2020 MINI Cooper SE vs. 2020 Hyundai Nexo

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Safety

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The Cooper SE has a standard PostCrash iBrake, which automatically applies the brakes in the event of a crash to help prevent secondary collisions and prevent further injuries. The Nexo doesn’t offer a post collision braking system: in the event of a collision that triggers the airbags, more collisions are possible without the protection of airbags that may have already deployed.

Both the Cooper SE and the Nexo have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, driver alert monitors and available front parking sensors.

Warranty

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The Cooper SE’s corrosion warranty is 5 years longer than the Nexo’s (12 vs. 7 years).

Reliability

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J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that MINI vehicles are more reliable than Hyundai vehicles. J.D. Power ranks MINI 6th in reliability, above the industry average. With 5 more problems per 100 vehicles, Hyundai is ranked 8th.

Engine

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The Cooper SE’s electric motor produces 20 more horsepower (181 vs. 161) than the Nexo’s electric motor.

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the Cooper SE gets better mileage than the Nexo:

MPGe

Cooper SE

Electric Motor

115 city/100 hwy

Nexo

Blue Electric Motor

65 city/58 hwy

Limited Electric Motor

59 city/54 hwy

Tires and Wheels

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The Cooper SE’s tires provide better handling because they have a lower 55 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Nexo’s standard 60 series tires.

Changing a flat tire near traffic can be dangerous and inconvenient. The run-flat tires standard on the Cooper SE can be driven up to 50 miles without any air pressure, allowing you to drive to a service station for a repair. The Nexo doesn’t offer run-flat tires.

Suspension and Handling

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The Cooper SE offers an optional driver-adjustable suspension system. It allows the driver to choose between an extra-supple ride, reducing fatigue on long trips, or a sport setting, which allows maximum control for tricky roads. The Nexo’s suspension doesn’t offer adjustable shock absorbers.

For better maneuverability, the Cooper SE’s turning circle is 1.6 feet tighter than the Nexo’s (35.1 feet vs. 36.7 feet).

Chassis

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The MINI Cooper SE may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 850 to 950 pounds less than the Hyundai Nexo.

The Cooper SE is 2 feet, 8.5 inches shorter than the Nexo, making the Cooper SE easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

The Cooper SE is 5.2 inches narrower than the Nexo, making the Cooper SE easier to handle and maneuver in traffic.

The Cooper SE is 7.8 inches shorter in height than the Nexo, making the Cooper SE much easier to wash and garage and drive (lower center of gravity).

Cargo Capacity

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A low lift-over trunk design makes loading and unloading the Cooper SE easier. The Cooper SE’s trunk lift-over height is 25.4 inches, while the Nexo’s liftover is 29.7 inches.

Ergonomics

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The Cooper SE offers an optional heads-up display that projects speed and other key instrumentation readouts in front of the driver’s line of sight, allowing drivers to view information without diverting their eyes from the road. The Nexo doesn’t offer a heads-up display.

If the windows are left open on the Cooper SE the driver can close them all at the outside door handle or from a distance using the remote. On a hot day the driver can lower the windows from a distance using the keyless remote. The driver of the Nexo can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

The Cooper SE’s power window, power lock, power mirror and cruise control switches are lit from behind, making them plainly visible and easier to operate at night. The Nexo’s power mirror switches are unlit, making them difficult to find at night and operate safely.

The Cooper SE’s rain-sensitive wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically based on the amount of rainfall on the windshield. This allows the driver to concentrate on driving without constantly adjusting the wipers. The Nexo’s standard manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.

Heated windshield washer nozzles are standard on the Cooper SE to prevent washer fluid and nozzles from freezing and help continue to keep the windshield clear in sub-freezing temperatures. The Nexo doesn’t offer heated windshield washer nozzles.

To help drivers avoid possible obstacles, the Cooper SE offers optional cornering lights to illuminate around corners when the turn signals are activated. The Nexo doesn’t offer cornering lights.

When the Cooper SE with available tilt-down mirrors is put in reverse, the passenger rearview mirror tilts from its original position. This gives the driver a better view of the curb during parallel parking maneuvers. Shifting out of reverse puts the mirror into its original position. The Nexo’s mirror doesn’t automatically adjust for backing.

The Cooper SE’s optional rear and side view mirrors have an automatic dimming feature. These mirrors can be set to automatically darken quickly when headlights shine on them, keeping following vehicles from blinding or distracting the driver. The Nexo has an automatic rear view mirror, but its side mirrors don’t dim.

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