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MINI Cooper

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Overview of the MINI Cooper

Learn about the MINI Cooper


The MINI Cooper’s retro style is instantly recognizable, but there’s more to this iconic subcompact car than looks. It offers easy handling, responsive steering and a choice of powerful three- or four-cylinder engines that provide good fuel economy for its class. Manual and automatic transmissions are available across a range of convertible and coupe (fixed hood) body styles with basic and luxury trims. It makes up for limited interior space with its distinctive silhouette and athletic performance. This is a car for those looking for a fun driving experience and a reliable, practical and attractive design.


The MINI Cooper underwent a complete redesign in 2009. Standard features in all MINI Coopers produced since then include:

  • Anti-lock braking to help prevent skidding
  • Traction control for improved stability on slippery surfaces
  • Electronic stability control to prevent swerving in emergency situations
  • Driver and passenger airbags for added protection
  • Daytime running lights to ensure the car is visible to other drivers at all times

Most of the above safety technologies are available in earlier MINI Coopers from 2002 on, although you may need to choose an add-on package for some vehicles. Upper-level trims also offer fog lamps and rear parking sensors to assist with parking. Additionally, later generations as of the 2014 model year offer driver assist technologies such as automatic pre-collision braking, which applies the brakes to prevent crashes or to reduce the impact of one. Another useful safety feature is the crash sensor with fuel cutoff, which shuts down fuel supply post-crash to reduce the risk of fire.


The MINI Cooper’s sophisticated interior offers a wealth of features, with the following included as standard since 2009: 

  • Leather-wrapped, adjustable steering wheel
  • Vinyl seat
  • Keyless entry
  • Power door locks, mirrors and windows 
  • Auxiliary power outlet
  • Power steering 
  • Illuminated vanity mirrors for driver and passenger (not with all convertibles)

Earlier MINI Coopers from 2002-2009 offer most of the above features across a range of trim levels. Options available with newer models around 2015 include keyless start, steering-wheel mounted controls and rain-sensing wipers. 


All MINI Coopers come with AM/FM radio, auxiliary audio input and a CD player as standard. Newer variants offer satellite radio, USB connections and a premium Harman Kardon sound system. The Mini Connected infotainment system is standard from 2017 and available on models from 2013 onward. Bluetooth became optional in 2009, and a navigation system became available in 2005. The car’s audio and climate controls aren’t well-marked and can be awkward to use, but the infotainment system has a simpler, straightforward 6.5-inch or 8-inch screen.  


Some drivers find the MINI Cooper’s cargo space too limited, but this was improved on with the 2014 redesign. The car seats four, though the rear seat can feel cramped for adults. The four-door hatchbacks offer more space and make the most of limited cargo capacity with their 60/40 folding rear seats and large openings. 


Air conditioning is standard in all MINI Coopers with dual-zone climate control available in select models, allowing individual temperature adjustments for driver and passenger. Heated leather seats are available with adjustable lumbar support. The MINI Cooper’s sharp steering and powerful brakes combine for easy handling, but the stiff suspension can reduce the smoothness of your ride.

Safety ratings of the MINI Cooper

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Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags8

Specifications of the MINI Cooper

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats4 - 5
  • Doors3 - 5
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionManual or Automatic
  • City consumption6.7 - 8.7 L/100km
  • Highway consumption4.6 - 6.8 L/100km
  • Width1727 mm
  • Length3837 - 3998 mm
  • Trunk space211 - 278 L
  • Cargo space731 - 1076 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the MINI Cooper

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This version of the MINI Cooper 2014 - 2019 is available in 1 trim:

Basic trim features and specs

  • Air conditioning (automatic) (optional)
  • Center arm rest between front seats (optional)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support (optional)
  • Electric windows
  • Front seats have lumbar support (optional)
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • Heated windshield (optional)
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters (optional)
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support (optional)
  • Power steering
  • Sport seats in the front (optional)
  • Adaptive bending lights (optional)
  • Alloy wheels
  • Bi-Xenon headlights (optional)
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights (optional)
  • Headlight cleaners (optional)
  • LED daytime running lights (optional)
  • LED headlights (optional)
  • Short wheel base
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Collision warning system (optional)
  • Dimming interior mirror (optional)
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor (optional)
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Knee airbag (optional)
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
  • Rain sensor (optional)
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
  • Adaptive cruise control (optional)
  • Apple CarPlay (optional)
  • Automatic parking (optional)
  • Bluetooth
  • CD disc changer (optional)
  • CD player
  • Computer (optional)
  • Cruise control
  • Digital radio
  • Front sensors (optional)
  • Head-Up display (optional)
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry (optional)
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors (optional)
  • Rear view camera (optional)
  • Start stop system (optional)
  • Traffic sign recognition (optional)
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the Basic trim:
1.5 L - Gas - 134 hp
City consumption:6.7 - 8.7 L/100km
Highway consumption:4.6 - 6.8 L/100km
Transmission:Manual or Automatic
Range:556 - 696 km

Frequently asked questions about the MINI Cooper

All MINI Coopers produced since 2012 have turbocharged engines except the two-door convertible base models.

The MINI Cooper has been owned and produced by BMW since the year 2000, but MINI (marque) is its own division.

Brand new MINI Coopers start from $23,090. Pre-owned cars can be found in a range of $7,000-$25,000 depending on year, model and condition.

MINI Coopers in the coupe body styles are available with four doors from 2015 onward. Older coupes and all convertibles are two-door cars.

MINI's all-wheel drive system (ALL4) is offered with the subcompact MINI Clubman car and the subcompact MINI Countryman SUV model.