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
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
Second Shoulder Room (in)
47.8
Front Head Room (in)
40.3
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1
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 Order Code
NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA
Front Tire Size
P175/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA
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
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
33
Transmission
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
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81
Summary
Vehicle Name
MINI Cooper Hardtop
Body Style
Hatchback
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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