2011 Honda
Fit
vs. 2011 MINI
Cooper

2011 MINI Cooper

9.6

Winner

MINI Cooper

starting from

$20,100
"Endearing retro styling, highly customizable."
edmunds.com | talking about the Cooper's external styling
"Excellent all-around performance."
edmunds.com | talking about the Cooper's transmission

Reasons to buy the MINI Cooper

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OK brakes
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Better suspension
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Less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
5 stars
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Average range on the highway
488 miles
2011 Honda Fit

9.4

Runner-up

Honda Fit

starting from

$15,870
"Its efficient four-cylinder engine means you don't have to buy a hybrid in order to cut down on gas consumption."
edmunds.com | talking about the Fit's performance
"The 2011 Honda Fit adds a welcome dose of driving pleasure to the daily commute."
edmunds.com | talking about the Fit's ride quality

Reasons to buy the Honda Fit

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Average-sized back seats
39.9 ft3
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Power outlets
Standard
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Cramped front seats
50.9 ft3
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Average number of passenger seats
5
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 8.2
2011 MINI Cooper Winner: Cooper
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  • Almost the same
Safety Features 8.8 vs 10.0
2011 Honda Fit Winner: Fit
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  • Almost the same
Practicality 9.0 vs 10.0
2011 Honda Fit Winner: Fit
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  • The Fit has 7 more cupholders, 10 vs 3
  • Almost the same
  • Passengers in front seats enjoy around 10% more room, 50.9 ft3 vs 46.8 ft3
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 9.4
2011 MINI Cooper Winner: Cooper
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  • Almost the same
  • The Cooper has 2 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 6 vs 4
Cost 10.0 vs 9.4
2011 MINI Cooper Winner: Cooper
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  • Basic warranty lasts 14,000 more miles, 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Basic warranty lasts 1 more year, 4 year vs 3 year
  • Gets around 10% more miles per gallon in the city, 29 mpg vs 27 mpg
Performance 10.0 vs 9.6
2011 MINI Cooper Winner: Cooper
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  • The Cooper has 1 more gear, which can improve performance, 6 vs 5
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
Missing information
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Road Tests 10.0 vs -
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  • Both have pokey 1/4 mile times
  • Both have sluggish 0-60 times
Overall 9.6 vs 9.4

Luxury Features

MINI
Cooper
2011 MINI Cooper
2011 Honda Fit Honda
Fit
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Not Available vs Not Available Neither has a power seat option
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Optional vs Not Available Have your choice of leather or cloth seats on the Cooper

Safety Features

MINI
Cooper
2011 MINI Cooper
2011 Honda Fit Honda
Fit
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 4 vs 4 Limited number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Drum The Cooper has good brakes for high-performance driving
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child door locks Not Available vs Standard Keep kids safe in the rear seat with standard child door locks on the Fit ; optional upgrade on the Cooper
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Practicality

MINI
Cooper
2011 MINI Cooper
2011 Honda Fit Honda
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Passengers 4 vs 5 The Fit has the usual number of seats, while the Cooper has very few
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Highway driving range 488 miles vs 350 miles The Cooper has OK highway range, but the Fit is very limited
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Cargo space 5.7 ft3 vs 20.6 ft3 The Fit has OK cargo room, while the Cooper has very little
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front seats 46.8 ft3 vs 50.9 ft3 Very cramped front seats
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Not Available vs Standard The Fit 's standard power outlets will keep your gadgets charged; not available on the Cooper
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Optional vs Not Available The Cooper offers an optional navigation system; not available on the Fit
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Cupholders 3 vs 10 The Fit has an absurd number of cupholders, 4 extra in front and 3 extra in rear
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

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Cooper
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2011 Honda Fit Honda
Fit
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Number of speakers 6 vs 4 Fewer speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs Yes Both have speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Optional vs Not Available Like your tunes? In the Cooper , you can upgrade to satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer No vs No Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Cost

MINI
Cooper
2011 MINI Cooper
2011 Honda Fit Honda
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MSRP $20,100 vs $15,870 Inexpensive
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In-city gas mileage 29 mpg vs 27 mpg Both very efficient in the city
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basic warranty miles 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile The Cooper 's %s warranty covers lots of miles, but the Fit 's doesn't cover many
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basic warranty years 4 year vs 3 year The Cooper 's basic warranty is long lasting, but the Fit 's is very short

Performance

MINI
Cooper
2011 MINI Cooper
2011 Honda Fit Honda
Fit
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Horsepower 121 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 117 HP @ 6,600 RPM Underpowered
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Number of gears 6 vs 5 Average number of gears
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Transmission Manual transmission vs Manual transmission Both offer a manual transmission, unlike most in this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 20.9 lb/hp vs 21.3 lb/hp Both {better} and {worse} are sluggish relative to their competitors
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 35.1 ft vs 34.4 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Crash Test Ratings

MINI
Cooper
2011 MINI Cooper
2011 Honda Fit Honda
Fit
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Rollover resistance 5 stars vs 4 stars The Cooper is exceptionally safe; 1.5x safer than the Fit
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Road Tests

MINI
Cooper
2011 MINI Cooper
2011 Honda Fit Honda
Fit
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0-60 mph 9.1 seconds vs 11.0 seconds Both have sluggish 0-60 times
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Braking distance at 60mph 125 ft vs 134 ft The Cooper 's braking ability is average for this class of vehicle, but the Fit is quite bad
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1/4 mile 17.0 s s @ 83.0 mph mph vs 17.9 s s @ 75.7 mph mph Both have pokey 1/4 mile times
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Lateral acceleration 0.86 g vs 0.77 g The Cooper has OK cornering abilities compared to the below average Fit
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Top speed 124 mph vs Unknown

Other Vehicles to Consider

2011 Honda Fit 2011 Toyota Yaris Fit vs Yaris
2011 Honda Fit Sport 2011 Toyota Prius Three Fit Sport vs Prius Three
2011 Honda Fit 2012 Honda Civic DX Fit vs Civic DX
2011 Honda Fit Sport 2011 Toyota Matrix Fit Sport vs Matrix
2011 Honda Fit 2011 Toyota Corolla Fit vs Corolla
2011 MINI Cooper 2011 Volkswagen Golf TDI Cooper vs Golf TDI
2011 MINI Cooper 2012 Fiat 500 Pop Cooper vs 500 Pop
2011 MINI Cooper 2011 Smart fortwo Passion Cooper vs fortwo Passion
2011 MINI Cooper 2012 Honda Civic Si Cooper vs Civic Si
2011 MINI Cooper 2012 BMW 135i Cooper vs 135i

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