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Mini John Cooper Works Hardtop
2021 Mini John Cooper Works Hardtop
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$32,400
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8.0
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Volkswagen Golf GTI
2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI
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9.1
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2019 Volkswagen Golf R
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$40,395
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Overview

Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
8-Speed Automatic (+$1,500)
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 23 MPG
Hwy: 33 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 24 MPG
Hwy: 32 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 29 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
11.6 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
14.5 gallons
Seating Capacity
4 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
34 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
53.7 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
52.7 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
228 hp @ 5200 rpm
228 hp @ 4700 rpm
288 hp @ 5400 rpm
Torque
235 lb-ft @ 1450 rpm
258 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm
280 lb-ft @ 1800 rpm
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
8-Speed Automatic (+$1,500)
6-Speed Manual
6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
35.4 ft
35.8 ft
35.8 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
17" x 7"
18" x 7.5"
19" x 8"
Rear Wheel Size
17" x 7"
18" x 7.5"
19" x 8"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
H
P225/40HR18
P235/35YR19
Rear Tire
H
P225/40HR18
P235/35YR19
Spare Tire
N/A
Compact
N/A

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
27 MPG
27 MPG
24 MPG
City
23 MPG
24 MPG
21 MPG
Highway
33 MPG
32 MPG
29 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.6 Tons/yr
6.6 (2020) Tons/yr
7.4 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
11.6 gallons
13.2 gallons
14.5 gallons
Cruising Range City
266.8 miles
316.8 miles
304.5 miles
Cruising Range Highway
382.8 miles
422.4 miles
420.5 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
152.5 in
168 in
168.4 in
Height
55.7 in
57.8 in
56.5 in
Max Width
68 in
70.8 in
70.8 in
Front Width
58.5 in
60.6 in
60.7 in
Rear Width
58.5 in
59.7 in
59.7 in
Wheelbase
98.2 in
103.6 in
103.5 in
Ground Clearance
N/A
5.1 in
4.8 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
4 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
41.4 in
41.2 in
41.2 in
Front Seat Headroom
38.3 in
38.4 in
38.4 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
50.6 in
55.9 in
55.9 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
30.8 in
35.6 in
35.6 in
Rear Seat Headroom
36.9 in
38.1 in
38.1 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
47.8 in
53.9 in
53.9 in

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
2,855 lbs
3,062 lbs
3,300 lbs

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
8.7 ft³
17.4 ft³
22.8 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
34 ft³
53.7 ft³
52.7 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Emerald Grey Metallic, Build Out: 07/31/2020
  • John Cooper Works Rebel Green
  • Melting Silver Metallic, Build Out: 09/30/2020
  • MINI Yours Enigmatic Black Metallic
  • Moonwalk Grey Metallic
  • Solaris Orange Metallic
  • Starlight Blue Metallic
  • Thunder Grey Metallic
  • White Silver Metallic
  • Dark Iron Blue Metallic
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Pure White
  • Tornado Red
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Indium Gray Metallic
  • Lapiz Blue Metallic
  • Oryx White Pearl
  • Tornado Red

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Chili Red
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Pepper White
N/A
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

  • Carbon Black, Dinamica/Cloth Upholstery
  • Carbon Black, Dinamica/cloth upholstery w/ZHI
  • Carbon Black, SensaTec Leatherette Upholstery
  • Titan Black w/Clark Plaid, Cloth Seating Surfaces
  • Titan Black, Perforated Leather Seating Surfaces

Optional Interior Materials

  • Black Pearl, Cloth/Leatherette Upholstery
  • Light Grey/Black Pearl, Cloth/Leatherette Upholstery
  • Carbon Black, Cross Punch Leather Upholstery
  • Malt Brown, Chesterfield Leather Upholstery
  • Satellite Grey, Chesterfield Leather Upholstery
  • Carbon Black, Dinamica/Leather Upholstery
  • Carbon Black, MINI Yours Lounge Leather Upholstery
N/A
N/A

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Bluetooth Connection
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Hard Disk Drive Media Storage
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Premium Sound System
Optional
Not Available
Standard
Satellite Radio
Optional
Not Available
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Auxiliary Audio Input
Not Available
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Optional
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Leather Seats
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Standard
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Sun/Moonroof
Standard
Not Available
Not Available

Comfort

Head-Up Display
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Navigation System
Optional
Not Available
Standard
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Not Available
Standard
Automatic Parking
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Climate Control
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Heated Front Seat(s)
Optional
Standard
Standard
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Remote Engine Start
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Keyless Start
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Telematics
Standard
Standard
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Rear Parking Aid
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
ABS
Standard
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
N/A
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
Side Crash Rating
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
6 Years / 72,000 Miles
Corrosion
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
7 Years / 100,000 Miles
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
6 Years / 72,000 Miles
Maintenance
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
2 Years / 20,000 Miles
N/A
Roadside Assistance
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles