When comparing the MINI Cooper's and the Honda Accord's specifications and ratings, 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. The Honda Accord has the advantage in the areas of interior volume and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the MINI Cooper's and the Honda Accord's specifications and ratings, the two cars are fairly comparable.
MINI Cooper vs. Honda Accord Pricing
A used 2011 MINI Cooper ranges from $5,452 to $13,577 while a used 2011 Honda Accord is priced between $6,584 to $15,664.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the MINI Cooper’s base engine makes 121 horsepower, and the Honda Accord base engine makes 177 horsepower. The Cooper is rated to deliver an average of 32 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 488 miles. The Accord is rated to deliver an average of 27 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 611 miles.This gives the MINI Cooper the advantage in fuel efficiency and the Honda Accord the advantage in maximum range. Both models use gasoline.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Honda Accord has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The Honda Accord has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.