Compare 2014 Volkswagen Beetle vs 2014 MINI Cooper

2014 Volkswagen Beetle
2014 MINI Cooper
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2014 Volkswagen Beetle
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 29 40 $18,355 $19,950
2-Door Coupe S 24 34 $21,710 $23,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$18,355
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
N/A
$19,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$0 / month
$333 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Volkswagen Beetle ranges from green to sporty, all the while wearing a dapper take on its classic lines. The 2014 MINI Cooper is a fun, smart, and practical way to get around, without giving up its sporty, quirky side.
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Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg 29 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Minicompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 47.8
Front Head Room (in)
- 40.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 50.6
Second Leg Room (in)
- 30.8
Front Leg Room (in)
- 41.4
Passenger Capacity
- 4
Second Head Room (in)
- 36.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
- 59.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 4.9
Length, Overall (in)
- 151.1
Height, Overall (in)
- 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 59.1
Wheelbase (in)
- 98.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
- 68
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 38
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 8.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
- NA
Brake ABS System
- 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 10.2
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
- Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 10.6
Steering
Steering Type
- Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- NA
Rear Tire Size
- P175/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
- NA
Front Tire Size
- P175/65HR15
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 2605
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
- 15 X 5.5
Front Wheel Material
- Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
- 15 X 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- Compact
Rear Wheel Material
- Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 150
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
- 134 @ 4500
Engine Type
- Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3
Fuel System
- Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- 162 @ 1250
Engine Order Code
- NA
Displacement
- 1.5 L/91
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 29
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
- NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 3.54
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.93
Trans Order Code
- NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
- Manual w/OD
Drivetrain
- Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.62
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.42
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.24
Trans Type
- 6
Summary
Body Style
- Hatchback
Vehicle Name
- MINI Cooper Hardtop
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
- Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
- Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 5.4 (Est)

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