Volkswagen Beetle vs MINI Cooper Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Coast Convertible FWD
MSRP
$26,840
Invoice
$25,766
Average Price Paid
$25,351
461 listings nationwide

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2018 MINI Cooper
Base
MSRP
$21,600
Invoice
$20,070
Average Price Paid
$20,310
156 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2018 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Coast Convertible FWD
Fair Price
$26,055
Good Price
$23,987
Great Price
$22,805
2018 MINI Cooper
Base
Fair Price
$20,794
Good Price
$19,594
Great Price
$18,907

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Coast Convertible FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$27,751
2018 MINI Cooper
Base
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$25,777
8 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2018 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Coast Convertible FWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The original Volkswagen Beetle was a bare-bones, entry-level car that became an icon of the 1960s counterculture. For 1998, Volkswagen released a second-generation Beetle with turn-of-...

2018 MINI Cooper
Base
Andrew Newton Preview:

The original Mini of 1959 pretty much defined the modern economy car, but the new version resurrected by BMW back in the early 2000s is something more. While neither revolutionary nor ...

2018 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Coast Convertible FWD
writes:
Bought this car...Had every feature I wanted.
2018 MINI Cooper
Base
writes:
Power Ranked 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster RWD better.
"MILAGE"
Looks/Style Ranked 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster RWD better.
"HEADLIGHT AND THE BODY"

Specs

2018 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Coast Convertible FWD
2018 MINI Cooper
Base
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
26 MPG
27 MPG
28 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
33 MPG
35 MPG
38 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 14.5 gal 11.6 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
174 hp @ 5,000 RPM
134 hp @ 4,400 RPM
134 hp @ 4,400 RPM
Torque
184 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
162 lb-ft @ 1,250 RPM
162 lb-ft @ 1,250 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
3 cylinders
3 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11.7:1
11:1
11:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
1,500 cc
1,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.25 in x 3.65 in
3.23 in x 3.72 in
3.23 in x 3.72 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Optional
Passenger Airbag Standard Optional
Front Side Airbags Standard Optional
Curtain Airbags -- Optional
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 4 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 3 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Optional
CD Player Standard --
Radio Standard Optional
Power Windows Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Optional
Interior
Maximum Seating 4 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 41.3 in 41.4 in
Back Legroom 31.4 in 30.8 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 7.1 cu ft 8.7 cu ft
Maximum Payload 761 lbs 680 lbs
Exterior
Length 168.8 in 151.1 in
Width 71.9 in 76.1 in
Height 58 in 55.7 in
Wheelbase 100 in 98.2 in

Available Options

2018 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Coast Convertible FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Deep Black Pearl Metallic/Beige Roof
  • Deep Sea Teal Metallic with Beige Roof
  • Habanero Orange Metallic/Beige Roof
  • Pure White/Beige Roof
  • Silk Blue Metallic/Beige Roof
  • Tornado Red/Beige Roof

Option Packages

  • Coast Lighting Package
  • Wind Deflector
2018 MINI Cooper
Base

Exterior Colors

  • Blazing Red Metallic
  • British Racing Green Metallic
  • Chili Red
  • Deep Blue Metallic
  • Electric Blue Metallic
  • Ice Blue Special Edition
  • MINI Yours Lapisluxury Blue
  • Melting Silver Metallic
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Moonwalk Grey Metallic
  • Pepper White
  • Volcanic Orange
  • White Silver Metallic

Option Packages

  • Harman Kardon Premium Sound System
  • Auto-Dimming Interior and Exterior Mirrors
  • Dynamic Damper Control
  • MINI Driving Modes
  • LED Headlights
  • LED Headlights with Cornering Lights
  • MINI Seven Edition
  • Cold Weather Package
  • Fully Loaded
  • John Cooper Works Exterior Package
  • John Cooper Works Interior Package
  • Premium Package
  • Sport Package
  • Technology Package
  • Ice Blue Edition Package 1
  • Signature Line Package
  • Active Driving Assistant
  • Alarm System
  • MINI Head-Up Display
  • Parking Assistant with Front and Rear PDC
  • Black Pearl, Cloth/Leatherette Upholstery
  • Carbon Black, Cross Punch Leather Upholstery
  • Carbon Black, Diamond Cloth/Leather Upholstery
  • Carbon Black, MINI Yours Lounge Leather Upholstery
  • Dark Truffle, Cross Punch Leather Upholstery
  • Satellite Gray, Lounge Leather Upholstery
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Panoramic Moonroof
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic with StepTronic
  • Wheels: 16" x 6.5" Loop Spoke Silver
  • Wheels: 16" x 6.5" Victory Spoke Black
  • Wheels: 17" x 7" Cosmos Spoke Black
  • Wheels: 17" x 7" Cosmos Spoke Silver
  • Wheels: 17" x 7" Tentacle Spoke Silver
  • Wheels: 18" x 7" JCW Cup Spoke 2-Tone
  • Wheels: 18" x 7.0" Mini Yours 2-Tone Vanity Spoke
  • Wheels: 18" x 7.5" Cone Spoke Silver

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