In comparing the Ford Focus's and the MINI Cooper's specifications and ratings, the Ford Focus has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars and base engine power. The MINI Cooper has the advantage in the area of fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the Ford Focus's and the MINI Cooper's specifications and ratings, the Ford Focus is a better car than the MINI Cooper.
Ford Focus vs. MINI Cooper Pricing
A used 2007 Ford Focus ranges from $2,115 to $8,435 while a used 2007 MINI Cooper is priced between $4,193 to $10,995.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Ford Focus’s base engine makes 136 horsepower, and the MINI Cooper base engine makes 118 horsepower. The Focus is rated to deliver an average of 27 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 462 miles. The Cooper is rated to deliver an average of 31 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 382 miles.This gives the MINI Cooper the advantage in fuel efficiency and the Ford Focus the advantage in maximum range. Both models use gasoline.