Compare Mitsubishi i vs. Mini Cooper vs. Subaru Impreza

Compare the Mitsubishi i against the Mini Cooper and Subaru Impreza. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the i, Cooper and Impreza stack up against each other in terms of performance, features, safety prices and more. Then use our Best Price Program by selecting the trims you are interested in to see local prices and get a great deal on a new i, Cooper and Impreza. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2012 Mitsubishi i 2010 Mini Cooper 2012 Subaru Impreza
2012 Mitsubishi i 2010 Mini Cooper 2012 Subaru Impreza
4dr HB ES
  • 4dr HB ES
  • 4dr HB SE
2dr Cpe
  • 2dr Cpe
  • 2dr Cpe S
  • 2dr
  • 2dr S
  • 2dr Cpe John Cooper Works
  • 2dr John Cooper Works
2.0i 4-Door Manual
  • 2.0i 4-Door Manual
  • 2.0i 5-Door Manual
  • 2.0i 4-Door Automatic
  • 2.0i Premium 4-Door Manual
  • 2.0i 5-Door Automatic
  • 2.0i Premium 5-Door Manual
  • 2.0i Premium 4-Door Automatic
  • 2.0i Premium 5-Door Automatic
  • 2.0i Sport Premium 5-Door Manual
  • 2.0i Sport Premium 5-Door Automatic
  • 2.0i Limited 4-Door Automatic
  • 2.0i Limited 5-Door Automatic
  • 2.0i Sport Limited 5-Door Automatic


MSRP $29,125 $18,800 $17,495
Invoice $28,499 $16,920 $16,734
Avg. Paid $18,881 $12,116 $15,575

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.0 8.0 8.0
Critics' Rating 6.0 8.8 8.9
Performance 6.1 8.5 8.4
Interior 6.6 6.6 8.4
Cost to Own 9.4 8.9 9.2
Safety 7.5 9.2 9.3
Reliability 3.0 3.0 2.0

Pros & Cons

  • Good cargo space for its size
  • Excellent fuel economy for a sporty car
  • Good safety scores
  • Many standard safety and interior features
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Spacious interior
  • Sparsely-equipped interior
  • Very little rear-seat room
  • Small cargo space
  • Below-average reliability score
  • Lackluster engine power

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual Manual
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Electric Gas 4-Cyl 1.6L/97.5 Gas Flat 4 2.0L/122
MPG N/A 28 City / 37 Hwy 25 City / 34 Hwy



Body Style 4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe Sedan


Wheelbase(in) 100.4 97.1 104.1
Length, Overall (in) 144.7 145.6 180.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 62.4 66.3 68.5
Height, Overall (in) 63.6 55.4 57.7

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 Optional Optional


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2579 2568 2910

Tires & Wheels

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


Convenience & Comfort

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


Passenger Capacity 4 4 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 84.7 - TBD - 96.9
Front Head Room (in) 35.6 38.8 39.8
Front Leg Room (in) 33.8 41.4 43.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 50.3 55.6
Front Hip Room (in) 49.4 - TBD - 52.2
Second Head Room (in) 34.3 37.6 37.1
Second Leg Room (in) 30.0 29.9 35.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 44.7 54.2
Second Hip Room (in) 47.8 - TBD - 53.1
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 50.5 24.0
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 12.0


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

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Optional
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional


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



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


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

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard


Engine & Performance

All Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Electric Motor Standard
Engine Type Electric Gas 4-Cyl Gas Flat 4
Displacement 1.6L/97.5 2.0L/122
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 66 combined 118 @ 6000 148 @ 6200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 145 Combined 114 @ 4250 145 @ 4200
Transmission Automatic Manual Manual
Turning diameter 30.8 35.1 34.8


Electric Fuel System Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 28 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 34
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 14.5


Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)


Automatic Standard Optional
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Optional
1-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Optional
Manual Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual 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.