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

Comparison Review


Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the MINI MINI-Convertible than the Lexus IS 250C. 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 requires fewer visits to 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). Based on MSRP, the MINI MINI-Convertible is clearly a better financial choice over the Lexus IS 250C. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The MINI MINI-Convertible carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Lexus IS 250C.

Dimensions
Since the MINI MINI-Convertible is much slimmer than the Lexus IS 250C, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the MINI MINI-Convertible, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Lexus IS 250C.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the MINI MINI-Convertible doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Lexus IS 250C.

Handling
The MINI MINI-Convertible has a larger turning radius than the Lexus IS 250C, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The MINI MINI-Convertible has less horsepower than the Lexus IS 250C, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the MINI MINI-Convertible and the Lexus IS 250C. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the MINI MINI-Convertible will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Lexus IS 250C.

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

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2014 MINI
MINI-Convertible

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MSRP*: $25,150 - $35,300
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2014 Lexus
IS 250C

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MSRP*: $42,860
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $750 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.08% --
City MPG: 26 - 28 21
Highway MPG: 35 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $23,140 - $32,475 $39,861

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