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2013 MINI MINI-Hardtop vs. 2014 Volkswagen Beetle Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Beetle than the MINI MINI-Hardtop, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the MINI MINI-Hardtop and the Volkswagen Beetle in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Volkswagen Beetle you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the MINI MINI-Hardtop, 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-Hardtop 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-Hardtop and the Volkswagen Beetle have similar Destination Charges.

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

Handling
The MINI MINI-Hardtop 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-Hardtop 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-Hardtop and the Volkswagen Beetle. The MINI MINI-Hardtop has significantly less cargo room than the Volkswagen Beetle, 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-Hardtop than that of the Volkswagen Beetle.


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2013 MINI
MINI-Hardtop

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MSRP*: $19,700 - $30,100
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Beetle

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MSRP*: $19,995 - $29,995
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Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $250
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.08% --
City MPG: 26 - 29 22 - 28
Highway MPG: 35 - 37 31 - 41
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4, Inline-5
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $18,125 - $27,690 $19,195 - $28,795

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