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  • Mon - Fri9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Sat9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Sun10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    (Call 760-745-3000, Option 2 to set an appointment)
Service Hours:
  • Mon - Fri7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    (Call 760-745-3000, Option 1 to set an appointment)
  • Sat - SunClosed
Parts Hours:
  • Mon - Fri7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat - SunClosed
Collision Center Hours:
  • Mon - Fri8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat - SunClosed
MINI Cooper

MINI Cooper



MINI Cooper vs. Fiat: Which is Better?

When it comes to sporty and unique cars that command attention on the road from San Marcos to San Diego, the MINI and Fiat lineups are two of the top automotive brands. While both car manufacturers are renowned for their exciting and downright fun vehicles, we’ve got to hand it to the MINI lineup for simply offering more for your drive. Stay tuned for a detailed breakdown of MINI Cooper vs. Fiat from the knowledgeable team at MINI of Escondido.

MINI Cooper




28/36 mpg

Fuel Economy (city/highway) MPG

28/33 mpg
7.5 seconds

0-60 MPH

8.1 seconds

Teen Driver Technology

34 cubic feet

Cargo Volume

9.5 cubic feet of dedicated space

MINI Cooper vs. Fiat: The Lineup

Both MINI Cooper and Fiat are known for their sporty lineup of small cars, with the flagship model for MINI being the namesake MINI Cooper and the Fiat offering the Fiat 500. Most of the lineup of these two cars are variants on their compact models, but where MINI shines above Fiat is the sheer diversity of the MINI line. MINI offers seven major models in its line, compared to the five that you get from Fiat. MINI offers the 2- and 4-door MINI Cooper as well as the Countryman, the Clubman, the sporty MINI Convertible, the stylish John Cooper Works, as well as the environmentally friendly MINI Electric which comes in several thousand dollars cheaper than the comparable Fiat 500E.

MINI Cooper vs. Fiat 500: Fast Facts

Squaring off the Fiat 500 vs. the MINI Cooper, the flagship models from these two manufacturers, you’ll find that the MINI Cooper is an altogether better drive. That’s not all you get, though. There are several excellent features that come equipped with the 2-door MINI Cooper hardtop that surpass what you get in the equivalent Fiat 500. 

Here’s a shortlist of some of the great things you get with the MINI Cooper:

  • Rear camera
  • Four-wheel independent suspension
  • Parking sensors

MINI of Escondido: Your Chosen MINI Destination For San Diego

Are you ready to drive home in your new MINI? Or are you still looking? Either way, MINI of Escondido is your San Marcos and Carlsbad source for MINI cars and everything you need to enhance your drives around the Temecula area. Our goal is to have you taken care of from the moment you consider your next car to the moment you drive it off the lot. If it’s time for you to find out more or you’re ready to get the process started, contact us.

MINI of Escondido 33.1165134, -117.1079991.