2016 MINI Cooper Hardtop 4 Door

2016 MINI Cooper Hardtop 4 Door
  • 2016 MINI Cooper Hardtop 4 Door

  • 4dr HB
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  • Starting MSRP : $22,550
2016 MINI Cooper Hardtop 4 Door

2016 MINI Cooper Hardtop 4 Door


Vehicle Highlights

  • Fuel Economy: 29 mpg City, 39 mpg Hwy
  • Engine: 1.5 L Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3, 134 HP
  • Transmission: Manual (standard)
  • Drive Train: Front Wheel Drive
  • Passengers: 5
  • Doors: 4

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What You Will Like

The MINI Cooper is one of the most exciting and stylish cars on the market. Known for fun handling, efficient powertrains and extensive customization options, the range of MINI models offers something for just about everyone, including the John Cooper Works, which brings serious performance to the MINI lineup. Prices for the MINI Cooper hardtop start at just over $20,000.

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What's New For 2016

For 2016, the MINI Cooper hardtop is categorized as a super ultra-low emitting vehicle, or SULEV, thanks to updates to the 3-cylinder engine. The Sport Package now includes dynamic damper control, which allows drivers to adjust the suspension as driving conditions require. The Loaded Package and Visual Boost Package have been discontinued. Finally, the high-performance John Cooper Works model is now available as a hardtop.


  • Basic Warranty: 4 Years / 50,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 4 Years / 50,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 4 Years / Unlimited Miles

A vehicle's warranty can significant impact your maintenance costs after you drive off the dealer's lot, and it's important to understand the different parts. Typically, a new car warranty includes a Basic warranty, which covers everything except the wear items such as brakes and tires; and a Drivetrain warranty, that covers all the parts that make the car move, such as the engine and transmission

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Specifications for 2016 MINI Cooper Hardtop 4 Door

Standard Equipment

  • Safety Options
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag
    • Rear Child Safety Locks
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point and Pretensioners
  • Entertainment Features
    • Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity
    • Bluetooth & USB/iPod Adapter
    • Satellite Radio Preparation
    • Integrated Roof Diversity Antenna
    • Audio Theft Deterrent
    • 6 Speakers
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Compatible Remote CD, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Aux Audio Input Jack, Steering Wheel Controls and Radio Data System
    • Radio: AM/FM Stereo
  • Exterior Features
    • Wheels: 15" x 5.5" Heli Spoke Silver
    • Tires: 175/65R15
    • Steel Spare Wheel
    • Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
    • Clearcoat Paint
    • Body-Colored Front Bumper
    • Body-Colored Rear Bumper
    • Black Fender Flares
    • Chrome Side Windows Trim, Chrome Front Windshield Trim and Chrome Rear Window Trim
    • Chrome Door Handles
    • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding
    • Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper and Defroster
    • Light Tinted Glass
    • Speed Sensitive Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers w/Heated Jets
    • Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
    • Lip Spoiler
    • Black Grille w/Chrome Surround
    • Front License Plate Bracket
    • Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
    • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
    • Fully Automatic Aero-Composite Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off
    • Perimeter/Approach Lights
  • Interior Features
    • Front Bucket Seats -inc: passenger seat height adjustment
    • 6-Way Driver Seat -inc: Manual Recline, Height Adjustment and Fore/Aft Movement
    • 6-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Recline and Fore/Aft Movement
    • 60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
    • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
    • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
    • Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows
    • Sport Leather Steering Wheel
    • Front Cupholder
    • Rear Cupholder
    • Proximity Key For Push Button Start Only
    • Power Fuel Flap Locking Type
    • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 2 Door Curb/Courtesy and Illuminated Entry
    • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
    • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
    • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts
    • Illuminated Glove Box
    • Driver Foot Rest
    • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Chrome And Metal-Look Interior Accents
    • Full Cloth Headliner
    • Leatherette Gear Shift Knob
    • SensaTec Leatherette Upholstery
    • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
    • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination and Driver Auxiliary Mirror
    • Full Floor Console w/Storage, Mini Overhead Console and 1 12V DC Power Outlet
    • Front Map Lights
    • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
    • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
    • Carpet Floor Trim
    • Rigid Cargo Cover
    • Cargo Space Lights
    • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate and Windows
    • Covered Dashboard Storage, Refrigerated/Cooled Box Located In The Glovebox, Driver And Passenger Door Bins
    • Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Up/Down
    • Delayed Accessory Power
    • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
    • Systems Monitor
    • Trip Computer
    • Outside Temp Gauge
    • Analog Display
    • Seats w/Leatherette Back Material
    • Manual Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
    • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
    • Engine Immobilizer
    • 1 12V DC Power Outlet
    • Air Filtration
  • Mechanical Features
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control
    • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • Single Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Polished Tailpipe Finisher
    • 10.6 Gal. Fuel Tank
    • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
    • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
    • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
    • 3680# Gvwr 775# Maximum Payload
    • 150 Amp Alternator
    • 80-Amp/Hr Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
    • 3.42 Axle Ratio
    • Front-Wheel Drive
    • Engine Auto Stop-Start Feature
    • Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
    • Engine: 1.5L 12V Twin Power Turbo

Tech Specs

  • Brakes Features
    • Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
    • Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 11
    • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 10.2
  • Cargo Area Dimensions Features
    • Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 13.1
    • Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - 40.7
  • Electrical Features
    • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 150
  • Engine Features
    • Engine Order Code - MINI
    • Engine Type - Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3
    • Displacement - 1.5 L/91
    • Fuel System - Gasoline Direct Injection
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 134 @ 4500
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 162 @ 1250
  • Exterior Dimensions Features
    • Wheelbase (in) - 101.1
    • Length, Overall (in) - 157.4
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 68
    • Height, Overall (in) - 56.1
    • Tread Width, Front (in) - 59.1
    • Tread Width, Rear (in) - 59.1
    • Min Ground Clearance (in) - 5.7
  • Fuel Tank Features
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 10.6
  • Interior Dimensions Features
    • Passenger Capacity - 5
    • Front Head Room (in) - 39.9
    • Front Leg Room (in) - 41.4
    • Front Shoulder Room (in) - 51.2
    • Second Head Room (in) - 37.5
    • Second Leg Room (in) - 32.3
    • Second Shoulder Room (in) - 49.6
  • Mileage Features
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 33
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 31
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 29
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 27
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 39
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 37
  • Steering Features
    • Steering Type - Rack-Pinion
    • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 36.2
  • Summary Features
    • Vehicle Name - MINI Cooper Hardtop 4 Door
    • Body Style - Hatchback
  • Suspension Features
    • Suspension Type - Front - Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear - Multi-Link
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - Multi-Link
  • Tires Features
    • Front Tire Order Code - 258
    • Front Tire Order Code - 927
    • Rear Tire Order Code - 258
    • Rear Tire Order Code - 927
    • Front Tire Size - P175/65HR15
    • Front Tire Size - H
    • Front Tire Size - P205/45WR17
    • Front Tire Size - P195/55WR16
    • Front Tire Size - P205/40WR18
    • Rear Tire Size - P175/65HR15
    • Rear Tire Size - H
    • Rear Tire Size - P205/45WR17
    • Rear Tire Size - P195/55WR16
    • Rear Tire Size - P205/40WR18
    • Spare Tire Size - Compact
  • Transmission Features
    • Drivetrain - Front Wheel Drive
    • Trans Order Code - 205
    • Trans Order Code - _6AT04_
    • Trans Type - 6
    • Trans Description Cont. - Manual w/OD
    • Trans Description Cont. - Automatic w/OD
    • First Gear Ratio (:1) - 3.62
    • First Gear Ratio (:1) - 4.46
    • Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.93
    • Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.51
    • Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.24
    • Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.55
    • Fourth Gear Rato (:1) - 0.97
    • Fourth Gear Rato (:1) - 1.14
    • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.81
    • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.85
    • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.68
    • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.67
    • Reverse Ratio (:1) - 3.54
    • Reverse Ratio (:1) - 3.19
    • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.42
    • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.68
  • Vehicle Features
    • EPA Classification - Minicompact Cars
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 5.3 (Est)
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 5.6 (Est)
  • Weight Information Features
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 2750
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 2820
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 15 X 5.5
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 18 X 7.5
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 18 X 7
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 16 X 6.5
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 17 X 7
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 15 X 5.5
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 18 X 7.5
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 18 X 7
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 16 X 6.5
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 17 X 7
    • Spare Wheel Size (in) - Compact
    • Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Spare Wheel Material - Steel

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  • Blazing Red Metallic British Racing Green Metallic Chili Red Deep Blue Metallic Electric Blue Metallic Iced Chocolate Metallic Lapisluxury Blue Melting Silver Metallic Midnight Black Metallic Moonwalk Grey Metallic Pepper White Volcanic Orange White Silver Metallic
  • Blazing Red Metallic
  • British Racing Green Metallic
  • Chili Red
  • Deep Blue Metallic
  • Electric Blue Metallic
  • Iced Chocolate Metallic
  • Lapisluxury Blue
  • Melting Silver Metallic
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Moonwalk Grey Metallic
  • Pepper White
  • Volcanic Orange
  • White Silver Metallic

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The reborn MINI Cooper has been around for 14 years now, and the 2016 MINI Cooper is in the third year of its third generation, having been introduced for the 2014 model year. In case you haven’t been keeping track, there are or soon will be 10 versions, including a Hardtop 2-Door (sometimes referred to as the hatch or three-door hatchback), Hardtop 4-Door (longer five-door hatchback), Clubman (rear barn doors), and Convertible. And that’s not counting S and JCW versions separately. For 2016, the Coupe and Roadster models have been discontinued.

The front-wheel-drive MINI has grown in size and changed some over the years, but its cute looks, cheeky character, go-kart handling and BMW build endure. There are fewer flaws and compromises today, and it’s quieter and more comfortable, but that should be expected from any car over 12 years. However it might be suggested that so-called flaws can be considered character, coming from lack of compromise.

There are two basic engines, designed and shared by BMW, both with variable valve timing. The base engine is a small three-cylinder, a direct-injected and turbocharged 1.5-liter making 124 horsepower; it arrived with this generation, and makes as much power as the earlier four-cylinder did, while getting better fuel mileage. Even with just three cylinders, it’s no slouch, with 162 pound-feet of torque as well as an overboost capability that can deliver another 7 pound-feet in bursts. It zips from zero to 60 miles an hour in 7.3 seconds, and can reach 130 mph.

The MINI Cooper S uses a 189-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder, also with direct injection and turbocharging.

A 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission is available with either engine. We like the crisp manual gearbox, as it better suits the personality of the car.

The 6-speed manual also gets better fuel mileage, at least with the 1.5-liter engine: an EPA-estimated 27/37 mpg City/Highway for 33 mpg Combined, versus the automatic’s 31 mpg Combined. With the 2.0-liter engine, the manual gearbox gets 2 mpg less, at 24/34 mpg City/Highway, 27 mpg Combined, versus 26/33/29 mpg with the automatic. Both engines demand Premium gasoline, because of their high compression.

Stop/Start technology comes standard, fairly smooth in the 1.5-liter but jarring with the S. There’s a Green mode for better fuel mileage and less power.

Eight airbags are standard, along with a suite of safety systems, and an option for corner braking that uses sensors that feel the car’s cornering attitude to brake the four wheels individually, optimizing grip at each wheel. IIHS gives the MINI Cooper the top rating in every test, including the tough new small-overlap test, where the car is crashed at 40 mph into the edge of a wall.


The MINI Cooper 2-Door Hardtop with manual transmission ($20,700) comes with the 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine; the MINI Cooper S ($24,100) comes with the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. Six-speed automatic ($1250) is optional. Standard equipment includes leather seats and LED headlamps.

The John Cooper Works 2-Door Hardtop ($30,600) is tuned for high performance.

There are dozens of options, packages, and trims, including customizing bits and accessories from dealers.


The redesign for 2014 was substantial, but it isn’t easy to notice because the visual character was so well retained, especially the long roof, vertical windscreen and rectangular side glass. Only when you park a previous MINI beside this late model do you see how much longer the hood is. It was done to create a stronger shell and better crash structure.

The traditional MINI face remains, flashing big oval headlamps at the tops of the fenders, and a wide-mouthed oval-ish grille that’s oversized and overstated but not too big for the car’s britches. The beltline is uncompromisingly horizontal, black pillars supporting a flat roof that’s available in white, a popular choice. The tail end also says MINI, unmistakable for any other hatchback, with big taillamps that are almost square.


The cabin is a friendly place. The standard leather sport seats are very comfortable, the ergonomics of the driving position excellent, and it’s quiet. There’s nice leather trim as well, and quality black plastic that’s soft to the touch. The layout of the controls and switches is logical. There’s enough shoulder room in the rear for adult passengers, who sit deep in their space.

The MINI used to be notorious for the big speedo in the center of the dash and a big tach on the steering column, but now they’re located in the universal position on the dashboard–still a big tach, with a smaller speedo attached. There remains a big round display in the center of the dash, but it’s for gauges that don’t require constant glancing like a speedo does. The HVAC is handled by three rotating knobs above a row of switches in the center of the dash, with rectangular air vents near them and two big eyeball vents at the far reaches of the dash.

The Clubman was conceived so the MINI could carry passengers in comfort, as well as packages or dogs in back through the barn doors, and it succeeds fairly well. Its wheelbase is stretched by four inches, which goes to the rear seat. It doesn’t handle like the short-wheelbase regular MINI, but it does ride a bit better.

Driving Impressions

The turbocharged three-cylinder 1.5-liter engine in the base MINI Cooper uses its strong torque, with virtually no turbo lag, to deliver responsive acceleration from low speeds, so it’s especially good around town. The 2.0-liter engine in the MINI Cooper S shows more spunk on paper, but to the seat of our pants there isn’t that much difference, maybe because the exhaust note is so much fun in the three. It’s also lighter and better balanced, making it more nimble, so to our own surprise, the smaller engine would be our choice.

The 2.0-liter MINI Cooper S makes 189 horsepower and 206 pound-feet of torque (221 lb-ft with the overboost), and accelerates to 60 mph in 6.3 seconds compared to the 1.5-liter’s 7.3 seconds, a substantial difference in performance.

You get the same choice of transmission with either engine, and we already said we’d choose the sharp 6-speed manual, although with the 6-speed automatic you can get optional paddle shifters and do your own shifting. But not always, if you get the optional navigation, because it has a feature that changes gears based on its satellite reading of the upcoming terrain.

There are three available driving modes, called Sport, Mid, or Green, indicated to the driver with a red, blue or green ring around the center display screen. Sport mode does upshifts later (with the automatic), and also tightens the steering.

The MINI Cooper is known for its cornering, more or less true to the cliché, like a go-cart, helped by sticky tires. However, what you get with that is twitchiness, when it’s being pushed along bumpy roads. But its electric power steering is about as good as we’ve ever driven, and the ride has evolved to the point where it can be called reasonably comfortable while still being firm. And if you want it to be firmer and less twitchy, spend extra for adaptive dampers, which along with other suspension upgrades, make it difficult to upset the MINI Cooper’s composure on any road.


If you stay with the three-cylinder engine and 6-speed manual gearbox, and go conservative with the options, the MINI Cooper can be a cool little sports car, with BMW quality, for an affordable price.

Driving impressions by The Car Connection. Sam Moses contributed to this report.

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Customer Incentives

Customer incentives are also commonly known as customer cash or bonus incentives. These incentives are offered by manufacturers as a way of enticing buyers into purchasing a vehicle.


Note: Dealer Invoice amount might not be the amount that the dealer paid to the manufacturer

Dealer Invoice price may or may not bear close relation to a dealer’s actual cost for the vehicle. In some cases, a cost for a vehicle may be significantly less than the invoice price originally paid for the vehicle. Any difference between invoice price and the dealer’s final cost may be caused by many factors including factory refunds, rebates, allowances, or incentives which the manufacturer or distributor may provide to the dealer.

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