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2dr Cpe Man
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  • 2dr Cpe Man w/Moonroof
  • 2dr Cpe Auto
  • 2dr Cpe Auto w/Moonroof
  • 2dr Cpe Man R-Design
  • 2dr Cpe Man R-Design w/Moonroof
  • 2dr Cpe Auto R-Design
  • 2dr Cpe Auto R-Design w/Moonroof
4dr HB Man FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
  • 4dr HB Man FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
  • 4dr HB Man FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus
  • 4dr HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
  • 4dr HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus
  • 4dr HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0 TDI Premium
  • 4dr HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0 TDI Premium Plus
  • 4dr HB S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium
  • 4dr HB S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus
2dr Cpe
  • 2dr Cpe
  • 2dr Cpe S
  • 2dr
  • 2dr S
  • 2dr Cpe John Cooper Works
  • 2dr John Cooper Works

Prices

MSRP $24,100 $27,270 $18,800
Invoice $22,654 $25,361 $16,920
Avg. Paid $13,307 $15,645 $12,116

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.1 8.2 7.9
Critics' Rating 8.2 8.5 8.8
Performance 7.9 8.9 8.5
Interior 7.9 8.2 6.5
Operating Cost N/A 8.0 7.8
Safety 10.0 10.0 9.2
Reliability 3.5 3.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Good gas mileage
  • Best-in-class safety and reliability ratings
  • Many standard interior features
  • Excellent performance from base engine
  • Great fuel economy with the diesel engine
  • High-quality interior
  • Outstanding safety scores
  • Excellent fuel economy for a sporty car
  • Good safety scores
  • Many standard safety and interior features
Cons
  • Cramped rear seats
  • Little cargo space for a hatchback
  • Low reliability score
  • Tight second-row seats  
  • Navigation makes controls confusing
  • Very little rear-seat room
  • Small cargo space
  • Below-average reliability score

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Turbochanged Gas I5 2.5L/154 Gas I4 2.0L/121 Gas 4-Cyl 1.6L/97.5
MPG 21 City / 29 Hwy 21 City / 30 Hwy 28 City / 37 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 2 Door Coupe 4 Door HB 2 Door Coupe

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 103.9 101.5 97.1
Length, Overall (in) 167.4 169.0 145.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.2 77.4 66.3
Height, Overall (in) 57.0 56.0 55.4

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3201 3219 2568

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Standard Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Optional
HID headlights Optional Optional
Keyless Start Optional Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Optional Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Optional Standard Optional
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard Optional Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Optional Optional
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.) 89 89 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 38.0 39.3 38.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6 41.2 41.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 54.4 50.3
Front Hip Room (in) 54.3 - TBD - - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 37.0 37.6
Second Leg Room (in) 34.2 34.8 29.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.3 52.8 44.7
Second Hip Room (in) 45.1 - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 20.2 39.0 24.0

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Optional Standard Optional
Dual Zone A/C Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Optional Optional

Seats

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

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag 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
Rear Body Air Bag Optional

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Rollover Protection System Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
5 Cylinder Engine Standard
Turbocharged Standard Standard
Engine Type Turbochanged Gas I5 Gas I4 Gas 4-Cyl
Displacement 2.5L/154 2.0L/121 1.6L/97.5
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 227 @ 5000 200 @ 5100-6000 118 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 236 @ 1500 - 5000 207 @ 1800-5000 114 @ 4250
Transmission Manual Manual w/OD Manual
Turning diameter 38.1 35.1 35.1

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 21 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 30 37
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 14.5 13.2

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Four Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Transmission

Automatic Optional
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Optional
6-Speed Automatic Optional
Manual Standard Standard Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard Standard Standard