2019 VW Beetle vs MINI Cooper

The 2019 Volkswagen Beetle and the 2019 MINI Cooper are two of the most iconic and popular vehicles around Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and Venice. Both are stylish, powerful, and industry-renowned cars. However, which one is better for you?

To help you find out, here’s the Port Charlotte Volkswagen comparison of the 2019 VW Beetle vs. MINI Cooper!

Compact Cars, Big Performance

Don’t let the size of the new VW Beetle and MINI Cooper fool you. These compact cars are more than capable of producing strong performances. One area in which this is most evident is their exterior measurements. The VW Beetle is 168.4 inches long, 71.2 inches wide, and 58.5 inches tall. The exterior numbers in the MINI Cooper come to 151.1 inches for the length, 68 inches for width, and 55.7 inches for the height.

These dimensions reveal the 2019 Volkswagen Beetle to be the larger car. This is significant because its size boosts its performance by giving it increased stability when cornering.

Interior Space

While the 2019 VW Beetle and MINI Cooper look small on the outside, both vehicles actually come with spacious interiors that are comfortable and big enough to fit the whole family. Within the VW Beetle, you’ll find 85.1 cubic feet of passenger volume as well as 41.3 inches of legroom in the front seats and 31.4 inches of legroom in the back seats.

The VW Beetle also offers great cargo space. In the trunk, you’ll have 15.4 cubic feet of space to store all the stuff you need.

The interior of the MINI Cooper is similar to that of the VW Beetle. It offers comparable passenger space and legroom to ensure comfort for all on board. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said about its cargo space. The MINI Cooper only has up to 8.7 cubic feet of trunk space to fit everything you need.

Features and Technologies

The Volkswagen Beetle and MINI Cooper are both home to a number of advanced industry technologies. For example, each iconic compact car comes with an infotainment system to help you better enjoy the road ahead. However, the Volkswagen Beetle is the only car that offers Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, and MirrorLink®. These integrate smartphone technologies with the infotainment system, so that you can easily make calls and use your favorite apps.

On top of all that, the Volkswagen Beetle comes with a connected car services system. This provides access to remote services, emergency assistance, and performance-monitoring features, all for added peace of mind and convenience during your travels. Unfortunately, the MINI Cooper doesn’t offer an advanced connected car services system.

Which Compact Car Is Best?

The MINI Cooper may be up there with the VW Beetle, but it won’t provide the same great driving experience or technology and safety features that Volkswagen does. With that said, the 2019 Volkswagen Beetle is the clear choice for drivers around Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and Venice.

The 2019 Volkswagen Beetle is available at Port Charlotte Volkswagen. To learn more about all the features and performance options available, contact our showroom and schedule your test drive today!

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