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MINI Hardtop

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2 Generations

Hardtop - 2 Generations


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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2014–2021 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.

2014–2021 Hardtop Generation, 2021 MINI Hardtop model shown Showing the 2021 MINI Hardtop
  • MSRP Range $22,400–$32,400
  • Consumer Rating Not yet rated
  • Combined MPG 27
  • Body Styles Hatchback
  • MSRP Range $23,400–$33,400
  • Consumer Rating Not yet rated
  • Combined MPG 29-31
  • Body Styles Hatchback
Notable Features in 2020
  • Based on smallest Mini, seats four
  • Estimated range of 110 miles
  • Standard DC fast-charging capability
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Heat pump for efficient heating and cooling
  • Standard summer performance tires
MSRP Range $16,211–$37,759
Consumer Rating
(4.7) 7 reviews
Combined MPG 26-32
Body Styles Hatchback
Notable Features in 2019
  • Four-seat, two-door subcompact hatchback
  • Turbocharged four-cylinder engine
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission
  • Standard Sport suspension
  • Optional navigation with Apple CarPlay
  • MSRP Range $13,198–$26,058
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.8) 4 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
  • Current List Price $12,949–$23,049
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.4) 13 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 $11,112–$20,324
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.9) 18 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 $8,789–$18,929
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.9) 36 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 $9,113–$17,929
  • 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.

Showing the 2013 MINI Hardtop
  • Current List Price $6,071–$14,455
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.7) 30 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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