• MSRP: $23,550–$35,600
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 28-29
  • Engine: 121-hp, 1.6-liter I-4 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 4
2016 MINI Paceman

Our Take on the Latest Model 2016 MINI Paceman

What We Don't Like

  • Poor backseat accessibility
  • Cargo door difficult to open
  • Firm ride (S)

Notable Features

  • Two-door model based on Mini Countryman
  • Turbo or non-turbo four-cylinder engine
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Six-speed manual or automatic transmission
  • Performance-oriented John Cooper Works version available

2016 MINI Paceman Reviews

Vehicle Overview

The four-seat two-door Mini Paceman crossover SUV shares its underpinnings and wheelbase with the four-door Countryman. Like the Countryman, it's available with front- or all-wheel drive.

All Pacemans have a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, and the ones in the Cooper S and John Cooper Works performance model are turbocharged.

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New for 2016
There are no significant changes.
Significant Standard Features

  • 121-horsepower, 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed manual transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Cruise control
  • Large central speedometer
  • Front sport seats
  • Simulated leather upholstery
  • Split-folding backseat
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 181-hp, turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder (S)
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • All-wheel drive
  • Panoramic moonroof
  • Cloth/leather or leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • Harman Kardon stereo
  • Navigation system

John Cooper Works Paceman
A John Cooper Works version of Mini's Paceman is available for buyers craving more performance. It is powered by a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder that makes 208 hp and 192 pounds-feet of torque. (The engine, according to Mini, can briefly boost turbo pressure when accelerating to achieve 207 pounds-feet of torque.)

For 2016, the Fully Loaded Package is available. It includes navigation, xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights, rear parking sensors, a power moonroof, a premium stereo and other features.
What's Special

  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Zero-to-60 mph in 6.5 seconds, according to Mini
  • 18- or 19-inch alloy wheels
  • High-performance brakes
  • Sport exhaust system

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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.


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.

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