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Overview

Engine
2.0L Inline-4 Gas
Engine
1.6L Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
6-Speed Automatic (+$1,250)
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 26 MPG
Hwy: 34 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 27 MPG
Hwy: 34 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
11.9 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
10.6 gallons
Seating Capacity
2 seater
Seating Capacity
2 seater
Trunk Volume
4.6 ft³
Trunk Volume
8.5 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.0L Inline-4 Gas
1.6L Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
181 hp @ 7000 rpm
121 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque
151 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
118 lb-ft @ 4250 rpm
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
6-Speed Manual
6-Speed Automatic (+$1,250)
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
2,341 lbs
2,635 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
29 MPG
30 MPG
City
26 MPG
27 MPG
Highway
34 MPG
34 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.0 Tons/yr
5.9 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
11.9 gallons
10.6 gallons
Cruising Range City
309.4 miles
286.2 miles
Cruising Range Highway
404.6 miles
360.4 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
154.1 in
146.8 in
Height
48.6 in
54.5 in
Max Width
68.3 in
66.3 in
Front Width
58.9 in
57.4 in
Rear Width
59.2 in
57.8 in
Wheelbase
90.9 in
97.1 in
Ground Clearance
4.9 in
N/A

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
2 seater
2 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
43.1 in
41.7 in
Front Seat Headroom
37.4 in
39.6 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
52.2 in
50.3 in
Front Seat Hip Room
52 in
N/A

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
4.6 ft³
8.5 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
30.8 ft
35.1 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
16" x 6"
16" x 6.5"
Rear Wheel Size
16" x 6"
16" x 6.5"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Double Wishbone
Strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P195/50VR16
P195/55VR16
Rear Tire
P195/50VR16
P195/55VR16

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Arctic White
  • Deep Crystal Blue Mica
  • Jet Black Mica
  • Soul Red Crystal Metallic
  • Chili Red
  • Pepper White

Optional Exterior Colors

N/A
  • British Racing Green Metallic
  • Eclipse Gray Metallic
  • Lightning Blue Metallic
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Spice Orange Metallic, Build Out:10/31/2014
  • White Silver Metallic
  • Highclass Gray Metallic, Build Out:10/31/2014

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, Cloth Upholstery
  • Carbon Black, Cloth Upholstery
  • Carbon Black, Sensatec Leatherette Upholstery
  • Carbon Black, SensaTec Leatherette Upholstery (7KM)
  • John Cooper Works Black, Cloth Upholstery

Optional Interior Materials

N/A
  • Carbon Black, Leather/Cloth Upholstery
  • Polar Beige/Carbon Black, Cloth/Leather Cross Check Upholstery
  • Carbon Black, Punch Leather Upholstery
  • Polar Beige, Gravity Leather Upholstery
  • Carbon Black, Lounge Leather Upholstery
  • Championship Red, Lounge Leather Upholstery
  • Toffee, Lounge Leather Upholstery
  • Satellite Gray, MINI Yours Leather Upholstery

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Standard
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Premium Sound System
Not Available
Optional
Satellite Radio
Not Available
Optional
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Optional
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Not Available
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Not Available
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Not Available
Standard

Comfort

Navigation System
Not Available
Optional
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Climate Control
Not Available
Standard
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Heated Front Seat(s)
Not Available
Optional
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Keyless Start
Standard
Optional
Telematics
Standard
Not Available

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Not Available
Cross-Traffic Alert
Standard
Not Available
Rear Parking Aid
Not Available
Optional
Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Not Available
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Not Available
ABS
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
Maintenance
N/A
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
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