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2021 Hyundai Veloster vs. 2022 MINI Hardtop Review

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2021 Hyundai
Veloster

MSRP*: $18,900 to $28,450
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2022 MINI
Hardtop

MSRP*: $22,900 to $32,900
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Invoice* $18,271 to $27,070 $19,000 to $30,470
MPG - City 25 - 28 MPG 25 - 29 MPG
MPG - Hwy 33 - 34 MPG 34 - 38 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 seats 4 - 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine 147-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 201-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 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 6-Speed A/T, 7-Speed A/T, M/T 7-Speed A/T, M/T
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 147 - 201 hp 134 - 228 hp
Exterior Length 166.9 in 152.2 - 159.1 in
Exterior Width 70.9 in 68.0 in
Leg Room Front 42.6 in
Rear 34.1 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 30.8 - 32.3 in
Head Room Front 36.9 - 38.1 in
Rear 35.9 in
Front 38.3 - 40.3 in
Rear 36.9 - 37.5 in
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 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
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Hyundai Veloster than the MINI Hardtop. The MINI Hardtop will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Hyundai Veloster.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Hyundai Veloster 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Hyundai Veloster will have less of an impact on your bank account than the MINI Hardtop. 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 Hyundai Veloster is much higher than that for the MINI Hardtop.

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

Handling
The Hyundai Veloster has a smaller turning radius than the MINI Hardtop, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Veloster is significantly less powerful than the MINI Hardtop. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Powertrain
The Hyundai Veloster has much less torque than the MINI Hardtop, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Hyundai Veloster and the MINI Hardtop.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Hyundai Veloster than that of the MINI Hardtop.