Compare 2019 MINI Cooper vs 2019 Volkswagen Beetle vs 2019 Volkswagen Golf

2019 MINI Cooper
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2019 Volkswagen Golf
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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
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1.4T S Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Golf 1.4T S Automatic 29 37 $22,027 $22,945
Golf 1.4T SE Automatic 29 37 $24,236 $25,245
Golf 1.4T SE Manual 29 37 $23,179 $24,145
Golf Alltrack 1.8T S DSG 22 30 $26,875 $27,995
Golf Alltrack 1.8T S Manual 21 30 $25,819 $26,895
Golf Alltrack 1.8T SE DSG 22 30 $30,331 $31,595
Golf Alltrack 1.8T SE Manual 21 30 $29,275 $30,495
Golf Alltrack 1.8T SEL DSG 22 30 $34,651 $36,095
Golf Alltrack 1.8T SEL Manual 21 30 $33,595 $34,995
Golf GTI 2.0T Automaticbahn DSG 25 31 $35,611 $37,095
Golf GTI 2.0T Automaticbahn Manual 24 32 $34,555 $35,995
Golf GTI 2.0T Rabbit Edition DSG 25 31 $28,795 $29,995
Golf GTI 2.0T Rabbit Edition Manual 24 32 $27,739 $28,895
Golf GTI 2.0T S DSG 25 31 $27,547 $28,695
Golf GTI 2.0T S Manual 24 32 $26,492 $27,595
Golf GTI 2.0T SE DSG 25 31 $31,579 $32,895
Golf GTI 2.0T SE Manual 24 32 $30,523 $31,795
Golf R 2.0T DSG w/DCC/Nav 23 30 $39,835 $41,495
Golf R 2.0T Manual w/DCC/Nav 21 29 $38,779 $40,395
Golf SportWagen 1.8T S Automatic 4MOTION 22 29 $24,474 $25,495
Golf SportWagen 1.8T S Manual 4MOTION 22 31 $23,419 $24,395
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,950
$22,124
$22,027
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,900
$23,045
$22,945
Monthly Payment Estimate
$448 / month
$384 / month
$382 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.5
5.6
6.5
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. The practical 2019 VW Golf is a smart choice whether as a frugal hatchback or a zippy GTI.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 26 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 33 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Cars Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39 37.1 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
39.7 49 53.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 39.4 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
76.3 85.1 93.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
51 55.3 55.9
Second Leg Room (in)
30.9 31.4 35.6
Passenger Capacity
4 4 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.3 41.2
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68 71.9 70.8
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 62.2 61
Length, Overall (in)
151.1 168.8 167.6
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 58.6 58.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.1 61.1 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
98.2 100.1 103.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.7 5.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 11.3 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)
10.2 10 10.7
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.6 14.5 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 35.4 35.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P175/65HR15 P215/55HR17 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P175/65HR15 P215/55HR17 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2855 3045 3023
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 17 X 7 15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 17 X 7 15 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 140 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 330 480
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 1250 184 @ 1500 184 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
1.5 L/91 2.0 L/121 1.4 L/85
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
134 @ 4400 174 @ 5000 147 @ 5000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 26 29
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 29 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 33 37
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 1.14 1.47
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.67 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.62 4.46 5.07
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.23 3.87
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.24 1.56 1.95
Trans Type
6 6 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.85 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.54 3.19 4.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.93 2.51 2.97
Trans Order Code
ZMT-1 NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 0.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 0.81
Summary
Body Style
Convertible Hatchback Hatchback
Vehicle Name
MINI Convertible Volkswagen Beetle Volkswagen Golf
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 6.1 5.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 29.9 53.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 15.4 17.4
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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