In comparing the FIAT 500X's and the MINI Cooper's specifications and ratings, the FIAT 500X has the advantage in the areas of interior volume and base engine power. The MINI Cooper has the advantage in the area of fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the FIAT 500X's and the MINI Cooper's specifications and ratings, the FIAT 500X is a better car than the MINI Cooper.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the FIAT 500X’s base engine makes 177 horsepower, and the MINI Cooper base engine makes 121 horsepower. The 500X is rated to deliver an average of 26 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 381 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 500X. The 500X uses regular unleaded, and the Cooper uses gasoline.
Passenger Space Comparison
The FIAT 500X 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 FIAT 500X and MINI Cooper are comparable in regards to front leg room.