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2014 MINI MINI-Roadster vs. 2013 Volvo C70 Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the MINI MINI-Roadster and the Volvo C70 in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the MINI MINI-Roadster as you will with the Volvo C70, 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). Based on MSRP, the MINI MINI-Roadster is clearly a better financial choice over the Volvo C70. 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 Volvo C70.

Dimensions
Since the MINI MINI-Roadster is much slimmer than the Volvo C70, 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 Volvo C70.

Drivetrain
The MINI MINI-Roadster has much less torque than the Volvo C70, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The MINI MINI-Roadster has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Volvo C70, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the MINI MINI-Roadster is significantly less powerful than the Volvo C70. 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 Volvo C70, making the Volvo C70 the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The MINI MINI-Roadster has significantly less cargo room than the Volvo C70, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The MINI MINI-Roadster comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volvo C70.


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2014 MINI
MINI-Roadster

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MSRP*: $25,550 - $35,700
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2013 Volvo
C70

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MSRP*: $41,200 - $45,000
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $750 Up to $4,500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.08% --
City MPG: 26 - 28 19
Highway MPG: 35 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-5
Seating Capacity: 2 - 2 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Not Tested Good
Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Not Tested Good
Invoice*: $23,505 - $32,845 $38,728 - $42,300

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