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2012 Mini
Cooper

$12,599* 69K miles
CarMax Dulles
Available at your store - Dulles, VA
Available at your store - Dulles, VA
Key Features
Location: CarMax Dulles in Dulles, Virginia 20165
Description: Used 2012 Mini Cooper S for sale - $12,599, 69,765 miles with Sport Package, Cold Weather Package, Turbo Charged Engine, Leatherette Seats, Panoramic Sunroof, Front Seat Heaters
Transmission: Manual 6 Speed Color:Green Interior Color: Black Average Vehicle Review: (4.649 reviews) The controls are not intuitive; it is too cramped; the design has a lot of uncomfortable flaws-- for example, I have to move the seat forward so far to be able to push the clutch far enough down, that I cannot unfold the side visor because my seat back is in the way. I don't like having to sit so close to the wheel and never had to do this before, though I am short. Reverse is right next to 1st-- Several people, including myself, have shifted into reverse by mistake when trying to shift into 1st quickly. It is no where near as good on gas as my previous car which was a Prius, even though it is so much smaller and cramped.

2015 Mini
Cooper

$17,998* 42K miles
CarMax Virginia Beach
Available in Virginia Beach, VA
Available in Virginia Beach, VA
Key Features
Location: CarMax Virginia Beach in Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452
Description: Used 2015 Mini Cooper S for sale - $17,998, 42,517 miles with Cold Weather Package, Run Flat Tires, Turbo Charged Engine, Leatherette Seats, Harman Kardon Sound, Parking Sensors
Transmission: Automatic Color:White Interior Color: Black Average Vehicle Review: (4.333 reviews) Amazing amount of interior room. Handles very well, turns on a dime. Car feel's very solid. Oh, that German engineering! Like the cockpi feel of the controls. Great sunroof that just permits venting, Air conditioning vents could have been better placed to give the driver a little more comfort. All the electronic readouts/set-up and look-up of information/symbols take a bit of getting used to. Had to download my owner's manual from on-line and it doesn't always tell you how to do things...like set up your cell phone so you can use it hands-free while driving. The gas mileage is great. Can't wait to take it on a long trip!

2009 Mini
Cooper

$11,599* 38K miles
CarMax Virginia Beach
$149 Transfer to your store - VA to VA
$149 Transfer to your store - VA to VA
Key Features
Location: CarMax Virginia Beach in Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452
Description: Used 2009 Mini Cooper S for sale - $11,599, 38,507 miles with Run Flat Tires, Turbo Charged Engine, Cruise Control, Alloy Wheels, Overhead Airbags, Traction Control
Transmission: Manual 6 Speed Color:Gray Interior Color: Black Average Vehicle Review: (4.627 reviews)

About The Mini Cooper S

Vehicle Summary

The Mini Cooper S is the car for you if you like a vehicle with a strong personality. It's fun to drive, versatile, and a colorful reminder that commuting to work or school doesn't have to be boring. Originally debuted as the performance trim of the Mini Cooper two-door hatchback, it has grown — along with the Mini Cooper line — to include a convertible, a four-door hatch, the Clubman SUV, and the Countryman Wagon. Despite only one or two major revisions across almost 20 years, the Mini Cooper S has remained a relevant and fresh choice if you're looking for practical fun packed in an expressive package. 

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FAQ

Q: Are Mini Cooper S vehicles turbo or supercharged?

A: Since the 2007 model year, the Mini Cooper S has been turbocharged. But that hasn't always been the case: Mini Cooper S models made from 2006 and before are supercharged. 

Q: What does the S in Mini Cooper S stand for?

A: It depends on who you ask, but the general consensus is that the S stands for “sport," used to differentiate the base Mini Cooper from the more powerful Cooper S. Many enthusiasts claim that the famed John Cooper named the S for a one-off racing model. That said, it's clear the “S" doesn't stand for Supercharged or Special. We'll go with a lowercase “sport" in honor of the enduring automotive mystery. 

Q: What kind of mileage does the Mini Cooper S get?

A: Generally, Mini Cooper S mpg ratings stay within the high 20s to low 30s — with manual transmission cutting it short by one or two miles. More specifically, the EPA has estimated the 2018 Mini Cooper S hardtop two-door, with a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine and automatic transmission, at 25 city, 32 highway, and 28 combined mpg.1  

Q: Where is the Mini Cooper S made?

A: Since the brand was relaunched in 2001, Mini Cooper S vehicles have been manufactured at BMW's Oxford Plant in Cowley, England. Beginning in 2014, production was expanded to VDL Nedcar in Born, Netherlands. 

1 Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates when vehicles sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See fueleconomy.gov for details.

Mini Cooper S Trim Configurations

As the performance trim of the Mini Cooper, there have been three generations of the Mini Cooper S hatch: The first generation (2000–2006), second generation (2007–2013), and the present generation, which debuted for the 2014 model year. Since the second generation began in 2007, the Mini Cooper S has used a turbocharged engine to provide more power to the lineup of Mini Cooper vehicles. Today that spans all Mini Cooper vehicle types: the two-door hatch, four-door hatch, convertible, Clubman SUV, and Countryman Wagon. 

Second Generation Mini Cooper S (2007–2013)

2007: Notable for the shift away from super to turbocharged, the second-generation Mini Cooper S features a 1.6L four-cylinder engine, turbocharged for 172 hp. As with the base Mini Cooper, the S model offers a standard six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission as optional. The Mini Cooper S also comes standard with a sport-tuned suspension, sport exhaust system, and 16-inch alloy wheels. Exterior details include a black grille, hood scoop, rear bumper insets, and a rear spoiler wing. 

2008–2009: The Mini Clubman S debuted in 2008 with the same 172-hp engine and standard six-speed manual transmission. Exterior differences were similar to 2007, including fog lights, black grille, hood scoop, and rear spoiler wing. 

2011: As part of a revamp, the 2011 Mini Cooper S gets a power bump to 181 hp and 192 lb.-ft. of torque. Also in 2011, the Mini Countryman S debuted with the same power upgrade. Additional features on the Countryman S includes an extra opening on the grille to facilitate cold air intake. 

Third Generation Mini Cooper S (2014–Present)

2014: For the third and most recent generation, the Mini Cooper S sports a 2.0L turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine that delivers 189 hp and 207 lb.-ft. of torque. Standard equipment on the Cooper S includes sport seats, fog lights, a sport-tuned suspension, and 16-inch alloy wheels with run-flat tires. All Mini Coopers get fabric seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, Bluetooth®, six-speaker audio system, USB/iPod interface and auxiliary jack, and 15-inch alloy wheels. 

2018: All Mini Coopers add a standard rear-view camera for the 2018 model year.

Mini Cooper S vs. Other Cars

2018 Mini Cooper S vs. 2018 VW GTI

What could be better than two hatchbacks meant to please enthusiasts around the world? Not much. In this case, VW's erstwhile rocket, the GTI is very similar to the Mini Cooper S . Both are powered by turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engines — but the VW manages substantially more power at 220 hp. Fuel economy ratings are similar however, the EPA rates the 2018 VW GTI at an estimated 25 city, 33 highway, and 28 combined mpg when equipped with manual transmission and the 2.0L engine.1 The Mini Cooper sips fuel at an EPA-estimated 23 city, 32 highway, and 26 combined (when equipped with manual transmission and the 2.0L engine).1 

2018 Mini Cooper S vs. 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Few vehicles can drive better than the Mini Cooper S. The MX-5 Miata gives the Mini Cooper S a run for the money. Simply put, you can't go wrong if you're comparing these two fun-to-drive champs. The difference? Starting with power, Mazda is all about keeping things lean and light with the Miata's 2,300 lb. curb weight, 155-hp engine, and rear-wheel drive. The Mini Cooper S, on the other hand, has steadily muscled up to feature a 2.0L 189-hp engine. A 2018 Mini Cooper S 2-Door hatch weighs in at 2,760 lbs., all in front-wheel-drive configuration. 

2018 Mini Cooper S vs. 2018 Ford Fiesta ST

Some would say that the Ford Fiesta ST is what the Mini Cooper used to be, back in the first-generation days when the Mini was the talk of the town. Now it's more refined and powerful, while Ford offers a hot hatch with an edgy personality. Indeed, the 2018 Fiesta ST wins the power battle, squeezing 197 hp from its 1.6L Ecoboost® four-cylinder engine while the 2018 Mini Cooper S makes 189 hp from a 2.0L four-cylinder. 

1 Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates when vehicles sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See fueleconomy.gov for details.

Reviews for Mini Cooper

Overall Rating

4.6 out of 5(495 reviews)

Big Things Come In Small Packages

Amazing amount of interior room. Handles very well, turns on a dime. Car feel's very solid. Oh, that German engineering! Like the cockpi feel of the controls. Great sunroof that just permits venting, Air conditioning vents could have been better placed to give the driver a little more comfort. All the electronic readouts/set-up and look-up of information/symbols take a bit of getting used to. Had to download my owner's manual from on-line and it doesn't always tell you how to do things...like set up your cell phone so you can use it hands-free while driving. The gas mileage is great. Can't wait to take it on a long trip!

- Ted, 2007 Mini Cooper

A must have

- Denise D. J. Johnson, 2014 Mini Cooper

Cute but cramped and complicated.

The controls are not intuitive; it is too cramped; the design has a lot of uncomfortable flaws-- for example, I have to move the seat forward so far to be able to push the clutch far enough down, that I cannot unfold the side visor because my seat back is in the way. I don't like having to sit so close to the wheel and never had to do this before, though I am short. Reverse is right next to 1st-- Several people, including myself, have shifted into reverse by mistake when trying to shift into 1st quickly. It is no where near as good on gas as my previous car which was a Prius, even though it is so much smaller and cramped.

- B Casagran, 2015 Mini Cooper

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