2020 MINI Cooper Reviews

February 26th, 2020 by

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Tracing its roots back to 1959, the relaunched MINI stays loyal to the brand’s iconic character. What most people know as the “Cooper” is actually 3 different body styles: a 2-door Hardtop, 4-door Hardtop, and Convertible. MINIs are famous for their sporty handling and a firm ride with competitive mpg ratings, and for offering a wide variety of appearance packages that let San Francisco drivers customize down to the last detail.

Looking for a review of MINI Cooper safety, performance, and features? MINI Cooper reviews from the likes of Edmunds offer praise for the Hardtop’s “small size and nimble handling” that help create MINI’s engaging character. Below, we’ve collected MINI reviews from multiple major U.S. auto reviewers.

2020 MINI Cooper Reviews: Safety

While you may have to shell out for luxury comfort features, active safety tech comes standard on the MINI in 2020. The NHTSA awarded the 2020 MINI with an overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars, and it earns “Good” ratings all around from the IIHS. In their review of MINI Cooper safety, Car Connection notes that the MINI was an IIHS Top Safety Pick in 2018 when equipped with active safety features — all of which are now standard for Oakland drivers.

2020 MINI Cooper Reviews: Infotainment and Comfort

The 2020 MINI Cooper comes standard with a 6.5-inch infotainment screen and Bluetooth connectivity — just enough to stay connected and engage fun features on-the-go in Livermore.

When it comes to comfort amenities in the MINI, reviews line up on the MINI cabin’s premium materials and soft-touch surfaces providing a real luxury experience. High-quality construction and materials reflect that MINI has been a luxury brand since its 2001 revival by BMW.

Looking for increased interior and trunk space? It’s worth considering the MINI Countryman subcompact SUV. US News reviewers found its interior surprisingly roomy, even in back: “The seats are supportive and comfortable, and there’s plenty of head- and legroom in both rows. Even adults can stretch out in the back, though the side bolsters hamper shoulder room throughout the cabin.”

2020 MINI Cooper Reviews: Performance

For the best balance of performance, essential features, and affordability, reviewers like the option of a base MINI, equipped with key feature packages that provide just what you need to retain the iconic MINI driving experience:

  • Car and Driver: “We recommend the Mini Cooper Hardtop two-door with the Iconic package. Ringing in at $30,500, this configuration gives you the sportiness for which Mini is known and a vehicle that’s well equipped.”
  • Car and Driver: “The standard engine is a turbocharged 134-hp 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine, which provides plenty of pep in this small, lightweight vehicle. All of the Minis in this line come with front-wheel drive and the brand’s signature go-kart-inspired handling. These Minis are responsive and quick regardless of the engine, but S models come with a turbocharged 189-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder.”
  • Car Connection: “Mini has touted its “go-kart” handling, even including a graphic on the infotainment screen that says as much when you switch to sport mode, but we’re inclined to agree with them. A short wheelbase, tight steering, and excellent suspension make for a fun ride no matter your Mini, and that’s something worth celebrating.”

Test Drive a 2020 MINI Cooper Hardtop or Convertible in Pleasanton!

Check out our inventory of pre-owned and new MINI vehicles at East Bay MINI, and contact us to schedule your test drive when you’re ready to get behind the wheel! Our team is here to help with any part of the car-buying and financing process. Before reaching out, continue your MINI research when you explore the Countryman SAV interior.

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