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2020 BMW 230 vs. 2021 MINI MINI-Convertible Review

New 2020 BMW 230

2020 BMW
230

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New 2021 MINI MINI-Convertible

2021 MINI
MINI-Convertible

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MSRP*
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$41,100 to $43,100
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$27,400 to $38,400
Invoice* $38,725 to $40,585 $25,410 to $35,530
MPG - City 21 - 23 23 - 26
MPG - Hwy 31 - 34 32 - 37
Engine(s) Inline-4 I-3, Inline-4
Seating Capacity 4 4
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
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the BMW 230 than in the MINI MINI-Convertible, due to the BMW 230's smaller rear head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the BMW 230 and the MINI MINI-Convertible in the front seats.

Convenience
With the BMW 230 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the MINI MINI-Convertible, 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 BMW 230 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the MINI MINI-Convertible, 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 MINI-Convertible.

Dimensions
Since the BMW 230 is much wider than the MINI MINI-Convertible, 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 MINI-Convertible.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the BMW 230 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the MINI MINI-Convertible.

Handling
The BMW 230 has about the same turning radius as the MINI MINI-Convertible, 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 MINI-Convertible.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW 230 and the MINI MINI-Convertible. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the BMW 230 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the MINI MINI-Convertible.

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