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2014 MINI MINI-Coupe vs. 2015 Volkswagen GTI Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the MINI MINI-Coupe and the Volkswagen GTI in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the MINI MINI-Coupe as you will with the Volkswagen GTI, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the MINI MINI-Coupe will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volkswagen GTI. 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-Coupe and the Volkswagen GTI have similar Destination Charges.

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

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

Handling
The MINI MINI-Coupe has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen GTI, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The MINI MINI-Coupe has less horsepower than the Volkswagen GTI, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
Those who have to chauffeur around a lot of people should beware, the MINI MINI-Coupe seats a lot fewer people than the Volkswagen GTI. The MINI MINI-Coupe has significantly less cargo room than the Volkswagen GTI, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

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

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2014 MINI
MINI-Coupe

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MSRP*: $21,450 - $31,350

2015 Volkswagen
GTI

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MSRP*: $24,395 - $29,595
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City MPG: 26 - 29 25
Highway MPG: 35 - 37 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 2 - 2 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $19,735 - $28,840 $23,419 - $28,411

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