2013 MINI Coupe

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Key Specs

of the 2013 MINI Coupe. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Turbo acceleration (S)
  • Coupe's unique styling
  • Handling
  • Gas mileage

The Bad

  • Interior space
  • Gauge legibility
  • Control ergonomics
  • Quality of some materials

Notable Features of the 2013 MINI Coupe

  • Newly standard Bluetooth connectivity
  • Seats two
  • Openometer tracks top-down time (Roadster)
  • Six-speed manual or automatic
  • S and John Cooper Works performance models

2013 MINI Coupe Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The Mini Coupe and Roadster are sport-oriented offshoots of the regular Hardtop that have room for two people. The Coupe has a unique helmet-style roof design, and both body styles are available in base and S trim levels, with S models turbocharged for more power. Although there's no car quite like a Mini, competitors include the Volkswagen GTI, Mazda MX-5 Miata and Scion FR-S.

(Skip to details on the: John Cooper Works)
New for 2013
Bluetooth connectivity is now standard while the previously standard satellite radio feature is now optional.

Exterior
Compared to the Mini Hardtop, the Coupe's most noticeable styling difference is its unique helmet-style roof, which eliminates the Hardtop's traditional hatchback appearance. A deployable rear spoiler extends automatically at speeds above 50 mph, and the sloping rear window makes for a forward-swept liftgate.

The Roadster, meanwhile, has a manual-folding soft-top with a glass rear window. Adding to the Roadster's sporty attitude are chrome roll bars behind the front seats. Exterior features include:

  • Available 15-, 16- or 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Optional xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Folding power side mirrors
  • Hood scoop (S models)
  • Optional heated mirrors, washer jets
  • Optional rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Optional fog lamps

Interior
The two-seat interior features a center-mounted speedometer in a console that also incorporates the stereo and optional navigation system. The navigation ...

Vehicle Overview

The Mini Coupe and Roadster are sport-oriented offshoots of the regular Hardtop that have room for two people. The Coupe has a unique helmet-style roof design, and both body styles are available in base and S trim levels, with S models turbocharged for more power. Although there's no car quite like a Mini, competitors include the Volkswagen GTI, Mazda MX-5 Miata and Scion FR-S.

(Skip to details on the: John Cooper Works)
New for 2013
Bluetooth connectivity is now standard while the previously standard satellite radio feature is now optional.

Exterior
Compared to the Mini Hardtop, the Coupe's most noticeable styling difference is its unique helmet-style roof, which eliminates the Hardtop's traditional hatchback appearance. A deployable rear spoiler extends automatically at speeds above 50 mph, and the sloping rear window makes for a forward-swept liftgate.

The Roadster, meanwhile, has a manual-folding soft-top with a glass rear window. Adding to the Roadster's sporty attitude are chrome roll bars behind the front seats. Exterior features include:

  • Available 15-, 16- or 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Optional xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Folding power side mirrors
  • Hood scoop (S models)
  • Optional heated mirrors, washer jets
  • Optional rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Optional fog lamps

Interior
The two-seat interior features a center-mounted speedometer in a console that also incorporates the stereo and optional navigation system. The navigation system can update maps through a USB port in the glove box. Cargo room behind the seats is nearly the same for the Coupe and Roadster, with 9.8 and 8.5 cubic feet, respectively. The Roadster's Openometer tracks how much time you've driven with the top down. Interior features include:

  • Cloth, simulated leather or leather upholstery in multiple colors
  • Standard air conditioning with a climate-controlled glove box; optional automatic air conditioning
  • Standard multifunction steering wheel with audio and speed controls
  • Optional Recaro sport seats
  • Optional heated seats
  • Optional Mini Connected system with a 6.5-inch screen, USB/iPod port, smartphone connectivity and voice recognition
  • Optional Harman Kardon premium stereo

Under the Hood
A 121-horsepower, 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine powers the base model and a turbocharged version with 181 hp powers the S. Both engines require premium gas. Mechanical features include:

  • Standard six-speed manual transmission; optional six-speed automatic
  • Performance-oriented suspension
  • Optional electronically locking differential

Safety
Safety features include:

  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • Side-impact airbags
  • Optional rear parking sensors

John Cooper Works
A John Cooper Works version of both the Coupe and Roadster is offered. 

John Cooper Works models are powered by a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder that makes 208 hp and 192 pounds-feet of torque. (The engine, according to Mini, can briefly raise boost-pressure when accelerating to achieve 207 pounds-feet of torque.) With the standard six-speed manual transmission, Mini says the John Cooper Works Coupe can hit 60 mph in 6.1 seconds.

Besides the performance upgrades under the hood, these hot-rod Minis also feature unique 17-inch alloy wheels, high-performance brakes and a different exhaust system. As with other Minis, the automaker offers a number of ways to personalize John Cooper Works cars. There are also John Cooper Works dealer accessories, such as a sport suspension. Back to top


Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.9)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(4.8)
Comfort
(4.2)
Reliability
(4.0)
Value For The Money
(4.3)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Best of the Best; Really fun and economical.

by Dave from Williamsburg, VA on June 18, 2018

Hottest and most economical car I've ever owned -- on my second Mini. Great design on the interstate or around town. Love the power and handling, keeps me out of trouble. Read full review

(5.0)

Very well road handling

by Mini4life from Roseville ca on June 6, 2018

It's one of the best in its class ,it's very stable , very quick,very good on gas,easy to park I'm very impressed I love ?? it Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2013 MINI Coupe currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2013 MINI Coupe has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by MINI

Program Benefits

Inspection by MINI Technician, 24/4 Roadside Assistance, covered by a MINI Certified Pre-Owned Protection Plan, backed by the nationwide network of MINI Dealers.

  • Limited Warranty

    5 Years / Unlimited Miles or 6 Years Unlimited Miles

    Covers your vehicle for 1 year with unlimited miles after the expiration of the 4-year/50,000-mile New Vehicle/SAV Limited Warranty. That’s coverage for up to a total of 5 years with unlimited miles from the vehicle’s original in service date. Additional plans are available to extend your vehicle’s coverage up to a total of 6 years with unlimited miles. Every MINI CPO also comes with 24/7 Travel Protection through MINI Roadside Assistance coverage for 1 year with unlimited miles.
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 60,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a Rigorous Inspection.

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Coupe received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker