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MINI Cooper vs. FIAT: Which is Better?

2021 MINI Countryman

Looking for a fun-to-drive vehicle that stands out from the crowd in Providence, RI? If so, you’ve probably been eyeing models from MINI and FIAT. Both brands make smart, reliable vehicles that look like nothing else on the road — but that can be a real dilemma for Cranston, RI car-buyers! So, which is better: MINI Cooper vs. FIAT? Find out in the comparison below from MINI of Warwick!

MINI Cooper vs. FIAT: Price & Model Lineups

Whether you go with a model from MINI or FIAT, you’ll pay a competitive price for a wide range of advanced features. Compare MINI vs. FIAT pricing here:

MINI Lineup & Prices

FIAT Lineup & Prices

  • FIAT 500X – $24,840 MSRP
  • FIAT 500L – $22,500 MSRP
  • FIAT 124 Spider – $25,390 MSRP

The small vehicles from both automakers naturally earn great gas mileage, but what are your options if you’re looking for something greener? MINI offers an all-electric version of the MINI Cooper, but the electric FIAT 500e isn’t currently available for U.S. buyers.

MINI Cooper vs. FIAT: Engine Specs

Whether you’re crisscrossing Providence, RI or commuting to Providence, RI, MINI and FIAT vehicles were designed to help you find the fun in every drive. As you compare the FIAT 500 vs. MINI Cooper or other models, take a look at the base engine specs for both lineups, below:

MINI Engines

  • MINI Cooper Hardtop 2-Door – 134-hp TwinPower Turbo 1.5L inline 3-cylinder
  • MINI Cooper Hardtop 4-Door –134-hp TwinPower Turbo 1.5L inline 3-cylinder
  • MINI Cooper Countryman – 134-hp TwinPower Turbo 1.5L inline 3-cylinder
  • MINI Cooper Clubman – 189-hp TwinPower Turbo, 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder
  • MINI Cooper Convertible – 134-hp TwinPower Turbo 1.5L inline 3-cylinder

FIAT Engines

  • FIAT 500X – 177-hp 1.3L turbocharged four-cylinder
  • FIAT 124 Spider – 160-hp 1.4L MultiAir® Turbo I-4
  • FIAT 500L – 160-hp 1.4L MultiAir® Turbo I-4
  • FIAT 500e (EV) – 111-hp 83 kW electric motor

FIAT 500 vs. MINI Cooper

Many Newport, RI car-buyers are choosing between two popular models, the FIAT 500 vs. MINI Cooper. Let’s compare the MINI Cooper Hardtop 2-Door and FIAT 500 head-to-head to see how they stack up:

FIAT 500 vs. MINI Cooper: Performance

  • MINI Cooper Hardtop 2-Door – Sporting a Twin Turbo 1.5L engine and a standard six-speed transmission, this MINI is a blast to drive. Even so, the MINI Cooper gets excellent fuel economy estimates of 28 mpg city and 38 mpg highway.
  • FIAT 500 – Equipped with a 1.4L engine and standard six-speed transmission, the FIAT 500 is able to match the MINI for city mpg. However, it trails behind on the highway, where it earns fuel economy estimates of 33 mpg.

FIAT 500 vs. MINI Cooper: Interior Volume

  • MINI Cooper Hardtop 2-Door – There’s more room inside the MINI Cooper Hardtop 2-Door, which offers 40.3 inches of headroom, 41.4 inches of legroom, and 50.6 inches of shoulder room.
  • FIAT 500 – Space is tighter inside the FIAT 500, which gives occupants 38.9 inches of headroom, 40.7 inches of legroom, and 49.4 inches of shoulder room.

Test Drive a New MINI for Sale in Warwick!

Whether you’re comparing the FIAT 500 vs. MINI Cooper or any other models from these automakers, we’re happy to provide the specs you need. Contact us to schedule a test drive with your favorite new MINI in our inventory, learn about the MINI Cooper Hardtop 4-Door configurations, or apply for financing online to get started right away!

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