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2015 Subaru BRZ 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 Subaru BRZ, 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 Subaru BRZ.

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). The Subaru BRZ will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the MINI MINI-Hardtop, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Subaru BRZ will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the MINI MINI-Hardtop.

Dimensions
Since the Subaru BRZ is much wider than the MINI MINI-Hardtop, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Subaru BRZ, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the MINI MINI-Hardtop.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Subaru BRZ doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the MINI MINI-Hardtop.

Handling
The Subaru BRZ has a smaller turning radius than the MINI MINI-Hardtop, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Subaru BRZ has a much more powerful engine than the MINI MINI-Hardtop. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
The Subaru BRZ has less seating than the MINI MINI-Hardtop, making the MINI MINI-Hardtop the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Subaru BRZ 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 Subaru BRZ is not as nearly as extensive as that of the MINI MINI-Hardtop.

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2015 Subaru
BRZ

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MSRP*: $25,695 - $29,490

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%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 4.08%
City MPG: 22 --
Highway MPG: 30 --
Engine(s): Horizontal 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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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $24,514 - $27,968 $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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