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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
2014–2019 Hardtop Generation, 2019 MINI Hardtop model shown Showing the 2019 MINI Hardtop

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 Not yet rated
  • 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 $20,950–$30,900
  • 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 $13,695–$25,163
  • Consumer Rating
    (5.0) 9 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 $12,076–$21,628
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.9) 23 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 $10,919–$19,643
  • 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
Showing the 2013 MINI Hardtop

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 $7,354–$16,734
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.7) 23 reviews
  • Combined MPG 29-32
  • 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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