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2019 MINI MINI-Hardtop vs. 2018 Volkswagen Beetle Review

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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.

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.

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 is somewhat more expensive 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.

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.

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

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

When it comes to horsepower, the MINI MINI-Hardtop is somewhat more powerful than the Volkswagen Beetle.

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.

The basic warranty of the MINI MINI-Hardtop is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Beetle.

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2019 MINI

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MSRP*: $21,900 - $31,900

2018 Volkswagen

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MSRP*: $20,220 - $26,790
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City MPG: 23 - 28 26
Highway MPG: 32 - 38 33 - 34
Engine(s): I-3, Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 4 - 5 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 6 years/72,000 miles
Invoice*: $20,350 - $29,550 $19,411 - $25,719

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.