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Compare 2018 MINI Cooper vs 2018 Volkswagen Beetle

2018 MINI Cooper
2018 Volkswagen Beetle
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Cooper FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Convertible Cooper FWD 28 37 $24,765 $26,700
Convertible Cooper S FWD 23 32 $28,170 $30,400
Convertible John Cooper Works FWD 22 31 $33,870 $36,600
Hardtop 2 Door Cooper FWD 28 38 $20,070 $21,600
Hardtop 2 Door Cooper S FWD 23 32 $23,385 $25,200
Hardtop 2 Door John Cooper Works FWD 23 32 $29,455 $31,800
Hardtop 2 Door Oxford Edition FWD 28 38 $19,000 $21,600
Hardtop 4 Door Cooper FWD 28 37 $20,990 $22,600
Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S FWD 23 32 $24,305 $26,200
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Coast Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Beetle Coast Automatic 26 33 $22,194 $23,120
Beetle Dune Automatic 26 34 $25,719 $26,790
Beetle S Automatic 26 33 $19,411 $20,220
Beetle SE Automatic 26 33 $23,058 $24,020
Beetle Convertible Coast Automatic 26 33 $25,766 $26,840
Beetle Convertible Dune Automatic 26 34 $30,807 $32,090
Beetle Convertible S Automatic 26 33 $24,422 $25,440
Beetle Convertible SE Automatic 26 33 $26,917 $28,040
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,765
$22,194
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,700
$23,120
Monthly Payment Estimate
$445 / month
$385 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.3
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Mini Cooper is an icon made better by nimble handling and infinite customization. The 2018 Volkswagen Beetle is a competent small car that’s showing its age. The same could be said for every other Beetle on the road and that hasn’t stopped it yet, has it?
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
76.3 85.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
51 55.3
Second Leg Room (in)
30.9 31.4
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.3
Second Head Room (in)
39 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
39.7 49
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 39.4
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
151.1 168.8
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 58.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.1 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
98.2 100.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68 71.9
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.7
Brakes
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
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.6 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 35.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P175/65HR15 P215/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/65HR15 P215/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2855 3020
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 17 X 7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 330
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 1250 184 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.5 L/91 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
134 @ 4500 174 @ 5000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
32 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 26
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.62 4.46
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.23
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.24 1.56
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.54 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.93 2.51
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 1.14
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.67
Summary
Vehicle Name
MINI Convertible Volkswagen Beetle
Body Style
Convertible Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.5 6.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 15.4
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 29.9
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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