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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User 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
$25,263
4 listings nationwide

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2019 MINI Cooper
2-Door Hatchback FWD
MSRP
$21,900
Invoice
$20,350
Average Price Paid
$20,718
569 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
$26,082
Good Price
$24,043
Great Price
$22,877
2019 MINI Cooper
2-Door Hatchback FWD
Fair Price
$21,360
Good Price
$20,339
Great Price
$19,755

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Coast Convertible FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$32,724
2019 MINI Cooper
2-Door Hatchback FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$25,919
19 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2018 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Coast Convertible FWD
Michael Perkins Test Drive Review:

As Volkswagen prepares to 86 the Beetle in favor of its new retro retread, the electric I.D. Buzz, it has decided to use the little nod to nostalgia as one of the promotional platforms...

2019 MINI Cooper
2-Door Hatchback FWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The modern MINI Cooper debuted in 2002 as a modern take on the original MINI of the 60s. Two major redesigns have occurred in 2007 and 2015, bringing technology, performance, and fuel ...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 7
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 7
  • Safety 8
  • Cost-Effectiveness 9
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2018 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Coast Convertible FWD
writes:
great car the best drive but very low maitnence costs and general work
Front Seats Ranked 2019 MINI Cooper 2-Door Hatchback FWD better.
"the size of the headrest and the seat heater"
Value Ranked 2019 MINI Cooper 2-Door Hatchback FWD better.
"the central control panel"
writes:
We had a 2015 beetle, now we have a 2018 beetle convertible. It has more power and shifts great!
Front Seats Ranked 2018 MINI Cooper worse.
"The seat seem to fit us better in the beetle over the Mini."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2018 MINI Cooper worse.
"There is more trunk space in the beetle!"
writes:
Bought this car...Had every feature I wanted.
2019 MINI Cooper
2-Door Hatchback FWD
writes:
much nicer drive than competition but has more general maitnence work and costs
Front Seats Ranked 2018 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T S Hatchback FWD worse.
"the size of the headrest and the seat heater"
Value Ranked 2018 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T S Hatchback FWD worse.
"the central control panel"

Specs

2018 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Coast Convertible FWD
2019 MINI Cooper
2-Door Hatchback FWD
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

  • Wind Deflector
  • Coast Lighting Package
2019 MINI Cooper
2-Door Hatchback FWD

Exterior Colors

  • British Racing Green Metallic
  • Chili Red
  • Electric Blue Metallic
  • Emerald Grey Metallic
  • MINI Yours Lapisluxury Blue
  • Melting Silver Metallic
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Moonwalk Grey Metallic
  • Pepper White
  • SOLARIS Orange Metallic
  • Starlight Blue Metallic
  • White Silver Metallic

Option Packages

  • Iconic Trim
  • Premium Package
  • Signature Line Package
  • Signature Upholstery Package
  • Touchscreen Navigation Package
  • Alarm System
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic W/STEPTRONIC

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