Compare 2014 MINI Cooper Roadster vs 2014 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible

2014 MINI Cooper Roadster
2014 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
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2-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door 28 35 $23,505 $25,550
2-Door S 26 35 $26,265 $28,550
2-Door John Cooper Works 26 35 $32,845 $35,700
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2-Door Automatic 2.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Automatic 1.8T 24 32 $24,163 $25,170
2-Door Automatic 2.5L 21 27 $24,163 $25,170
2-Door Automatic PZEV 1.8T 24 32 $24,163 $25,170
2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L 21 27 $24,163 $25,170
2-Door Automatic 1.8T w/Tech 24 32 $26,203 $27,295
2-Door Automatic 2.5L w/Tech 21 27 $26,203 $27,295
2-Door Automatic PZEV 1.8T w/Tech 24 32 $26,203 $27,295
2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L w/Tech 21 27 $26,203 $27,295
2-Door Manual 2.0L TDI 28 41 $27,739 $28,895
2-Door Automatic 1.8T w/Sound/Nav 24 32 $28,219 $29,395
2-Door Automatic 2.5L w/Sound/Nav 21 27 $28,219 $29,395
2-Door Automatic PZEV 1.8T w/Sound/Nav 24 32 $28,219 $29,395
2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L w/Sound/Nav 21 27 $28,219 $29,395
2-Door Manual 2.0T R-Line 23 31 $28,219 $29,395
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.0T R-Line 23 31 $28,219 $29,395
2-Door DSG 2.0L TDI 28 37 $28,795 $29,995
2-Door Manual 2.0L TDI w/Sound/Nav 28 41 $28,891 $30,095
2-Door DSG 2.0T R-Line 23 29 $29,275 $30,495
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0T R-Line 23 29 $29,275 $30,495
2-Door Manual 2.0T R-Line w/Sound 23 31 $29,467 $30,695
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.0T R-Line w/Sound 23 31 $29,467 $30,695
2-Door Automatic PZEV 1.8T w/Premium 24 32 $29,525 $30,755
2-Door DSG 2.0L TDI w/Sound/Nav 28 37 $29,947 $31,195
2-Door DSG 2.0T R-Line w/Sound 23 29 $30,523 $31,795
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0T R-Line w/Sound 23 29 $30,523 $31,795
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0L TDI w/Premium 28 37 $31,445 $32,755
2-Door Manual 2.0T R-Line w/Sound/Nav 23 31 $32,443 $33,795
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.0T R-Line w/Sound/Nav 23 31 $32,443 $33,795
2-Door DSG 2.0T R-Line w/Sound/Nav 23 29 $33,499 $34,895
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0T R-Line w/Sound/Nav 23 29 $33,499 $34,895
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,505
$24,163
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,550
$25,170
Monthly Payment Estimate
$426 / month
$420 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seaters Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 41.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 39.3
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.3 55.3
Second Head Room (in)
- 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 43.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 81.4
Second Leg Room (in)
- 31.4
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
146.8 168.4
Height, Overall (in)
54.5 58
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.8 61.2
Wheelbase (in)
97.1 100
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.3 71.2
Track Width, Front (in)
57.4 62.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
8.5 -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 10.7
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 11.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.6 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.1 35.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/55VR16 P215/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/55VR16 P215/55HR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2635 3206
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
480 330
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 140
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
121 @ 6000 170 @ 5700
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-5
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
118 @ 4250 177 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6 L/98 2.5 L/151
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 23
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.79 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.21 4.04
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.35 3.50
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.56
Trans Type
6 6
Summary
Vehicle Name
MINI Cooper Roadster Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
Body Style
Convertible Convertible
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
5.8 7.9 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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