|Pricing||$19,700 - $30,100|
|Engines||1.6l I4, 1.6l I4 T|
|Fuel Economy||26-29 (city), 34-37 (highway)|
Too cute to dislike, the zippy Mini Cooper is defined by its unique appearance, compact dimensions and good handling. Under BMW's stewardship, the little MINI cooper has spawned a big lineup of model variations. Mini refers to the original 3-door Cooper as the Cooper Hardtop. This body style has 2 side doors and a hatchback. Inside there is seating for four passengers. In terms of size, the Cooper is larger than a Fiat 500 but smaller than the Volkswagen Beetle. Most Mini variants share the same powertrain and model structure. The base Cooper model is powered by a 121-bhp, 1.6l four-cylinder engine mated to either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic. Power in the turbocharged Cooper S increases to 181-bhp. The top performance model is the John Cooper Works (MT only) which increases power to 208-bhp. All models share a long list of standard equipment that includes four-wheel disc brakes, common power equipment and alloy wheels for around $20,000. Mini offers numerous customization options which extend beyond option packages to mixed exterior /interior color combinations and decals. Through this unique personalization it is possible to add thousands to the sticker price.
John Cooper Works performance models gain an optional automatic transmission.
|Cooper||1.6l I4 (121-bhp)||M6||FWD||$19,700|
|Cooper||1.6l I4 (121-bhp)||A6||FWD||$20,950|
|Cooper S||1.6l I4 T (181-bhp)||M6||FWD||$23,300|
|Cooper S||1.6l I4 T (181-bhp)||A6||FWD||$24,550|
|Cooper John Cooper Works||1.6l I4 T (208-bhp)||M6||FWD||$30,100|
|Cooper John Cooper Works||1.6l I4 T (208-bhp)||A6||FWD||$30,100|