Buyer's Guide

MINI

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.

Utility/Offroad
$28400
33 / Hwy 26 / City
Overview John Cooper Works Countryman ALL4 gets a next-gen engine with 301 hp LED headlights and fog lights n...
Sports
$28400
36 / Hwy 28 / City
Overview The Active Driving Assistant, which adds forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and...
Compact
$30900
34 / Hwy 26 / City
Overview Base Clubman model with three-cylinder engine discontinued 301-hp JCW model with standard AWD joins ...
$29900
100 / Hwy 115 / City
$23400
36 / Hwy 28 / City
Overview Mini refreshed the Hardtop with redesigned headlights, a new Mini logo, and new Union Jack-patterned...

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