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2011 Mini Cooper 2011 Honda Civic 2011 Honda Fit
2011 Mini Cooper 2011 Honda Civic 2011 Honda Fit
2dr Cpe
  • 2dr Cpe
  • 2dr Cpe S
  • 2dr
  • 2dr S
  • 2dr Cpe John Cooper Works
  • 2dr John Cooper Works
DX Manual Sedan
  • DX Manual Coupe
  • DX Manual Sedan
  • DX Automatic Coupe
  • DX-VP Manual Sedan
  • DX Automatic Sedan
  • DX-VP Automatic Sedan
  • LX Manual Coupe
  • LX Manual Sedan
  • LX Automatic Coupe
  • LX-S Manual Sedan
  • LX Automatic Sedan
  • LX-S Automatic Sedan
  • EX Manual Coupe
  • EX Manual Sedan
  • EX Automatic Coupe
  • EX Automatic Sedan
  • EX-L Automatic Coupe
  • EX-L Automatic Sedan
  • Si Manual Coupe
  • EX Automatic Coupe with Navigation
  • Si Manual Coupe with Summer Tires
  • EX Automatic Sedan with Navigation
  • Si Manual Sedan
  • Si Manual Sedan with Summer Tires
  • EX-L Automatic Coupe with Navigation
  • EX-L Automatic Sedan with Navigation
  • Si Manual Coupe with Navigation
  • Si Manual Sedan with Navigation
  • GX Natural Gas Vehicle Automatic Sedan
  • Manual
  • Automatic
  • Manual Sport
  • Automatic Sport
  • Automatic Sport with Navigation


MSRP $19,400 $15,805 $15,100
Invoice $17,460 $14,571 $14,572
Avg. Paid $14,004 $10,912 $11,191

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.4 8.4 8.6
Critics' Rating 8.9 9.6 9.6
Performance 8.4 8.5 8.4
Interior 6.5 8.2 9.0
Cost to Own 8.9 9.4 9.5
Safety 8.7 8.5 9.3
Reliability 4.0 3.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Agile handling
  • Powerful engine options
  • Good gas mileage
  • Good reliability score
  • Innovative storage options for cargo
  • Spacious passenger accommodations
  • Excellent safety and reliability ratings
  • Little cargo space
  • Cramped rear seats
  • Below-average reliability
  • Lower safety scores than top competitors
  • Small trunk
  • Few standard interior features
  • Mixed reviews on performance
  • Bluetooth isn’t available

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas 4-Cyl 1.6L/98 Gas I4 1.8L/110 Gas I4 1.5L/91.4
MPG 29 City / 37 Hwy 26 City / 34 Hwy 27 City / 33 Hwy



Body Style 2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan 5 Door Hatchback


Wheelbase(in) 97.1 106.3 98.4
Length, Overall (in) 146.6 177.3 161.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.3 69.0 66.7
Height, Overall (in) 55.4 56.5 60.0

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) 2535 2630 2489

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 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


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Optional
HID headlights Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Optional
Keyless Start Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Optional Optional
Trip Computer Standard 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
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Heated Mirrors Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors 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


Passenger Capacity 4 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) - TBD - 90.9 90.8
Front Head Room (in) 38.8 39.4 40.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 42.2 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 50.3 53.7 52.7
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 51.9 51.5
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 37.4 39.0
Second Leg Room (in) 27.9 34.6 34.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 44.7 52.4 51.3
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 51.0 51.3
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 24.0 57.3
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 12.0


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

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Optional
A/C Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional


Cloth Seats Optional Standard Optional
Leather Seats Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard
Heated Driver Seat 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
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

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


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/98 1.8L/110 1.5L/91.4
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 121 @ 6000 140 @ 6300 117 @ 6600
Torque (Net @ RPM) 114 @ 4250 128 @ 4300 106 @ 4800
Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Turning diameter 35.1 34.8 34.4


Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 29 26 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 34 33
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 13.2 10.6


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


Automatic Optional
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode 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.