|Features||2018 MINI Cooper||2018 Honda Fit|
|Drivetrain||Front-Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front-Wheel Drive (FWD)|
|Engine type||1.5L I-3||1.5L I-4|
|Horsepower (hp)||134 @ 4,400RPM||128 @ 6,600RPM|
|Torque (lb-ft.)||162 @ 1,250RPM||113 @ 4,600RPM|
|Transmission||6-speed manual||6-speed manual (with optional CVT)|
A timeless classic, the MINI Cooper is a staple in the European automotive industry for its small, compact size and superior handling on the road. Known for its countless victories in the Monte Carlo Rally since 1967, the MINI Cooper of today packs a punch with its 3-cylinder engine, pushing up to 134 horsepower. Today’s MINI Cooper also brings modern in-cabin technology to the forefront, such as a 6.5-inch full-colour touchscreen display with navigation and Apple CarPlay compatibility, while remaining true to its roots.
One of the more practical options, the Honda Fit is revered for its flexible interior, efficient powertrain, and handsome pricing. The Honda Fit is equipped with a 1.5L engine and standard six-speed manual transmission. Additionally, the Fit also allows you to upgrade to a variety of standard safety features such as automated emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, and more.
The MINI Advantage
While the Honda Fit admirably offers value for your purchase, the MINI Cooper is the clear winner when it comes to performance and style. As mentioned earlier, the MINI Cooper’s 134 horsepower overtakes the Fit’s 128 hp, along with its legendary handling and torque of 162 lb-ft. vs. 113 from the Fit. While the Honda Fit offers practicality, the MINI Cooper’s leatherette seats make it tempting to choose an interior with handsome and lavish styling.
Needless to say, if you want a compact car with a lot of power, then the MINI Cooper is perfect for you. If you find yourself interested, make sure to let us at MINI Edmonton know, or book a test drive ahead of time.