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Features Comparison: Mini Hardtop vs. Toyota Prius

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Model Year 2014 2014 2015 2015 2015
Model Hardtop Hardtop Prius Prius Prius
Trim Cooper Cooper S Two Three Persona Series Special Edition
Engines (show)  
turbocharged
1.5L I3
DOHC-4v
134 hp@4500
162 lb-ft@1250
       
turbocharged
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
189 hp@4700
207 lb-ft@1250
       
1.8L I4 Hybrid
DOHC-4v
98 hp@5200
105 lb-ft@4000
   
Transmissions (show)  
6-speed manual      
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic      
CVT    
Drivetrains (show)  
FWD
Tires (show)  
175/65HR15 tires        
195/55HR16 tires      
195/55WR16 tires      
205/45WR17 tires      
205/40WR18 tires      
195/55VR16 tires        
195/65R15 tires    
215/45VR17 tires        
Audio Systems (show)  
Unbranded, 6 speakers
Harman/Kardon, 400W, 12 speakers (with subwoofer)      
Accessories (show)  
Ashtray and lighter (optional)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.      
Cruise control
Parking guidance system - activeParks the vehicle with minimal input from the driver.      
Power front side windowsOften must be ordered with power rear side windows, if these are available.
Power locks
Power rear side windows    
Proximity keyEnter and start the vehicle without removing the key from your pocket.
Remote air conditioningCan turn on air conditioning system remotely using the key fob, to cool down the car before getting into it.        
Remote keyless entryUnlock and lock the car using buttons on the keyfob.
Remote startStart the car using a button on the keyfob. Interior can be a comfortable temperature as soon as you get in.    
Remote window/roof operationOperate the power windows, sunroof, and/or convertible roof using buttons on the keyfob.      
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual
Universal garage door openerHomelink.      
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety (show)  
4-wheel disc brakesRear disc brakes.
AlarmOnly listed when pricing a single model because insufficient data for all cars.      
Antilock brakes (ABS)Automatically pulse the brakes in hard stops to prevent wheels from locking up, making it possible to brake and steer at the same time.
Brake assistWhen a panic stop is sensed, fully applies the brakes.
Electronic differential lockApplies the brakes to a slipping drive wheel to transfer torque to the other side, simulating the effect of a limited-slip differential. We haven't identified all applications, often implied by traction control.      
Front airbagsMandatory, in all cars.
Front seat active head restraintsAutomatically move forward when the vehicle is rear-ended.    
Hill start assistApplies the brakes to hold the vehicle in place on an incline. Incomplete data, so only displayed when pricing a single vehicle.
Knee airbag, driver
Knee airbag, passenger      
Obstacle detection, frontBeeps signal distance to object in front of vehicle. Parking aid.      
Obstacle detection, rearBeeps signal distance to object behind vehicle. Parking aid.      
Rearview cameraRearview camera connected to display screen on the instrument panel. Often requires navigation system.  
Side curtain airbagsAirbags contained just above the window level. Except in cars without a rear seat usually cover first and second row.
Stability controlSelectively applies the brakes to prevent excessive understeer or oversteer (spinning).
Termporary spare tire  
Tire-pressure monitorTwo types: a warning light when a tire is low on air and a pressure readout for each tire.
Tires, run-flatCan be driven deflated for about 50 miles. Usually harm ride quality. Cars with these often have no spare tire.      
Torque vectoring / active trace controlUses the brakes to channel torque to the outside wheels and counteract understeer. Similar to stability control, but proactive, and acting to improve cornering performance rather than prevent loss of control.        
Traction controlWhen a drive wheel slips, it is braked and/or engine power is reduced, restoring traction.
Upgraded stability controlAdditional features for stability control, such as performance calibration.      
Cargo Management (show)  
Air-conditioned storage compartment      
Cargo cover
Cargo mat    
Cargo net    
Console with shifter
Overhead sunglass holderUsually part of an overhead console.    
Roof railsNo crossbars.      
Storage beneath cargo floorLarge storage area beneath the load floor, often compartmentalized.
Climate Control and Infotainment (show)  
Air conditioning
App supportTouchscreen and/or voice control over apps that can include online search, Facebook, Twitter, Pandora, OpenTable, and MovieTickets.com. Requires connected compatible phone. Fees may apply after first three years.  
Audio controls on steering wheel
Automatic air recirculationAutomatically recirculates interior air when pollution is detected in outside air.      
Automatic climate control, frontMaintains set temperature in front row. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.
Aux inputJack for an iPod or similar device. No value because of incomplete data. Will soon be standard on nearly every car.
Bluetooth audio streamingUses Bluetooth rather than a cable to integrate audio device. Requires compatible audio device and/or phone.
Bluetooth cell phone linkEnables hands-free communication by wirelessly connecting a cell phone to a microphone and the vehicle's stereo speakers.
CD changer, in-dashIncludes CD player.      
CD player    
Dual-zone climate controlTemperature can be separately set for left and right sides of the passenger compartment. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.      
Handwriting recognitionTouchpad that interprets handwritten inputs.      
HD radioHigh-definition radio, which broadcasts a digital signal. Free, no subscription fees.  
Heated windshield washer nozzles      
Interior air filterFilters exterior air before it enters the passenger compartment. No default value because most cars have them, even in cases where they're not in the official list of features.
iPod integrationIntegrates an iPod with the vehicle's controls and speakers. Usually included if there is a USB port, but can also rely on a proprietary port.      
MP3-compatible playerAudio system capable of playing discs with MP3 files.
Navigation systemScreen-based navigation system.  
Rain-sensing wipersWipers automatically turn on and adjust their speed based on input from a rain sensor.      
Rear defrost
Rear heat ductsDucts under front seats direct heated air to the second row.
Rear wiper
Satellite radioXM or Sirius. Includes a subscription for three to six months, after which monthly fees apply.    
Satellite radio - one year subscriptionXM or Sirius with one-year subscription.      
Smartphone integration      
SMS text-to-speech readerConverts text messages to speech.      
Speed-sensitive wipersOnly listed when pricing a single model because insufficient data for all cars.          
Traffic + travel informationInformation about traffic plus weather, gas prices, sports news, and/or movie times. Monthly fee after first 3-12 months.      
Traffic informationInformation about traffic conditions. Monthly fee after first 3-12 months.      
USB portOften permits an iPod or phone to be integrated into the vehicle's entertainment system and controls.
Variable intermittent wipersTime between wipes can be precisely adjusted.    
Voice control for nav and audioSometimes also includes voice control over climate control system.  
Wiper de-icerHeating elements defrost area where front wipers rest.      
Exterior (show)  
Additional chrome trimOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.      
Body kit (gray/black)Side skirts and possibly a front air dam and rear apron. Not body color.      
Bodyside moldingsMoldings on the bodysides, to protect against door dings in parking lots.    
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)Chrome or polished metal exhaust tip.      
Bright-finished fuel doorChrome or satin-painted fuel door.        
Bright-finished mirror housings (optional)Chrome or aluminum mirrors. Only listed if optional or not standard on the base trim.      
Hood scoopScoop on the hood, often not functional and purely decorative.        
Hood stripesOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.      
Metallic paint (extra cost)      
Paint, special red      
Paint, special white    
Panoramic sunroofFront glass panel retracts over a fixed glass roof panel. Entire unit covers nearly the entire roof.      
Rear spoilerCan be small lip spoiler or a larger raised spoiler.  
Semi-metallic paint (extra cost)      
Solar panelSolar cells power fans that help keep the car's interior cool when it is parked. With electric vehicles also provide a negligible amount of energy for running the car.        
Special roof color      
Sunroof        
Wheel-lip moldingsExtensions to the wheel opening, both decorative and protective.      
White turn signals (optional)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.      
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors (show)  
Auto-dimming driver-side mirrorDriver-side exterior mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.      
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirrorPassenger-side rearview mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.      
Auto-dimming rearview mirrorInterior rearview mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.      
Automatic headlightsHeadlights automatically turn on and off. Includes value of automatic-off headlights.
Automatic-off headlightsHeadlights automatically turn off.          
Digital instruments    
Fog light, rearMake it easier for following vehicles to see the vehicle in fog.      
Fog lightsLight wide area close in front of the vehicle.      
Head-up display (HUD)Projects various instrument readouts onto the windshield. Image actually appears to be floating over the nose of the car. Enables driver to keep eyes on the road.      
Heated mirrorsClears ice and fog from mirrors.
Illuminated visor mirror, driverIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.
Illuminated visor mirror, passengerIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.
Interior ambient lightingLEDs cast a soft glow over and/or highlight parts of the interior.    
Large energy flow and fuel economy displayStandard or optional in some hybrid vehicles. Fancy display of power flows, enhanced trip computer information.    
LED headlightsLED headlights last longer and use less energy than other types.      
Map lightsFront row reading lights.
Outside temperature display
Perimeter approach lightingArea around the vehicle is illuminated when the vehicle is remotely unlocked.      
Power mirrorsIncludes value of manual remote mirrors.
Power-folding mirrorsMirrors fold and unfold with the touch of a button inside the vehicle. Good for narrow roads and parking lots.      
Steering-linked headlightsHeadlights swivel when steering wheel is turned.      
TachometerReports engine speed.      
Trip computerReports average fuel economy, and perhaps also instantaneous fuel economy, distance to empty, average speed, and other stats.
Turn signals on or near mirrors      
Powertrain (show)  
Automatic start / stopAutomatically cuts off the engine when the vehicle is stopped and restarts it when the driver lifts off the brake pedal. Not listed for hybrids, where it is generally part of the powertrain system.
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controlsPaddles or buttons that can be used to manually shift the transmission. Only listed when optional or not always included with an automatic transmission.        
Seats and Interior Trim (show)  
Front buckets    
Front sport buckets      
Second-row 2-section 2-person split bench      
Second-row 2-section 3-person split bench    
Center armrest(s), front row
Center armrest(s), second row    
Chrome interior accents (optional)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.      
Cloth upholstery (optional)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.      
Dark-colored headliner (optional)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.      
Door sill trim plates      
Floor mats    
Folding second row seatsSeat folds to enlarge cargo area. Unless the seat is also removable, it usually folds flat or nearly flat.
Heated front seats      
Interior trim, special colorOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.      
Leather seating surfacesSeating surfaces are trimmed in leather; other upholstery tends to be leatherette.      
Leather-wrapped steering wheel      
Manual height adjuster, driver seat
Manual height adjuster, passenger seat      
Manual lumbar adjuster, driver seatManually adjustable lower back support.      
Manual lumbar adjuster, passenger seatManually adjustable lower back support.      
Manual thigh support adjuster, driver seatManually adjustable cushion length; provides better support for long legs.      
Manual thigh support adjuster, passenger seatManually adjustable cushion length; provides better support for long legs.      
Metal pedals      
Special interior trimOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.    
Synthetic leather seating surfacesA.k.a vinyl, leatherette, MB-Tex, NuLuxe.    
Upgraded leather upholsteryNo additional value over leather upholstery because no way to standardize across all models.      
Wood trimReal wood trim on instrument panel, door panels, and/or center console.      
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires (show)  
Adaptive dampers - electricalShocks that electrically adjust their firmness based on sensor readings of the road surface. The driver might also be able to select a \"sport\" setting.      
Alloy wheels
Alloy wheels, dark finish        
Electronic systems calibration selectorVaries throttle, steering, ABS, and/or stability control calibration.
Sport suspension (upgrade)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.      

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Option Package Contents

Sport Package

Features
Manual thigh support adjuster, driver seat
Manual thigh support adjuster, passenger seat
Tires, run-flat

MINI Connected

Features
iPod integration
Smartphone integration
Bluetooth audio streaming
App support

Premium Package

Features
Rain-sensing wipers
Automatic air recirculation

Navigation system

Features
Navigation system
Voice control for nav and audio
Traffic information
Handwriting recognition

John Cooper Works Interior Package

Features
Special interior trim
Cloth upholstery (optional)
Metal pedals

MINI Connected

Features
iPod integration
Smartphone integration
Bluetooth audio streaming
App support

Premium Package

Features
Rain-sensing wipers
Automatic air recirculation

Navigation system

Features
Navigation system
Voice control for nav and audio
Traffic information
Handwriting recognition

John Cooper Works Interior Package

Features
Special interior trim
Cloth upholstery (optional)
Metal pedals

Solar Roof Package

Features
Sunroof
Solar panel
Remote air conditioning

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