2019 MINI Cooper vs 2018 Volkswagen Beetle

Let’s start by comparing performance in the MINI Cooper vs. Volkswagen Beetle. The latest MINI Cooper offers the same engine lineup as before: a base 134-horsepower 3-cylinder, or a Cooper S model that is powered by a 189 horsepower turbocharged 4-cylinder, both driven by either a six speed manual or automatic transmission.

The VW Beetle, on the other hand, gives you only one engine option-a turbo 2.0 cylinder-4. Alas, this engine doesn’t put out as much power as the Cooper’s turbo four.

Updated Design

There are a number of new design flourishes for the 2019 MINI Cooper. These include a brand-new version of the MINI logo as well as a new look for the LED headlights. You’ll also get new LED tail lights which feature a British-flag design. Another Union flag motif will accent the backlit dashboard.

You’re also getting three new colors and wheel designs, a new upholstery option in genuine brown leather and even puddle lamps that project the MINI logo onto the ground. There’ll be no question about the vehicle you’re driving!

What about the Volkswagen Beetle? They’ve shuffled around some trim levels, but to look at it you can’t tell the difference between this one and many other model years. It looks exactly the same as it has for years.

New Features

Once again, the 2018 Volkswagen Beetle doesn’t really hit the showrooms with much in the way of new features. Some of the existing features have been shifted around to various trim levels, but it’s nothing more than a minor reorganization of features.

The new MINI Cooper comes to showrooms with an upgraded 8.8-inch touchscreen for the navigation system, as well as full Apple CarPlay™ smartphone integration. You’ll also be always connected with connected-drive and emergency call functions, and a toggle switch for drive mode selection

Want to learn even more about the 2019 MINI Cooper lineup? Check out the first of many reviews with the 2019 MINI Cooper Hardtop review.

Drive the New MINI Cooper at MINI of Manhattan

The winner in a battle of the MINI Cooper vs. Volkswagen Beetle is the MINI. If you’re in the Manhattan, Queens, or Bronx areas of New York, you can see a new MINI Cooper for yourself. Stop into MINI of Manhattan and take a test drive today!