MINI Clubman and Honda FIT Comparative Review

In the compact car division, the MINI Clubman and Honda FIT are highly regarded by auto critics because they both hit high marks across the board. They are praised not only for the efficient performance and reliable safety they provide. Designed for practicality, they are loaded with convenient technologies, too. When combined, these qualities present a better overall experience. So, which model should Florida drivers around Fruit Cove and Saint Augustine take home? Tom Bush MINI of Jacksonville recommends the new MINI Clubman-and our comparison below explains why.


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MINI Clubman VS. Honda FIT

Performance: You can expect more enjoyment from driving the new MINI Clubman because of what lies underneath its hood. Take its basic powertrain as an example. It utilizes a 1.5L TwinPower Turbo engine with an output of 134 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque. This is a considerable difference when compared the new Honda FIT whose standard 1.5L 4-cylinder engine maxes out at 130 horsepower and 114 pound-feet of torque. You will also prefer the MINI because there are more ways for you to amplify the ride. You can equip an advanced 189- or 228-horsepower engine as a stronger alternative, exchange the six-speed automatic or manual for an optional eight-speed sport automatic transmission system for better engagement with the road, and even upgrade your drivetrain with available ALL4 All-Wheel Drive. You will not find similar enhancements offered by our competitor.

Design: While the MINI Clubman and Honda FIT are similar in that they are 5-passenger vehicles, they differ significantly when it comes to quality. As a premium car, the MINI is incorporated with first-class elements. On the outside, it wields LED headlights up-front for better clarity and split rear doors in the back for improved accessibility. On the inside, its cabin is adorned with ambient lights for comfort and foldable rear seats extend total cargo volume up to 47.9 cubic feet for convenience. Characteristics like these are what separate our brand from others in the market. Want even more? Then you will be happy to learn that you can customize your model. You can choose from 20 exterior paint colors, a monotone or two-tone body scheme, and upscale interior materials like Chesterfield Leather with diamond-stitch details. All five MINI trim levels outshine the four trims within the Honda lineup for these reasons.

Value: The main distinction between the MINI Clubman and Honda FIT are in regard to class. While the former is classified as a luxury car, the latter is classified as an economy car. As a result, there is greater residual value when you purchase a MINI and you have better coverage with its 48-Month/50,000-Mile Basic Warranty. For the price you pay, you will get access to high-end features like the MINI Connected platform. This multimedia unit comes with a responsive touchscreen, can link-up with mobile phone via Apple CarPlay™, and use apps for music streaming, navigation, and so much more! Put your vehicle in reverse, and the display even doubles as a rear-view camera. All-in-all, these advantages and others not named here speak favorably for the new MINI.

Get Behind the Wheel Today. Buy or Lease the MINI Clubman in Jacksonville, FL.

As you can see, our Jacksonville MINI dealership stands by the new MINI Clubman over the Honda FIT for a good reason. To learn more, you can contact us today. Otherwise, we encourage you take a test drive at our MINI dealership near Jacksonville Beach and Riverside, Florida. That way, you can come to your own conclusions based on a splendid first-hand experience.

*Figures are based on entry-level trims for 2019 models.