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2017 Mini Cooper

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Mini Cooper highlights

Customer rating

Pros

  • Sporty performance
  • Sophisticated interior
  • Attractive and unique styling

Cons

  • Cramped rear seat
  • Limited storage space
  • Engines slightly weaker than competitors

Mileage (EPA estimate)

22 city, 31 highway, 25 combined

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What is new for the 2017 Mini Cooper?

  • Cooper trims have been upgraded with Cloth Seats, Leatherette & Cloth, and Rear Spoiler as standard equipment this year.
  • The John Cooper Works trim now comes with Overhead Airbags, Smart Key, and Run Flat Tires as standard equipment.

5 reasons to buy the 2017 Mini Cooper

1. Iconic style

The 2017 Mini Cooper exudes an unmistakable and iconic style that stands out on the road. The charming and distinctive appearance will win you over with its retro-inspired design cues and compact proportions. This makes the Mini Cooper a fashion-forward choice that allows you to make a statement and showcase your personality. You'll never lose this one in the parking lot.

2. Fun and agile driving

The Mini Cooper is celebrated for its nimble and agile handling. Its small size, low center of gravity, precise steering, and responsive suspension make it a joy to drive, particularly in tight urban environments. Whether you are navigating tight city streets or taking on winding roads, the Mini Cooper provides a dynamic and engaging driving experience. The base 1.3L turbocharged engine gets 134 horsepower, and when paired with a manual transmission achieves an EPA-estimated 32 mpg combined.

3. Loads of options

The 2017 Mini Cooper has a plethora of options, allowing you to find exactly the vehicle that matches your preferences. From exterior paint colors and contrasting roof options, six-speed manual or automatic transmissions, to various interior colors, trims, and upholstery choices, you can find a Mini Cooper that reflects your unique style and personality. If you want a red Mini Cooper with a British flag on the roof, tan leather seats, the cold weather package, and the sporty John Cooper Works exterior package, it's out there.

4. Cargo versatility

Despite its cute looks, the Mini Cooper is capable of everyday utility tasks. The 2017 Cooper has a large trunk for a small car, with 13.1 cu-ft behind the rear seats. Those seats fold down, allowing 40.7 cu-ft for cargo, seemingly bigger on the inside than out. That's equivalent to two new couches still in their flat-pack boxes. Up front, you'll notice the space too, with 40.3 inches of headroom, enough for your 6'6" friend to fit comfortably.

5. Stylish interior

Have a seat inside a Mini Cooper, and you'll find a spacious and thoughtfully designed space with quirky elements and unusual materials. The retro toggle switches, motorcycle-inspired round central display, and circular turbofan-looking air vents add character and charm. Despite its small size, the Mini Cooper offers surprising comfort for four adults, making it suitable for your everyday commute or hauling your friends for a night on the town.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4.8 out of 5

6 customer reviews
3
Above Average

RepairPal gave the Mini Cooper an overall reliability rating of 3 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Mini Cooper 26th out of 27 among Subcompact Cars.

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Mini Cooper features and specs

Base 2WD 2D Convertible

Standard Features

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

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size

1.5L

Horsepower

134

Torque (ft-lbs)

162

Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity

11.6

Wheelbase

98.2"

Overall length

151.1"

Width

68"

Height

55.7"

Leg room

F 41.4"/R 30.9"

Head room

F 39.8"/R 39"

Front tires

P175/65HR15

Rear tires

P175/65HR15

Seating capacity

4

Transmission

Manual 6

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