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2013 MINI MINI-Hardtop vs. 2014 Volkswagen GTI Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen GTI 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 GTI in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the MINI MINI-Hardtop as you will with the Volkswagen GTI, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 GTI. 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 GTI have similar Destination Charges.

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

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

Handling
The MINI MINI-Hardtop has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen GTI, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The MINI MINI-Hardtop has less horsepower than the Volkswagen GTI, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

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


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2013 MINI
MINI-Hardtop

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MSRP*: $19,700 - $30,100
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2014 Volkswagen
GTI

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MSRP*: $25,095 - $29,695
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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 21
Highway MPG: 35 - 37 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
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
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Invoice*: $18,125 - $27,690 $24,091 - $28,507

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