MINI Cooper

In published reviews,
critics awarded this
vehicle an average
overall score of:

83
Priced From $19,400
MPG 33.0
Styles Reviewed
HatchbackHatchback Scores for this style only
ConvertibleConvertible Scores for this style only
Vehicle's Review History
Average overall score
for this vehicle, by year:
2014 models 84
2013 models 78
2012 models 86
2011 models 84
2010 models 84
2009 models 83
2008 models 83

Automobile Magazine

02/03/14
2014-02-03
85
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Joe Lorio Joe Lorio 8.3 out of 10 2014 MINI Cooper Hatchback

Sophisticated new equipment, a nicer interior, more rational ergonomics, and a quieter ride are some of the more pleasant effects of a Mini Cooper that has grown up.

Car and Driver

02/01/14
2014-02-01
83
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Aaron Robinson Aaron Robinson 6.6 out of 10 2014 MINI Cooper Hatchback

Slightly larger, better upholstered, a bit more secure, and a bit less fitful on the road, the Mini is growing up. Luckily, it’s not growing that much more expensive as well.

AutoWeek

11/08/12
2012-11-08
65
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Mark Vaughn Mark Vaughn Score Pending 2013 MINI Cooper Hatchback

If you were looking for a more practical Mini that offers up a bit more stylish geometry, this could be your ride.

About.com

07/11/12
2012-07-11
88
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Aaron Gold Aaron Gold 7.1 out of 10 2012 MINI Cooper Convertible

I like the MINI Roadster’s cheeky personality, I like the fact that I can spec one out that’s totally different from any other car, and I love the way it goes ’round corners — enough, perhaps, to put up with the punishing ride.

New Car Test Drive

02/24/12
2012-02-24
87
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Kirk Bell Kirk Bell 7.3 out of 10 2012 MINI Cooper Hatchback

The Mini Cooper delivers agile handling, crisp performance and an interminably cute bulldog appearance in a tidy, efficient, front-wheel drive package, with plenty of space and comfort for front seat passengers.

MotorAuthority.com

01/05/12
2012-01-05
86
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Viknesh Vijayenthiran Viknesh Vijayenthiran Score Pending 2012 MINI Cooper Convertible

If you’re after a sporty compact with four seats, cute styling, and loads of street cred, and your driving needs also require the sun on your face and the wind in your hair, then the MINI Cooper Convertible is the ideal vehicle for you.

Edmunds.com

09/08/11
2011-09-08
84
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Staff Review Edmunds.com 7.8 out of 10 2012 MINI Cooper Hatchback

Thanks to British character and German engineering, the 2012 Mini Cooper is a great pick for a small coupe or convertible.

Consumer Guide

12/08/10
2010-12-08
88
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Staff Review Consumer Guide 6.8 out of 10 2011 MINI Cooper Hatchback

Minis may look like economy cars, but these diminutive hatchbacks are actually sporty driving machines. They brim with character and are available with a dizzying array of personalizing accessories.

AutoBlog.com

12/02/10
2010-12-02
86
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Jeremy Korzeniewski Jeremy Korzeniewski Score Pending 2011 MINI Cooper Hatchback

The 2011 Mini Cooper retains all the charm and panache buyers have come to expect since the brand’s rebirth. And the added improvements just sweeten the deal. There aren’t any cars currently available in the States that can match the size, fun and refinement it offers.

Motor Trend

12/07/11
2011-12-07
85
100

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Benson Kong Benson Kong 6.5 out of 10 2011 MINI Cooper Hatchback

The car enthusiast will already know all about the better-equipped, roomier, more comfortable-riding, or faster-in-a-straight-line vehicles available today. The driving enthusiast, on the other hand, would take the Cooper’s courageous dynamic abilities.

AutoGuide.com

03/11/11
2011-03-11
84
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Colum Wood Colum Wood 7.1 out of 10 2011 MINI Cooper Hatchback

Improving on its strengths, MINI has made the 2011 Cooper S an even more attractive package, with technology that’s sure to please urbanite Mac geeks, more fuel economy to appease your inner Al Gore and an excessive amount of metrosexual style.

TheTruthAboutCars.com

08/05/11
2011-08-05
83
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Michael Karesh Michael Karesh Score Pending 2011 MINI Cooper Hatchback

There’s only one big reason to get a MINI Cooper over the larger, more powerful, better outfitted, and/or less expensive alternatives, and that’s style. Love the look? Then there’s no substitute.

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