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2014 MINI MINI-Roadster vs. 2013 BMW 135 Review

Comparison Review

Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the BMW 135, the MINI MINI-Roadster may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

The MINI MINI-Roadster will require fewer stops at the gas station than the BMW 135, making it more convenient to drive.

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-Roadster is clearly a better financial choice over the BMW 135. 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-Roadster carries a much lower Destination Charge than the BMW 135.

Since the MINI MINI-Roadster is much slimmer than the BMW 135, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the MINI MINI-Roadster, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the BMW 135.

The MINI MINI-Roadster has much less torque than the BMW 135, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

The MINI MINI-Roadster has about the same turning radius as the BMW 135, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

When it comes to horsepower, the MINI MINI-Roadster is significantly less powerful than the BMW 135. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

The MINI MINI-Roadster has less seating than the BMW 135, making the BMW 135 the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The MINI MINI-Roadster has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the BMW 135.

The MINI MINI-Roadster comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW 135.

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2014 MINI

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MSRP*: $25,550 - $35,700
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2013 BMW

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MSRP*: $44,400 - $48,250
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $750 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 3.99%
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.08% As low as 4.08%
City MPG: 26 - 28 19
Highway MPG: 35 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-6
Seating Capacity: 2 - 2 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $23,505 - $32,845 $40,850 - $44,390

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