When comparing the FIAT 500L's and the MINI Cooper's specifications and ratings, the FIAT 500L 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 FIAT 500L's and the MINI Cooper's specifications and ratings, the two cars are fairly comparable.
FIAT 500L vs. MINI Cooper Pricing
A used 2020 FIAT 500L ranges from $16,721 to $22,830 while a used 2011 MINI Cooper is priced between $5,768 to $13,854.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the FIAT 500L’s base engine makes 160 horsepower, and the MINI Cooper base engine makes 121 horsepower. The 500L is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 396 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 FIAT 500L. The 500L uses premium unleaded, and the Cooper uses gasoline.
Passenger Space Comparison
The FIAT 500L has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The MINI Cooper has the advantage in the area of front leg room.