2018 MINI Cooper Hardtop

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2018 MINI Cooper Hardtop Ratings
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Consumer Rating

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Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

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Driving Experience

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Best Compact Sporty Car of 2018

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2018 MINI Cooper Hardtop after 90-days of ownership.
  • Interior storage spaces
  • Quietness of the vehicle interior
  • Feeling of safety when driving the vehicle

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2018 MINI Cooper Hardtop during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Feel of the seat material
  • The vehicle's heating and air conditioning
  • Coordination of interior colors and textures

Performance Specs

MPG City

23 - 28


32 - 38


134 - 228


6 speed, Manual w/OD


Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3, Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4


Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2018 MINI Cooper Hardtop Review

The gutsy MINI Hardtop 2-door is a worthy successor to the first classic MINI. Its iconic shape follows the same wheels-pushed-out body design making it surprisingly roomy inside for such a small footprint outside. Choose from three models1: The Cooper the Cooper S and the performance-tuned John Cooper Works. ?The MINI Hardtop 2-Door uses McPherson struts in the front and a highly-tuned multi-link suspension in the rear to deliver world-renowned go-kart-like handling. Your choice of 3- or 4-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engines2 provide the power. ?Climb inside. The spacious cabin comfortably fits tall drivers and folding down the 60/40-split rear seat provides up to 34 cubic feet of cargo space. MINI Connected4 puts entertainment communication and available navigation at your fingertips keeping you connected and informed. ?And every MINI comes with three years of scheduled maintenance at no charge to you. Choose from a variety of colors options and accessories and build a MINI 2-Door Hardtop that’s all yours. The MINI Hardtop 2-Door. Drive a true original.
Your MINI Hardtop 2-Door is tailored for comfort and advanced technology. MINI Connected features a high-resolution 6.5-inch or optional 8.8-inch display that brings technology into your MINI Hardtop 2-Door. It links with your compatible smartphone to integrate entertainment and information including in-car web radio. The available MINI Connected XL with Journey Mate is brings you real-time traffic updates finds gas and parking and more getting you to your destination with as little fuss as possible. The MINI Hardtop 2-Door. Stay connected.
You can never be too protected. That’s why every MINI Hardtop 2-Door is packed with safety features. In a collision eight airbags form an inflatable cocoon around you and your passengers while the rigid body structure’s advanced crumple zones channel collision forces away from the cabin. Of course avoiding an accident in the first place is best so every MINI Hardtop 2-Door comes with Dynamic Stability and Traction Control the latest-generation four-channel Anti-lock Brake System and more. The MINI Hardtop 2-Door. Safety runs in the family.
Every MINI Hardtop 2-Door delivers a firm confident ride. Powered by zippy BMW-engineered TwinTurbo engines MINI Hardtop 2-Doors feature an available Driving Mode system. Choose from Sport Green or Mid settings to optimize performance fuel efficiency or a blend of both. The MINI Hardtop 2-Door’s standard 6-speed manual transmission allows for smooth and precise shifting. The available 6-speed automatic allows you to choose between the convenience of an automatic and the thrill of manual shifting—available steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters let you maximize performance with a flick of your finger.

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