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2020 BMW 230 vs. 2022 MINI Hardtop Review

Picture of the 2020 BMW 230

2020 BMW
230

MSRP*: $35,300 to $37,300
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2022 MINI
Hardtop

MSRP*: $22,900 to $32,900
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Invoice* $33,330 to $35,190 $19,000 to $30,470
MPG - City 21 MPG 25 - 29 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 - 32 MPG 34 - 38 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 seats 4 - 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine 248-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 8-Speed A/T, M/T 7-Speed A/T, M/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 248 hp 134 - 228 hp
Exterior Length 174.7 in 152.2 - 159.1 in
Exterior Width 69.8 in 68.0 in
Leg Room Front 41.5 in
Rear 33.0 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 30.8 - 32.3 in
Head Room Front 40.1 in
Rear 36.5 in
Front 38.3 - 40.3 in
Rear 36.9 - 37.5 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*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 BMW 230 than the MINI Hardtop. 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. 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 BMW 230 is much higher than that for the MINI Hardtop.

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 is somewhat more powerful than the MINI Hardtop.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the BMW 230 transmits a bit more 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.

Warranty
The BMW 230 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the MINI Hardtop.