New Fight between Small-Scale Cars

July 3, 2012 at 09:30

Today we have the MINI Cooper fighting with Fiat 500. Crazy fight, you say? Well, what can we tell, if these two cars are supposedly the smallest ones, well, supposedly is the word. There are quite a variety of small-scales cars, but these two came up to our eyes by the design and style that both have, but no other small-vehicle has. Why is that? Who knows, there is something quite unique and prominent in MINI and Fiat models of 2012 which make them special in some weird way.

2012 MINI Cooper Photo

2012 MINI Cooper Photo

So let’s start with price. Interestingly enough both of these models are not priced under $20K. So it is a weird fact already, why the hell would you spend $23,100 on the MINI Cooper or $22,500 on the 2012 Fiat 500, if you can get a real big-scale car for that much money. Now let’s see what they have inside. The Cooper is equipped with 181-hp 1.6-liter I-4, not that bad we must say. However, Fiat is close, but not close enough to get the same number of points, its base model has 160-hp 1.4-liter I-4. Both of them have 6-speed automatic and possibility for manual transmission. Fiat 500 2012 can also come with the 5-speed. The fuel economy in both of the models is quite similar, about 27 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway.

2012 Fiat 500 Photo

2012 Fiat 500 Photo

So what do we say… MINI came out far more alive than Fiat from this fight.