2019 MINI Cooper Hardtop vs Fiat 500
Are you looking for a new ride for your trips on the streets of Queens, Bronx, and Manhattan? If so, subcompact crossovers are a great option. They’re especially popular in the city, thanks to their surprisingly spacious interiors and their enhanced drivability that’s perfect for navigating those tight city streets.
There are plenty of options available, so finding the right vehicle for your driving needs can be an adventure in its own right. The 2019 MINI Cooper Hardtop is a great option if you’re looking for quality, but the new FIAT 500 has a great deal to offer as well. Learn which of these subcompact crossovers will best match your wants and needs in our comprehensive MINI Cooper vs. FIAT 500 comparison.
MINI Cooper vs FIAT 500: Performance
You need to make sure you have enough power under the hood with your next ride, and neither of these vehicles disappoint. The standard FIAT 500 sports a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that offers 135 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque. On the other hand, the MINI Cooper Hardtop has a 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder. Despite having a physically smaller engine, however, the MINI Cooper can boast 134 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque.
If you want to push your engine power even more, you’re out of luck if you opt for the FIAT 500. The turbocharged four-cylinder is the only engine option you have. With the MINI Cooper, you can outfit your ride with the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that offers an astounding 228 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque.
MINI Cooper vs FIAT 500: Interior
Inside each of these vehicles, you’ll find a generous amount of interior space. When you’re behind the wheel of the FIAT 500, you can enjoy 38.9 inches of headroom and 40.7 inches of legroom. The MINI Cooper pushes it a bit further, offering 40.3 inches of headroom and 41.4 inches of legroom.
If you’re more interested in carrying cargo, the MINI Cooper Hardtop is the clear choice. Even with the rear seats up, you can carry up to 13.1 cubic feet of cargo. The FIAT 500 maxes out at 9.5 cubic feet behind the rear seat. Fold the backrow down, and you’ll experience similar results, with the MINI Cooper offering 40.7 cubic feet of space and the FIAT 500 offering 30.1 cubic feet of space.
MINI Cooper vs FIAT 500: Technology
You’ll find plenty of advanced technology in either of these vehicles, but the MINI Cooper tends to be more advanced than the FIAT 500. Both feature state-of-the-art infotainment systems, but the MINI Cooper Hardtop features a larger touchscreen interface, along with an expertly designed circular dashboard layout. The MINI Cooper also comes with Apple CarPlay™, which makes it easier than ever to connect your smartphone to your car.
And, as if that weren’t enough, the MINI Cooper can truly make you feel like you’re driving a car from the future, thanks to the heads-up display. This retractable display extends upwards from the area behind your steering wheel, putting important information right in your line of sight without obstructing your view. The FIAT 500 has no similar feature.
Learn more about the superior model with this 2019 MINI Cooper Hardtop Review!
MINI Cooper vs FIAT 500 Verdict
While our MINI Cooper vs. FIAT 500 comparison was close, the 2019 MINI Cooper Hardtop simply had more to offer. If you’re looking to try out one for yourself in the Manhattan, Bronx, and Queens areas, head over to MINI of Manhattan. Our friendly sales team is always happy to show off this incredible subcompact crossover for you. Schedule your test drive today!