What Is the 2015 Mini Cooper Hardtop?
The 2015 Mini Cooper Hardtop is a front-wheel-drive compact car. It's available in two- and four-door body styles and has four or five seats. It competes with the Volkswagen Golf, Mazda3, Fiat 500 and Nissan Juke, and it's available in three trim levels: Cooper, Cooper S and John Cooper Works.
What's New on the 2015 Mini Cooper Hardtop?
For 2015, the Hardtop is newly offered in a four-door body style along with the existing two-door, and new standard features include automatic climate control and a rain sensor. Roof rails and two-tone wheels are now available.
How Does the 2015 Mini Cooper Hardtop Compare to Other Compact Cars?
The Mini Cooper Hardtop doesn't have many direct competitors, but among comparable small hatchbacks it offers more maximum cargo room than the Nissan Juke and Fiat 500. It has a nicer interior than the Volkswagen Golf, and it has more headroom than all three at 40.3 inches.
What Features in the 2015 Mini Cooper Hardtop Are Most Important?
The Hardtop comes standard with a turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine that produces 134 horsepower. The Cooper S comes with a 189-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, and the John Cooper Works trim level comes with a 228-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder.. A six-speed manual transmission is standard on all trims, and a six-speed automatic is available. An adaptive suspension or a sport suspension with stiffer springs and thicker anti-roll bars is offered as well.
Significant standard features include 15-inch alloy wheels, a spoiler, heated side mirrors, simulated leather upholstery, a speedometer and tachometer on the steering column, a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel, push-button ignition, automatic air conditioning and cruise control. Available features include two-tone wheels, a hood vent, fog lights, LED headlights, a dual-pane power moonroof, a head-up display, a self-parking system, a navigation system and 16-, 17- or 18-inch alloy wheels.
As with all new models, the Mini Cooper Hardtop includes antilock brakes, front airbags and an electronic stability system. It also comes with six additional airbags and can be equipped with a backup camera and rear parking sensors.
Should I Buy the 2015 Mini Cooper Hardtop?
If you're shopping for a small car with plenty of performance, cabin room and space for the driver and front passenger, the Hardtop is a great choice. Other perks include a finely crafted interior, a speedometer on the steering column rather than in the center of the dashboard and window buttons that are located on the doors. While the 2015 Mini Cooper Hardtop is similar to its previous generation, it's still an appealing option.
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