What Is the 2020 Mini Cooper?
The Mini Hardtop and Convertible are fun-to-drive small cars with a reputation for agility and parkability. The hatchback seats up to five, and the convertible has room for four. The base 134-horsepower, turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine pairs with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. A turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder rated at 189 or 228 hp paired with either the dual-clutch transmission or an eight-speed automatic is available. Competitors include the Volkswagen Golf GTI and Hyundai Veloster.
What’s New on the 2020 Mini Cooper?
Manual-equipped models may be difficult to find this year as their availability was limited by a production delay.
What Features in the 2020 Mini Cooper Are Most Important?
No matter which engine or body style you choose, these Minis deliver sharp handling and an engaging driving experience. The performance-oriented John Cooper Works trim, in particular, is a blast to drive.
Standard features include a 6.5-inch multimedia screen, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and heated front seats. Available features include a panoramic moonroof, dual-zone automatic air conditioning, leather upholstery, navigation and Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity. Android Auto isn’t offered, however.
Should I Buy the 2020 Mini Cooper?
If you travel light — both in terms of luggage and passengers — the Mini Hardtop and Convertible are certainly worth consideration. People who love to drive will enjoy the cars’ responsive handling and direct steering, and a range of options makes them highly customizable. The interior also features quality materials and quirky touches, like toggle controls at the base of the dashboard.