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

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

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2014 MINI Cooper Roadster 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2014 Ford Mustang
2014 MINI Cooper Roadster 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2014 Ford Mustang
  • 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 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


MSRP $25,550 $23,970 $22,510
Invoice $23,505 $22,671 $21,215
Avg. Paid N/A $23,696 $19,685

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.1 8.6 8.0
Critics' Rating 7.3 9.1 9.2
Performance 8.3 9.3 8.4
Interior 6.8 6.4 7.0
Safety N/A N/A 9.0
Reliability 2.5 3.5 3.0
Cost to Own 8.7 N/A 8.4

Pros & Cons

  • Athletic handling
  • Athletic handling
  • Manual transmission's light clutch and precise shifter
  • Powerful engine lineup
  • Good trunk space for the class
  • Noisy cabin
  • Window controls in an odd location
  • Limited trunk and cabin space
  • Cheap cabin materials

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 Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122 Regular Unleaded V-6 3.7 L/228
MPG 28 City / 35 Hwy 22 City / 28 Hwy 19 City / 29 Hwy



Body Style Convertible Convertible Coupe


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

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 2480 3501

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Optional Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Optional
Tires - Rear All-Season Optional Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Optional
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 Optional Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Standard Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
HID headlights Optional Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Optional Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Optional Standard
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 Optional Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Optional Standard
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 2 4
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 81
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 37.4 38.5
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 43.1 42.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 50.3 53.2 55.3
Front Hip Room (in) 50.6 53.4
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 5.3 13.4


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 Standard Optional



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 Premium Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded V-6
Displacement 1.6 L/98 2.0 L/122 3.7 L/228
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 121 @ 6000 167 @ 7000 305 @ 6500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 118 @ 4250 140 @ 5000 280 @ 4250
Transmission Manual w/OD Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 35.1 30.8 33.4


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


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