Best Bet
(5.0) 4 reviews
MSRP: $20,700$30,600
Body Style: Hatchback
Combined MPG: 26-33
Engine: 134-hp, 1.5-liter I-3 (premium)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2016 MINI Hardtop

Our Take on the 2016 MINI Hardtop

Our Take

The Mini Cooper Hardtop was redesigned for 2014, marking the third generation of the two-door that started — actually restarted — it all in 2002. A four-door model was added last year. As was the case with the second generation, the current Hardtop is a little larger than before but ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Slot-like windshield limits view of overhead stoplights
  • Center armrest interferes with parking brake lever
  • Awkward location of iDrive controller
  • Upright reat-seat backrest
  • Limited cabin storage

Notable Features

  • Two- and four-door body style
  • Choice of turbocharged engines
  • Adaptive suspension available
  • Forward collision warning with auto-braking available
  • High-performance John Cooper Works version available

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

The four-door 2016 Mini Hardtop retains much of the two-door's nimbleness and fun-to-drive personality, but even with extra doors and length, it's not big on carrying passengers or cargo. About the size of traditional subcompact hatchbacks but priced like larger compacts, the four-door Hardtop places a greater emphasis on style, unique controls and driving fun than either type usual... Read full review for the 2016 MINI Hardtop

Consumer Reviews

5.0

Average based on 4 reviews

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Great Little Ride

by Kay from Lakeland, FL on May 1, 2017

We love our Mini Cooper. It is a cream puff to look at, comfortable to ride in, easy on gas, and the best little ride on the road!

5 Trim Levels Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.

Safety

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on MINI Hardtop Cooper

Front
G
Head Restraints and Seats
G
Moderate overlap front
G
Roof Strength
G
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on MINI Hardtop Cooper

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
G
Overall evaluation
G
Retraints and dummy kinematics
G
Structure and safety cage
G

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
G
Overall Rear
G
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
G

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
G
Structure/safety cage
G

Other

Roof Strength
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
G
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
A
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
G
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on MINI Hardtop Cooper

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on MINI Hardtop Cooper

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Side Barrier
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole
Side Pole Barrier combined (Front)
Side Pole Barrier combined (Rear)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Recalls

Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2016 MINI Hardtop.


Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/50,000mi

Powertrain

48mo/50,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

48mo/unlimited

Free Scheduled Maintenance

36mo/36,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

Learn More About Warranties

Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.