2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC 300 vs. 2021 MINI MINI-Convertible | NewCars.com

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2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC 300 vs. 2021 MINI MINI-Convertible Review

New 2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC 300

2020 Mercedes-Benz
SLC 300

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New 2021 MINI MINI-Convertible

2021 MINI
MINI-Convertible

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MSRP*
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$49,950
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$27,400 to $38,400
Invoice* $46,953 $25,410 to $35,530
MPG - City 23 23 - 26
MPG - Hwy 32 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 Mercedes-Benz SLC 300 and the MINI MINI-Convertible in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300 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 Mercedes-Benz SLC 300 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 Mercedes-Benz SLC 300 is much higher than that for the MINI MINI-Convertible.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300 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 Mercedes-Benz SLC 300, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the MINI MINI-Convertible.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the MINI MINI-Convertible.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz SLC 300 has a larger turning radius than the MINI MINI-Convertible, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300 is somewhat more powerful than the MINI MINI-Convertible.

Utility
The Mercedes-Benz SLC 300 has less seating than the MINI MINI-Convertible, making the MINI MINI-Convertible the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the MINI MINI-Convertible.

Warranty
The Mercedes-Benz SLC 300 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the MINI MINI-Convertible.