Question: Is Mini Cooper a good car?


Overall, the Mini Cooper is an average car when it comes to reliability. The manufacturer neither claims the car to be highly dependable nor are they incredibly unreliable. But when the repair and maintenance costs were compared, Mini Cooper was way more expensive than the other cars of the same technology.

Overview The reincarnated Mini Cooper made its debut in North America twenty years ago and it's still just as stylish and fun to drive as it was back then.

Its retro-modern styling still turns heads and its sporty chassis tuning gives drivers Is Mini Cooper a good car? to look forward to every time they slide behind the wheel. Offered as either a two-door hatchback, a four-door hatchback, or a convertible, the Cooper isn't particularly practical, but for singles or couples, the smallest model still has appeal.

Standard models are powered by a 134-hp turbocharged three-cylinder, but going with an S model swaps that for a spunky 189-hp turbo four, which offers much better acceleration. Need more performance than the regular Cooper can provide? Check out the reviewed separatelywhich Is Mini Cooper a good car? a fiery 302-hp turbo engine. A new of the Mini Cooper will be available for the 2023 model year. It wears Rebel Green paint, frosted bronze exterior trim, yellow-and-cream tweed seat covers, and special Resolute Edition door sill protectors.

The package is also available on the convertible model, but swaps the Hardtop's white roof and mirror caps for a black soft top and black mirror caps.

Beyond that, the personal-customization options are numerous and desirable, and we'll leave them up to you.

Is Mini Cooper a good car?

Engine, Transmission, and Performance The standard engine is a turbocharged 134-hp 1. We prefer the S models, which come with a turbocharged 189-hp 2. With the larger engine, the S proved to be a little more than a second faster to 60 mph than with the baseclocking in at.

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We found the automatic transmission shifts well, but the manual transmission is still our favorite as it provides the most driver engagement. The firm suspension lends itself to enthusiast-oriented driving, which can make the Mini Cooper exciting, but the ride can be unforgiving on rough roads.

With the three-cylinder engine and a six-speed manual, we managed 38 mpg during our 200-mile highway fuel-economy test route.

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Is Mini Cooper a good car?

Interior, Comfort, and Cargo The Mini's interior is charmingly quirky, but at the cost of user-friendliness. Rear-seat passenger space is tight, but front-seat occupants will find little reason to complain. The Convertible model's power top will fold in 18 seconds to unlock the joy of unlimited headroom. Too bad its trunk is tiny.

Is Mini Cooper a good car?

The Hardtop model's trunk is quite small, offering room for just three carry-on suitcases in our testing. But drop the rear seats, and there's room for 12 carry-ons. The five-door Hardtop offers more space for cargo with the rear seats folded, but the Convertible offers less. A leather-wrapped steering wheel and heated front seats come standard on the Mini Cooper, and a leather interior is optional. Android Auto is not available. For more information about the Cooper's crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety websites.

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