When we compare the Hyundai ELANTRA's and the MINI Cooper's specifications and ratings, the Hyundai ELANTRA 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 Hyundai ELANTRA's and the MINI Cooper's specifications and ratings, the Hyundai ELANTRA is a better car than the MINI Cooper.
Hyundai ELANTRA vs. MINI Cooper Pricing
A used 2006 Hyundai ELANTRA ranges from $2,545 to $7,561 while a used 2006 MINI Cooper is priced between $3,590 to $10,990.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Hyundai ELANTRA’s base engine makes 138 horsepower, and the MINI Cooper base engine makes 115 horsepower. The ELANTRA is rated to deliver an average of 26 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 434 miles. The Cooper is rated to deliver an average of 28 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 429 miles.This gives the MINI Cooper the advantage in fuel efficiency and the Hyundai ELANTRA the advantage in maximum range. Both models use gasoline.