Compare 2014 Ford Mustang vs 2014 MINI Cooper vs 2014 Volkswagen Beetle

2014 Ford Mustang
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2014 MINI Cooper
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2014 Volkswagen Beetle
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2-Door Conv GT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mustang 2-Door Conv GT 15 26 $33,404 $36,210
Mustang 2-Door Conv GT Premium 15 26 $37,186 $40,310
Mustang 2-Door Conv Shelby GT500 15 24 $54,850 $60,110
Mustang 2-Door Conv V6 19 29 $25,928 $27,510
Mustang 2-Door Conv V6 Premium 19 29 $29,160 $31,610
Mustang 2-Door Coupe GT 15 26 $28,791 $31,210
Mustang 2-Door Coupe GT Premium 15 26 $32,573 $35,310
Mustang 2-Door Coupe Shelby GT500 15 24 $50,288 $55,110
Mustang 2-Door Coupe V6 19 29 $21,215 $22,510
Mustang 2-Door Coupe V6 Premium 19 29 $24,548 $26,610
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2-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cooper Convertible 2-Door 28 35 $23,140 $25,150
Cooper Convertible 2-Door John Cooper Works 26 35 $32,475 $35,300
Cooper Convertible 2-Door S 26 35 $25,900 $28,150
Cooper Hardtop 2-Door Coupe 29 40 $18,355 $19,950
Cooper Hardtop 2-Door Coupe S 24 34 $21,710 $23,600
Cooper Paceman ALL4 2-Door John Cooper Works 25 31 $32,750 $35,600
Cooper Paceman ALL4 2-Door S 25 31 $26,310 $28,600
Cooper Paceman FWD 2-Door 28 35 $21,435 $23,300
Cooper Paceman FWD 2-Door S 26 32 $24,750 $26,900
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2-Door Automatic 1.8T w/Sound/Nav
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Automatic 1.8T w/Sound/Nav 24 32 $28,219 $29,395
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Automatic 1.8T w/Sound/Nav PZEV 24 32 $28,219 $29,395
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Automatic 1.8T w/Tech 24 32 $26,203 $27,295
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Automatic 1.8T w/Tech PZEV 24 32 $26,203 $27,295
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Automatic 2.5L w/Sound/Nav 21 27 $28,219 $29,395
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Automatic 2.5L w/Sound/Nav PZEV 21 27 $28,219 $29,395
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Automatic 2.5L w/Tech 21 27 $26,203 $27,295
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Automatic 2.5L w/Tech PZEV 21 27 $26,203 $27,295
Beetle Convertible 2-Door DSG 2.0L TDI w/Sound/Nav 28 37 $29,947 $31,195
Beetle Convertible 2-Door DSG 2.0T R-Line 23 29 $29,275 $30,495
Beetle Convertible 2-Door DSG 2.0T R-Line PZEV 23 29 $29,275 $30,495
Beetle Convertible 2-Door DSG 2.0T R-Line w/Sound 23 29 $30,523 $31,795
Beetle Convertible 2-Door DSG 2.0T R-Line w/Sound PZEV 23 29 $30,523 $31,795
Beetle Convertible 2-Door DSG 2.0T R-Line w/Sound/Nav 23 29 $33,499 $34,895
Beetle Convertible 2-Door DSG 2.0T R-Line w/Sound/Nav PZEV 23 29 $33,499 $34,895
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Manual 2.0L TDI w/Sound/Nav 28 41 $28,891 $30,095
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Manual 2.0T R-Line 23 31 $28,219 $29,395
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Manual 2.0T R-Line PZEV 23 31 $28,219 $29,395
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Manual 2.0T R-Line w/Sound 23 31 $29,467 $30,695
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Manual 2.0T R-Line w/Sound PZEV 23 31 $29,467 $30,695
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Manual 2.0T R-Line w/Sound/Nav 23 31 $32,443 $33,795
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Manual 2.0T R-Line w/Sound/Nav PZEV 23 31 $32,443 $33,795
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Automatic 1.8T 25 33 $20,539 $21,395
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Automatic 1.8T PZEV 25 33 $20,539 $21,395
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Automatic 1.8T w/Premium PZEV 25 33 $26,261 $27,355
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Automatic 1.8T w/Sun 25 33 $23,035 $23,995
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Automatic 1.8T w/Sun PZEV 25 33 $23,035 $23,995
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Automatic 1.8T w/Sun/Sound/Nav 25 33 $24,955 $25,995
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Automatic 1.8T w/Sun/Sound/Nav PZEV 25 33 $24,955 $25,995
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Automatic 2.5L 22 29 $20,539 $21,395
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Automatic 2.5L PZEV 22 29 $20,539 $21,395
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Automatic 2.5L w/Sun 22 29 $23,035 $23,995
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Automatic 2.5L w/Sun PZEV 22 29 $23,035 $23,995
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Automatic 2.5L w/Sun/Sound/Nav 22 29 $24,955 $25,995
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Automatic 2.5L w/Sun/Sound/Nav PZEV 22 29 $24,955 $25,995
Beetle Coupe 2-Door DSG 2.0L TDI 29 39 $24,667 $25,695
Beetle Coupe 2-Door DSG 2.0L TDI w/Premium PZEV 29 39 $28,181 $29,355
Beetle Coupe 2-Door DSG 2.0L TDI w/Sun/Sound/Nav 29 39 $27,451 $28,595
Beetle Coupe 2-Door DSG 2.0T Turbo GSR 24 30 $29,851 $31,095
Beetle Coupe 2-Door DSG 2.0T Turbo GSR PZEV 24 30 $29,851 $31,095
Beetle Coupe 2-Door DSG 2.0T Turbo R-Line 24 30 $25,051 $26,095
Beetle Coupe 2-Door DSG 2.0T Turbo R-Line PZEV 24 30 $25,051 $26,095
Beetle Coupe 2-Door DSG 2.0T Turbo R-Line w/Sun/Sound 24 30 $27,835 $28,995
Beetle Coupe 2-Door DSG 2.0T Turbo R-Line w/Sun/Sound PZEV 24 30 $27,835 $28,995
Beetle Coupe 2-Door DSG 2.0T Turbo R-Line w/Sun/Sound/Nav 24 30 $30,139 $31,395
Beetle Coupe 2-Door DSG 2.0T Turbo R-Line w/Sun/Sound/Nav PZEV 24 30 $30,139 $31,395
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 1.8T 24 33 $19,483 $20,295
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 1.8T PZEV 24 33 $19,483 $20,295
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 1.8T w/Sun 24 33 $21,979 $22,895
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 1.8T w/Sun PZEV 24 33 $21,979 $22,895
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 1.8T w/Sun/Sound/Nav 24 33 $23,899 $24,895
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 1.8T w/Sun/Sound/Nav PZEV 24 33 $23,899 $24,895
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.0L TDI 28 41 $23,611 $24,595
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.0L TDI w/Sun/Sound/Nav 28 41 $26,395 $27,495
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.0T Turbo GSR 23 31 $28,795 $29,995
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.0T Turbo GSR PZEV 23 31 $28,795 $29,995
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.0T Turbo R-Line 23 31 $23,995 $24,995
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.0T Turbo R-Line PZEV 23 31 $23,995 $24,995
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.0T Turbo R-Line w/Sun/Sound 23 31 $26,779 $27,895
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.0T Turbo R-Line w/Sun/Sound PZEV 23 31 $26,779 $27,895
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.0T Turbo R-Line w/Sun/Sound/Nav 23 31 $29,083 $30,295
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.0T Turbo R-Line w/Sun/Sound/Nav PZEV 23 31 $29,083 $30,295
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.5L 22 31 $19,483 $20,295
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.5L PZEV 22 31 $19,483 $20,295
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.5L w/Sun 22 31 $21,979 $22,895
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.5L w/Sun PZEV 22 31 $21,979 $22,895
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.5L w/Sun/Sound/Nav 22 31 $23,899 $24,895
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.5L w/Sun/Sound/Nav PZEV 22 31 $23,899 $24,895
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,404
$23,140
$28,219
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,210
$25,150
$29,395
Monthly Payment Estimate
$604 / month
$419 / month
$490 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.0
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Ford Mustang delivers some of the best performance-car bang for the buck, all with a level of sophistication that's surprising given the brash sound and classic looks. The 2014 MINI Cooper is a fun, smart, and practical way to get around, without giving up its sporty, quirky side. The 2014 Volkswagen Beetle ranges from green to sporty, all the while wearing a dapper take on its classic lines.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 28 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 35 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Minicompact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
29.8 29.9 31.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 38.4 39.3
Second Hip Room (in)
45.2 - -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
81 - 81.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 50.3 55.3
Second Head Room (in)
36.5 38.5 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
45 39.2 43.1
Passenger Capacity
4 4 4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.4 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
53.4 - -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.9 66.3 71.2
Track Width, Front (in)
62 57.4 62.1
Length, Overall (in)
188.5 146.6 168.4
Height, Overall (in)
55.8 55.4 58
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.9 57.8 61.2
Wheelbase (in)
107.1 97.1 100
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - 5.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.6 - -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 11 11.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 10.2 10.7
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16 13.2 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.4 35.2 35.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/50WR18 P195/55VR16 P235/45HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50WR18 P195/55VR16 P235/45HR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3735 2701 3232
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 16 X 6.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 16 X 6.5 18 X 8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 480 330
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 150 140
Engine
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-8 Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
390 @ 4250 118 @ 4250 184 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
99F NA NA
Displacement
5.0 L/302 1.6 L/98 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
420 @ 6500 121 @ 6000 170 @ 6200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 (Est) 28 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 (Est) 31 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 (Est) 35 32
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 3.14 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.43 1.79 2.37
Trans Order Code
44X NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.32 0.91 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 0.68 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.66 3.21 4.04
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.31 4.35 3.87
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.69 1.19 1.56
Trans Type
6 6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.78 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Mustang MINI Cooper Convertible Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
Body Style
Convertible Convertible Convertible
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6 (Est) 5.8 6.7 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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