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2014 MINI MINI-Hardtop vs. 2015 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. The MINI MINI-Hardtop will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen GTI.

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). Based on MSRP, the MINI MINI-Hardtop is clearly a better financial choice over 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
The MINI MINI-Hardtop has much less torque than the Volkswagen GTI, 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 GTI, 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 GTI. 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 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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2014 MINI
MINI-Hardtop

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

2015 Volkswagen
GTI

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MSRP*: $24,395 - $29,595
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Low APR Loan: As low as 2.50% As low as 2.99%
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.08% --
City MPG: -- 25
Highway MPG: -- --
Engine(s): I-3, Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $18,355 - $21,710 $23,419 - $28,411

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