The Mini Cooper Hardtop and Convertible are nimble, fun, and stylish, with endless opportunity for personalization. Front passengers have plenty of space, but the back is best left to small children or cargo.
Kirk Bell reported from Chicago, with J.P Vettraino reporting from Detroit and Laura Burstein reporting from Los Angeles.
Model Line Overview
Mini Cooper Hardtop ($19,700); Cooper S Hardtop ($23,300); John Cooper Works Hardtop ($30,100); ($31,400); Cooper Convertible ($25,150); Cooper S Convertible ($28,150); John Cooper Works Convertible ($35,300)
dual-stage front impact airbags, front seat side-impact airbags, four-wheel disc brakes with antilock brakes (ABS), Electronic Brake Force Distribution and Brake Assist; stability control, pop-up rear rollover bar (convertible), side curtain airbags (hardtop)
Safety equipment (optional):
Dynamic Traction Control with electronic locking differential, rear park assist, adaptive xenon headlights
5 years/50,000 miles
Specifications As Tested
Model tested (MSRP):
Mini Cooper S Hardtop ($28,150)
air conditioning, leatherette (vinyl) upholstery, sport seats, power windows, locks and outside mirrors; cruise control, keyless entry, tilt-and-telescoping leather-wrapped steering wheel, height-adjustable driver seat, Bluetooth handsfree connectivity, six-speaker audio system with a CD player, HD radio, auxiliary audio jack and USB port; foglamps, rear spoiler, 16-inch alloy wheels, dynamic traction control
Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle.
All prices are manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) effective as of November 30, 2012.
Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges.
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