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2014 MINI Coupe

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

146.8” x 54.3”


Front-wheel drive



The good:

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

The bad:

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

3 trims

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Notable features

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

2014 MINI Coupe review: Our expert's take

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.

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New for 2014
A newly available City Package includes an alarm system, power-folding side mirrors, heated mirrors and washer jets, auto-dimming rearview and side mirrors, rear parking sensors and a proximity key.
Exterior Highlights

  • Helmet-style roof (Coupe)
  • Manual soft-top with glass rear window (Roadster)
  • Chrome roll bars (Roadster)
  • Deployable rear spoiler
  • 15-, 16- or 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Available xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Hood scoop (S models)
  • Available rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Available fog lamps

Interior Highlights

  • Seats two
  • Center-mounted speedometer 
  • Openometer tracks how much time you’ve driven with the top down (Roadster)
  • Simulated leather, cloth or leather upholstery in multiple colors
  • Air conditioning with a climate-controlled glove box; available automatic air conditioning
  • Multifunction steering wheel with audio and speed controls
  • Available Recaro sport seats
  • Available heated seats
  • Available navigation system
  • Available Mini Connected system with a 6.5-inch screen, USB/iPod port, smartphone connectivity and voice recognition
  • Available Harman Kardon premium stereo

Under the Hood

  • 121-horsepower, 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Available 181-hp, turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder (S)
  • Engines use premium gas
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Six-speed manual transmission; available six-speed automatic
  • Performance-oriented suspension
  • Available electronically locking differential

Safety Features

  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • Side-impact airbags
  • Available 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 boost pressure when accelerating to achieve 207 pounds-feet of torque.)

  • With the six-speed manual transmission, Mini says the John Cooper Works Coupe can hit 60 mph in 6.1 seconds
  • Unique 17-inch alloy wheels
  • High-performance brakes
  • Sport exhaust system

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.0
  • Interior 4.5
  • Performance 4.3
  • Value 4.2
  • Exterior 4.5
  • Reliability 4.2
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Most recent consumer reviews


best car ever!

great room, really fun to drive, easy to park. great gas mileage and has all the accessories to make it a great car! No problems and like new condition...

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0
  • Purchased a Used car
  • Used for Having fun
  • Does recommend this car
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Big Fun in a Small Car

This is a late review but I have owned my 2014 JCW Coupe for six years and about 30,000 miles. I have had zero problems so far. I have tracked it once and one autocross. I have the automatic and it sucks at autocross but is amazing on the track. For non-track people here are the best and weakest points: BEST: Style-I get more comments than any other cars I’ve owned including MB AMG’s and BMW M’s. Performance: It is a deceptively quick car that is fun in city or open road. Reliability: So far great. I also alternate winter and summer performance tires. Does great all year. Mileage: I can get 38mpg on road middle 20’s in city. Trunk: The frame is a regular Mini minus back seats with a chopped roof. Plenty of luggage room for two person road trip. I used it as a work car for a year putting all my sales demo stuff in the trunk. WEAK: Rear view-Learn how to use your side mirrors properly. Small 2-seaters rarely have great visibility. Suspension-I got regular suspension. If you get sport they are hard as a rock. Alter your suspension and get non run-flat tires if you have sport. I unhesitatingly reccomend the coupe for those who love sporty unoque cars. You will just laugh evey time you drive it. I believe they are a good deal and will appreciate as they only ran three years.

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.0
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0
  • Purchased a New car
  • Used for Having fun
  • Does recommend this car
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Awesome MINI Coupe

I've heard it described as the same feeling as driving a go-kart. Go-karts can't compare. Yes, the steering is tight like a go-kart, but that's where it ends when it comes to the base model. A smooth comfortable ride with decent acceleration and excellent braking. Some say it is limited, I say it is made for 2 and carries quite a bit of travel luggage in the rear. Of course you won't be helping people haul furniture or large quantities of supplies,,, but you can use your pick-up for those errands.

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.0
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 4.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0
  • Purchased a Used car
  • Used for Having fun
  • Does recommend this car
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