2020 MINI Cooper vs. Its Competition

2020 Mini Cooper SE
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
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 Honda Fit is a versatile and relatively fun hatchback with impressive features and capability.
The 2020 Kia Rio is a small car with a quality feel.
The 2020 Toyota Yaris hatchback returns as a complement to the subcompact sedan.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
23 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy29 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy33 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy30 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3Turbocharged Gas I4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Subcompact CarsCompact CarsSmall Station WagonsCompact CarsCompact Cars
Style Name    
Oxford Edition FWD4-Door Sedan LSLX ManualLX IVTL Manual (GS)
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Auto-Shift ManualAutomaticManual w/ODCVT w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2020 MINI Cooper vs. 2020 Chevrolet Sonic2020 MINI Cooper vs. 2020 Honda Fit2020 MINI Cooper vs. 2020 Kia Rio2020 MINI Cooper vs. 2020 Toyota Yaris