A
Illuminated entry Standard N/A
Door locks power with 2 stage unlock manual
Theft deterrent radio Standard N/A
Warranty 2012 MINI Cooper Base 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Sport
Warranty - Basic (mths/miles) 48/50,000 36/36,000
Warranty - Power Train (mths/miles) 48/50,000 60/60,000
Warranty - Corrosion/Perforation (mths/miles) 144/unlimited 60/unlimited
Warranty - Roadside Assistance (mths/miles) 48/unlimited 36/36,000
Warranty - Maintenance (mths/miles) 36/36,000 N/A
Exterior 2012 MINI Cooper Base 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Sport
Body material fully galvanized steel galvanized steel/aluminum
Paint clearcoat two-tone clearcoat monotone
Grille trim chrome black
Rear cargo door liftgate trunk
Convertible top N/A manual
Convertible roof glass rear window N/A Standard
Spoiler power Available:
lip
Tires P175/65HR15.0 BSW AS P205/50VR16.0 BSW performance
Wheels 15" silver aluminum 16" silver aluminum
Spare tire and wheel compact steel N/A
Windshield wipers - front variable intermittent fixed interval
Fender flares Standard N/A
Mechanical 2012 MINI Cooper Base 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Sport
Engine 1.6L I-4 2.0L I-4
Brake assist Standard N/A
Drive type front-wheel rear-wheel
Front suspension type strut double wishbone
Transmission 6-spd man w/OD 5-spd man w/OD
Axle ratio 4.35 4.10
Specifications 2012 MINI Cooper Base 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Sport
Exterior length 146.8 " 157.3 "
Exterior body width 66.3 " 67.7 "
Exterior height 54.3 " 49.0 "
Engine 1.6L I-4 2.0L I-4
Horsepower 121 @ 6,000 rpm 167 @ 7,000 rpm
Torque 118 @ 4,250 rpm 140 @ 5,000 rpm
SAEJ1349 AUG2004 compliant N/A Standard
Fuel economy - city 29 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel economy - highway 37 mpg 28 mpg
Bore-and-Stroke 3.03 / 3.38 " 3.44 / 3.27 "
Curb weight 2,557 lbs. 2,480 lbs.
Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) 3,175 lbs. 3,078 lbs.
Front gross axle weight rating (GAWR) 1,786 lbs. N/A
Rear gross axle weight rating (GAWR) 1,411 lbs. N/A
Payload 507 lbs. N/A
Wheelbase 97.1 " 91.7 "
Front track 57.4 " 58.7 "
Rear track 57.8 " 58.9 "
Turning radius 17.5 ' 15.4 '
Ground clearance 5.5 " N/A
Drag coefficient .33 .34
Front legroom 41.7 " 43.1 "
Front headroom 38.4 " 37.4 "
Front hiproom N/A 50.6 "
Front shoulder room 50.3 " 53.2 "
Luggage volume 9.8 cu.ft. 5.3 cu.ft.
Luggage volume (max) 9.8 cu.ft. 5.3 cu.ft.
Fuel tank 13.2 gal. 12.7 gal.