Compare MINI Cooper Coupe vs. Mazda MX-5 Miata vs. Scion FR-S

Compare the MINI Cooper Coupe against the Mazda MX-5 Miata and Scion FR-S. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the Cooper Coupe, MX-5 Miata and FR-S 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, MX-5 Miata and FR-S. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2013 MINI Cooper Coupe 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2014 Scion FR-S
2013 MINI Cooper Coupe 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2014 Scion FR-S
  • Cooper
  • Cooper S
  • John Cooper Works
2dr Conv Man Sport
  • 2dr Conv Man Sport
  • 2dr Conv Auto Sport
  • 2dr Conv Man Club
  • 2dr Conv Auto Club
  • 2dr Conv Man Grand Touring
  • 2dr Conv Auto Grand Touring
  • 2dr Conv Hard Top Man Club
  • 2dr Conv Hard Top Auto Club
  • 2dr Conv Hard Top Man Grand Touring
  • 2dr Conv Hard Top Auto Grand Touring
2dr Cpe Auto (Natl)
  • 2dr Cpe Man (Natl)
  • 2dr Cpe Auto (Natl)


MSRP $21,450 $23,720 $25,800
Invoice $19,735 $22,424 $24,510
Avg. Paid $17,543 $18,811 $20,693

U.S. News Scores

Overall 6.9 8.0 8.4
Critics' Rating 6.6 9.1 9.6
Performance 8.2 9.2 9.2
Interior 6.6 6.6 7.8
Cost to Own 8.9 8.9 8.9
Safety N/A N/A 9.3
Reliability 2.5 3.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

  • Agile handling
  • Outstanding fuel economy
  • Athletic handling
  • Athletic handling
  • Precise steering
  • Good fuel economy for the class
  • Illogical arrangement of center stack controls
  • Harsh ride
  • Poor rearward visibility
  • Lower reliability score than rivals
  • Seats too narrow for comfort
  • Tiny trunk

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 1.6L/98 Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122 Premium Unleaded H-4 2.0 L/122
MPG 29 City / 37 Hwy 22 City / 28 Hwy 28.3 City / 36.2 Hwy



Body Style Coupe Convertible Coupe


Wheelbase(in) 97.125 91.7 101.2
Length, Overall (in) 146.771 157.3 166.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.259 67.7 69.9
Height, Overall (in) 54.251 49 50.6

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Convertible Hardtop Optional
Convertible Soft Top Standard
Rear Spoiler Standard Optional Optional


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2403 2480 2806

Tires & Wheels

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


Convenience & Comfort

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


Passenger Capacity 2 2 4
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) - TBD - 76.5
Front Head Room (in) 38.385 37.4 37.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.700 43.1 41.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 50.300 53.2 54.5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 50.6 53.1
Second Head Room (in) 35
Second Leg Room (in) 29.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.7
Second Hip Room (in) 45.3
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 9.888 5.3 6.9


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

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Optional
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional Optional Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard


Cloth Seats Optional Optional Optional
Leather Seats Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional
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 Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard


Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded H-4
Displacement 1.6L/98 2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 122 @ 6000 167 @ 7000 200 @ 7000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 118 @ 4250 140 @ 5000 151 @ 6400
Transmission Manual Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 35.104 30.8 35.4


Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 29 22 (Est) 28.3
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 28 (Est) 36.2
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 10.566 12.7 13.2


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


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

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