Compare Ford Focus vs. MINI Cooper

Compare the Ford Focus against the MINI Cooper. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the Focus stacks up against the Cooper in terms of performance, features, safety, prices and more. Then use our Best Price Program by selecting the trims you are interested in to see local prices and get a great deal on a new Focus or Cooper. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2014 Ford Focus 2013 MINI Cooper
2014 Ford Focus 2013 MINI Cooper
4dr Sdn S
  • 4dr Sdn S
  • 4dr Sdn SE
  • 5dr HB SE
  • 4dr Sdn Titanium
  • 5dr HB Titanium
  • 5dr HB ST
  • Cooper
  • Cooper S
  • Cooper
  • Cooper S
  • John Cooper Works
  • John Cooper Works


MSRP $16,810 $19,700  
Invoice $15,843 $18,125
Avg. Paid $12,603 $17,719

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.1 7.7  
Critics' Rating 9.0 8.5
Performance 8.4 8.6
Interior 7.7 6.2
Cost to Own 9.3 8.8
Safety 9.0 9.0
Reliability 2.5 2.5

Pros & Cons

  • Stylish, high-end cabin
  • Exceptionally sporty handling
  • Nimble handling
  • Peppy available turbocharged engines
  • Precise manual transmission
  • Confusing available infotainment system
  • Cramped back seat
  • Unintuitive center stack controls
  • Firm ride

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual  
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Regular Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122 Gas I4 1.6L/98
MPG 26 City / 36 Hwy 29 City / 37 Hwy



Body Style Sedan Hatchback  


Wheelbase(in) 104.3 97.1  
Length, Overall (in) 178.5 146.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.8 66.3
Height, Overall (in) 57.7 55.4

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard  
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional  
Panoramic Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Rear Spoiler Optional


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2935 2535  

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard  
Tires - Front Performance Optional
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Optional
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard
Steel Wheels Standard
Wheel Covers Standard


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional  
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
HID headlights Optional
Keyless Start Optional Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Optional Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Optional
Front Floor Mats Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Heated Mirrors Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Optional
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 5 4  
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 90.7 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 38.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 41.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.6 50.3
Front Hip Room (in) 53.9 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 38 37.6
Second Leg Room (in) 33.2 27.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 44.7
Second Hip Room (in) 52.7 - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 24.0
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 13.2


AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard  
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional
Premium Sound System Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Optional  
A/C Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional  
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Standard


Cloth Seats Optional Optional  
Leather Seats Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Optional Standard



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard  
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard


4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard  
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard  
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard


Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard  
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Gas I4
Displacement 2.0 L/122 1.6L/98
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 160 @ 6500 121 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 146 @ 4450 114 @ 4250
Transmission Manual w/OD Manual
Turning diameter 36 35.1


Flexible Fuel Capability Standard  
Gasoline Fuel Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 (Est) 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 (Est) 37
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.4 13.2


Suspension Type - Front Strut MacPherson  
Suspension Type - Rear Short And Long Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Short And Long Arm w/Coil Springs


Automatic Optional Optional  
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Optional Optional
6-Speed Automatic Optional Optional
Manual Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.