2015 MINI Cooper: How Does it Size up to Other Small Cars?
Right before the Los Angeles International Auto Show, the latest version of the MINI Cooper was unveiled on the Internet. We’ll have live photos of it, with the LA Show almost upon us. The new MINI Cooper is slightly larger than the current model, but I think people are making too big a deal of how it’s grown.
Yeah, the MINI Cooper has grown. All cars have grown, so the definition of “small” and “mini” has also grown. So here is how the new MINI Cooper stacks up against other small cars currently on sale right now. We’ll start with several cars that are actually smaller than the Cooper Hardtop:
Length: 98.4 in (52 in shorter) / Width: 67.9 in (11 in narrower) / Height: 61 in (5.4 in taller) / Wheelbase: 73.5 (24.7 in shorter)
Length 139.6 in (10.8 in shorter) / Width: 64.1 in (3.8 in narrower) / Height: 58.6 in (3 in taller) / Wheelbase: 90.6 in (8.4 in shorter)
Length 146.1 in (4.6 in shorter) / Width: 65.6 in (2.3 in narrower) / Height: 58.7 in (3.1 in taller) / Wheelbase: 96.5 in (1.7 in shorter)
Length 144.7 in (5.7 in shorter) / Width: 62.9 in (5 in narrower) / Height: 61 in (5.4 in taller) / Wheelbase: 93.5 in (4.7 in shorter)