If you’re looking for a chic, fuel-efficient SUV with excellent engine performance and features that keep you connected, you will want to compare both the 2019 MINI Cooper and 2019 MINI Cooper S. It’s not surprising because both of these much-talked-about vehicles receive rave reviews from consumers and industry experts alike. Since only one of these MINI Cooper SUVs can end up in your garage, MINI of Escondido is comparing the MINI Cooper vs. MINI Cooper S to see which vehicle will better enhance your daily drives around San Marcos and San Diego.
Legroom (Front/Second Row)
The 2019 MINI Cooper has a more affordable starting price of $21,900 MSRP, whereas the 2019 MINI Cooper S starts at $25,900 MSRP. Both are two-door SUVs that can comfortably seat up to four adults and feature an 11.6-gallon fuel tank capacity.
The entry-level 2019 MINI Cooper comes equipped with a TwinPower Turbo, 1.5-liter, inline three-cylinder direct-injection engine with double VANOS that produces 134 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired with a six-speed manual transmission, with the option of a six-speed automatic transmission, to offer San Diego drivers an EPA-estimated 32 MPG combined city/highway fuel economy with the manual transmission and 30 MPG combined with the automatic.
The 2019 MINI Cooper S base configuration comes standard with a TwinPower Turbo, 2.0-liter, inline four-cylinder direct-injection engine with double VANOS that can produce 189 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired with the standard six-speed manual transmission, with the option of a six-speed automatic transmission. The manual transmission gets an EPA-estimated 26 MPG combined city/highway fuel economy, and the automatic gets an EPA-estimated 28 MPG combined.
The interior dimensions and cargo volume are exactly the same for both vehicles. Here is a rundown on how much room is available in both of these MINI SUVs:
Legroom (Front/Second Row): 41.4/30.8 inches
Shoulder (Front/Rear): 50.6/47.8 inches
Headroom (Front/Second Row): 40.3/36.9 inches
Trunk Volume: 8.7 cubic feet
Cargo Volume: 34 cubic feet
Both MINI SUVs offer a lot of similar features, but there’s a slight difference between the engine performance and fuel economy. Both are excellent choices that are sure to enhance your daily drives around San Diego, but it will ultimately come down to what matters most to you. When you visit our Escondido showroom, we will help narrow your search based on driving needs and budget to get you behind the wheel of the MINI Cooper that fits you best. Give us a call today if you have any additional questions or to schedule a test drive.