2021 MINI Hardtop

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$22,400

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2021 MINI Hardtop
2021 MINI Hardtop

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Fun to drive
  • Easy to park
  • Comfortable front seats
  • Customizable

The bad:

  • Choppy ride
  • Tiny backseat
  • Limited luggage space
  • Can get expensive

4 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2021 MINI Hardtop trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Six-speed manual returns to lineup
  • Two- or four-door hatchback or convertible
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Choice of turbocharged engines
  • Performance-oriented JCW model available

2021 MINI Hardtop review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2021 Mini Cooper?

The front-wheel-drive 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 engine is a 134-horsepower, turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder; a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder rated at 189 or 228 hp is available. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic or an eight-speed automatic are optional. Competitors include the Volkswagen Golf GTI and Hyundai Veloster

What’s New on the 2021 Mini Cooper?

A six-speed manual transmission is once again available for both the hatchback and convertible. A new digital instrument cluster is available, and a Sidewalk Edition convertible features unique colors, wheels, trim and badges.  

What Features in the 2021 Mini Cooper Are Most Important?

  • Sharp handling
  • Fun to drive
  • Distinctive looks and style
  • Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity available
  • Navigation available
  • Leather seating available 

Should I Buy the 2021 Mini Cooper?

If you travel light — both in terms of luggage and other 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, such as toggle controls at the base of the dashboard.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 5.0
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

An car without compare within it's price-point

It be of no secret that the Germans are behind the production of the MINI Brand. The fit and finish, drive, engineering and even smell are all very much in tune with the Brand's Ownership. The drive and sheer joy one feels from driving one of these products makes you feel like a kid again, playing with their favorite toy after a day of school. There are bigger and more expensive offerings to choose but none have the character or joy of ownership of a MINI.

4.6

Great Nimble Handling

Excellent Headroom, Excellent Legroom for a six footer, Plenty of Power with the 3 Cylinder, Not much room for a mother-in-law in the back seat, that`s okay.

5.0

Sporty Fun Car

This car is very sporty and is really fun to drive. It has a manual transmission which is getting harder to find now days. Fits both my husband and I. Enough leg and headroom for taller people but still is very comfortable for someone shorter. Has all the new technology and interior is well organized. Easy to find all the controls.

See all 3 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by MINI
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
48 months/50,000 miles
Corrosion
144 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
48 months/50,000 miles
Maintenance
36 months/36,000 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
N/A
Dealer certification required
Yes
Roadside assistance
Yes
View all cpo program details

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