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2015 Lexus IS 350C vs. 2015 MINI MINI-Roadster Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the MINI MINI-Roadster, the Lexus IS 350C may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Lexus IS 350C as you will with the MINI MINI-Roadster, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 350C will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the MINI MINI-Roadster, 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 Lexus IS 350C will cost more in transportation costs than the MINI MINI-Roadster.

Dimensions
Since the Lexus IS 350C is much wider than the MINI MINI-Roadster, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Lexus IS 350C, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the MINI MINI-Roadster.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Lexus IS 350C does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the MINI MINI-Roadster.

Handling
The Lexus IS 350C has a smaller turning radius than the MINI MINI-Roadster, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Lexus IS 350C has a much more powerful engine than the MINI MINI-Roadster. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
The Lexus IS 350C offers greater seating capacity than the MINI MINI-Roadster, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Lexus IS 350C will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the MINI MINI-Roadster.

Warranty
The Lexus IS 350C comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the MINI MINI-Roadster.

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2015 Lexus
IS 350C

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MSRP*: $47,640

2015 MINI
MINI-Roadster

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MSRP*: $26,100 - $36,250
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Low APR Loan: -- As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 5.16%
City MPG: 19 26 - 27
Highway MPG: 27 34 - 35
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 2 - 2
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $44,305 $24,735 - $32,465

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