2020 MINI Cooper vs. Its Competition

2020 Mini Cooper
Brian León Brian León Contributing Writer

With the Fiat 500 dying off in 2019, the number of retro subcompact hatchbacks is down to just one with the Mini Cooper.

If it’s city-friendly value and fun you’re after however, the Chevrolet Sonic, Honda Fit, Kia Rio, and Toyota Yaris all fit the bill, and all but the Honda is available in sedan form as well.

2020 Mini Cooper 2020 MINI CooperGet Your Price2020 Chevrolet Sonic2020 Chevrolet SonicGet Your Price2020 Toyota Yaris2020 Toyota YarisGet Your Price2019 Honda Fit2019 Honda FitGet Your Price2019 Kia Rio2019 Kia Rio
2019 Fiat 5002019 FIAT 500
Quick Specs
The 2020 Mini Cooper is a fun and funky small hatchback that trades practicality and value for character and quality.
The 2020 Chevrolet Sonic looks and drives younger than its age, and still offers value and a pinch of fun.
The 2020 Toyota Yaris hatchback returns as a complement to the subcompact sedan.
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 2019 Fiat 500 is appealing for those who value personality above all else, but it sports some glaring flaws.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
26 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy30 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy29 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy28 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3Turbocharged Gas I4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Minicompact CarsCompact CarsSubcompact CarsSmall Station WagonCompact CarsMinicompact Cars
Style Name     
Oxford Edition FWD4-Door Sedan LSL Manual (GS)LX ManualS AutomaticPop Hatch
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Auto-Shift ManualAutomaticManual w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2020 MINI Cooper vs. 2020 Chevrolet Sonic2020 MINI Cooper vs. 2020 Toyota Yaris2020 MINI Cooper vs. 2019 Honda Fit2020 MINI Cooper vs. 2019 Kia Rio2020 MINI Cooper vs. 2019 FIAT 500