Compare MINI Cooper Roadster vs. Ford Mustang vs. Mazda MX-5 Miata

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

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2014 MINI Cooper Roadster 2014 Ford Mustang 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata
2014 MINI Cooper Roadster 2014 Ford Mustang 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata
  • Cooper
  • Cooper S
  • 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 Shelby GT500
  • 2dr Conv Shelby GT500
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


MSRP $25,550 $22,510 $23,720
Invoice $23,505 $21,215 $22,424
Avg. Paid N/A $19,685 $18,811

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.1 8.0 8.0
Critics' Rating 7.3 9.2 9.1
Performance 8.3 8.4 9.2
Interior 6.8 7.0 6.6
Cost to Own 8.7 8.4 8.9
Safety N/A 9.0 N/A
Reliability 2.5 3.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

  • Athletic handling
  • Powerful engine lineup
  • Good trunk space for the class
  • Athletic handling
  • Noisy cabin
  • Window controls in an odd location
  • Cheap cabin materials
  • Seats too narrow for comfort

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Premium Unleaded I-4 1.6 L/98 Regular Unleaded V-6 3.7 L/228 Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122
MPG 28 City / 35 Hwy 19 City / 29 Hwy 22 City / 28 Hwy



Body Style Convertible Coupe Convertible


Wheelbase(in) 97.1 107.1 91.7
Length, Overall (in) 146.8 188.5 157.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.3 73.9 67.7
Height, Overall (in) 54.5 55.8 49

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2635 3501 2480

Tires & Wheels

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


Convenience & Comfort

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


Passenger Capacity 2 4 2
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 81
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 38.5 37.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 42.4 43.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 50.3 55.3 53.2
Front Hip Room (in) 53.4 50.6
Second Head Room (in) 34.7
Second Leg Room (in) 29.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 47.8
Second Hip Room (in) 46.8
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 8.5 13.4 5.3


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

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Optional
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Optional


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



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard 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
Rollover Protection System Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Leveling Headlights Optional


Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Optional Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Engine Type Premium Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded V-6 Premium Unleaded I-4
Displacement 1.6 L/98 3.7 L/228 2.0 L/122
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 121 @ 6000 305 @ 6500 167 @ 7000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 118 @ 4250 280 @ 4250 140 @ 5000
Transmission Manual w/OD Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 35.1 33.4 30.8


Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 28 19 22 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 29 28 (Est)
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 10.6 16 12.7


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


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