When comparing the BMW 2 Series's and the MINI Cooper's specifications and ratings, the BMW 2 Series has the advantage in the areas of interior volume and base engine power. The MINI Cooper has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the BMW 2 Series's and the MINI Cooper's specifications and ratings, the two cars are fairly comparable.
BMW 2 Series vs. MINI Cooper Pricing
A used 2023 BMW 2 Series ranges from $35,997 to $52,870 while a used 2011 MINI Cooper is priced between $5,452 to $13,577.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the BMW 2 Series’s base engine makes 228 horsepower, and the MINI Cooper base engine makes 121 horsepower. The 2 Series is rated to deliver an average of 28 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 449 miles. The Cooper is rated to deliver an average of 32 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 488 miles. This gives the MINI Cooper the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the BMW 2 Series. The 2 Series uses premium unleaded, and the Cooper uses gasoline.
Passenger Space Comparison
The BMW 2 Series has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The MINI Cooper has the advantage in the area of rear head room. The BMW 2 Series and MINI Cooper are comparable in regards to front leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing IIHS evaluations, the BMW 2 Series has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick award.