2017 Volkswagen Beetle vs 2017 MINI Cooper

Two iconic cars go head to head every year in a market designed for drivers in search of a break from the norm. The 2017 Volkswagen Beetle and the 2017 MINI Cooper are two cars designed with style and fun in mind, perhaps more than power and performance, although both certainly deliver on both fronts. However, only one choice gives drivers everything - performance, technology, style, features and customization options.

The 2017 Volkswagen Beetle is a modern vehicle with the spirit of an old soul. The Beetle has been the legend of the Volkswagen brand for decades, while the MINI has certainly developed its own style and followers. Stylish, easy to drive, fun and charming, both the Beetle and the MINI are made for those in search of something different. But with a 1.8-liter, 4-cylinder turbo performance engine that offers 170 horsepower and 184 feet of torque compared to the 134 horsepower, 1.5-liter engine in the MINI, the 2017 Beetle offers the same stylish features with more internal power.

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2017 Volkswagen Beetle versus 2017 MINI Cooper
$19,995 MSRP $20,950
170 Horsepower 134
184 Torque (lb-ft) 162
29.9 Cargo Volume (ft³) 8.7

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The 2017 Beetle is designed with style in mind surely, but that design also offers a spacious interior with a solid amount of cargo room. With 39.4 inches of front head room, 31.4 inches of rear leg room and nearly 30 cubic feet of cargo space, the Beetle offers plenty of space for drivers and passengers in addition to plenty of area for luggage and toys.

The 2017 Beetle offers the latest in Volkswagen technology, like Volkswagen’s Car-Net App-Connect, which allows drivers to simply plug in their smartphone and see their favorite apps appear on the Beetle’s dash. The 2017 Beetle also offers hands-free Bluetooth technology with SiriusXM satellite radio and a Fender Premium audio system. In contrast, the 2017 MINI offers the brand’s Mini Connected, a similar technology to VW’s App-Connect.

In terms of safety features, the 2017 Beetle offers a rearview camera system, blind spot monitor and keyless entry with push button start in addition to Volkswagen’s Car-Net security and service. The 2017 MINI offers the usual advanced safety features like adaptive cruise control and an advanced brake system in addition to eight dual-stage airbags.

The 2017 Volkswagen Beetle and the 2017 MINI Cooper have been rivals for years because of their stylish, unique exterior designs and technological capabilities. However, the 2017 Beetle offers many of the same amenities of the 2017 MINI, but adds more power in its 1.8-liter, 4-cylinder engine, and does so at a more affordable price.

To get behind the wheel of one of these redesigned iconic Volkswagens, stop in to York Volkswagen for a test drive. Or, for more information on any one of the Volkswagen models new for 2017, contact us today.

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