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2015 MINI MINI-Hardtop vs. 2015 FIAT 500 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The MINI MINI-Hardtop offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the FIAT 500 with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The MINI MINI-Hardtop will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the FIAT 500.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the MINI MINI-Hardtop as you will with the FIAT 500, 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). The MINI MINI-Hardtop will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the FIAT 500, which has a much lower MSRP. 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-Hardtop carries a much lower Destination Charge than the FIAT 500.

Dimensions
Since the MINI MINI-Hardtop is much wider than the FIAT 500, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the MINI MINI-Hardtop, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the FIAT 500.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the MINI MINI-Hardtop does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the FIAT 500.

Handling
The MINI MINI-Hardtop has a significantly larger turning radius than the FIAT 500, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the MINI MINI-Hardtop has a much more powerful engine than the FIAT 500. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the MINI MINI-Hardtop and the FIAT 500. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the MINI MINI-Hardtop will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the FIAT 500.

Warranty
The MINI MINI-Hardtop comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the FIAT 500.

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2015 MINI
MINI-Hardtop

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MSRP*: $20,700 - $30,600

2015 FIAT
500

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MSRP*: $16,845 - $22,495
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,000 Up to $1,750
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 5.16% As low as 0.22%
City MPG: 23 - 29 28 - 31
Highway MPG: 31 - 40 34 - 40
Engine(s): I-3, Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 4 - 5 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $19,660 - $27,435 $16,625 - $21,908

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