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2020 BMW 230 vs. 2021 MINI MINI-Convertible Review

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2020 BMW
230

MSRP*: $41,100 to $43,100
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2021 MINI
MINI-Convertible

MSRP*: $27,400 to $38,400
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Invoice* $38,725 to $40,585 $25,410 to $35,530
MPG - City 21 - 23 MPG 23 - 26 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 - 34 MPG 32 - 37 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 seats 4 seats
Cargo Space 11.8 ft3 7.6 ft3
Engine Inline-4 I-3, Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual, Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 248 hp 134 - 228 hp
Exterior Length 174.7 in 151.1 - 152.5 in
Exterior Width 69.8 in 68.0 in
Leg Room Front 41.5 in
Rear 31.8 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 30.9 in
Head Room Front 40.5 in
Rear 37.0 in
Front 39.8 in
Rear 39.0 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
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.

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.

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