Compare MINI Cooper Coupe vs. Ford Mustang vs. Chevrolet Camaro

Compare the MINI Cooper Coupe against the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the Cooper Coupe, Mustang and Camaro 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 Cooper Coupe, Mustang and Camaro. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2012 MINI Cooper Coupe 2012 Ford Mustang 2012 Chevrolet Camaro
2012 MINI Cooper Coupe 2012 Ford Mustang 2012 Chevrolet Camaro
  • 2dr
  • 2dr S
  • 2dr John Cooper Works
2dr Cpe V6
  • 2dr Cpe V6
  • 2dr Cpe V6 Premium
  • 2dr Conv V6
  • 2dr Cpe GT
  • 2dr Conv V6 Premium
  • 2dr Cpe GT Premium
  • 2dr Conv GT
  • 2dr Conv GT Premium
  • 2dr Cpe Boss 302
  • 2dr Cpe Shelby GT500
  • 2dr Conv Shelby GT500
Coupe 1LS
  • Coupe 1LS
  • Coupe 2LS
  • Coupe 1LT
  • Coupe 2LT
  • Convertible 1LT
  • Coupe 1SS
  • Convertible 2LT
  • Coupe 2SS
  • Convertible 1SS
  • Convertible 2SS


MSRP $21,300 $22,310 $23,280
Invoice $19,170 $21,245 $22,348
Avg. Paid $15,722 $16,431 $18,210

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.2 8.4 8.6
Critics' Rating 7.4 9.3 8.5
Performance 8.0 8.2 8.2
Interior 7.3 8.0 6.3
Cost to Own 8.9 8.5 8.7
Safety N/A 9.0 10.0
Reliability 2.5 3.5 4.5

Pros & Cons

  • Nimble handling
  • Useful trunk space
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Powerful base engine
  • Good fuel economy
  • Nimble handling
  • Controlled handling
  • Strong safety and reliability scores
  • Poor rearward visibility
  • Oddly-placed interior controls
  • Base model’s unrefined interior
  • Cramped back seat
  • Subpar cabin materials
  • Poor outward visibility

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 Gas V6 3.6L/217
MPG 29 City / 37 Hwy 19 City / 29 Hwy 17 City / 28 Hwy



Body Style Coupe 2 Door Coupe Coupe


Wheelbase(in) 97.1 107.1 112.3
Length, Overall (in) 146.8 188.1 190.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.3 73.9 75.5
Height, Overall (in) 54.3 55.6 54.2

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Standard Optional Standard


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2557 3453 3780

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 Optional
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Optional
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Optional Standard
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 Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Optional
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Heated Mirrors Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard 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 2 4 4
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) - TBD - 83.3 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 38.4 38.5 37.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 42.4 42.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 50.3 55.3 56.9
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.4 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 34.7 35.3
Second Leg Room (in) 29.8 29.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.6 50.4
Second Hip Room (in) 46.8 - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.)
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 13.4 11.3


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
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Standard


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



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard


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
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard


Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 1.6L/98 3.7L/227 3.6L/217
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 121 @ 6000 305 @ 6500 323 @ 6800
Torque (Net @ RPM) 114 @ 4250 280 @ 4250 278 @ 4800
Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Turning diameter 35.1 33.4 37.7


Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 29 19 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 29 28
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 10.6 16.0 19.0


Suspension Type - Front MacPherson MacPherson Strut - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link 3-Link Solid Axle - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Panhard rod


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