2019 MINI Cooper vs. Its Competition

2019 Mini Cooper

If a retro-inspired, quirky small hatchback is what you want, your choices are limited to the Mini Cooper, Fiat 500, and Volkswagen Beetle, though the latter is in its last year.

The Fiat matches the Mini in its commitment to cuteness but falls behind in several key areas such as quality and safety.

Kia’s recently-redesigned Rio is a well-rounded small car for a serious bargain, and the Honda Fit makes better use of its interior space than almost any other vehicle.

The Toyota Yaris is also a value play but comes in hatchback and fun-to-drive Mazda-based sedan.

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2019 Volkswagen Beetle Final Edition2019 Volkswagen Beetle
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Quick Specs
The 2019 Mini Cooper makes no apologies for its heritage, packing charm and fun into a pint-size package.
The 2019 Honda Fit is the spiritual successor to what put Honda on the map: it's small, versatile, and fuel efficient.
The 2019 Kia Rio gives used cars a run for their money with its great warranty, good ride, safety tech, and spacious interior.
The fun 2019 Toyota Yaris sedan has thankfully outlived its hatchback cousin.
The 2019 Volkswagen Beetle offers a surprising amount of value and a great warranty.
The 2019 Fiat 500 is appealing for those who value personality above all else, but it sports some glaring flaws.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
21 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy29 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy28 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy30 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Subcompact CarsSmall Station WagonsCompact CarsCompact CarsCompact CarsMinicompact Cars
Style Name     
Oxford Edition FWDLX ManualS AutomaticL Manual (GS)Final Edition SE AutomaticPop Hatch
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Manual w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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