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  • 2012 MINI Cooper Coupe

    #17 in 2012 Subcompact Cars

  • 2012 Ford Mustang

    #3 in 2012 Affordable Sports Cars

  • 2012 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

    #6 in 2012 Affordable Sports Cars

  • Prices

    • MSRP
    • $21,300
    • $22,310
    • $24,500
    • Avg. Paid
    • $7,095
    • $10,007
    • $9,109

    U.S. News Scores

    • Overall
    • 7.3 /10
    • 7.7 /10
    • 7.2 /10
    • Critics' Rating
    • 7.4 /10
    • 9.3 /10
    • 7.1 /10
    • Performance
    • 8.0 /10
    • 8.2 /10
    • 7.0 /10
    • Interior
    • 7.3 /10
    • 8.0 /10
    • 7.0 /10
    • Cost to Own
    • 9.3 /10
    • 8.6 /10
    • 9.0 /10
    • Safety
    • N/A
    • 8.8 /10
    • N/A
    • Reliability
    • 2.5 /5
    • 2.0 /5
    • 3.0 /5

    Pros & Cons

    • Pros
      • Nimble handling
      • Useful trunk space
      • Excellent fuel economy
      • Powerful base engine
      • Good fuel economy
      • Nimble handling
      • Standard USB and Bluetooth
      • Communicative steering
      • Strong brakes
    • Cons
      • Poor rearward visibility
      • Oddly-placed interior controls
      • Base model’s unrefined interior
      • Cramped back seat
      • Less agile than many rivals
      • Some cheap interior materials

    General Specs

    • Transmission
    • Manual
    • Manual
    • Manual
    • Drivetrain
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Rear Wheel Drive
    • Rear Wheel drive
    • Fuel/Engine
    • Gas I4 1.6L/98
    • Gas V6 3.7L/227
    • Turbocharged Gas I4 2.0L/122
    • MPG
    • 29 City / 37 Hwy
    • 19 City / 29 Hwy
    • 21 City / 30 Hwy

    Exterior

    Body
    • Body Style
    • Coupe
    • 2 Door Coupe
    • 2 Door Coupe
    Dimensions
    • Wheelbase (in.)
    • 97.1
    • 107.1
    • 111.0
    • Length, Overall (in.)
    • 146.8
    • 188.1
    • 182.3
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in.)
    • 66.3
    • 73.9
    • 73.4
    • Height, Overall (in.)
    • 54.3
    • 55.6
    • 54.5
    Doors & Windows
    • Rear Defrost
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Windows
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Exterior Features
    • Rear Spoiler
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Optional
    Measurements
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs.)
    • 2557
    • 3453
    • 3315
    Tires & Wheels
    • Tires - Front All-Season
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Tires - Front Performance
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Tires - Rear All-Season
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Tires - Rear Performance
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Compact Spare Tire
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Aluminum Wheels
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Wheel Locks
    •  
    • Optional
    • Optional
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    Interior

    Convenience & Comfort
    • Alarm
    • Optional
    • Optional
    •  
    • Auxiliary Pwr Outlet
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Cruise Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Fog Lamps
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Auto-Off Headlights
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • HID headlights
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Keyless Start
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Luggage Rack
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Rear Parking Aid
    • Optional
    • Optional
    •  
    • Front Reading Lamps
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Adjustable Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Steering Wheel Controls
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Trip Computer
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Remote Trunk Release
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Rain Sensing Wipers
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
    • Optional
    •  
    • Standard
    • Keyless Entry
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Door Locks
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Electrochromic rearview mirror
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Heated Mirrors
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Power Mirrors
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Folding Mirrors
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Driver Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Steering
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Dimensions
    • Passenger Capacity
    • 2
    • 4
    • 4
    • Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)
    • - TBD -
    • 83.3
    • 88.8
    • Front Head Room (in.)
    • 38.4
    • 38.5
    • 39.2
    • Front Leg Room (in.)
    • 41.7
    • 42.4
    • 44.1
    • Front Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 50.3
    • 55.3
    • 56.7
    • Front Hip Room (in.)
    • - TBD -
    • 53.4
    • 56.0
    • Second Head Room (in.)
    •  
    • 34.7
    • 34.6
    • Second Leg Room (in.)
    •  
    • 29.8
    • 30.3
    • Second Shoulder Room (in.)
    •  
    • 51.6
    • 52.8
    • Second Hip Room (in.)
    •  
    • 46.8
    • 49.2
    • Trunk Volume (cu. ft.)
    •  
    • 13.4
    • 10.0
    Entertainment
    • AM/FM Stereo
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Auxiliary Audio Input
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • CD Player
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • HD Radio
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • MP3 Player
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Satellite Radio
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Premium Sound System
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    Heating & Cooling
    • Climate Control
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • A/C
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Navigation & Communication
    • Navigation System
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Wireless Cell Phone Hookup
    • Optional
    •  
    • Standard
    Seats
    • Cloth Seats
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Leather Seats
    • Optional
    •  
    • Standard
    • Premium Synthetic Seats
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Heated Front Seats
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Pass-Through Rear Seat
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 2nd Row Bench Seat
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Bucket Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
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    Safety

    Airbags
    • Driver Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Front Side Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    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
    • Traction Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Emergency Trunk Release
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
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    Mechanical

    Engine & Performance
    • Locking Rear Differential
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Rear Wheel Drive
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 4 Cylinder Engine
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • V6 Cylinder Engine
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Turbocharged
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Engine Type
    • Gas I4
    • Gas V6
    • Turbocharged Gas I4
    • Displacement
    • 1.6L/98
    • 3.7L/227
    • 2.0L/122
    • Horsepower (Net @ RPM)
    • 121 @ 6000
    • 305 @ 6500
    • 210 @ 6000
    • Torque (Net @ RPM)
    • 114 @ 4250
    • 280 @ 4250
    • 223 @ 2000
    • Transmission
    • Manual
    • Manual
    • Manual
    • Turning diameter
    • 35.1
    • 33.4
    • 37.4
    Fuel
    • Gasoline Fuel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
    • 29
    • 19
    • 21
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
    • 37
    • 29
    • 30
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal.)
    • 10.6
    • 16.0
    • 17.2
    Suspension
    • Suspension Type - Front
    • MacPherson
    • MacPherson Strut
    • MacPherson Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear
    • Multi-Link
    • 3-Link Solid Axle
    • Independent
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
    • w/Coil Springs
    • w/Coil Springs
    •  
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
    • w/Coil Springs
    • w/Panhard rod
    •  
    Transmission
    • Automatic
    • Optional
    • Optional
    •  
    • Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • 6-Speed Automatic
    • Optional
    • Optional
    •  
    • Manual
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 6-Speed Manual
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard

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