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2021 Ford Mustang vs. 2022 MINI Hardtop Review

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2021 Ford
Mustang

MSRP*: $27,205 to $52,400
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2022 MINI
Hardtop

MSRP*: $22,900 to $32,900
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Invoice* $26,117 to $49,780 $19,000 to $30,470
MPG - City 15 - 21 MPG 25 - 29 MPG
MPG - Hwy 23 - 32 MPG 34 - 38 MPG
Seating Capacity 2 - 4 seats 4 - 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine 310-hp, 2.3-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 460-hp, 5.0-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 480-hp, 5.0-liter, 8 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 10-Speed A/T 7-Speed A/T, M/T
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 310 - 480 hp 134 - 228 hp
Exterior Length 188.3 in 152.2 - 159.1 in
Exterior Width 75.4 in 68.0 in
Leg Room Front 44.5 in
Rear 30.6 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 30.8 - 32.3 in
Head Room Front 37.6 in
Rear 34.8 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
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the MINI Hardtop than the Ford Mustang, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Ford Mustang and the MINI Hardtop in the front seats.

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 Ford Mustang 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 Ford Mustang is much higher than that for the MINI Hardtop.

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

Handling
The Ford Mustang 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 Ford Mustang 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 Ford Mustang does a much better job of transmitting 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 Ford Mustang and the MINI Hardtop.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Ford Mustang is not as nearly as extensive as that of the MINI Hardtop.