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2012 Mini Cooper Clubman 2012 Volkswagen GTI 2012 Ford Focus
     
2dr Cpe
  • 2dr Cpe
  • 2dr Cpe S
  • 2dr Cpe John Cooper Works
2dr HB Man
  • 2dr HB Man
  • 4dr HB Man
  • 2dr HB DSG
  • 4dr HB DSG
  • 2dr HB Man w/Conv & Sunroof
  • 4dr HB Man w/Conv & Sunroof
  • 2dr HB DSG w/Conv & Sunroof
  • 2dr HB Man w/Sunroof & Navi
  • 4dr HB DSG w/Conv & Sunroof
  • 4dr HB Man w/Sunroof & Navi
  • 2dr HB DSG w/Sunroof & Navi
  • 4dr HB DSG w/Sunroof & Navi
  • 2dr HB Man Autobahn
  • 4dr HB Man Autobahn
  • 2dr HB DSG Autobahn
  • 4dr HB DSG Autobahn
4dr Sdn S
  • 4dr Sdn S
  • 4dr Sdn SE
  • 5dr HB SE
  • 4dr Sdn SEL
  • 5dr HB SEL
  • 4dr Sdn Titanium
  • 5dr HB Titanium
 

Prices

MSRP $21,200 $23,995 $16,500
Invoice $19,080 $23,035 $15,635
Avg. Paid $16,605 $18,068 $11,867

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.6 8.1 8.5
Critics' Rating 8.6 9.3 9.4
Performance 8.2 8.5 8.4
Interior 6.8 9.1 7.7
Operating Cost 7.8 7.9 8.4
Safety N/A 9.7 9.3
Reliability 2.5 2.0 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Athletic handling
  • Peppy engine options
  • First-rate interior materials
  • Spacious rear seats
  • Responsive turbocharged engine
  • Great fuel economy
  • Superb handling
  • Attractive, high-quality interior
  • Great fuel economy
Cons
  • Less spacious than many rivals
  • Low reliability rating
  • Complicated infotainment system

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 Turbocharged Gas I4 2.0L/121 Gas I4 2.0L/121
MPG 27 City / 35 Hwy 21 City / 31 Hwy 26 City / 36 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Coupe Hatchback 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 100.3 101.5 104.3
Length, Overall (in) 155.9 165.8 178.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.3 70.0 71.8
Height, Overall (in) 56.1 57.8 57.7

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Panoramic Roof Optional
Rear Spoiler Optional Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2712 3034 2857

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

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

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 4 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) - TBD - 93.5 90.7
Front Head Room (in) 39.0 39.3 38.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 41.2 41.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 50.3 54.6 55.6
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD - 53.9
Second Head Room (in) 37.7 38.5 38.0
Second Leg Room (in) 32.3 35.5 43.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 45.9 53.1 53.7
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD - 52.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 32.8 46.0
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 13.2

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Optional Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Optional Standard Standard
Leather Seats Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
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 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 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 Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Gas 4-Cyl Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 1.6L/97.5 2.0L/121 2.0L/121
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 118 @ 6000 200 @ 5100-6000 160 @ 6500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 118 @ 4250 207 @ 1800-5000 146 @ 4450
Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Turning diameter 36.1 35.8 36.0

Fuel

Flexible Fuel Capability Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Optional
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 27 21 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 31 36
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 14.5 12.4

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Multi-Link SLA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs

Transmission

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