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Cooper
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  • Cooper S ALL4
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4dr HB Man Wolfsburg PZEV
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  • 4dr HB DSG Wolfsburg PZEV
  • 4dr HB Man Driver's Edition PZEV
  • 4dr HB DSG Driver's Edition PZEV
Pop
  • Pop
  • Easy
  • Trekking
  • Lounge

Prices

MSRP $23,300 $25,095 $19,195
Invoice $21,435 $24,091 $19,050
Avg. Paid $23,060 $23,848 $19,796

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.5 8.6 8.0
Critics' Rating 7.7 9.3 8.1
Performance 7.7 8.9 7.3
Interior 7.2 9.1 7.6
Safety N/A 9.7 8.5
Reliability 2.5 2.0 N/A

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Entertaining to drive
  • Great fuel economy with manual transmission
  • Lively available turbocharged engines
  • High-quality interior
  • Spacious front and rear seats
  • Good cargo space
  • Great all-around performance
  • Excellent visibility
  • Ample cargo space
  • Intuitive controls and tech features
Cons
  • Confusing audio/climate control buttons
  • Harsh ride
  • Underpowered base engine
  • Sluggish navigation system with small screen
  • Rivals offer sportier handling

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Premium Unleaded I-4 1.6 L/98 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/121 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 1.4 L/83
MPG 28 City / 35 Hwy 21 City / 31 Hwy 25 City / 33 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sport Utility Hatchback Hatchback

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 102.2 101.5 102.8
Length, Overall (in) 162.2 165.9 166.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.3 70 69.8
Height, Overall (in) 59.9 57.8 65.7

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2940 3113 3203

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Standard Standard Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard 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 Standard Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Optional
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 4 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 92.9 99.7
Front Head Room (in) 39 39.3 40.7
Front Leg Room (in) 40.4 41.2 40.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.6 54.7 57.3
Front Hip Room (in) 53.6
Second Head Room (in) 37 38.5 39.3
Second Leg Room (in) 33.7 35.5 35.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52 52.8 54.7
Second Hip Room (in) 53
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 46 68
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 38.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 11.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 11.7

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 Standard
Premium Sound System Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Optional
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Optional Standard Standard
Leather Seats Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard
Quad Bucket Seats 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 Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Leveling Headlights Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Optional Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard Standard
Engine Type Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Displacement 1.6 L/98 2.0 L/121 1.4 L/83
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 121 @ 6000 200 @ 5100 160 @ 5500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 118 @ 4250 207 @ 1700 184 @ 2500
Transmission Manual w/OD Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 38.1 35.8 32.3

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 28 21 (Est) 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 31 (Est) 33
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.4 14.5 13.2

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link Torsion Beam

Transmission

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