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2019 MINI Hardtop
Select a Different Model (21 Available): Classic 2-Door Hatchback
Fair Market Price $ 22698
MPG (EPA) 28 CTY /38 HWY
Horsepower 134@4400
Torque 162@1250
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2019 Mini Hardtop MODEL OVERVIEW

You'll Like

  • Fuel efficient and fun to drive
  • Quick acceleration
  • Bold styling with plenty of customization

You Won't Like

  • Bad manual shifter
  • Lacks many driver assist safety features
  • Firm ride

New for 2019

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

Trim Levels

The two- and four-door Mini Hardtop are the automaker's most affordable models. Other Mini models include the Convertible, the Countryman crossover, and the Clubman wagon.

2019 Mini Hardtop Cooper: The base Cooper trim is powered by a 1.5-liter turbo-three engine and comes standard with 15-inch alloy wheels, a 6.5-inch infotainment screen, Bluetooth, a USB port, interior ambient lighting, heated outside mirrors, automatic headlights, rain-sensing windshield wipers, six-way manually adjustable front seats, black leatherette seating, automatic climate control, Hazy Grey dashboard trim, and a toggle ignition switch.

2019 Mini Hardtop Cooper S: The Cooper S trims adds a more powerful 2.0-liter turbo-four and adds 16-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, six-way manually adjustable front sport seats, black checkered dashboard trim, a drive mode selector, and the Performance Control system (for more aggressive deriving).

2019 Mini Hardtop John Cooper Works: The top JCW trim only comes in the two-door body style and packs a more powerful version of the 2.0-liter turbo-four engine found in the Cooper S. The sporty JCW adds 17-inch JCW wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, a JCW leather steering wheel, a rear spoiler, white turn signals, and LED headlights.

Performance and Fuel Economy

The 2019 Hardtop Cooper trim is powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged turbo-three engine that produces 134 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque, delivering an EPA-rated 28/38 mpg city/highway (28/37 mpg for the four-door Hardtop) 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 for the two- and four-door, and 25/32 mpg with the six-speed automatic for both body styles, as well. The two-door John Cooper Works packs a 228-hp, 236-lb-ft of torque 2.0-liter turbo-four that is rated at 23/32 mpg with the six-speed manual and 25/32 mpg with the six-speed automatic. The Mini Hardtop is only available in front-wheel drive. In Motor Trend testing, the 2015 Mini Hardtop Cooper S (same engine as the 2019 model) with the six-speed manual hit 60 mph in 6.6 seconds and stopped from 60 mph in a short 108 feet.

Safety

The 2019 Mini Hardtop (two-door) received a four-star overall safety rating out of five stars from the NHTSA. In IIHS testing, the Mini Hardtop received the highest rating of Good in all conducted crash tests and the second-highest rating of Advanced for the front crash prevention test by avoiding a 12 mph collision and reducing the speed of a 25 mph collision by 7 mph thanks to the automatic braking feature found in the adaptive cruise control system. The Hardtop Cooper comes standard with a rearview camera with parking sensors. The self-parking system is found in the Technology package that also consists of a navigation system displayed on an 8.8-inch center screen. A color head-up display, an adaptive cruise control system, and automatic high beams are optional.

Utility (Cargo Space and Interior Room)

The two-door Hardtop can hold up to 8.7 cubic feet of cargo behind the rear seats and up to 34 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down. The four-door model offers more with 13.1 cubic feet behind the rear seats and a total of 40.7 with the rear seats down. Front seat legroom is the same for both models at 41.4 inches but the four-door Hardtop has more rear-seat legroom, at 32.3 inches versus the two door's 30.8 inches.

Technology

The standard infotainment system for the Mini Hardtop includes Bluetooth and is displayed on a 6.5-inch center screen with an ambient lighting surround. The center display can be updated to an 8.8-inch display with Apple CarPlay connectivity, a navigation system, real-time traffic, and SiriusXM satellite radio. A color head-up display, a self-parking system, adaptive cruise control, and a 12-speaker, 410-watt Harman Kardon audio system are additional tech upgrades. New technology includes a wireless charging pad, a second USB port, and 4G LTE connectivity. The Remote Services feature that is part of the Mini Connected App has many functions such as showing your vehicle's location, can lock and unlock your Mini, flash the lights, honk the horn, and turn on the climate control.

What We Think

In a First Test review of the 2015 Mini Hardtop Cooper S with the six-speed manual, we liked Mini's strong acceleration, quiet interior, the adjustable ambient lighting, and the infotainment system. Although, we didn't care for the position of the Hardtop's manual shifter, the feel of the clutch, the rough start-stop system, and the faulty audio system. "For $34,350, the new 2015 Mini Hardtop 4-Door Cooper S packs in plenty of standard and optional features to make most owners happy, and the customization options can make it a truly unique vehicle." we concluded.

In a four-way comparison in 2014, the Mini Hardtop came in last place due to its rough ride, bad manual shifter, and poor handling dynamics. We did like the strong engine, good fuel economy, cute looks, larger size (compared to the previous model), and "quick go-kart reflexes."

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2019 MINI HARDTOP SPECIFICATIONS
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FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
REBATES
Engine Name
Engine: 3-Cyl Turbo 1.5 Liter
Transmission Name
Transmission, 6 Speed Manual (ZMT)
Trim
Classic 2-Door Hatchback
Class
Sporty/Coupe
Horsepower
134@4400
Standard MPG
28/38
Body Style
Hatchback
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

INCLUDES: Axle Ratio, 3.683; Emission Equipment, 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, Midnight Black Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Moonwalk Grey Metallic

N/C N/C

Pepper White

$460 $500

Chili Red

$460 $500

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

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

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

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
Grp Grp

Drive: Front-Wheel Drive

Std Std

White Bonnet Stripes

$90 $100

Black Bonnet Stripes

$90 $100

Roof Rails

$230 $250

Rear Bike Rack Preparation

$230 $250

Chrome/Bright Trim, Window Surround

Std Std

Door Handles (Exterior), Chrome

Std Std

Wheel Opening Molding

Std Std

Window, Rear

Std Std

Rear Door, Lifting Gate

Std Std

Armrest, Front Seat Center

Std Std

Cargo Area Cover (/Rear Parcel Shelf)

Std Std

Console

Std Std

Floor Covering

Std Std

Floor Mats

Std Std

Light, Cargo Area

Std Std

Luxury Trim, Alloy Look On Doors And Instrument Panel Chrome And Leather On Shift Knob

Std Std

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

Main Dashboard Display

Std Std

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 Curtain

Std Std

Airbag, Side

Std Std

Airbags, 8

Std Std

Airbags, Knee

Std Std

Dynamic Stability Control (Dsc)

Std Std

Glass, Tinted

Std Std

Head Restraints

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

Passenger Assist Handles

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

Audio System, AM/FM Radio, MP3/CD Player, Digital Radio with Color Screen

Std Std

Remote Audio Controls

Std Std

Six Speakers

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
1
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
IIHS Front Small Overlap
Good
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
IIHS Roof Strength
Good
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
Amount Description Expiry Date
$1000 MINI announces a Bonus Cash offer on select models to military personnel. 01-02-2020
$250 MINI announces a Bonus Cash offer on select models to military personnel who finance through MINI FS. 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