2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs 2022 MINI Cooper

2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
$54,250MSRP
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2022 MINI Cooper
2022 MINI Cooper
$22,900MSRP
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2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
$54,250MSRP
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2022 MINI Cooper
$22,900MSRP
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Overview

MSRP

$54,250

MSRP

$22,900

Average price

$43,038

Average price

$25,658

Listings

555

Listings

308
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

8.3 out of 10

Expert reviews

5.2 out of 10
Pros
  • Multiple powertrain options
  • Great ride quality
  • Impressive technology
Cons
  • Advanced safety features are not standard
Pros
  • Fuel-efficient
Cons
  • Underwhelming base engine
  • Not much cargo space
  • Poor value for money

2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Reviews Summary

When money is but a mild concern, a brand-new Mercedes-Benz is a reasonable purchase. The E-Class is the company's most practical and versatile car, as high-quality and necessary in a nice garage as a Kitchen-Aid mixer is in a baker's kitchen. It offers four body styles, four engines, and dozens of color schemes. Fast or efficient? Loud or library quiet? Modest or rich as hell? The E-Class is all of those things, depending on which of the 13 models you order and how deep into the options list you dive. For 2021, the E-Class receives a mid-cycle update for the infotainment system, engines, and exterior styling. We tested the AMG E53 that features a mild-hybrid inline-six powertrain.

2022 MINI Cooper Reviews Summary

MINI characterizes its lineup as the “definitive” premium small cars in the United States market. Based on a BMW platform, equipped with BMW engines, and featuring BMW technology, MINIs can substantiate this claim through engineering. But it’s the range of choices and personalization options that make them unlike any other premium small cars.

Naturally, this is true of the refreshed 2022 MINI Convertible, which is available in Cooper, Cooper S, and John Cooper Works (JCW) specification and with Classic, Signature, or Iconic trim. Once you’ve made those decisions, you can select from a wide variety of colors, materials, wheels, packages, and options to make your MINI your own. Or you can choose a pre-packaged special edition like our Sidewalk Edition test car.

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Popular Features & Specs

Engine

2.0L 255 hp I4

Engine

1.5L 134 hp I3

Drive Train

RWD

Drive Train

FWD

Seating Capacity

5

Seating Capacity

4

Horsepower

255 hp @ 5800 rpm

Horsepower

134 hp @ 4500 rpm

MPG City

22

MPG City

27

MPG Highway

31

MPG Highway

37
2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
$54,250MSRP
Overview
Overview
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2022 MINI Cooper
2022 MINI Cooper
$22,900MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
$54,250MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2022 MINI Cooper
$22,900MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
Overview
MSRP
$54,250
$22,900
Average price
$43,038
$25,658
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.5
4.7
Expert reviews

8.3 out of 10

Read full review

5.2 out of 10

Read full review
Pros & cons
Pros
  • Multiple powertrain options
  • Great ride quality
  • Impressive technology
Cons
  • Advanced safety features are not standard
Pros
  • Fuel-efficient
Cons
  • Underwhelming base engine
  • Not much cargo space
  • Poor value for money
Summary
When money is but a mild concern, a brand-new Mercedes-Benz is a reasonable purchase. The E-Class is the company's most practical and versatile car, as high-quality and necessary in a nice garage as a Kitchen-Aid mixer is in a baker's kitchen. It offers four body styles, four engines, and dozens of color schemes. Fast or efficient? Loud or library quiet? Modest or rich as hell? The E-Class is all of those things, depending on which of the 13 models you order and how deep into the options list you dive. For 2021, the E-Class receives a mid-cycle update for the infotainment system, engines, and exterior styling. We tested the AMG E53 that features a mild-hybrid inline-six powertrain.

MINI characterizes its lineup as the “definitive” premium small cars in the United States market. Based on a BMW platform, equipped with BMW engines, and featuring BMW technology, MINIs can substantiate this claim through engineering. But it’s the range of choices and personalization options that make them unlike any other premium small cars.

Naturally, this is true of the refreshed 2022 MINI Convertible, which is available in Cooper, Cooper S, and John Cooper Works (JCW) specification and with Classic, Signature, or Iconic trim. Once you’ve made those decisions, you can select from a wide variety of colors, materials, wheels, packages, and options to make your MINI your own. Or you can choose a pre-packaged special edition like our Sidewalk Edition test car.

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Popular Features & Specs
Engine
2.0L 255 hp I4
1.5L 134 hp I3
Drive Train
RWD
FWD
Seating Capacity
5
4
Horsepower
255 hp @ 5800 rpm
134 hp @ 4500 rpm
MPG City
22
27
MPG Highway
31
37
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