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2020 Volkswagen Golf

2020 MINI Cooper vs. 2020 Volkswagen Golf

Those seeking out a highly maneuverable and agile subcompact car for their San Francisco adventures often find themselves comparing the VW Golf vs. MINI Cooper. Comparable pricing and gas mileage may suggest these two are equals, but a closer look reveals the 2020 MINI Cooper 4-Door is more versatile, better-equipped, and better designed for customization, thanks to:

  • More trim levels
  • More interior and exterior upgrades
  • Dynamic design specs
  • More advanced standard transmission

It’s hard to compare personality, even in the new MINI Cooper vs. Volkswagen Golf matchup, but a discussion of interior and exterior options also reveals the MINI Cooper 4-Door as the clear frontrunner. Compare below the MINI Cooper vs. VW Golf to find your next upgrade.

VW Golf vs. MINI Cooper 4-Door: Fuel Economy and Performance

In some regards, exploring the 2020 MINI Cooper vs. Volkswagen Golf head-to-head shows that they are evenly matched:

  • EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy: 28 city/36 Highway MPG in both MINI Cooper and VW Golf
  • Driver Assist Technology: Both the VW Golf and MINI Cooper come with a standard suite of performance-related driver-assist features such as Automatic Emergency Braking

However, the 2020 MINI Cooper 4-Door offers the following performance features not found on the Volkswagen Golf:

  • Additional Driver Assist enhancements such as the innovative Adaptive Cruise Control
  • The intuitive Dual-Clutch Automatic Manual Transmission, a significant upgrade over the standard 6-speed transmission the Golf offers
  • A wealth of available upgrades and packages including an 8.8-inch display, sleek 17-inch alloy wheels, and LED headlights and taillights

VW Golf vs. MINI Cooper 4-Door: Interior Design

Thanks to the increased trim levels and range, again the 2020 MINI Cooper vs. Volkswagen Golf comparison of the interior options shows the MINI Cooper as the superior choice for Oakland drivers. While both offer versions of Leatherette seating – SensaTec in the MINI Cooper 4-Door and V-Tex in the Golf – only the MINI Cooper offers a premium leather upgrade. See below for the features you can access in the MINI Cooper that are wholly unavailable in the Golf:

  • Standard premium leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Heads-up display with Navigation
  • Heated Seats
  • Dual-Zone climate control

The MINI Cooper vs. VW Golf comparison consistently shows the MINI Cooper as more prepared for customization. Find more ways to best equip your MINI Cooper 4-Door with your local parts center!

Find Your Next Upgrade With East Bay MINI

Interested in learning more about your next sleek car beyond a MINI Cooper vs. VW Golf comparison? Get in touch with the East Bay MINI specialists to get all the details about our range. Or, take a look at more of our lineup with our MINI model research guide! When you’re ready to make a serious upgrade to your Livermore driving experience, our MINI Cooper inventory awaits you in Pleasanton!

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