Mini applies small-car thinking across an expanded lineup. Its Countryman crossover and Clubman wagon balance versatility with compact proportions. Nonetheless, Mini's core model remains the subcompact hatchback, which led its 2001 resurgence. All cars from Mini, which is owned by BMW, have agile handling and charming style.
Least Expensive: Starting at less $25,000, the Cooper Hardtop two-door is the least expensive Mini available. Opting for the four-door variant adds $1,500.
Most Expensive: In range-topping trim, the Countryman All4 John Cooper Works costs just below $50,000, making it the most expensive Mini. This sporty subcompact crossover packs a 301-hp engine.
Most Fun to Drive: Every Mini model is tuned for nimble handling, but the John Cooper Works GP takes performance to track-capable levels. Look for its telltale aerodynamic wide body kit and 3D-printed paddle shifters.
Best Fuel Economy: The standard Hardtop two-door, four-door, and convertible in Cooper trim all achieve a 31 mpg combined rating, making them the most fuel-efficient Mini models. However the all-electric Mini SE can cover 110 miles on a charge, without using any fuel at all, and an EPA-rated 108 mpg-e.