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MINI Hardtop

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Relaunched in 2002 by new owner BMW, the iconic British Mini brand traces its roots to 1959. New Minis retain a family resemblance to the brand’s original, influential front-wheel-drive cars. While Mini has since ventured into other classes, such as crossovers, the revived car started off as a two-door hatchback; convertible, coupe and four-door versions came later. First known as the Mini Cooper, the current generation is called the Hardtop, with “Cooper” used in trim-level names. Minis are characterized by sporty handling and a firm ride. Minis are known for their numerous personalization options and appearance packages. The next redesign is slated for 2021.

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Commuter vehicles have a minimum EPA-estimated mileage of 30 mpg combined. May require specific trim level and/or optional features.

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2 Generations

Hardtop - 2 Generations

2014–2019 Hardtop

Redesigned in 2014

The Mini Hardtop is 4.5 inches longer than the vehicle it replaced. The four-door body style introduced in 2015 is even larger. In base models, a new 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine produces 134 horsepower. Performance-tuned Cooper S versions get a 2.0-liter turbo with 189 hp. Six-speed manual or automatic transmissions are offered. For model-year 2019, a mild refresh offers new tech features and styling changes.

MSRP Range $21,900–$31,900
Consumer Rating
(4.3) 3 reviews
Combined MPG 26-32
Body Styles:

Hatchback

Read About the 2019 Model 2019 Hardtop Articles
  • MSRP Range $21,600–$31,800
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.0) 1 reviews
  • Combined MPG 26-32
  • Body Styles:

    Hatchback

Notable Features in 2018
  • 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
  • MSRP Range $15,705–$30,607
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.3) 10 reviews
  • Combined MPG 26-32
  • Body Styles:

    Hatchback

Notable Features in 2017
  • 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
  • Current List Price $13,467–$24,379
  • Consumer Rating
    (5.0) 12 reviews
  • Combined MPG 26-33
  • Body Styles:

    Hatchback

Notable Features in 2016
  • Two- and four-door body style
  • Choice of turbocharged engines
  • Adaptive suspension available
  • Forward collision warning with auto-braking available
  • High-performance John Cooper Works version available
  • Current List Price $11,921–$21,209
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.9) 25 reviews
  • Combined MPG 26-33
  • Body Styles:

    Hatchback

Notable Features in 2015
  • More standard features
  • Two- or new four-door body style
  • Choice of turbocharged engines
  • Six-speed manual or automatic transmission
  • Adaptive suspension available
  • 228-hp, turbo four-cylinder engine (John Cooper Works)
  • Manual or automatic transmission (John Cooper Works)
  • Adaptive suspension available (John Cooper Works)
  • Current List Price $10,055–$20,659
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.6) 5 reviews
  • Combined MPG 28-33
  • Body Styles:

    Hatchback

Notable Features in 2014
  • Redesigned for 2014
  • Longer, wider, roomier
  • New engines
  • Manual or automatic
  • Roomier interior
  • Optional adaptive suspension

2007–2013 Hardtop

Redesigned in 2007

A subtle redesign grew the Mini Cooper slightly and bumped horsepower to 118. The Cooper S received a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine with 172 hp. Both models now offered six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmissions. Convertibles were not built on the redesigned platform until 2009, when a new John Cooper Works edition was added. A 2011 refresh brought new bumpers, taillights, foglight placement and a small horsepower increase. The coupe rolled out in 2012.

  • Current List Price $7,471–$16,251
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.7) 27 reviews
  • Combined MPG 30-33
  • Body Styles:

    Hatchback

Notable Features in 2013
  • Available Mini Yours personalization options
  • Four body styles
  • Convertible's Openometer tracks top-down time
  • Six-speed manual or automatic
  • S and John Cooper Works performance models

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