FIAT 500
MINI Cooper
Torque150 ft-lbs162 ft-lbs
Turning Diameter30.635.6
EngineIntercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3
Fuel Tank Capacity10.5 gallons11.6 gallons
Length/Width/Height139.6/64.1/59.8 inches151.1/68/55.7 inches

Ready to pack personality into every drive? The experts at Payne FIAT of the Rio Grande Valley have created a side by side comparison to help you decide between the FIAT 500 and the MINI Cooper. We want to make it easy for drivers in Weslaco, Mission, McAllen, and Harlingen, Texas to find a vehicle that reflects their bold personality. Both the FIAT 500 and MINI Cooper have been known to make a statement on every drive, but the FIAT 500 offers plenty of advantages that the MINI Cooper isn't able to. Whether you're commuting along I-2 or headed down for a trip to the Gulf, you deserve to drive something that can express yourself. Learn about these two vehicles, then get in touch with our Weslaco, TX FIAT dealership to schedule a test drive with the iconic Italian-engineered FIAT 500!

If you love the feeling of manual driving, you're in luck: The FIAT 500 comes standard in manual, while the MINI Cooper only has a manual mode option, making it more difficult to fully control your driving experience. However, if you'd prefer automatic, the FIAT 500 has an optional automatic transmission for those that want it, and at a better price point than the starting MSRP for the MINI Cooper. The most noticeable difference between the two cars is the price. The new FIAT 500 starts out at $16,495, making it easy to drive around in a modern Italian subcompact car. The MINI Cooper, on the other hand, starts out over $6,000 more, making it a more expensive option, especially if you want to enhance your vehicle with different trim levels. It's easier to upgrade your trim levels on the FIAT 500, due to the approachable base price that encourages drivers to personalize and upgrade their model.

With a stark price change, is the MINI Cooper worth it? Both models are very similar in terms of size, engine, and performance. Sure, you can get more length and width, but does that justify the large price discrepancy? They both are relatively the same in terms of fuel efficiency and fuel tank capacity. The FIAT 500 actually has slightly more horsepower, but both vehicles are very comparable when it comes to torque and horsepower. In fact, the standard FIAT 500 comes with a standard premium sound system, where that is only optional on the MINI Cooper, at an additional price.

Both cars are compact, 4-seaters, but if you're looking for an easy-to-use infotainment system, standard remote keyless entry, and a great city car for driving around McAllen, Mission, or Weslaco, Texas, the FIAT 500 is for you. Explore our new and used FIAT vehicles, all with great prices to learn about your options. Then, schedule a test drive to experience a bold personality for yourself. Once you've found the one, our auto financing team will review lease options, low-rate auto loans, and more, all to secure a competitive financing plan that works for your budget. Give the team at Payne FIAT of the Rio Grande Valley a call to get the ball rolling on your next FIAT 500!

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