Compare 2014 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible vs 2014 MINI Cooper Roadster

2014 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
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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
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,163
$23,505
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,170
$25,550
Monthly Payment Estimate
$420 / month
$426 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
43.1 -
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
81.4 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 50.3
Second Leg Room (in)
31.4 -
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 57.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 -
Length, Overall (in)
168.4 146.8
Height, Overall (in)
58 54.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.2 57.8
Wheelbase (in)
100 97.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.2 66.3
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 11
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)
10.7 10.2
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 10.6
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 35.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55HR17 P195/55VR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55HR17 P195/55VR16
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3206 2635
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
330 480
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 120
Engine
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
177 @ 4250 118 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/151 1.6 L/98
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5700 121 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-5 Premium Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 35
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 0.91
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.04 3.21
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.50 4.35
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 1.19
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.19 3.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 1.79
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Beetle Convertible MINI Cooper Roadster
Body Style
Convertible 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
7.9 (Est) 5.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 8.5
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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