MINI Cooper S vs Volkswagen Golf GTI

Are you looking to get behind the wheel of your dream car? The 2018 MINI Cooper S and the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI are both great options in today’s market. Both offer unique styles and designs, high-performance engines, and incredible technology features. For these reasons and many more, you might find yourself weighing your options between these two cars.

 To help you make the best choice for you, our team at your local MINI dealer near Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens has put together this short vehicle review. Check it out and then schedule a test drive at MINI of Manhattan.

MINI Cooper S vs Volkswagen Golf GTI: Power and Performance

In terms of power and capability, the MINI Cooper and the Volkswagen are quite competitive. The 2018 MINI Cooper S Hardtop 2 Door is powered by a 1.5L three-cylinder turbo I-3 engine that produces 134 horsepower. But the vehicle offers several more powerful options, including the John Cooper Works Hardtop with a 2.0L 4-cylinder turbo I-4 engine that produces 228 horsepower.

However, the Golf GTI offers only one engine option: a 2.0L turbo four-cylinder engine that produces 220 horsepower, which is just shy of the 228 produced by its competitor.

Infotainment Technology Comparison

Both Volkswagen and MINI are known for their advanced technology, but when it comes down to it, buying a vehicle means choosing between the two. The 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI offers a touchscreen sound system with AM/FM and HD Radio™, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, and eight speakers. However, the 2018 MINI Cooper S offers the MINI Connected system, which is state-of-the-art infotainment technology.

 Offering a high-resolution 6.5- or 8.8-inch display, the MINI Cooper’s system features app integration for your favorite music applications, including Pandora® and Spotify®, as well as a real-time trip planner with real-time traffic, gas mileage, calendar appointments, and weather. The system is controlled by a touch controller with handwriting recognition that’s found in only the most advanced luxury vehicles on the market today.

Schedule a Test Drive of the 2018 MINI Cooper Today!

While the 2018 MINI Cooper and the GTI are both popular among today’s buyers, we think shoppers will like the available power and high-tech infotainment of the MINI Cooper S.

The 2018 MINI Cooper is now available at your local MINI dealer near Queens, Manhattan, and Bronx. We offer a huge inventory of new, used, and certified pre-owned MINI vehicles including the entire MINI lineup. We’re centrally located at 793 11th Avenue in New York, NY.

Our knowledgeable and helpful team of sales professionals will be happy to help you find the car of your dreams in our showroom. They can answer all your questions and know just the ones to ask you to make matching you with your ideal car easier.

Schedule a test drive at MINI of Manhattan for hands-on experience behind the wheel. Make your appointment in advance, and we’ll have a MINI Cooper S ready to drive when you arrive!

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