• High fun-to-drive factor
  • Retro-chic styling
  • Can get expensive
  • Awkward ergonomics
SUM UP The quintessential small car.

By Automobile Magazine

What's New for Cooper in 2013

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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...more

Overview

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.

Safety

ABS; corner brake control; tire pressure monitoring; and front and side air bags are standard. Side curtain air bags are standard on the Cooper and Cooper Clubman; thorax air bags are standard on the Cooper Convertible. Adaptive xenon headlights, run-flat tires, and park distance control are optional.

Key Competitors For The 2013 Mini Cooper

  • Fiat 500
  • Hyundai Veloster
  • Volkswagen Golf/GTI
  • Volvo C30

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2013 Cooper Standard Equipment

Braking and Handling

  • Four Wheel ABS

Climate Control

  • Front Air Conditioning

Convenience

  • Cruise Control
  • Keyless Entry
  • Power Locks
  • Power Windows
  • Steering Wheel Scope
  • Trip Computer

Interior

  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Premium Interior Trim

Safety

  • Brake Assist
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Stability Control

Seats

  • Folding Rear Seat

Sound and Entertainment

  • Compact Disc MP3 Capable
  • iPod Connector
  • Satellite Radio

Suspension

  • Sport Suspension

Tires and Wheels

  • Alloy Wheels
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