In comparing the Ford Fiesta's and the MINI Cooper's specifications and ratings, the Ford Fiesta has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and interior volume. The MINI Cooper has the advantage in the area of base engine power. The Ford Fiesta and MINI Cooper have the same fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the Ford Fiesta's and the MINI Cooper's specifications and ratings, the Ford Fiesta is a better car than the MINI Cooper.
Ford Fiesta vs. MINI Cooper Pricing
A used 2011 Ford Fiesta ranges from $3,996 to $10,997 while a used 2011 MINI Cooper is priced between $5,302 to $13,495.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Ford Fiesta’s base engine makes 119 horsepower, and the MINI Cooper base engine makes 121 horsepower. Both the Fiesta and the Cooper are rated to deliver an average of 32 miles per gallon, with highway ranges of 444 and 488 miles respectively. Both models use gasoline.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Ford Fiesta has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The MINI Cooper has the advantage in the area of rear head room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The Ford Fiesta has an average safety rating of 4 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.