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 350C. The Lexus IS 350C will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the MINI MINI-Convertible.
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the MINI MINI-Convertible as you will with the Lexus IS 350C, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.
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 350C. 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 350C.
Since the MINI MINI-Convertible is much slimmer than the Lexus IS 350C, 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 350C.
The MINI MINI-Convertible has much less torque than the Lexus IS 350C, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.
The MINI MINI-Convertible has a larger turning radius than the Lexus IS 350C, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the MINI MINI-Convertible is significantly less powerful than the Lexus IS 350C. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.
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 350C. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the MINI MINI-Convertible will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Lexus IS 350C.
The MINI MINI-Convertible comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus IS 350C.
Compare the 2014 MINI MINI-Convertible and the 2014 Lexus IS 350C.
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MSRP*: $25,150 - $35,300
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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||19|
|Seating Capacity:||4 - 4||4 - 4|
|Basic Warranty:||4 years/50,000 miles||4 years/50,000 miles|
|Invoice*:||$23,140 - $32,475||$43,839|
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