As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end — and the same is true for the Volkswagen Beetle, with production ending for the iconic nameplate this year. However, the Beetle is going out on strong note, for it boasts excellent driving dynamics, advanced safety features, a refined cabin, and generous warranty coverage, as well as design cues that harken back to Beetle models of yesteryear. Check out this 2019 Volkswagen Beetle vs 2019 MINI Cooper comparison to see how the Beetle stacks up against the competition.
With its state-of-the-art safety technologies, the Beetle has the advantage for safety. This includes a Blind Spot Warning System, an Automatic Post-Collision Braking System, and the Intelligent Crash Response System, which unlocks the doors, turns on the hazard lights, and shuts off the fuel pump if the vehicle gets into a collision. The MINI Cooper doesn’t offer any of these features.
4-years/50,000-miles Basic and Powertrain Warranties
2019 VW Beetle vs 2019 MINI Cooper: Which car is better?
Another major advantage of the Beetle is warranty coverage. It’s backed by a 6-years/72,000-miles Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty. The MINI Cooper has a 4-years/50,000-miles basic warranty and a 4-years/50,000-miles powertrain warranty.
On the performance front, the Beetle easily outmuscles the MINI Cooper. Its 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine churns out 174 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque, while the 1.5-liter turbocharged 3-cylinder engine in the MINI Cooper manages only 134 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque.
The Beetle is the more spacious vehicle. It has a total passenger volume of 85.1 cu-ft and a trunk capacity of 15.4 cu-ft. The MINI Cooper has a total passenger volume of 80 cu-ft and a trunk capacity of 8.7 cu-ft.
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