(5.0) 1 reviews
MSRP: $10,944$21,276
Body Style: Convertible
Engine: 121-hp, 1.6-liter I-4 (premium)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
Seats: 2
2013 MINI Roadster

Our Take on the 2013 MINI Roadster

Our Take

The Mini Coupe and Roadster are sport-oriented offshoots of the regular Hardtop that have room for two people. The Coupe has a unique helmet-style roof design, and both body styles are available in base and S trim levels, with S models turbocharged for more power. Although there's no car qu... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Interior space
  • Gauge legibility
  • Control ergonomics
  • Quality of some materials

Notable Features

  • Newly standard Bluetooth connectivity
  • Seats two
  • Openometer tracks top-down time (Roadster)
  • Six-speed manual or automatic
  • S and John Cooper Works performance models

3 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.