MINI Hardtop 2 Door
 FIAT 500

What Does the 2019 MINI Cooper Hardtop Have Over the 2019 FIAT 500?

The perfect middle ground between a hulking SUV and a limited-size sedan, small hatchbacks from brands like FIAT and MINI provide a great option for Pleasanton drivers who want something agile and athletic that can still squeeze into that last tiny parking spot at the farmer's market. Both of these brands craft fun, spirited small hatchbacks that are perfect for the city lifestyle.

The classic FIAT 500 competes with the fashionable and functional MINI Hardtop 2-door model-- both lines offer a convertible option and four-door options, and these two coupe-like crossovers are some of the most popular small SUVs in California. Not sure whether FIAT or MINI will be the right choice for you? Compare the two here:

2019 MINI Cooper Hardtop 2 Door vs. 2019 FIAT 500

  • Starting right off the bat on style: it's almost impossible to compare the diminutive and drab design of the FIAT 500 to the iconic and legendary British look of a MINI
  • The 2019 FIAT 500 is a lot less expensive at starting price than the 2019 MINI Cooper--but you'll get more with MINI
  • Standard horsepower for both FIAT 500 and MINI Cooper turbo engines is nearly identical
  • Max horsepower for the 2019 FIAT 500 tops out at a measly 160 HP
  • Max horsepower for the 2019 MINI Cooper Hardtop 2-Door goes up to a whopping 228 HP in the stunning John Cooper Works trim

  • The MINI Cooper 2-door handles like a sports car for a non-stop thrilling drive anywhere; the FIAT 500 just can't compare with that kind of ride quality
  • The 2019 MINI Cooper gives you up to 40.7 cubic feet of total available cargo space behind the driver's seat
  • The FIAT 500 offers about 27 cubic feet of total storage room behind the first row--30.1 cubic feet at maximum
  • The list of standard features offered by MINI in its 2-door hardtop is far superior (and longer) to FIAT's standard features in its 500 model
  • Every new 2019 MINI comes with complimentary coverage for recommended scheduled maintenance for up to 3 years or 36,000 miles--if you buy or lease a FIAT, you're on your own
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