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2018 MINI Hardtop 2-Door

2018 MINI Hardtop 2-Door

2018 Chevrolet Spark

2018 Chevrolet Spark

2018 MINI Hardtop 2-Door vs. 2018 Chevrolet Spark


The 2018 MINI Hardtop 2-Door and 2018 Chevrolet Spark satisfy different drivers’ needs—one is affordable with good fuel economy, while the other is slightly more expensive with powerful engine options and a cozy interior. Compare the MINI Hardtop 2-Door vs. Chevrolet Spark below to see which offers more of what you want from a hatch!

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Price & Warranties

The 2018 Chevrolet Spark has a starting MSRP of $13,050, while the 2018 MINI Hardtop 2-Door goes for a base price of $21,600. The Chevy Spark comes with a longer powertrain warranty (60-month/60,000-mile), but the new MINI Hardtop offers lengthier coverage in the following areas:

  • Bumper-to-bumper warranty (48-month/50,000-mile)
  • Free maintenance coverage (36-month/36,000-mile)
  • Corrosion warranty (144-month/unlimited)
2018 MINI Hardtop 2 door dashboard

Performance & MPG Ratings

You’ve seen the price differences between the MINI Hardtop and Chevy Spark, but do they pack the same punch? Look below to find out:

  • Engine: No matter the trim, the Chevy Spark produces 98 hp, thanks to a 1.4L inline-4 engine. The base MINI Hardtop generates 134 hp with its 1.5L turbo 3-cylinder engine. Bumping up to the John Cooper Works gets you a 228-hp 2.0L turbo 4-cyllinder.
  • Transmission: The MINI Hardtop gives drivers a choice between a 6-speed manual and automatic transmission, while the Chevy Spark only offers a 5-speed manual.
  • Fuel Economy: Fuel-efficiency is almost identical. The MINI Hardtop earns an EPA-estimated 28 mpg city/38 mpg highway, while the Chevy Spark earns one city/highway mile per gallon more.
2018 MINI Hardtop 2 door with model

Comfort Features

If you’re shopping for a bare-bones hatch to scoot around Santa Monica, it doesn’t get much better than the Chevy Spark. But, if you’d rather ride in comfort, it might be worth paying a little extra for the MINI Hardtop; it comes with an assortment of features not found on the Chevy Spark, such as:

  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • One-touch power driver and front-passenger windows
  • Cruise control
  • USB ports
  • Illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Cargo-area tie-downs
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Available adaptive cruise control
  • Available garage door opener
  • And much, much more!
2018 MINI Hardtop 2 door in red

Look No Further Than MINI of Santa Monica!

Contact MINI of Santa Monica to learn more about how the MINI Hardtop 2-Door stacks up against the competition, including the Spark, the FIAT 500, the Toyota Yaris, or even the VW Beetle. To browse new vehicle specials on MINI models, visit MINI of Santa Monica at 1402 Santa Monica Boulevard in Santa Monica, CA – just a short drive from Mar Vista. Our friendly sales team is on call every day of the week to answer your questions about and help you apply for financing .


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