2015 MINI Cooper Review
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The 2015 Mini Hardtop is an affordable small car that adds a four-door model to the lineup this year.
The 2015 Mini Hardtop is powered by a turbocharged 1.5-liter 3.0-cylinder engine with 134 horsepower. The Mini Cooper S comes with a 189-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. A six-speed manual transmission is standard and a six-speed automatic is optional. Mini expects the 2015 Hardtop to earn an EPA-estimated 29/41 mpg city/highway with an automatic transmission. The Cooper Convertible is powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with 121 horsepower. The Cooper S Convertible and the John Cooper Works Convertible have a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 181 and 208 horsepower, respectively. A six-speed manual transmission is standard and a six-speed automatic is optional. All 2015 Mini Hardtop models come exclusively with front-wheel drive. Convertibles equipped with an automatic transmission return an EPA-estimated 26/34 mpg.
The 2015 Mini Hardtop 2 Door seats four, while the new Mini Hardtop 4 Door has seating for five, 1.5-inches of additional rear-seat legroom and a cargo area that is 4.4 cubic feet bigger than that of the two-door model. Leatherette upholstery, a leather-wrapped tilt and telescopic steering wheel, a six-speaker audio system, Bluetooth, HD Radio and a USB port are standard. The Convertible adds a power-retractable soft top and newly standard automatic climate control. Options include leather upholstery, heated front seats, a rearview camera, a sunroof, a 10-speaker Harmon Kardon audio system, satellite radio, navigation, a head-up display and Mini’s Connected infotainment system with enhanced iPod integration and an 8.8-inch high-definition display screen. The 2015 Mini Hardtop 2 Door starts at $20,450. The Hardtop 4 Door and Convertible are priced at $21,450 and $25,700, respectively.
The full review of the 2015 MINI Cooper is coming soon. In the meantime, you can see pictures, research prices or view and compare specs for the 2015 MINI Cooper. If you're considering the 2014 MINI Cooper, which ranks 19 out of 40 Affordable Small Cars, you can read our review.
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2015 MINI Cooper Prices and Specs
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|Cooper MSRP: $20,450||
|Cooper S MSRP: $24,100||
|Cooper MSRP: $25,700 See what others actually paid in your area »||
|Cooper S MSRP: $28,700 See what others actually paid in your area »||
|John Cooper Works MSRP: $35,850||