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2016 Volkswagen Beetle vs 2016 MINI Cooper

The Volkswagen Beetle remains to this day one of the most iconic and easily recognized vehicles on the road. And while the 2016 Beetle features the updates and changed features that have come over time, the rounded shape and charming features still remain. Today we're comparing the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle and 2016 MINI Cooper to give you a change to see which vehicle is the right fit for you. The hardtop MINI Cooper and the Beetle each offer their own features and design, but the Beetle comes out ahead. Read on to see why!

If you are interested in taking the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle for a test drive, contact our sales team at Morong Volkswagen in Brunswick. We would love to tell you more about what the Beetle has to offer, and how to drive one home without breaking the bank. 

2016 Volkswagen Beetle VS 2016 MINI Cooper
1.8-Liter I-4 Engine 1.5-Liter I-3
170/184 Horsepower/Torque 134/162
6-Speed Auto Transmission 6-Speed Manual
5 Star Frontal Crash Test Ratings 4 Star

Beetle has More Horsepower, More Torque

The exterior features on the Beetle make it easy to see why it is such an iconic vehicle. The round top, round headlights, and generally unique body shape harkens back to the original, but with a modern twist of added aerodynamics and more sleek design. The MINI's more standard appearance is boxy, but is also an affordable and compact option for drivers who don't need a ton of space. Under Beetle's hood, you'll find a 1.8-liter I-4 engine that puts down 170 horsepower. When you compare that to the 1.5-liter with only 134 horsepower that comes with the MINI Cooper, it's easy to see why drivers prefer the 2016 Beetle.

Looking at the interiors, both vehicles stand out in their own way. Despite having a rounded exterior, the interior of the 2016 Beetle is modern and refined, with a focus on intelligent design and functionality. Inside the MINI, on the other hand, the features are rounded and quirky. The less traditional design makes the MINI Cooper stand out, but can take away from the ease of use that the Beetle has to offer. Both vehicles have great features, but the Beetle comes out ahead in more ways than one.

2016 Volkswagen Beetle Red paint Option
2016 Volkswagen Beetle headlight replacement
2016 Volkswagen Beetle two toned interior colors
2016 Volkswagen Beetle flat bottom steering wheel