MINI Cooper vs VW Beetle Comparison
Arlington, Fort Worth, Irving, and Dallas drivers searching for a subcompact vehicle that perfectly combines smart efficiency with a fun-to-drive attitude will love everything the 2019 MINI Cooper and VW Beetle have to offer.
Featuring modern comfort and technologies to complement their ubiquitous designs, the hardest question you’ll have to ask—which one is right for you? To help, MINI of Arlington created this MINI Cooper vs. VW Beetle comparison review!
vs VW Beetle: Performance
Supplying dependable European-style engineering, each vehicle delivers confident acceleration and handling whether cruising busy city street or taking down the long-open highway. Equipped with 1.5L TwinPower Turbo engine, the base 2019 MINI Cooper delivers an efficient 134 horsepower.
Those who crave a little extra rev will love the Cooper S and its 2.0L TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder that produces 189 horsepower and can reach 0-60 MPH in a remarkable 6.5 seconds. Each trim is paired with a either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission.
By comparison, the VW Beetle offer just one 2.0L TSI® 4-cylinder that tops out at 174 horsepower and like the MINI relies on a 6-speed automatic transmission. In terms of city driving, the Beetle puts up decent numbers, receiving an EPA-estimate 26/33, slightly lower than the MIN Cooper’s 30/28 city/hwy MPG.
MINI Cooper vs VW Beetle: Interior Space
Whether you decide on the MINI 2-Door or 4-Door version, you’re guaranteed to find a comfortable and versatile cabin to fit your busy life. Boasting 41.4 inches of legroom and 39.9 inches of headroom upfront, the MINI proves that big things sometime do come in a small package.
Looking to load up a few friends for a weekend road trip? The 2019 MINI Cooper easily seats up to three adults across its plush rear bench while supplying 32.3 inches of leg- and 37.5 inches of headroom. Meanwhile, the VW Beetle offers slightly less head- and legroom and makes things harder for taller passengers by only offering two doors.
MINI Cooper vs VW Beetle: Comfort and Amenities
Each model features a wealth of innovative technologies from Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration to Bluetooth® audio streaming that all seamlessly connects to your smartphone. These features are easily accessed through the MINI’s massive 8.8-inch circular touchscreen or the Beetle’s 6.6-inch dash display.
The Cooper also provides a built-in Head-Up Display and available wireless phone charging allowing you stay fully connected from wherever the road leads.
MINI Cooper vs VW Beetle: Which is the Better Choice?
While each model offers undeniable benefits in terms of performance, utility, and style, its clear in our opinion that the 2019 MINI Cooper is the much better option in almost every category.
To see for yourself, visit MINI of Arlington or go online to schedule a test drive. We’re proud to help Arlington, Fort Worth, Irving, and Dallas drivers get behind the wheel of the perfect MINI.