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2014 MINI MINI-Hardtop vs. 2014 Volkswagen Golf Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Golf than the MINI MINI-Hardtop, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Golf, the MINI MINI-Hardtop may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

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 Golf, 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 Golf have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the MINI MINI-Hardtop is much slimmer than the Volkswagen Golf, 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 Golf.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the MINI MINI-Hardtop doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Volkswagen Golf.

Handling
The MINI MINI-Hardtop has about the same turning radius as the Volkswagen Golf, 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 Volkswagen Golf. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
The MINI MINI-Hardtop has less seating than the Volkswagen Golf, making the Volkswagen Golf the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The MINI MINI-Hardtop has significantly less cargo room than the Volkswagen Golf, 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 Golf.


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2014 MINI
MINI-Hardtop

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

2014 Volkswagen
Golf

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MSRP*: $19,995 - $25,200
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Low APR Loan: -- --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: -- 23 - 30
Highway MPG: -- 30 - 42
Engine(s): I-3, Inline-4 Inline-4, Inline-5
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 5 - 5
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
IIHS Safety Information

Vehicle safety data is provided by IIHS, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an independent, nonprofit, scientific, and educational organization dedicated to reducing deaths and injuries on the nation's highways.

Not Tested Good
Invoice*: $18,355 - $21,710 $19,195 - $24,192

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