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2014 Mazda Mazda2 vs. 2015 MINI MINI-Hardtop Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Mazda Mazda2 offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the MINI MINI-Hardtop with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Mazda Mazda2 and the MINI MINI-Hardtop in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mazda Mazda2 as you will with the MINI MINI-Hardtop, 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). Based on MSRP, the Mazda Mazda2 is clearly a better financial choice over the MINI MINI-Hardtop. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Mazda Mazda2 will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the MINI MINI-Hardtop.

Dimensions
The Mazda Mazda2 is a little narrower than the MINI MINI-Hardtop, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the Mazda Mazda2 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the MINI MINI-Hardtop.

Drivetrain
The Mazda Mazda2 has much less torque than the MINI MINI-Hardtop, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Mazda Mazda2 has a significantly smaller turning radius than the MINI MINI-Hardtop, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mazda Mazda2 is significantly less powerful than the MINI MINI-Hardtop. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mazda Mazda2 and the MINI MINI-Hardtop. The Mazda Mazda2 has significantly less cargo room than the MINI MINI-Hardtop, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Mazda Mazda2 is not as nearly as extensive as that of the MINI MINI-Hardtop.


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2014 Mazda
Mazda2

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MSRP*: $14,720 - $16,210

2015 MINI
MINI-Hardtop

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MSRP*: $20,700 - $25,100
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 4.08%
City MPG: 29 24 - 29
Highway MPG: 35 34 - 40
Engine(s): Inline-4 I-3, Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 4 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $14,535 - $16,005 $19,045 - $23,090

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