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2014 MINI MINI-Hardtop vs. 2014 Subaru BRZ Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the MINI MINI-Hardtop than the Subaru BRZ. The MINI MINI-Hardtop will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Subaru BRZ.

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-Hardtop is clearly a better financial choice over the Subaru BRZ. 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 and the Subaru BRZ have similar Destination Charges.

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

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the MINI MINI-Hardtop transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Subaru BRZ.

Handling
The MINI MINI-Hardtop has about the same turning radius as the Subaru BRZ, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the MINI MINI-Hardtop is significantly less powerful than the Subaru BRZ. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower 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 Subaru BRZ. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the MINI MINI-Hardtop will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Subaru BRZ.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the MINI MINI-Hardtop than that of the Subaru BRZ.

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2014 MINI
MINI-Hardtop

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MSRP*: $19,950 - $23,600

2014 Subaru
BRZ

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MSRP*: $25,595 - $27,595
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Low APR Loan: As low as 2.99% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.08% --
City MPG: -- 22
Highway MPG: -- --
Engine(s): I-3, Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $18,355 - $21,710 $24,421 - $26,205

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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