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Mini Cooper Reviews from Consumer Reports

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Mini Cooper Reviews

The Mini Cooper is a 2-door hatchback, convertible, coupe, wagon offered in a 2dr Cooper S, 2dr Cooper S, 2dr John Cooper Works, 2dr John Cooper Works, 2dr Cooper S, 2dr Cooper, 2dr Cooper, 2dr Cooper, 2dr Cooper, 2dr Cpe, 2dr Cpe S, 2dr Cooper S, 2dr John Cooper Works and 2dr John Cooper Works. The powertrains include 1.5-liter 3 turbo (134 hp), 1.6-liter 4 (121 hp), 1.6-liter 4 turbo (181 hp), 1.6-liter 4 turbo (208 hp) and 2.0-liter 4 turbo (189 hp) engines, and 6-speed automatic and 6-speed manual transmissions. It is Front wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 26 mpg city to 34 mpg highway. The Cooper uses Premium fuel.

Competing models include Volkswagen Golf, Mazda3 and Subaru Impreza.

Last Model Reviewed: 2010

Reviewed Mini Coopers from Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports has placed the following models through over 50 tests at our test track:

  • 2010 Mini Cooper convertible S 4-cyl MT
  • 2008 Mini Cooper hatchback Base 4-cyl MT
  • 2007 Mini Cooper hatchback S 4-cyl MT
  • 2005 Mini Cooper convertible S 4-cyl MT

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