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2014 MINI MINI-Convertible vs. 2015 Volkswagen Beetle Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The MINI MINI-Convertible offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Volkswagen Beetle with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the MINI MINI-Convertible, drivers may find the Volkswagen Beetle a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
With the Volkswagen Beetle you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the MINI MINI-Convertible, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the MINI MINI-Convertible will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volkswagen Beetle. 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 Volkswagen Beetle have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the MINI MINI-Convertible is much slimmer than the Volkswagen Beetle, 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 Volkswagen Beetle.

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

Handling
The MINI MINI-Convertible has about the same turning radius as the Volkswagen Beetle, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the MINI MINI-Convertible is somewhat more powerful than the Volkswagen Beetle.

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

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

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2014 MINI
MINI-Convertible

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

2015 Volkswagen
Beetle

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MSRP*: $25,345 - $29,595
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City MPG: 26 - 28 23 - 30
Highway MPG: 35 31 - 40
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
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Invoice*: $23,140 - $32,475 $24,331 - $28,411

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