2018 MINI Hardtop

Change year or vehicle
$21,600 — $31,800 MSRP Shop local deals
(4.0) 1 reviews
SAVE
Key Specs
Our Take
Overview
Photos
Reviews
Safety & Recalls
Warranty & CPO
Compare
Back to top

Key Specs

of the 2018 MINI Hardtop. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    26-32 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    134-hp, 1.5-liter I-3 (premium)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    6-speed manual w/OD
  • View more specs

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Highway poise
  • Acceleration (Cooper S)
  • Responsive automatic transmission
  • Handling
  • iDrive interface
  • Adjustable cargo floor available

The Bad

  • Slot-like windshield limits view of overhead stoplights
  • Center armrest interferes with parking brake lever
  • Awkward location of iDrive controller
  • Upright rear-seat backrest
  • Limited cabin storage

Notable Features of the 2018 MINI Hardtop

  • Two- and four-door body styles
  • Choice of turbocharged engines
  • Adaptive suspension available
  • Forward collision warning with auto braking available
  • High-performance John Cooper Works version available

2018 MINI Hardtop Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

What it is: The Mini Hardtop was redesigned for 2014, marking the third generation of the two-door classic that was reinvented in 2002. A roomier four-door model was added for 2015. Competitors include the Honda Fit, Volkswagen Golf and Mazda3.

The base Cooper version has a turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine and the Cooper S uses a turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder. The two-door Hardtop also comes in John Cooper Works form with a more powerful 2.0-liter four-cylinder.

New for 2018
All Minis now have a standard backup camera and rear parking sensors.

Latest 2018 Hardtop Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.0)
Performance
(3.0)
Interior Design
(5.0)
Comfort
(4.0)
Value For The Money
(3.0)

What Drivers Are Saying

(4.0)

Reminds me of BMW

by sweet_t from Houston, tx on September 14, 2018

My 2016 BMW 3 series was totaled by a uninsured driver and I was shopping for a new car, I really liked this Mini Cooper, it's drive reminded so much of my BMW, that I was real close to buying it. The ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2018 MINI Hardtop currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2018 MINI Hardtop has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranties

Backed by MINI
New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    Less than 5 years/less than 60,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    1 year/unlimited miles after the expiration of the 4-year/50,000-mile MINI new-car limited warranty

  • Powertrain warranty

    N/A

  • Dealer Certification Required

    Yes

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

  • View All Program Details

Change Year or Vehicle

0 / 0 0 Photos
0 / 0

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 Hardtop 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