2020 Mini Cooper Hardtop

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Mini Cooper Hardtop highlights

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  • Superb handling
  • Funky design inside and out
  • Optional extras add luxury


  • Stiff ride on bumpy roads
  • Small rear passenger space
  • Requires premium fuel

Mileage (EPA estimate)

26 city, 34 highway, 29 combined

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What is new for the 2020 Mini Cooper Hardtop?

  • The Iconic, John Cooper Works Iconic, John Cooper Works Signature, S Iconic, S Signature, and Signature trims have been discontinued for 2020.
  • Cooper Hardtop trims have been upgraded with Lane Departure Warning and Leather & Suede Seats as standard equipment this year.
  • Automated Parking features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The John Cooper Works trim now comes with Automatic Transmission as standard equipment.
  • The Base trim now comes with Automatic Transmission as standard equipment.

2020 Mini Cooper Hardtop trims

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5 reasons to buy the 2020 Mini Cooper Hardtop

1. Cheeky personality 

Inside and out, the 2020 Mini Cooper Hardtop looks like retro fun. With classic-inspired looks like the round headlights, stout turbocharge engines, and a wonderful six-speed manual, the Cooper Hardtop delivers smiles every time you see it, especially behind the standard leather-wrapped wheel. If you've had a hard day at work, you’ll forget about it on the drive home.  

2. Easy driver 

Small vehicles make for great urban drivers, and the Mini Cooper Hardtop delivers an excellent city experience. The short wheelbase and small overhangs before/after the wheels make negotiating tight streets as easy as possible. The sharp and precise steering delivers confidence even when navigating unfamiliar urban routes and the small size makes finding a parking spot a straightforward task. 

3. Tech upgrades 

While it looks like a classic, the 2020 Mini Cooper Hardtop has modern tech throughout. The base sound system features six speakers, with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration, plus Bluetooth® connectivity and available satellite radio with a subscription.

The optional Driver Assistance Package includes adaptive cruise control with radar and automatic parking. Other optional tech includes a seven-speed automatic transmission, automatic high beams, and LED fog lights.  

4. Passenger comforts 

Surprisingly, for a car called “Mini,” the 2020 Mini Cooper Hardtop has impressive passenger space in the front seats. Up front, look for 40.3-inches of headroom, and a generous 41.4-inches of legroom. The seats are pleasant for a coast-to-coast road trip, and convenience features like storage cubbies, cup holders, and optional wireless charging are within easy reach. The rear 60/40 split bench seat is comfortable for kids too.  

5. Punchy engine options 

The 2020 Mini Cooper Hardtop offers a choice of turbocharged engine options to meet your driving needs. The base Cooper’s 1.5L three-cylinder has 134 horsepower, while the optional Cooper S engine is a 2.0L four-cylinder with 189 horsepower. Either engine is available with a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. There is also the John Cooper Works GP trim with 302 horsepower, but this monster package was limited to 3,000 units worldwide.

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Mini Cooper Hardtop features and specs

John Cooper Works 2WD 2D Hatchback

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Leather & Suede Seats
  • Leatherette & Cloth
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear View Camera
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automated Parking
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Harman Kardon Sound
  • Head Up Display
  • Leather Seats
  • Leatherette & Cloth
  • Navigation System
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Run Flat Tires
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Smart Key

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Turbo Gas

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Leg room

F 41.4"/R 30.8"

Head room

F 38.3"/R 36.9"

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