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.

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Quick Specs
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The 2020 Mini Cooper is a fun and funky small hatchback that trades practicality and value for character and quality.
The 2020 Toyota Yaris hatchback returns, this time with desirable Mazda bones and questionable styling.
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The 2019 Honda Fit is the spiritual successor to what put Honda on the map: it's small, versatile, and fuel efficient.
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The 2019 Kia Rio gives used cars a run for their money with its great warranty, good ride, safety tech, and spacious interior.
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The 2019 Fiat 500 is appealing for those who value personality above all else, but it sports some glaring flaws.
MSRP From     
N/AN/AN/A$16,190$15,390$16,245
Gas Mileage     
26 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy29 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy28 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy28 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Engine     
N/ATurbocharged Gas I4N/ARegular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
N/ACompact CarsN/ASmall Station WagonCompact CarsMinicompact Cars
Style Name     
N/A4-Door Sedan LSN/ALX ManualS AutomaticPop Hatch
Drivetrain     
N/AFront Wheel DriveN/AFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
N/A5N/A554
Passenger Doors     
N/A4N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
N/ASedanN/AHatchbackSedanHatchback
Transmission     
N/AAutomaticN/AManual 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