Compare 2019 MINI Cooper vs 2019 Volkswagen Beetle

2019 MINI Cooper
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Cooper FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Convertible Cooper FWD 28 37 $24,950 $26,900
Convertible Cooper S FWD 23 32 $28,630 $30,900
Convertible John Cooper Works FWD 22 31 $34,150 $36,900
Hardtop 2 Door Oxford Edition FWD 28 38 $19,000 $21,900
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Final Edition SE Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Beetle Final Edition SE Automatic 26 33 $22,124 $23,045
Beetle Final Edition SEL Automatic 26 33 $24,955 $25,995
Beetle SE Automatic 26 33 $23,419 $24,395
Beetle Convertible S Automatic 26 33 $24,955 $25,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,950
$22,124
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,900
$23,045
Monthly Payment Estimate
$448 / month
$384 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.5
5.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Mini Cooper makes no apologies for its heritage, packing charm and fun into a pint-size package. The 2019 Volkswagen Beetle offers a surprising amount of value and a great warranty.
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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
Second Shoulder Room (in)
39.7 49
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 39.4
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
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 3045
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 @ 4400 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)
31 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 26
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.67
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
ZMT-1 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 1.14
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
MINI Convertible Volkswagen Beetle
Body Style
Convertible Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 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
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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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