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2014 Lexus IS 250C vs. 2014 MINI MINI-Convertible Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the MINI MINI-Convertible than the Lexus IS 250C, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Lexus IS 250C will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the MINI MINI-Convertible.

Convenience
The Lexus IS 250C will require fewer stops at the gas station than the MINI MINI-Convertible, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Lexus IS 250C will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the MINI MINI-Convertible, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Lexus IS 250C is much higher than that for the MINI MINI-Convertible.

Dimensions
Since the Lexus IS 250C is much wider than the MINI MINI-Convertible, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Lexus IS 250C, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the MINI MINI-Convertible.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Lexus IS 250C transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the MINI MINI-Convertible.

Handling
The Lexus IS 250C has a smaller turning radius than the MINI MINI-Convertible, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Lexus IS 250C is somewhat more powerful than the MINI MINI-Convertible.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Lexus IS 250C and the MINI MINI-Convertible. The Lexus IS 250C has significantly less cargo room than the MINI MINI-Convertible, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Lexus IS 250C comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the MINI MINI-Convertible.

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2014 Lexus
IS 250C

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MSRP*: $42,860

2014 MINI
MINI-Convertible

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MSRP*: $25,150 - $35,300
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Low APR Loan: -- As low as 3.59%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 4.08%
City MPG: 21 26 - 28
Highway MPG: 30 --
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $39,861 $23,140 - $32,475

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