Are you looking for a new ride for your trips on the streets of Queens, the Bronx, and Manhattan, New York? If so, subcompact crossovers at MINI of Manhattan are a great option. They’re especially popular in the city, thanks to their surprisingly spacious interiors and enhanced drivability that are perfect for navigating tight city streets.

There are plenty of options available, so finding the right vehicle for your driving needs can be an adventure. The MINI Cooper Hardtop 4 Door is a great option if you’re looking for quality, but the FIAT 500X 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 Hardtop 4 Door vs. FIAT 500X comparison.

MINI Cooper Hardtop 4 Door vs FIAT 500X: Performance

You need to make sure you have enough power under the hood of your next ride. The standard FIAT 500X sports a 1.3-liter MultiAir® Turbo 4-cylinder that provides impressive power and acceleration. On the other hand, the MINI Cooper Hardtop 4 Door comes standard with a 1.5-liter TwinPower Turbo 3-cylinder engine that’ll enable you to go from 0 to 60 MPH in 7.9 seconds.

If you want to push your performance even more, you’re out of luck if you opt for the FIAT 500X. The turbocharged 4-cylinder is the only engine option you have. Conversely, with the MINI Cooper Hardtop 4 Door, you can outfit your ride with the available 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder that produces an astounding 192 horsepower and 206 lb-ft of torque.

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MINI Cooper Hardtop 4 Door vs FIAT 500X: Styling

Now that you know you’ll have impressive performances under the hood of both the MINI Cooper Hardtop 4 Door and FIAT 500X, you’ll need to learn a bit about the style that matches it. In this category, the MINI Cooper Hardtop 4 Door is the clear winner.

The MINI Cooper Hardtop 4 Door comes with a number of premium design features. For example, the standard LED headlights with cornering lights embolden the stance of the compact vehicle while also improving nighttime visibility. Pair these with the available Pearly Aqua, Jet Black, and Soul Blue Multitone Roof and you’ll have a vehicle that makes a strong statement on the streets.

The FIAT 500X offers available LED Headlamps, but you’ll have to add them. Plus, you won’t get the exclusive Multitone Roof offered on the MINI Cooper Hardtop 4 Door.

As compacts, these two vehicles also come with quite a few stylistic elements that’ll make them great companions for downtown driving. Furthermore, the smaller designs should make it easier to maneuver in and out of tight parking spots and change lanes.

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MINI Cooper Hardtop 4 Door vs FIAT 500X: Interior

Inside both vehicles, you’ll find a generous amount of interior space. When you’re behind the wheel of the FIAT 500X, you can enjoy 39.1 inches of headroom and 41.4 inches of legroom. The MINI Cooper Hardtop 4 Door pushes it a bit further, offering 39.9 inches of headroom and 41.4 inches of legroom. So, you’ll have a bit more head space in the front seats of MINI Cooper Hardtop 4 Door.

If you’re interested in carrying cargo, the MINI Cooper Hardtop 4 Door is the clear choice. It comes with more space for carrying bags, luggage, and other items. The MINI Cooper Hardtop 4 Door offers 40.7 cubic feet of cargo space, while the FIAT 500X offers 39.8 cubic feet.

This difference may appear slight, but it could mean the difference in your ability to store a few extra items. Maybe it’s an additional shopping bag from your trip to the outlets or even another suitcase for your weekend trip into the city. Whatever the case may be, you’ll surely want the extra volume offered by the MINI Cooper Hardtop 4 Door.

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MINI Hardtop 4 Door vs FIAT 500X: Technology

You’ll find plenty of advanced technology in these vehicles, but the MINI Cooper Hardtop 4 Door tends to be more advanced than the FIAT 500X. Both feature state-of-the-art infotainment systems, but the MINI Cooper Hardtop 4 Door features a larger touchscreen interface as well as an expertly designed circular dashboard layout.

Additionally, the screen in the MINI Cooper Hardtop 4 Door is 8.8 inches compared to only a 7-inch display in the FIAT. The larger screen will make it easier to see and interact with your multimedia functionalities, volume settings, and more.

As if that wasn’t enough, the MINI Cooper Hardtop 4 Door can make you feel like you’re driving a car from the future, thanks to the standard Dynamic Digital Instrument Cluster. This feature replaces your traditional instrument cluster with a high-resolution digital display. It will present you with key information, such as speed, driving modes, turn-by-turn navigation, communications, and more!

The FIAT does not come standard with this type of display. Unfortunately, it’s not even offered as an available option. So, you’ll have to stress your eyes reading the traditional gauges and take your eyes off the road to view navigation information.

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MINI Cooper Hardtop 4 Door vs FIAT 500X: Advanced Safety Technology

As you partake in the hustle and bustle of the streets, you’ll want peace of mind that your vehicle is equipped with the necessary technology to keep you safe behind the wheel. The MINI Cooper Hardtop 4 Door will do so; however, the FIAT 500X…not so much.

The MINI Cooper Hardtop 4 Door comes stocked with an Active Driving Assistant that’ll help simplify your driving experience, making your ride safer and easier. This assistant is also configured with standard Forward Collision Warning as well as available City Collision Mitigation.

These systems will monitor the environment around your vehicle, detecting possible obstructions and can help you avoid collisions accordingly. Some similar features are available in the FIAT 500X, but they don’t come standard.

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MINI Cooper Hardtop 4 Door vs FIAT 500X: Verdict

While our MINI Cooper Hardtop 4 Door vs. FIAT 500X comparison was close, the MINI Cooper Hardtop 4 Door offers more than the FIAT 500X. If you’re looking to try out one for yourself in Manhattan, the Bronx, or Queens, NY, head to MINI of Manhattan. Our friendly sales team is always happy to show off this incredible subcompact crossover for you.

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