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  • 2009 MINI Cooper

    #5 in 2009 Subcompact Cars

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    #9 in 2009 Compact Cars

  • 2009 Volkswagen New Beetle

    #10 in 2009 Subcompact Cars

  • Prices

    • MSRP
    • $18,550
    • $19,340
    • $25,990
    • Avg. Paid
    • $4,142
    • $3,805
    • $3,888

    U.S. News Scores

    • Overall
    • 7.9 /10
    • 8.4 /10
    • 6.9 /10
    • Critics' Rating
    • 8.5 /10
    • 9.0 /10
    • 6.9 /10
    • Performance
    • 8.4 /10
    • 8.1 /10
    • 7.4 /10
    • Interior
    • 6.5 /10
    • 8.6 /10
    • 6.5 /10
    • Cost to Own
    • 9.0 /10
    • N/A
    • N/A
    • Safety
    • 9.2 /10
    • 9.0 /10
    • 7.7 /10
    • Reliability
    • 3.0 /5
    • 3.0 /5
    • 3.0 /5

    Pros & Cons

    • Pros
      • Good fuel economy for a sporty car
      • Plenty of standard safety and interior features
      • Powerful Cooper S and John Cooper Works models
      • Peppy performance
      • Surprisingly spacious second-row seats
      • Standard electronic stability control
      • Good safety scores
      • One-of-a-kind styling
      • Great handling
      • Well-constructed cabin
    • Cons
      • Extremely cramped second row
      • Confusing interior design and features
      • Lacks cargo space
      • Not as fuel-efficient as top competitors
      • Low gas mileage
      • Little cargo space for a hatchback
      • Cramped back seat
      • Below-average safety

    General Specs

    • Transmission
    • Manual
    • Automatic
    • Automatic
    • Drivetrain
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Fuel/Engine
    • Gas 4-Cyl 1.6L/97.5
    • Gas I5 2.5L/151
    • Gas I5 2.5L/151
    • MPG
    • 28 City / 37 Hwy
    • 20 City / 29 Hwy
    • 20 City / 28 Hwy
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    Exterior

    Body
    • Body Style
    • 2 Door Coupe
    • 4 Door HB
    • 2 Door Convertible
    Dimensions
    • Wheelbase (in.)
    • 97.1
    • 101.5
    • 98.8
    • Length, Overall (in.)
    • 145.6
    • 165.8
    • 161.1
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in.)
    • 66.3
    • 69.3
    • 67.9
    • Height, Overall (in.)
    • 55.4
    • 58.2
    • 59.1
    Doors & Windows
    • Rear Defrost
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Windows
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Doors & Windows
    • Rear Defrost
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Windows
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Exterior Features
    • Convertible Soft Top
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Sun/Moon Roof
    • Optional
    • Optional
    •  
    • Panoramic Roof
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Sun/Moonroof
    • Optional
    • Optional
    •  
    • Rear Spoiler
    • Optional
    • Optional
    •  
    Measurements
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs.)
    • 2546
    • 3138
    • 3248
    Tires & Wheels
    • Tires - Front All-Season
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Tires - Front Performance
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Tires - Rear All-Season
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Tires - Rear Performance
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Compact Spare Tire
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Aluminum Wheels
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Steel Wheels
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Wheel Covers
    •  
    • Standard
    •  

    Interior

    Convenience & Comfort
    • Alarm
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Auxiliary Pwr Outlet
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Cruise Control
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Fog Lamps
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Auto-Off Headlights
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • HID headlights
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Keyless Start
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Rear Parking Aid
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Front Reading Lamps
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Seat Heat Ducts
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Adjustable Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Steering Wheel Controls
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Trip Computer
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Remote Trunk Release
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Universal Garage Door Opener
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rain Sensing Wipers
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Floor Mats
    •  
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Keyless Entry
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Door Locks
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Electrochromic rearview mirror
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Heated Exterior Driver Mirror
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Heated Mirrors
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Mirrors
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Folding Mirrors
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Power Passenger Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Driver Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Passenger Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Power Steering
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Dimensions
    • Passenger Capacity
    • 4
    • 5
    • 4
    • Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)
    • - TBD -
    • 94.0
    • 78
    • Front Head Room (in.)
    • 38.8
    • 39.3
    • 40.7
    • Front Leg Room (in.)
    • 41.4
    • 41.2
    • 39.4
    • Front Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 50.3
    • 54.7
    • 52.8
    • Front Hip Room (in.)
    • - TBD -
    • - TBD -
    • - TBD -
    • Second Head Room (in.)
    • 37.6
    • 38.5
    • 37.2
    • Second Leg Room (in.)
    • 29.9
    • 35.3
    • 31.5
    • Second Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 44.7
    • 54.6
    • 42.1
    • Second Hip Room (in.)
    • - TBD -
    • - TBD -
    • - TBD -
    • Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.)
    • 24.0
    • - TBD -
    •  
    • Trunk Volume (cu. ft.)
    •  
    •  
    • 5
    Entertainment
    • AM/FM Stereo
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Auxiliary Audio Input
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • CD Changer
    •  
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • CD Player
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • HD Radio
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • MP3 Player
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Satellite Radio
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Premium Sound System
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Heating & Cooling
    • Climate Control
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • A/C
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Navigation & Communication
    • Navigation System
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Wireless Cell Phone Hookup
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    Seats
    • Cloth Seats
    • Optional
    • Standard
    •  
    • Leather Seats
    • Optional
    •  
    • Standard
    • Premium Synthetic Seats
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Heated Front Seats
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Heated Passenger Seat
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Driver Lumbar
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Passenger Lumbar
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Power Driver Seat
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Pass-Through Rear Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 2nd Row Bench Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Bucket Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
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    Safety

    Airbags
    • Driver Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Front Side Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Side Air Bag
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    Brakes
    • 4-Wheel ABS
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Safety Features
    • Brake Assist
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Electronic Stability Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Auto-On Headlights
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Daytime Running Lights
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Child Safety Locks
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rollover Protection System
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Traction Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
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    Mechanical

    Engine & Performance
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 4 Cylinder Engine
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • 5 Cylinder Engine
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Engine Type
    • Gas 4-Cyl
    • Gas I5
    • Gas I5
    • Displacement
    • 1.6L/97.5
    • 2.5L/151
    • 2.5L/151
    • Horsepower (Net @ RPM)
    • 118 @ 6000
    • 170 @ 5700
    • 150 @ 5000
    • Torque (Net @ RPM)
    • 114 @ 4250
    • 177 @ 4250
    • 170 @ 3750
    • Transmission
    • Manual
    • Automatic w/OD
    • Automatic w/OD
    • Turning diameter
    • 35.1
    • 35.7
    • 35.8
    Fuel
    • Gasoline Fuel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
    • 28
    • 20
    • 20
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
    • 37
    • 29
    • 28
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal.)
    • 10.6
    • 14.5
    • 14.5
    Suspension
    • Suspension Type - Front
    • MacPherson
    • Independent
    • Independent
    • Suspension Type - Rear
    • Multi-Link
    • Independent
    • Independent
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
    •  
    • MacPherson Strut
    • MacPherson Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
    •  
    • Multilink
    • Torsion Beam
    Transmission
    • Automatic
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 6-Speed Automatic
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Manual
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • 6-Speed Manual
    • Standard
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