When we compare the Ford Mustang's and the MINI Cooper's specifications and ratings, the Ford Mustang 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 Ford Mustang's and the MINI Cooper's specifications and ratings, the two cars are fairly comparable.
Ford Mustang vs. MINI Cooper Pricing
A used 2011 Ford Mustang ranges from $7,993 to $26,884 while a used 2011 MINI Cooper is priced between $7,991 to $16,680.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Ford Mustang’s base engine makes 305 horsepower, and the MINI Cooper base engine makes 121 horsepower. The Mustang is rated to deliver an average of 22 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 464 miles. The Cooper is rated to deliver an average of 31 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 462 miles.This gives the MINI Cooper the advantage in fuel efficiency and the Ford Mustang the advantage in maximum range. Both models use gasoline.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Ford Mustang 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.