MINI Coupe

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

85
Priced From $21,300
MPG 33.0
Styles Reviewed
CoupeCoupe
Vehicle's Review History
Average overall score
for this vehicle, by year:
2012 models 85

Popular Mechanics

09/26/11
2011-09-26
86
100

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Michael Frank Michael Frank Score Pending 2012 MINI Coupe Coupe

The Coupe is comfortable enough for long hours of driving, and it’s the most viscerally engaging Mini — which is a high bar.

LeftLane News

10/04/11
2011-10-04
86
100

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Mark Elias Mark Elias 7.2 out of 10 2012 MINI Coupe Coupe

Small but mighty, the Coupe provides a balls to the wall experience in a size not much bigger than a shoebox. It fits oddly into the MINI lineup, but it brings with it genuinely sporting credentials that are hard to discredit.

Winding Road

09/28/11
2011-09-28
86
100

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Brandon Turkus Brandon Turkus Score Pending 2012 MINI Coupe Coupe

What Mini has done with the Coupe, is take a car that already was quite talkative, and amped things up to deliver one of the most communicative and affordable cars on the market.

MotorWeek

02/25/12
2012-02-25
87
100

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Staff Review MotorWeek 7.2 out of 10 2012 MINI Coupe Coupe

It’s hard not to fall in love with the 2012 Mini Coupe. It may be the styling that lures you in, but it’s the pure driving enjoyment that really seals the deal. We’ve never had this much fun getting “Couped-up.”

AutoGuide.com

09/27/11
2011-09-27
87
100

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Colum Wood Colum Wood 7.1 out of 10 2012 MINI Coupe Coupe

The purpose of the Coupe, MINI tells us, is to better shape the brand as a whole, increase the emotion associated with it and to project a more manly image. Check, check and check.

Motor Trend

04/25/12
2012-04-25
87
100

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Karla Sanchez Karla Sanchez Score Pending 2012 MINI Coupe Coupe

Is the Coupe S, which only seats two and offers minimal cargo room, a smart car? Maybe not. Fun? Unquestionably. Sometimes the things that are the most fun in life aren’t always the smartest.

AutoBlog.com

05/23/12
2012-05-23
87
100

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John Neff John Neff Score Pending 2012 MINI Coupe Coupe

The 2012 Mini John Cooper Works Coupe simply comes up short on value. As much as we grinned behind the wheel when the planets aligned for us on a perfect road, we just can’t find the justification for a Mini made this way.

Motor Trend

09/28/11
2011-09-28
88
100

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Nate Martinez Nate Martinez Score Pending 2012 MINI Coupe Coupe

The JCW Coupe is the most entertaining Mini I’ve driven. It’s the type of car that’s sure to get most any driver’s blood flowing, and one Mini you’ll never want unbuckle from.

CNET.com

04/11/12
2012-04-11
88
100

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Antuan Goodwin Antuan Goodwin 7.2 out of 10 2012 MINI Coupe Coupe

Love or hate its styling, the 2012 Mini Cooper Coupe John Cooper Works is easily one of the best-performing front-wheel-drive cars we’ve tested. Unfortunately, it’s also priced about $10,000 too high.

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