Summary, Prices, Specs

By June 17, 2013


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
Model lineup: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)
Engines:121-hp 1.6-liter inline-4; 181-hp 1.6-liter inline-4; 208-hp 1.6-liter dohc inline-4
Transmissions:6-speed manual; 6-speed automatic
Safety equipment (standard):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
Basic warranty:5 years/50,000 miles
Assembled in:Oxford, England
Specifications As Tested
Model tested (MSPR):Mini Cooper S Hardtop ($28,150)
Standard equipment: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
Options as tested (MSPR):Premium 1 Package ($1,750): automatic climate control, automatic wipers/headlamps, auto-dimming mirrors, heated folding outside mirrors, rear park distance sensor, alarm system
Destination charge:$795
Gas guzzler tax:N/A
Price as tested (MSPR):$25845
Layout:front-wheel drive
Engine:1.6-liter dohc 16v turbocharged inline-4
Horsepower (lb.-ft @ rpm):181 @ 5500
Torque (lb.-ft @ rpm):177 @ 1600-5000
Transmission:6-speed manual
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:27/34 mpg
Wheelbase:97.1 in.
Length/width/height:146.6/66.3/55.4 in.
Track, f/r:57.4/57.8 in.
Turning circle:35.1 ft.
Seating Capacity:4
Head/hip/leg room, f:38.8/NA/41.4 in.
Head/hip/leg room, m:N/A
Head/hip/leg room, r:37.6/NA/29.9 in.
Cargo volume:5.7 cu. ft.
Towing capacity:N/A
Suspension, f:independent, MacPherson struts
Suspension, r:independent, multi-link
Ground clearance:N/A
Curb weigth:2535 lbs.
Tires:195/55 R16
Brakes, f/r:vented disc/disc with ABS, EBD, Brake Assist
Fuel capacity:13.2 gal.
Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle. All prices are manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSPR) effective as of June 17, 2013.Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. N/A: Information not available or not applicable. Manufacturer Info Sources: 866-646-4772 -