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2013 MINI Cooper Hatchback

2013 MINI Cooper Review

(0 Stars)  The quintessential small car.

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New For 2013
Bluetooth is now standard on all Cooper models; satellite radio is a $250 option and comes with a one-year free subscription. The technology package, $1750, was revised and now includes satellite radio, passive keyless entry, and Mini Connected. The premium package, also revised, costs $1250 and nets a dual-pane panoramic sunroof, automatic wipers, and automatic climate control.
BMW hit a home run when it introduced the reincarnated Mini. America’s appetite for small, fuel-efficient cars has something to do with the Mini Cooper’s success, but the fact that it’s a hoot to drive definitely doesn’t hurt. The Mini once distinguished itself in the automotive market because of its petite size, but with an increasing number of quality subcompacts on the market, the Mini now trades more on its driving dynamics and reputation as a premium small car than on its small size and fuel economy. The retro-chic Cooper continues with a center-mounted speedometer and toggle switch controls to recall the original Mini from decades past. Although it might not be the most ergonomically efficient interior, it’s one of the most aesthetically pleasing. The Mini is available in three body styles: a three-door hardtop, a softtop convertible, and the long-wheelbase Clubman with a set of split rear cargo doors and a half-size third door on the passenger side for easier rear-seat access. Engines come in normally aspirated and turbocharged forms, with the 208-hp John Cooper Works and limited-run GP versions epitomizing the Mini’s go-kart driving feel. As for customization options, Mini claims there are more than ten million possible combinations, so if you’ve always wanted to own a one-of-a-kind car, here’s your chance.

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2013 Cooper Base Hatchback Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 1.6L in-line 4 DOHC and variable valve timing
Premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 29 MPG city, 37 MPG highway, 32 MPG combined and 423 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
13.2gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 121 hp @ 6,000 rpm; 114 ft lb of torque @ 4,250 rpm

'13 MINI Hatchback Reviews

2013 Mini John Cooper Works GP 2013 Mini John Cooper Works GP
Such Great Heights Such Great Heights
First Drive: 2013 Mini John Cooper Works GP First Drive: 2013 Mini John Cooper Works GP

'13 MINI Hatchback Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
Front Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
Keyless Entry
Power Locks
Power Windows
Steering Wheel Scope
Trip Computer
Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
Premium Interior Trim
Brake Assist
Driver Air Bag
Engine Immobilizer
Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
Passenger Air Bag
Side Air Bag(s)
Stability Control
Folding Rear Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
Compact Disc MP3 Capable
iPod Connector
Satellite Radio
Sport Suspension
  Tires and Wheels  
Alloy Wheels
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