2021 MINI Hardtop 2 Door & MINI Convertible in Torrance, CA

When choosing your next MINI for enjoying all that Southern California has to offer, the latest 2021 MINI Hardtop 2 Door is an outstanding entry-level model. It's affordable, efficient, fun to drive, and an unmistakable icon on the road. On the other hand, it's hard to beat a trip to the beach in a convertible. You may wonder, what are the differences between the latest 2021 MINI Hardtop 2 Door and MINI Convertible models? Obviously one has a convertible top, but there are some other differences you should be aware of. That's what we look at below. To discover both models in person, schedule a test drive at South Bay MINI in Torrance.

2021 MINI Hardtop 2 Door vs MINI Convertible Exterior

2021 MINI Hardtop 2 Door vs Convertible: Size

These cars share the same platform, wheelbase, and many interior dimensions. However, this doesn't mean that they are the same size everywhere. The convertible top must go somewhere when it's down, and that means less cargo space than what you'll find in the 2021 MINI Hardtop 2 Door. That said, the Convertible model still offers up to 7.6 cubic feet of cargo room, but you will find that the MINI Hardtop 2 Door accommodates a bit more. Its hatchback design provides 8.7 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats and up to 34 cubic feet of total cargo volume when you fold those seats down. You may not be able to take its top off, but you'll be ready for trips to the bulk grocery store and more in the Hardtop 2 Door model.

2021 MINI Hardtop 2 Door vs Convertible: Features

As these are two of the latest MINI models, you can count on generous standard features whether you go with the 2021 MINI Convertible or Hardtop 2 Door model. Either way, you're sure to appreciate the unique look of a round center console touchscreen display along with a variety of other iconic hallmarks that makes a MINI stand out from any crowd. The multifunction instrument display is available as part of the MINI Connected Media package to replace the traditional gauge cluster. Be sure to ask us about the retractable head up display. There are so many standard and available features that make the new 2021 MINI Hardtop 2 Door and Convertible models unique from each other that it's just better for us to show you in person.

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2021 MINI Hardtop 2 Door vs MINI Convertible Interior

2021 MINI Hardtop 2 Door vs Convertible: Performance

These MINI models share the same 1.5-liter TwinPower Turbo engine. It produces 134 horsepower and 162 lb/ft of torque and is paired with a manual transmission at the start of the lineup, or you can choose to upgrade to the available automatic transmission. For the 2021 MINI Hardtop 2 Door, that's enough to take you from 0-60 MPH in just 7.3 seconds. The heavier Convertible model isn't far behind with an entry-level 0-60 MPH time of 8.2 Seconds. If you'd like an even more exhilarating driver experience, both models offer a couple available upgrades topping out with the John Cooper Works models putting 228 horsepower at your control. One level of performance that only comes with the MINI Hardtop 2 Door is an all-electric version with 184 horsepower and a staggering 270 lb/ft of torque. Come see us to test drive them all and discover which is your favorite.

2021 MINI Hardtop 2 Door vs MINI Convertible Features

2021 MINI Hardtop 2 Door vs Convertible: Safety

These iconic MINI models may be small, but you'll find big advances in safety no matter which one you decide looks best in your parking spot. Of course, both models did well in crash safety tests by independent experts thanks to advanced structural engineering that helps absorb impact energy away from the occupants in case of a collision. The new 2021 MINI Convertible also includes rollover protection consisting of a hidden roll bar that deploys almost instantly when needed for greater protection. An often overlooked safety feature of the entire MINI lineup is the exceptional handling that comes from having each wheel pushed out to the very corner of the car. This agility allows you to maintain total control during most emergency maneuvers.

Since avoiding danger is always the safest choice on the road, ask us about getting your next new MINI equipped with the Active Driving Assistant that includes pre-collision braking.

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Comparison Summary

With a starting MSRP of just $22,400, the new 2021 MINI Hardtop 2 Door may well be the greatest choice for an affordable small car available today. It has the latest technology, is an absolute blast to drive, and will hold its value better than most cars at this price point. You'll also have a significant amount of room in the back when you need it. However, if the wind in your hair and California sunshine is what you're after, we can't think of a better option than the new 2021 MINI Convertible and its affordable starting MSRP of just $27,400. Take a closer look at both models with us at South Bay MINI in Torrance, CA.

2021 MINI Hardtop 2 Door2021 MINI Convertible
$22,400Starting MSRP*$27,400
8.7 ft.3Trunk Volume5.7 ft.3
34 ft.3Max Cargo Volume7.6 ft.3
2,707 lbsCurb Weight (Manual Transmission)2,895 lbs
134Entry-Level Horsepower134
60/40 SplitFolding Rear Seat50/50 Split
StandardRear Window WiperNot Available
47.8 InchesRear Shoulder Room39.7 Inches
36.9 InchesSecond-Row Headroom39 Inches
7.3 Seconds0-60 MPH (Entry-Level Model)8.2 Seconds

*Model year 2019 and 2020 MSRP does not include destination and handling charge of $850 and excludes license, registration, taxes and options and labor to install. Certain features may be optional. Actual price determined by your authorized MINI dealer.