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2021 Dodge Challenger vs. 2022 MINI Hardtop Review

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2021 Dodge
Challenger

MSRP*: $29,450 to $61,150
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2022 MINI
Hardtop

MSRP*: $22,900 to $32,900
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Invoice* $28,447 to $57,981 $19,000 to $30,470
MPG - City 13 - 19 MPG 25 - 29 MPG
MPG - Hwy 22 - 30 MPG 34 - 38 MPG
Seating Capacity 2 - 5 seats 4 - 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine 303-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 372-hp, 5.7-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 717-hp, 6.2-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), V-8 134-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, Manual 7-Speed A/T, M/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 303 - 717 hp 134 - 228 hp
Exterior Length 197.5 - 197.9 in 152.2 - 159.1 in
Exterior Width 75.7 in 68.0 in
Leg Room Front 42.0 in
Rear 33.1 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 30.8 - 32.3 in
Head Room Front 39.3 in
Rear 37.1 in
Front 38.3 - 40.3 in
Rear 36.9 - 37.5 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 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 Dodge Challenger than the MINI Hardtop. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Dodge Challenger 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 Dodge Challenger 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 Dodge Challenger 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 Dodge Challenger is much higher than that for the MINI Hardtop.

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

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Dodge Challenger 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 Dodge Challenger does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the MINI Hardtop.

Utility
The Dodge Challenger has less seating than the MINI Hardtop, making the MINI Hardtop the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Dodge Challenger is not as nearly as extensive as that of the MINI Hardtop.