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2014 MINI Cooper Roadster 2014 Scion FR-S 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Cooper
  • Cooper
  • Cooper S
  • John Cooper Works
2dr Cpe Auto (Natl)
  • 2dr Cpe Man (Natl)
  • 2dr Cpe Auto (Natl)
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

Prices

MSRP $25,550 $25,800 $23,720
Invoice $23,505 $24,510 $22,424
Avg. Paid $25,514 $26,320 $23,205

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.3 8.9 8.7
Critics' Rating 7.5 9.6 9.1
Performance 8.1 9.2 9.2
Interior 7.1 7.8 6.6
Safety N/A 9.6 N/A
Reliability 2.0 3.0 4.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Nimble handling
  • Great fuel economy
  • Good cargo space for a convertible
  • Athletic handling
  • Responsive engine
  • Comfortable, supportive front seats
  • Superb handling
  • Slick manual transmission
  • Low base price for a convertible
Cons
  • Stiff ride
  • Puzzling interior controls
  • Noisy at highway speeds
  • Poor top-up visibility
  • Tiny back seat
  • Small cargo hold
  • Cramped interior
  • Small trunk

General Specs

Transmission Manual Automatic Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Premium Unleaded I-4 1.6 L/98 Premium Unleaded H-4 2.0 L/122 Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122
MPG 28 City / 35 Hwy 28.3 City / 36.2 Hwy 22 City / 28 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Convertible Coupe Convertible

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 97.1 101.2 91.7
Length, Overall (in) 146.8 166.7 157.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.3 69.9 67.7
Height, Overall (in) 54.5 50.6 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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2635 2806 2480

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Optional
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Optional Optional
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Optional
Remote Trunk Release Standard 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
Heated Mirrors Standard
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

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 2 4 2
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 76.5
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 37.1 37.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 41.9 43.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 50.3 54.5 53.2
Front Hip Room (in) 53.1 50.6
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.) 8.5 6.9 5.3

Entertainment

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Optional Standard Standard
Leather Seats Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Optional
Passenger Lumbar Optional
2nd Row Bench Seat 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
Rear Head Air Bag Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

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 Standard
Rollover Protection System Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Leveling Headlights Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Optional Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded H-4 Premium Unleaded I-4
Displacement 1.6 L/98 2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 121 @ 6000 200 @ 7000 167 @ 7000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 118 @ 4250 151 @ 6400 140 @ 5000
Transmission Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 35.1 35.4 30.8

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 28 28.3 22 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 36.2 28 (Est)
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 10.6 13.2 12.7

Suspension

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

Transmission

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