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2014 MINI MINI-Convertible vs. 2015 Nissan 370Z Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Nissan 370Z will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the MINI MINI-Convertible.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the MINI MINI-Convertible as you will with the Nissan 370Z, 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 MINI MINI-Convertible is clearly a better financial choice over the Nissan 370Z. 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 and the Nissan 370Z have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the MINI MINI-Convertible is much slimmer than the Nissan 370Z, 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 Nissan 370Z.

Drivetrain
The MINI MINI-Convertible has much less torque than the Nissan 370Z, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The MINI MINI-Convertible has a larger turning radius than the Nissan 370Z, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the MINI MINI-Convertible is significantly less powerful than the Nissan 370Z. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
The MINI MINI-Convertible offers greater seating capacity than the Nissan 370Z, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the MINI MINI-Convertible will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Nissan 370Z.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the MINI MINI-Convertible than that of the Nissan 370Z.

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2014 MINI
MINI-Convertible

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MSRP*: $25,150 - $35,300

2015 Nissan
370Z

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MSRP*: $41,820 - $48,100
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 3.59% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.08% As low as 3.05%
City MPG: 26 - 28 17 - 18
Highway MPG: 35 24 - 25
Engine(s): Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 2 - 2
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $23,140 - $32,475 $39,163 - $45,038

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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