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2014 Scion iQ vs. 2015 MINI MINI-Hardtop Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the MINI MINI-Hardtop than the Scion iQ, 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 Scion iQ.

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 Scion iQ is clearly a better financial choice over the MINI MINI-Hardtop. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Scion iQ carries a much lower Destination Charge than the MINI MINI-Hardtop.

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

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

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

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

Utility
The Scion iQ has less seating than the MINI MINI-Hardtop, making the MINI MINI-Hardtop the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Scion iQ has significantly less cargo room than the MINI MINI-Hardtop, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Scion iQ is not as nearly as extensive as that of the MINI MINI-Hardtop.

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2014 Scion
iQ

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MSRP*: $15,665 - $17,850

2015 MINI
MINI-Hardtop

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MSRP*: $20,700 - $25,100
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.02% As low as 4.08%
City MPG: 36 --
Highway MPG: 37 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 I-3, Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 4 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $14,882 - $16,958 $19,045 - $23,090

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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