Buyer's Guide

2019 MINI Convertible
Select a Different Model (9 Available): Classic Convertible
Fair Market Price $ 27751
MPG (EPA) 28 CTY /37 HWY
Horsepower 134@4400
Torque 162@1250
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2019 Mini Convertible MODEL OVERVIEW

You'll Like

  • More available technology than before
  • Good noise control with the top down
  • Fun to drive and lots of customization options

You Won't Like

  • Tight rear seat
  • Little cargo space
  • Lacks many driver assist safety features

New for 2019

Mini refreshes the Convertible with updated headlights, a new Mini logo, and new LED taillights with the Union Jack pattern. Inside, the Mini gets more optional features including Apple CarPlay integration with the 8.8-inch infotainment system, a wireless charging pad, a second USB port, and 4G LTE connectivity.

Trim Levels

The four-passenger Mini Convertible is the automaker's only convertible and its smallest model. Other Mini models include the 2- and 4-door Hardtop, the Countryman crossover, and the Clubman wagon.

2019 Mini Convertible Cooper: The base convertible is powered by the 1.5-liter turbo-three engine and comes standard with 15-inch alloy wheels, a black soft-top, body-color mirror caps, heated and powered side view mirrors, white turn signals, a 6.5-inch center infotainment screen with Bluetooth, a USB port, multi-color interior ambient lighting, automatic headlights, rain-sensing windshield wipers, automatic climate control, black leatherette seating, leather-wrapped sport steering wheel, a drive mode selector, a toggle ignition switch, and a rearview camera with rear parking sensors.

2019 Mini Convertible Cooper S: Moving up to the Cooper S will get you the more powerful 2.0-liter turbo-four, 16-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, black checkered dashboard trim, Performance Control (for more aggressive driving), and sport seats.

2019 Mini Convertible John Cooper Works: The JCW model packs a more powerful version of the 2.0-liter turbo-four, and adds LED headlights, 17-inch JCW wheels, Dinamica microsuede and cloth JCW sport seats, a JCW leather steering wheel, Carbon Black interior trim, and sport-tuned suspension.

Performance and Fuel Economy

The Cooper trim is powered by a 1.5-liter turbo-three engine that produces 134 hp, 162 lb-ft of torque, and delivers an EPA-rated 28/37 mpg city/highway with the standard six-speed manual and 27/35 mpg with the six-speed automatic transmission. The Cooper S' 2.0-liter turbo-four makes 189 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque, and is rated at 23/32 mpg with the six-speed manual and 25/33 mpg with the six-speed automatic. The JCW packs a 228-hp, 236-lb-ft of torque 2.0-liter turbo-four that is rated at 22/31 mpg with the six-speed manual and 25/33 mpg with the six-speed automatic. All powertrains send power to the front wheels.

Safety

The Mini Convertible Cooper comes standard with a rearview camera with parking sensors and an active roll bar that immediately deploys when the car senses a rollover. The self-parking system is found in the Technology package that also includes a navigation system with real-time traffic information displayed on an 8.8-inch center screen. Also optional is a color head-up display and an adaptive cruise control system that's bundled with an automatic emergency braking feature.

Utility (Cargo Space and Interior Room)

The 2019 Mini Convertible can hold up to 5.7 cubic feet of cargo in its trunk and offers up to 41.4 inches of legroom for the front passengers and 30.9 inches for rear passengers.

Technology

The Convertible's standard infotainment system includes Bluetooth and is displayed on a 6.5-inch center screen. The screen can be updated to an 8.8-inch display with a navigation system, Apple CarPlay connectivity, real-time traffic, and SiriusXM satellite radio. Additional tech features include a color head-up display, a self-parking system, adaptive cruise control, and a 12-speaker, 410-watt Harman Kardon audio system. New technology includes a wireless charging pad, another USB port, and 4G LTE connectivity. The optional Rain Warner app warns the driver if rain is approaching when the Mini Convertible's top is down. Remote Services, part of the Mini Connected App, shows vehicle location, and can lock and unlock your Mini, flash the lights, honk the horn, and turn on the climate control.

What We Think

In a First Drive review of the 2016 Mini Convertible in Cooper S form, we felt the Mini was quiet with the top up and noise was controlled well with its top down. We liked the additional cargo and passenger room versus the outgoing model but when it comes to the rear seats, "keeping your friends under about 5 feet 8 inches tall is recommended." Both six-speed transmissions work well but the automatic rev-matching feature on the manual cannot be turned off unless stability control is fully turned off. Steering is "twitchy" and with lots of torque steer when pushed but "on tight mountain passes, the Cooper S surprises with commendable body control, loads of grip, and traction control that genuinely helps put the power down without slowing the car." We also liked the Rain Warner app and the optional color head-up display.

In a First Drive review of the 2017 Mini Convertible, we enjoyed the turbo-three engine and said: "Most people won't even realize a three-cylinder is under the hood and it's a great fit for the new Convertible." On the road, "the Mini has not lost its signature go-kart handling. Cornering is gleeful and the turning radius is ridiculously small." With the top down, "driving is relatively protected from the wind; no need to put the windows up."

Visually, "the overall look is a bit more sculptured and refined, but is unquestionably Mini." On the Mini we drove, we liked the hand-stitching steering wheel, the addition of a center armrest, and ambient lighting options that create a "customized ambiance."

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2019 MINI CONVERTIBLE SPECIFICATIONS
OVERVIEW
FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
REBATES
Engine Name
Engine: 3-Cyl Turbo 1.5 Liter
Transmission Name
Transmission, 6 Speed Manual (ZMT)
Trim
Classic Convertible
Class
Convertible
Horsepower
134@4400
Standard MPG
28/37
Body Style
Convertible
Drivetrain
FWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Premium
Seating Capacity
4/4
Package Invoice Retail

Storage Package

INCLUDES: Cup Holders, Rear; Load Restraint; Power Outlet, 12v; Storage Box; Storage Net in Passenger Side Footwell; Storage, Below Seat
$230 $250

Engine: 3-Cyl Turbo 1.5 Liter

Std Std

Transmission, 6 Speed Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode (205)

INCLUDES: Axle Ratio, 3.683; Emission Equipment, L3 4.9
$1150 $1250

Transmission, 6 Speed Manual (ZMT)

Std Std

Exterior Color, Pepper White

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Chilli Red

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, White Silver Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Midnight Black Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Moonwalk Grey Metallic

N/C N/C

Pepper White

$460 $500

Chili Red

$460 $500

White Silver Metallic

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [327] White Bonnet Stripes
N/C N/C

Midnight Black Metallic

$460 $500

Brake Assist System

Std Std

Brakes, 4 Wheel Disc w/ABS

Std Std

Cornering Brake Control

Std Std

Electronic Brake Distribution

Std Std

Universal Garage Door Opener

INCLUDES: Coming Home Device; Garage Door Opener
$230 $250

Convertible Wind Deflector

$230 $250

Apps Control

Std Std

Bluetooth®

Std Std

Built-In Apps

Std Std

Cargo Hooks

Std Std

Coming Home Device

CONTAINED IN: [319] Universal Garage Door Opener
Grp Grp

Connection To External Entertainment Devices

Std Std

Cruise/Speed Control

Std Std

Cup Holders, Front and Rear

Std Std

Door Entry Light

Std Std

Engine Start Button

Std Std

Garage Door Opener

CONTAINED IN: [319] Universal Garage Door Opener
Grp Grp

Power Locks

Std Std

Power Outlet, 12v

CONTAINED IN: [493] Storage Package
Std Std

Power Windows

Std Std

Refrigerated Storage Compartment, in Glove Compartment

Std Std

Smart Card/Key

Std Std

Trip Computer

Std Std

Trunk/Hatch Release, Remote

Std Std

Ventilation System

Std Std

Air Conditioning: Climate Control

Std Std

Cup Holders, Rear

CONTAINED IN: [493] Storage Package
Pkg Pkg

Load Restraint

CONTAINED IN: [493] Storage Package
Pkg Pkg

Storage Box

CONTAINED IN: [493] Storage Package
Pkg Pkg

Multi-Function Display Screen, 6.5-Inch with Wheel

Std Std

Axle Ratio, 3.421

Std Std

Brakes, Regenerative

Std Std

Driver Modes: Engine Mapping, Steering

Std Std

External Temperature

Std Std

Fuel Tank, 11.6 Gallon

Std Std

Start/Stop

Std Std

Traction Control, Electronic

Std Std

Axle Ratio, 3.683

CONTAINED IN: [205] Transmission, 6 Speed Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode (205)
Grp Grp

Drive: Front-Wheel Drive

Std Std

White Bonnet Stripes

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [A62] White Silver Metallic
$90 $100

Black Bonnet Stripes

$90 $100

Rear Bike Rack Preparation

$230 $250

Roof, Soft Top

$460 $500

Roof, Black Soft Top

N/C N/C

Chrome/Bright Trim, Window Surround

Std Std

Door Handles (Exterior), Body Color

Std Std

Wheel Opening Molding

Std Std

Window, Rear

Std Std

Roof, Power Soft Top with Glass Rear Window

Std Std

Interior Surface Piano Black

N/C N/C

Mini Yours Interior Style Piano Black Illuminated

INCLUDES: Dramatic LED Backlighting on the Door Trim; Luxury Trim, Piano Black On Console; Doors And Instrument Panel
N/C N/C

Armrest, Front Seat Center

Std Std

Console

Std Std

Floor Mats

Std Std

Light, Cargo Area

Std Std

Luxury Trim, Alloy Look On Doors And Instrument Panel

Std Std

Luxury Trim, Piano Black On Console; Doors And Instrument Panel

CONTAINED IN: [4GV] Mini Yours Interior Style Piano Black Illuminated
Grp Grp

Steering Wheel: Leather-Trimmed, Tilt Telescoping Steering Wheel

Std Std

Vanity Mirror: Illuminated Driver And Passenger Vanity Mirror

Std Std

Storage Net in Passenger Side Footwell

CONTAINED IN: [493] Storage Package
Pkg Pkg

Storage, Below Seat

CONTAINED IN: [493] Storage Package
Pkg Pkg

Floor Covering

Std Std

Dramatic LED Backlighting on the Door Trim

CONTAINED IN: [4GV] Mini Yours Interior Style Piano Black Illuminated
Grp Grp

Reading Lights, Front

Std Std

Body-Color Heated Driver And Passenger Power Door Mirrors

Std Std

Rear View Mirror

Std Std

Warranty Full Service, 36 Months / Other Miles

Std Std

Paint, Metallic

Std Std

Airbag, Front

Std Std

Airbag, Side

Std Std

Airbags, 6

Std Std

Airbags, Knee

Std Std

Convertible Rollover Protection

Std Std

Dynamic Stability Control (Dsc)

Std Std

Glass, Tinted

Std Std

Head Restraints

Std Std

Headlight Cleaners

Std Std

Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor

Std Std

Headlights, Halogen

Std Std

Heated Washer

Std Std

Hill Holder

Std Std

Isofix Preparation

Std Std

Lights, Daytime Running

Std Std

Limited Slip Differential

Std Std

Low Tire Pressure Indicator

Std Std

Parking Assistance

Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Rear Park Distance Control (PDC) Camera and Radar

Std Std

Seatbelts, Front

Std Std

Seatbelts, Rear

Std Std

Windshield Wipers, Automatic Intermittent Rain Sensor

Std Std

Heated Front Seats

INCLUDES: Driver Seat, Heated; Passenger Seat, Heated
$460 $500

Driver Seat, Heated

CONTAINED IN: [494] Heated Front Seats
Grp Grp

Easy Entry

Std Std

Seat Upholstery/Color, Carbon Black Leatherette Synthetic Leather

N/C N/C

Passenger Seat, Heated

CONTAINED IN: [494] Heated Front Seats
Grp Grp

Rear Seats, Bench Split Folding

Std Std

Seat Upholstery, Synthetic Leather

Std Std

Seating, 4

Std Std

Seats, Dual Front Bucket

Std Std

SiriusXM Satellite Radio with 1 Year All Access Subscription

$275 $300

Remote Audio Controls

Std Std

Six Speakers

Std Std

Audio System, AM/FM Radio with Color Screen

Std Std

Power Steering

Std Std

Suspension, Front Strut/Rear Multi-Link w/ Coil Springs

Std Std

Tires, Run Flat

N/C N/C

Spare Tire, Limited Use w/Steel Rim

Std Std

Tires, P175/65HR15 All Season BSW

Std Std

Tires, Performance Summer

N/C N/C

Wheels, 15" Alloy

Std Std
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Corrosion Warranty Miles
unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Months
none
Corrosion Warranty Months
144
Powertrain Warranty Miles
50000
Full Warranty Miles
50000
Powertrain Warranty Months
48
Full Warranty Months
48
Roadside Assistance Miles
unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Miles
none
Roadside Assistance Months
48
IIHS Best Pick
0
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
Amount Description Expiry Date
$250 MINI announces a Bonus Cash offer on select models to military personnel who finance through MINI FS. 01-02-2020
$1000 MINI announces a Bonus Cash offer on select models to military personnel. 01-02-2020
$500 MINI announce a Bonus Cash on select models for eligible college graduates when financed through MINI Financial Services. 01-02-2020
$500 MINI announces Customer Cash on select models. 05-31-2019
$0 3.49% Financing availble for varying term lengths : 48, 60, 72 Months - Mini announces APR rates on select models. 05-31-2019