Compare 2014 MINI Cooper Roadster vs 2014 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible

2014 MINI Cooper Roadster
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2-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door 28 35 $23,505 $25,550
2-Door S 26 35 $26,265 $28,550
2-Door John Cooper Works 26 35 $32,845 $35,700
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2-Door Automatic 2.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Automatic 1.8T 24 32 $24,163 $25,170
2-Door Automatic 2.5L 21 27 $24,163 $25,170
2-Door Automatic PZEV 1.8T 24 32 $24,163 $25,170
2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L 21 27 $24,163 $25,170
2-Door Automatic 1.8T w/Tech 24 32 $26,203 $27,295
2-Door Automatic 2.5L w/Tech 21 27 $26,203 $27,295
2-Door Automatic PZEV 1.8T w/Tech 24 32 $26,203 $27,295
2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L w/Tech 21 27 $26,203 $27,295
2-Door Manual 2.0L TDI 28 41 $27,739 $28,895
2-Door Automatic 1.8T w/Sound/Nav 24 32 $28,219 $29,395
2-Door Automatic 2.5L w/Sound/Nav 21 27 $28,219 $29,395
2-Door Automatic PZEV 1.8T w/Sound/Nav 24 32 $28,219 $29,395
2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L w/Sound/Nav 21 27 $28,219 $29,395
2-Door Manual 2.0T R-Line 23 31 $28,219 $29,395
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.0T R-Line 23 31 $28,219 $29,395
2-Door DSG 2.0L TDI 28 37 $28,795 $29,995
2-Door Manual 2.0L TDI w/Sound/Nav 28 41 $28,891 $30,095
2-Door DSG 2.0T R-Line 23 29 $29,275 $30,495
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0T R-Line 23 29 $29,275 $30,495
2-Door Manual 2.0T R-Line w/Sound 23 31 $29,467 $30,695
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.0T R-Line w/Sound 23 31 $29,467 $30,695
2-Door Automatic PZEV 1.8T w/Premium 24 32 $29,525 $30,755
2-Door DSG 2.0L TDI w/Sound/Nav 28 37 $29,947 $31,195
2-Door DSG 2.0T R-Line w/Sound 23 29 $30,523 $31,795
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0T R-Line w/Sound 23 29 $30,523 $31,795
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0L TDI w/Premium 28 37 $31,445 $32,755
2-Door Manual 2.0T R-Line w/Sound/Nav 23 31 $32,443 $33,795
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.0T R-Line w/Sound/Nav 23 31 $32,443 $33,795
2-Door DSG 2.0T R-Line w/Sound/Nav 23 29 $33,499 $34,895
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0T R-Line w/Sound/Nav 23 29 $33,499 $34,895
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,505
$24,163
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,550
$25,170
Monthly Payment Estimate
$426 / month
$420 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seaters Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 39.3
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.3 55.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 41.3
Second Leg Room (in)
- 31.4
Second Head Room (in)
- 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 43.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 81.4
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.3 71.2
Track Width, Front (in)
57.4 62.1
Length, Overall (in)
146.8 168.4
Height, Overall (in)
54.5 58
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.8 61.2
Wheelbase (in)
97.1 100
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
8.5 -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 11.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 10.7
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.6 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.1 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/55VR16 P215/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/55VR16 P215/55HR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2635 3206
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
480 330
Engine
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
118 @ 4250 177 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6 L/98 2.5 L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
121 @ 6000 170 @ 5700
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-5
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 27
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.21 4.04
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.35 3.50
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.56
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.79 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Convertible Convertible
Vehicle Name
MINI Cooper Roadster Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.8 7.9 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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