When you buy a small car, you are probably buying it for a few specific reasons. Perhaps you do not travel great distances too often and just need something to take you around town. Perhaps you don’t have a whole lot to bring along for the ride wherever you go. Maybe you want to be as efficient as possible with your fuel. It could be any of those reasons, a combination of them, or an abundance of other reasons, but the fact is, small cars hold a valuable place in this world. Whatever your reason for choosing a compact car, you want to be sure you are getting the right one. We are here to help your decision with a comparison of the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle vs. the 2016 MINI Cooper.
First things first, you know the Beetle already. That iconic shape has been on the road for decades, and it is unmistakable. But the Beetle is more than just a cool-looking little car. With 170 horsepower, it is no slouch under the hood, and it far exceeds the 134 horsepower delivered by the MINI Cooper. Just because you have a small car doesn’t mean it has to lack punch. The Beetle can also hold more fuel with its 14.5-gallon tank, a significant step up from the MINI Cooper’s 11.6-gallon tank. That kind of fuel capacity can mean less frequent stops at the gas station and more time spent doing what you actually want to do.
|2016 Volkswagen Beetle||vs.||2016 MINI Cooper|
|1.8-liter Inline 4||Base Engine||1.5-liter Inline 4|
|14.5 Gallons||Fuel Capacity||11.6 Gallons|
|170 HP||Horsepower||134 HP|
|15.4 Cubic Feet||Cargo Capacity with All Seats in Place||8.7 Cubic Feet|
In addition to holding more fuel than the 2016 MINI Cooper, the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle also has greater cargo capacity when all seats are in place. The Beetle holds 15.4 cubic feet of cargo compared to the 8.7 cubic feet of the MINI Cooper.
You still need room for your groceries, luggage, or equipment, no matter how big or how small your car. The Beetle provides more of this space than the Cooper.When you are driving the Beetle, you aren’t just commanding the wheel of an icon—you’re commanding the wheel of a potent and versatile car that can meet your desires. Contact Elgin Volkswagen or stop by the lot in person to see the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle up close.