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2020 FIAT 124 Spider vs. 2021 MINI MINI-Convertible Review

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2020 FIAT
124 Spider

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2021 MINI
MINI-Convertible

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MSRP*
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$25,390 to $29,390
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$27,400 to $38,400
Invoice* $24,784 to $28,564 $25,410 to $35,530
MPG - City 25 - 26 23 - 26
MPG - Hwy 35 - 36 32 - 37
Engine(s) Inline-4 I-3, Inline-4
Seating Capacity 2 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
As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the FIAT 124 Spider and the MINI MINI-Convertible in the front seats.

Convenience
The FIAT 124 Spider will require fewer stops at the gas station than the MINI MINI-Convertible, making it more convenient to drive.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the FIAT 124 Spider will have less of an impact on your bank account than the MINI MINI-Convertible. 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 FIAT 124 Spider is much higher than that for the MINI MINI-Convertible.

Dimensions
The FIAT 124 Spider is about the same width as the MINI MINI-Convertible. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the FIAT 124 Spider, which is slightly longer than the MINI MINI-Convertible.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the FIAT 124 Spider doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the MINI MINI-Convertible.

Handling
The FIAT 124 Spider has a significantly smaller turning radius than the MINI MINI-Convertible, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The FIAT 124 Spider has less horsepower than the MINI MINI-Convertible, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
The FIAT 124 Spider has less seating than the MINI MINI-Convertible, making the MINI MINI-Convertible the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The FIAT 124 Spider has significantly less cargo room than the MINI MINI-Convertible, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The FIAT 124 Spider comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the MINI MINI-Convertible.