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2021 Audi A5 vs. 2022 MINI MINI-Hardtop Review

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2021 Audi
A5

MSRP*: $41,800 to $44,000
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2022 MINI
MINI-Hardtop

MSRP*: $22,900 to $32,900
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Invoice* $39,292 to $41,360 $19,000 to $30,470
MPG - City 24 - 25 MPG 22 - 27 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 - 34 MPG 31 - 37 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 - 5 seats 4 - 5 seats
Cargo Space 10.9 - 21.8 ft3 34.0 - 40.7 ft3
Engine Inline-4 I-3, Inline-4
Transmission Manual Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 201 - 261 hp 134 - 228 hp
Exterior Length 184.9 - 187.2 in 152.2 - 159.1 in
Exterior Width 72.6 - 72.7 in 68.0 in
Leg Room Front 41.3 in
Rear 32.7 - 35.1 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 30.8 - 32.3 in
Head Room Front 37.4 - 37.8 in
Rear 36.1 - 37.0 in
Front 39.9 - 40.3 in
Rear 36.9 - 37.5 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Audi A5 than the MINI MINI-Hardtop. The MINI MINI-Hardtop will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Audi A5.

Convenience
With the Audi A5 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the MINI MINI-Hardtop, due to its larger tank size and better 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). The Audi A5 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. The Destination Charge for the Audi A5 is much higher than that for the MINI MINI-Hardtop.

Dimensions
Since the Audi A5 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 Audi A5, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the MINI MINI-Hardtop.

Handling
The Audi A5 has a larger turning radius than the MINI MINI-Hardtop, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi A5 is somewhat more powerful than the MINI MINI-Hardtop.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Audi A5 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the MINI MINI-Hardtop.

Utility
The Audi A5 offers greater seating capacity than the MINI MINI-Hardtop, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Audi A5 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 Audi A5 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the MINI MINI-Hardtop.