2022 Mini Cooper JCW vs 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI:
The Volkswagen Golf GTI is the direct German rival to the Mini Cooper JCW. Both these cars have a lot in common. For instance, these cars have an equally-sized engine and manual transmission with similar power outputs and performance numbers. The place where the Mini Cooper surpasses the Volkswagen Golf GTI is on the fuel economy front. Priced at $32,665, it is more expensive than the Mini Cooper. On the whole, the Mini Cooper is a better car in many aspects such as handling, interior quality, and driving dynamics owing to its lightweight.
You cannot expect the quality of the Mini Cooper inside the Volkswagen Golf GTI, but instead, what it offers is a spacious cabin which makes it a more comfortable car with the capacity to fit 5 passengers inside. Moreover, it is heavier than the Mini which further affects the handling. Also, the 2022 MINI Cooper JCW would definitely smash the Golf GTI in corners.
2022 Mini Cooper JCW vs 2021 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Ultimate:
The Hyundai Veloster is one of the best cars to emerge out of the gates of Hyundai. There is no doubt that it is a handsome-looking hatchback, and it has got every character that makes it a decent hot hatchback. It has decent power output and performance and incorporates the same manual transmission as the Mini Cooper. Although the Mini is faster in acceleration and quarter-mile times, the 2022 Hyundai Veloster is expected to outperform the MINI in terms of top speed.
The Hyundai Veloster Turbo Ultimate is not up to the mark when it comes to fuel economy as it offers less mileage than the MINI Cooper. Despite being a bigger car, it offers less headroom than the Mini Cooper in the front and rear as well. On the upside, it offers the largest cargo volume of 19.9 cubic feet and is also the most affordable car of the bunch. After taking into consideration everything, the 2022 MINI Cooper JCW is the better option between the two.
2022 Mini Cooper JCW vs 2021 Subaru Impreza WRX STI:
The Subaru Impreza is one of the most revered Japanese hatchbacks of all time due to its long history in the Rally Championship. The Subaru Impreza WRX STI is renowned for its off-roading capability and performance, and the 2021 WRX STI is no different. It has more power than the Mini Cooper which reflects in its performance. It is nearly 2 seconds faster than the Mini Cooper to 60 mph. The colossal engine power directly affects the fuel efficiency of the car as it turns out to be the least fuel-efficient car.
Like every other car in the segment, the Subaru is also more spacious than the Mini Cooper, but the Mini offers a better interior with premium and expensive materials. Moreover, the Subaru is heavier and larger than the Mini Cooper, which makes the Mini a better car to handle in corners. However, the Subaru is the only car with an AWD system that still offers decent handling. For more practical, more powerful, and better off-road capabilities, the Subaru is the one. But for a compact, agile, and spirited driving experience, the MINI Cooper takes the cake.