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2014 MINI MINI-Roadster vs. 2014 Volkswagen Beetle Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the MINI MINI-Roadster and the Volkswagen Beetle in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Volkswagen Beetle you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the MINI MINI-Roadster, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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-Roadster or the Volkswagen Beetle, 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-Roadster and the Volkswagen Beetle have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the MINI MINI-Roadster is much slimmer than the Volkswagen Beetle, 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 Volkswagen Beetle.

Drivetrain
The MINI MINI-Roadster has much less torque than the Volkswagen Beetle, 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 Volkswagen Beetle, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the MINI MINI-Roadster is somewhat more powerful than the Volkswagen Beetle.

Utility
The MINI MINI-Roadster has less seating than the Volkswagen Beetle, making the Volkswagen Beetle 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 Volkswagen Beetle.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the MINI MINI-Roadster than that of the Volkswagen Beetle.

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2014 MINI
MINI-Roadster

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MSRP*: $25,550 - $35,700

2014 Volkswagen
Beetle

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MSRP*: $24,995 - $32,755
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $750 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.08% --
City MPG: 26 - 28 21 - 28
Highway MPG: 35 27 - 41
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4, Inline-5
Seating Capacity: 2 - 2 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $23,505 - $32,845 $23,995 - $31,445

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.

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