2014 MINI Roadster

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$25,550

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2014 MINI Roadster

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Turbo acceleration (S)
  • Coupe's unique styling
  • Handling
  • Gas mileage

The bad:

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

3 trims

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Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2014 MINI Roadster trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

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

2014 MINI Roadster review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

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 quite like a Mini, competitors include the Volkswagen GTI, Mazda MX-5 Miata and Scion FR-S.

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New for 2014
A newly available City Package includes an alarm system, power-folding side mirrors, heated mirrors and washer jets, auto-dimming rearview and side mirrors, rear parking sensors and a proximity key.
Exterior Highlights

  • Helmet-style roof (Coupe)
  • Manual soft-top with glass rear window (Roadster)
  • Chrome roll bars (Roadster)
  • Deployable rear spoiler
  • 15-, 16- or 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Available xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Hood scoop (S models)
  • Available rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Available fog lamps

Interior Highlights

  • Seats two
  • Center-mounted speedometer¬†
  • Openometer tracks how much time you’ve driven with the top down (Roadster)
  • Simulated leather, cloth or leather upholstery in multiple colors
  • Air conditioning with a climate-controlled glove box; available automatic air conditioning
  • Multifunction steering wheel with audio and speed controls
  • Available Recaro sport seats
  • Available heated seats
  • Available navigation system
  • Available Mini Connected system with a 6.5-inch screen, USB/iPod port, smartphone connectivity and voice recognition
  • Available Harman Kardon premium stereo

Under the Hood

  • 121-horsepower, 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Available 181-hp, turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder (S)
  • Engines use premium gas
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Six-speed manual transmission; available six-speed automatic
  • Performance-oriented suspension
  • Available electronically locking differential

Safety Features

  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • Side-impact airbags
  • Available rear parking sensors

John Cooper Works
A John Cooper Works version of both the Coupe and Roadster is offered. 

John Cooper Works models are powered by a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder that makes 208 hp and 192 pounds-feet of torque. (The engine, according to Mini, can briefly boost pressure when accelerating to achieve 207 pounds-feet of torque.)

  • With the six-speed manual transmission, Mini says the John Cooper Works Coupe can hit 60 mph in 6.1 seconds
  • Unique 17-inch alloy wheels
  • High-performance brakes
  • Sport exhaust system

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.3
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value for the money 5.0
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews

4.6

Cannot even say how fun...

I have only owned this vehicle for about seven months so far, but it is SO much fun to drive with the top down. The interior is a fun layout with buttons located in easy reach, and it's just a blast. I'm a large man - 6'1" and 275, and I still fit very nicely in it. Great leg room, surprisingly large trunk, and just fun! The only drawback I can see to this car is the visibility with the top up is awful. That said, the car is designed to be driven with the top down, so that makes sense!

4.7

Fun, fun, fun!

Love this car but it no longer suits my needs. Mini only made these for 3 years so it may be hard to find one this nice at this price. Love mileage and cared for with love!

5.0

Great fun car

Car is perfect with low low mileage has some nice options great on gas leather is perfect automatic turbocharged great color combinations just get in and drive needs nothing

See all 6 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
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