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  • Cooper S
  • John Cooper Works
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2dr HB Man PZEV
  • 2dr HB Man PZEV
  • 2dr HB Man w/Conv PZEV *Ltd Avail*
  • 2dr HB Auto PZEV
  • 4dr HB Auto PZEV
  • 2dr HB Auto w/Conv PZEV *Ltd Avail*
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  • 2dr HB w/Sunroof & Navi
  • 4dr HB w/Sunroof & Navi
Pop
  • Pop
  • Sport
  • Sport Cattiva
  • Gucci
  • Lounge
  • Turbo
  • Turbo Cattiva
  • Pop
  • Abarth
  • Gucci
  • Lounge
  • Abarth

Prices

MSRP $19,700 $18,095 $16,195
Invoice $18,125 $17,371 $15,746
Avg. Paid $17,719 $13,284 $12,217

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.7 8.1 7.7
Critics' Rating 8.5 8.9 7.5
Performance 8.6 8.0 7.5
Interior 6.2 8.6 6.4
Operating Cost 8.1 8.1 8.5
Safety 9.0 9.7 8.5
Reliability 2.5 2.5 N/A

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Nimble handling
  • Peppy available turbocharged engines
  • Precise manual transmission
  • Efficient, lively diesel model
  • Upscale cabin materials
  • Composed handling
  • Peppy available engines
  • Easy to park
Cons
  • Cramped back seat
  • Unintuitive center stack controls
  • Firm ride
  • Base model’s poor fuel economy
  • Very cramped rear seat
  • Base model’s limited passing power

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 1.6L/98 Gas I5 2.5L/151 Gas I4 1.4L/83
MPG 29 City / 37 Hwy 23 City / 33 Hwy 31 City / 40 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Hatchback 2 Door HB Hatchback

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 97.1 101.500 90.6
Length, Overall (in) 146.6 165.400 139.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.3 70.300 64.1
Height, Overall (in) 55.4 58.300 59.8

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional Optional
Panoramic Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional Optional
Rear Spoiler Optional Optional Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2535 2968 2363

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Optional Optional Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Optional Optional Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard Optional
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Standard Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
HID headlights Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Standard
Keyless Start Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Optional Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Heated Mirrors Optional Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Optional
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 4 5 4
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) - TBD - 93 75.6
Front Head Room (in) 38.8 39.300 38.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 41.200 40.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 50.3 54.700 49.4
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD - 47.9
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 38.500 35.6
Second Leg Room (in) 27.9 35.500 31.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 44.7 52.800 46.4
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD - 42.6
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 24.0 - TBD - - TBD -

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Optional
Premium Sound System Optional Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Optional Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Optional Standard Standard
Leather Seats Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Seat Memory Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
5 Cylinder Engine Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I5 Gas I4
Displacement 1.6L/98 2.5L/151 1.4L/83
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 121 @ 6000 170 @ 5700 101 @ 6500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 114 @ 4250 177 @ 4250 98 @ 4000
Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Turning diameter 35.1 35.700 30.6

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 29 23 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 33 40
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 14.500 10.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link 4-Link Twist Beam Axle
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Optional Optional
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Optional
6-Speed Automatic Optional Optional
Manual Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard