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2016 MINI MINI-Hardtop vs. 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the MINI MINI-Hardtop than in the Volkswagen Beetle, due to the MINI MINI-Hardtop's smaller rear head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Beetle, the MINI MINI-Hardtop may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

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). Whether you pick the MINI MINI-Hardtop or the Volkswagen Beetle, it's going to cost you about the same. 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
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the MINI MINI-Hardtop transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Volkswagen Beetle.

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. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the MINI MINI-Hardtop 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-Hardtop than that of the Volkswagen Beetle.

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2016 MINI
MINI-Hardtop

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

2016 Volkswagen
Beetle

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MSRP*: $19,595 - $31,450
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $750 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.96% As low as 4.51%
City MPG: 23 - 29 23 - 25
Highway MPG: 31 - 39 31 - 34
Engine(s): I-3, Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 4 - 5 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*: $19,660 - $27,435 $18,811 - $30,193

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.