cars.com

A member of the
Cars.com family

McAfee Secure sites help keep you safe from identity theft, credit card fraud, spyware, spam, viruses and online scams

2014 MINI MINI-Roadster vs. 2013 BMW 135 Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
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.

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

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-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.

Dimensions
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.

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

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

Performance
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.

Utility
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.

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

Watch Video

Compare the 2014 MINI MINI-Roadster and the 2013 BMW 135.

Get your best price before going to the dealer!

2014 MINI
MINI-Roadster

More Details & Photos New 2014 MINI MINI-Roadster
MSRP*: $25,550 - $35,700
Get Prices

2013 BMW
135

More Details & Photos New 2013 BMW 135
MSRP*: $44,400 - $48,250
Get Prices
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

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.

Monthly Trend for:
2014 MINI MINI-Roadster

No Days On Lot Data

Monthly Trend for:
2013 BMW 135

Car Chooser

Still Deciding?

Use Car Chooser from NewCars.com to narrow your new car search by body type, price, make, fuel economy and much more!

Compare your contenders side by side and review the details of each new car you've filtered down to. See available styles, options, rebates and incentives for the models you're looking at.

There's no other tool quite like it!

Go to Car Chooser

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.