Are you looking for a stylish and fun-to-drive compact convertible? The 2018 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible is a wonderful choice. Still going strong after all of these years, the VW Beetle Convertible possesses a sophisticated turbocharged engine, excellent handling, advanced multimedia and safety features, and a soft top that rapidly opens and closes at the touch of a button. See how the Beetle Convertible favorably measures up against the compact convertible competition in this 2018 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible vs 2018 MINI Cooper Convertible comparison.
The Beetle Convertible delivers excellent performance. Its 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged TSI engine doles out 174 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. In comparison, the base 1.5-liter 3-cylinder engine in the MINI Cooper Convertible only manages 134 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque. Also, with its precise steering and greater front-to-rear weight distribution, the Beetle Convertible provides better handling.
|2018 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible||VS||2018 MINI Cooper Convertible|
|174-hp/184 lb-ft||Base Engine Horsepower/Torque||134-hp/162 lb-ft|
|81.4 cu-ft||Passenger Volume||76.3 cu-ft|
|Standard||Automatic Post-Collision Braking System||No|
|6-years/72,000-miles bumper-to-bumper||Warranty Coverage||4-years/50,000-miles basic; 5-years/50,000-miles powertrain|
Volkswagen infused the Beetle Convertible with a high-level of safety. It comes standard with the segment-exclusive Automatic Post-Collision Braking System, along with the Intelligent Crash Response System. Additional safety features include Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert and ParkPilot for assistance with parking. And for additional peace of mind, the Beetle Convertible has the backing of a 6-years/72,000-miles bumper-to-bumper warranty. In comparison, the MINI Cooper Convertible has a 4-years/50,000-miles basic and 5-years/50,000-miles powertrain warranty.
The Beetle Convertible offers more interior space. It has a total passenger volume of 81.4 cu-ft, compared to 76.3 cu-ft for the MINI Cooper Convertible. The rear seat passengers have more room to stretch out in the Beetle Convertible, with 31.4 inches of rear legroom, compared to 30.9 inches for the MINI Cooper Convertible.
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