2022 MINI Cooper vs 2022 Toyota Corolla

2022 MINI Cooper
2022 MINI Cooper
$22,900MSRP
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2022 Toyota Corolla
2022 Toyota Corolla
$20,425MSRP
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2022 MINI Cooper
$22,900MSRP
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2022 Toyota Corolla
$20,425MSRP
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Overview

MSRP

$22,900

MSRP

$20,425

Average price

$25,650

Average price

$20,487

Listings

299

Listings

2163
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

5.2 out of 10

Expert reviews

7.2 out of 10
Pros
  • Fuel-efficient
Cons
  • Underwhelming base engine
  • Not much cargo space
  • Poor value for money
Pros
  • Multiple body styles
  • Multiple powertrain options
  • Manual transmission available
Cons
  • Outdated technology
  • Potentially polarizing design
  • Sluggish performance

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.

2022 Toyota Corolla Reviews Summary

The Toyota Corolla needs no introduction. With 12 generations spanning over five decades of production, the Corolla is the bestselling nameplate in automotive history. And it continues to be a popular choice for new car buyers looking for a reliable and sensible compact car, competing against other established names like the Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Kia Forte, Nissan Sentra, Subaru Impreza, and Volkswagen Jetta for sales.

The only significant change for 2022 is the addition of two new colors: Ruby Flare and Windchill Pearl. What hasn’t changed are the number of other choices buyers get. Toyota offers sedan and hatchback body styles, manual and automatic transmissions, and multiple powertrain options—including a hybrid. The Corolla Cross SUV also launched for 2022 but, while it shares a basic platform with the Corolla sedan and hatch, it’s effectively a different vehicle.

Finally, you get the expected array of trim levels. The Corolla sedan is available in L, LE, XLE, SE, and XSE grades, plus Apex Edition and Nightshade Edition versions of SE and XSE, with more limited options for the Corolla hatchback and hybrid (both of which will be covered separately). For this review, we tested the Apex Edition sedan in its lower SE grade. The Apex is the sportiest Corolla variant, at least until the GR Corolla hot hatchback arrives for the 2023 model year.

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Popular Features & Specs

Engine

1.5L 134 hp I3

Engine

1.8L 139 hp I4

Drive Train

FWD

Drive Train

FWD

Seating Capacity

4

Seating Capacity

5

Horsepower

134 hp @ 4500 rpm

Horsepower

MPG City

27

MPG City

30

MPG Highway

37

MPG Highway

38
2022 MINI Cooper
2022 MINI Cooper
$22,900MSRP
Overview
Overview
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2022 Toyota Corolla
2022 Toyota Corolla
$20,425MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2022 MINI Cooper
$22,900MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2022 Toyota Corolla
$20,425MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
Overview
MSRP
$22,900
$20,425
Average price
$25,650
$20,487
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.7
4.1
Expert reviews

5.2 out of 10

Read full review

7.2 out of 10

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Pros & cons
Pros
  • Fuel-efficient
Cons
  • Underwhelming base engine
  • Not much cargo space
  • Poor value for money
Pros
  • Multiple body styles
  • Multiple powertrain options
  • Manual transmission available
Cons
  • Outdated technology
  • Potentially polarizing design
  • Sluggish performance
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.

The Toyota Corolla needs no introduction. With 12 generations spanning over five decades of production, the Corolla is the bestselling nameplate in automotive history. And it continues to be a popular choice for new car buyers looking for a reliable and sensible compact car, competing against other established names like the Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Kia Forte, Nissan Sentra, Subaru Impreza, and Volkswagen Jetta for sales.

The only significant change for 2022 is the addition of two new colors: Ruby Flare and Windchill Pearl. What hasn’t changed are the number of other choices buyers get. Toyota offers sedan and hatchback body styles, manual and automatic transmissions, and multiple powertrain options—including a hybrid. The Corolla Cross SUV also launched for 2022 but, while it shares a basic platform with the Corolla sedan and hatch, it’s effectively a different vehicle.

Finally, you get the expected array of trim levels. The Corolla sedan is available in L, LE, XLE, SE, and XSE grades, plus Apex Edition and Nightshade Edition versions of SE and XSE, with more limited options for the Corolla hatchback and hybrid (both of which will be covered separately). For this review, we tested the Apex Edition sedan in its lower SE grade. The Apex is the sportiest Corolla variant, at least until the GR Corolla hot hatchback arrives for the 2023 model year.

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Popular Features & Specs
Engine
1.5L 134 hp I3
1.8L 139 hp I4
Drive Train
FWD
FWD
Seating Capacity
4
5
Horsepower
134 hp @ 4500 rpm
MPG City
27
30
MPG Highway
37
38
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