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We dive deep into the cars by taking the cars for test drives, analyzing the technology, reviewing new trims, comparing safety features and more. Read about the pros and cons of cars coming to market, which are selected by our editors to help with your car search.

2020 Mini Cooper SE Hardtop Review: Electric, Fun and Priced for Its Modest Range

By Joe Wiesenfelder on May 28, 2020

The verdict: An electric runabout in the traditional mold that’s true to Mini’s reputation for motoring fun, the SE Hardtop is priced appropriately for its modest range. Versus the competition: Mos... Read More

2020 Mini Cooper SE Hardtop Review: Electric, Fun and Priced for Its Modest Range

By Joe Wiesenfelder on May 28, 2020

The verdict: An electric runabout in the traditional mold that’s true to Mini’s reputation for motoring fun, the SE Hardtop is priced appropriately for its modest range. Versus the competition: Mos... Read More

2019 Mini Cooper Hardtop John Cooper Works Review: Small Car, Massive Entertainment

By Aaron Bragman on September 16, 2019

The verdict: Mini’s original small, sporty model still proves massively entertaining, but it’s getting pricey for what it delivers. Versus the competition: Small, sporty cars are becoming increasin... Read More

2019 Mini Cooper Hardtop John Cooper Works Review: Small Car, Massive Entertainment

By Aaron Bragman on September 16, 2019

The verdict: Mini’s original small, sporty model still proves massively entertaining, but it’s getting pricey for what it delivers. Versus the competition: Small, sporty cars are becoming increasin... Read More

2017 Mini Convertible: Our View

On August 29, 2017

The Mini Cooper S Convertible delivers one of the best open-air convertible experiences you'll find, with impressive driving capabilities and a price tag that starts out reasonable, but ... Read More

2017 Mini Convertible: Our View

On August 29, 2017

The Mini Cooper S Convertible delivers one of the best open-air convertible experiences you'll find, with impressive driving capabilities and a price tag that starts out reasonable, but ... Read More

Our View: 2017 Mini Clubman

On July 19, 2017

The 2016 Mini Clubman wins with its charming, quirky looks, plucky road manners and new adult-sized interior, but it lost me with its ergonomically challenged cabin and frustrating controls.... Read More

Our View: 2017 Mini Clubman

On July 19, 2017

The 2016 Mini Clubman wins with its charming, quirky looks, plucky road manners and new adult-sized interior, but it lost me with its ergonomically challenged cabin and frustrating controls.... Read More

Our View: 2017 MINI Hardtop

By Mike Hanley on July 17, 2017

The four-door 2016 Mini Hardtop retains much of the two-door's nimbleness and fun-to-drive personality, but even with extra doors and length, it's not big on carrying passengers or c... Read More

Our View: 2017 MINI Hardtop

By Mike Hanley on July 17, 2017

The four-door 2016 Mini Hardtop retains much of the two-door's nimbleness and fun-to-drive personality, but even with extra doors and length, it's not big on carrying passengers or c... Read More

2017 Mini Clubman: Our View

By Aaron Bragman on May 17, 2017

The Mini Clubman Cooper S is quirky and fun, but you can get a lot more in a car this size for this price.   Read More

2017 Mini Clubman: Our View

By Aaron Bragman on May 17, 2017

The Mini Clubman Cooper S is quirky and fun, but you can get a lot more in a car this size for this price.   Read More

2017 Mini Countryman: Our View

By Aaron Bragman on April 11, 2017

Bigger and better in every way than the 2016, the new 2017 Mini Countryman is a fun and versatile subcompact SUV that outshines premium competitors costing thousands more.   Read More

2017 Mini Countryman: Our View

By Aaron Bragman on April 11, 2017

Bigger and better in every way than the 2016, the new 2017 Mini Countryman is a fun and versatile subcompact SUV that outshines premium competitors costing thousands more.   Read More

Our view: 2016 MINI Clubman

By Jennifer Geiger on March 30, 2016

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Our view: 2016 MINI Clubman

By Jennifer Geiger on March 30, 2016

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Our view: 2016 MINI Hardtop

By Mike Hanley on February 18, 2016

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Our view: 2016 MINI Hardtop

By Mike Hanley on February 18, 2016

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