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2009 MINI Cooper 2009 Honda Fit 2009 Scion xB
     
2dr Cpe
  • 2dr Cpe
  • 2dr Cpe S
  • 2dr
  • 2dr S
  • 2dr Cpe John Cooper Works
  • 2dr John Cooper Works
Manual
  • Manual
  • Automatic
  • Manual Sport
  • Automatic Sport
  • Manual Sport with Navigation
  • Automatic Sport with Navigation
5dr Wgn Man (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Man (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Man (GS)
  • 5dr Wgn Man (SE)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto (GS)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto (SE)

Prices

MSRP $18,550 $14,750 $15,750
Invoice $16,695 $14,236 $14,962
Avg. Paid $10,454 $9,035 $9,818

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.8 8.9 8.6
Critics' Rating 8.5 9.8 8.6
Performance 8.4 8.3 7.8
Interior 6.5 9.1 7.6
Operating Cost 7.6 8.3 7.9
Safety 9.2 9.3 9.0
Reliability 3.0 4.0 5.0

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
  • Fun to drive
  • Plenty of passenger space
  • Large, versatile cargo hold
  • Excellent safety and reliability scores
  • Outstanding reliability score
  • Ample cargo space
  • Plenty of standard tech and safety features
  • Good safety ratings
Cons
  • Extremely cramped second row
  • Confusing interior design and features
  • Low reliability score
  • Lacks cargo space
  • Competitors have standard electronic stability control
  • Low-for-the-class gas mileage
  • Noticeable body lean in corners

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas 4-Cyl 1.6L/97.5 Gas I4 1.5L/91.4 Gas I4 2.4L/144
MPG 28 City / 37 Hwy 27 City / 33 Hwy 22 City / 28 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 2 Door Coupe 5 Door Hatchback 4 Door Wagon

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 97.1 98.4 102.4
Length, Overall (in) 145.6 161.6 167.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.3 66.7 69.3
Height, Overall (in) 55.4 60.0 64.7

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Panoramic Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Rear Spoiler Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2546 2489 3020

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Optional Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Optional Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Optional Optional
Wheel Locks Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Optional Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Optional
Fog Lamps Optional Optional Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
HID headlights Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Optional
Keyless Start Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Optional Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Optional
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Optional Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional
Rear Floor Mats Optional Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Optional
Heated Mirrors Optional
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Optional
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 4 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) - TBD - 90.8 100.8
Front Head Room (in) 38.8 40.4 40.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 41.3 40.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 50.3 52.7 55.8
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 51.5 52.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 39.0 41.2
Second Leg Room (in) 29.9 34.5 38.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 44.7 51.3 54.7
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 51.3 46.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 24.0 57.3
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 21.7

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
Equalizer Standard
HD Radio Optional
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Optional
Premium Sound System Optional Standard
Entertainment System Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Optional
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Optional Optional Standard
Leather Seats Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Heated Passenger Seat Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Auto-On Headlights Optional
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 1.6L/97.5 1.5L/91.4 2.4L/144
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 118 @ 6000 117 @ 6600 158 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 114 @ 4250 106 @ 4800 162 @ 4000
Transmission Manual Manual Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 35.1 34.4 34.8

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 28 27 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 33 28
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 10.6 10.6 14.0

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Macpherson strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Torsion beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Transmission

Automatic Optional
6-Speed Automatic Optional
Manual Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.