The 2015 MINI Cooper hardtop--and the upcoming five-door version as well--have few direct competitors.
The retro Fiat 500 offers a number of models that match parts of the MINI lineup, but the all-new MINI is more modern than the aging Italian minicar and offers far better features and options.
The Mazda 2 is also on the performance end of the small-car scale, but it's more about light, agile handling--and it's also Spartan, not very fast, and a rare bird on the road.
Finally, the latest iteration of the reborn VW Beetle has retro cues as well, but it's a much larger car, and it's less about rollerskate handling than quirky image.
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|24 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy||26 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy||23 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy||28 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy|
|Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3||Regular Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4||Premium Unleaded I-4|
|Subcompact Cars||Subcompact Cars||Compact Cars||Minicompact Cars|
|2-Door HB||4-Door Sedan S||2-Door Automatic 1.8T Classic *Ltd Avail*||2-Door HB Ribelle *Ltd Avail*|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Manual w/OD|
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|2015 MINI Cooper vs. 2015 Ford Fiesta||2015 MINI Cooper vs. 2015 Volkswagen Beetle||2015 MINI Cooper vs. 2015 FIAT 500|