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2022 BMW 230 vs. 2022 MINI Hardtop Review

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2022 BMW
230

MSRP*: $36,350
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2022 MINI
Hardtop

MSRP*: $22,900 to $32,900
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MPG - City 26 MPG 25 - 29 MPG
MPG - Hwy 35 MPG 34 - 38 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 seats 4 - 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 255-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 134-hp, 1.5-liter, 3 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 189-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 228-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Automatic, Manual
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 255 hp 134 - 228 hp
Exterior Length 179.0 in 152.2 - 159.1 in
Exterior Width 72.4 in 68.0 in
Leg Room Front 41.8 in
Rear 32.2 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 30.8 - 32.3 in
Head Room Front 39.8 in
Rear 35.0 in
Front 38.3 - 40.3 in
Rear 36.9 - 37.5 in

*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
The BMW 230 offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the MINI Hardtop with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the BMW 230 and the MINI Hardtop in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW 230 as you will with the MINI Hardtop, 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). The BMW 230 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the MINI Hardtop, which has a much lower MSRP.

Dimensions
Since the BMW 230 is much wider than the MINI Hardtop, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the BMW 230, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the MINI Hardtop.

Handling
The BMW 230 has about the same turning radius as the MINI Hardtop, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 230 has a much more powerful engine than the MINI Hardtop. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the BMW 230 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the MINI Hardtop.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW 230 and the MINI Hardtop.