This third generation Mini matured, with more conventional controls and high-tech features. Still, the youthful exuberance and fun-to-drive character remained present. Improved ride and better noise isolation made it more palatable on a long drive and up to date connectivity was welcomed. Rest assured though, the frisky character and unmatched charm remained intact.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Handling and responsiveness was beyond expectations"

RICARDO O., MN (2014 Mini Cooper)

"Outstanding handling-feel very secure in all driving conditions: cornering, slick road, emergency reaction. Also a heck of a lot of fun to drive."

Anonymous, NY (2014 Mini Cooper)

"This is a hot car"

G M., CA (2014 Mini Cooper)

"Drives quite loud."

RICHARD T., NJ (2014 Mini Cooper)

"Love the look, style and handling. The comfort and road noise are a higher due to the fact that it's a small car"

TODD P., OR (2014 Mini Cooper)

"Great acceleration and handling. Fun to drive."

CAROL W., WA (2014 Mini Cooper)

"It's a street-legal go-kart, what more can I say? Acceleration is phenomenal, handling is crisp and predictable."

ROB R., NY (2014 Mini Cooper)

"Fun to drive, very agile and maneurable"

LENARD L., NY (2014 Mini Cooper)

"This is a zippy, highly responsive vehicle. Guess it depends on who is driving but for me it is amazing!"

Anonymous, CO (2014 Mini Cooper)

"The F56 has a much more comfortable drive than older models but still retains the 'go-kart' feel minis are known for. THere is a little more understeer than past models, but for the most part it is a good trade off."

George A., MD (2014 Mini Cooper)

"The Mini Cooper S is a joy to drive. Incredible control and connection to the road."

Karen S., TX (2014 Mini Cooper)


Anonymous, IN (2014 Mini Cooper)

"It's fun to drive"

Charles T., AZ (2014 Mini Cooper)

"Seats are narrow"

R D., FL (2014 Mini Cooper)

"Excellent steering and handling, very good acceleration and automatic shifting, ride overly firm and harsh"

G M., CA (2014 Mini Cooper)

"Great acceleration for a small car and handling is excellent, especially with the short wheel base and the sport opyion"

John V., FL (2014 Mini Cooper)

"The three cylinder accelerated quickly, has a nice engine growl when accelerating, and handles great."

Thomas R., VA (2014 Mini Cooper)

"Good quick response to the throttle, turns quickly, very stable ride. Because it has a short wheel base it can be a little bumpy on rough roads."

Anonymous, KS (2014 Mini Cooper)

"Great and really fun to drive!"

Bruce B., OH (2014 Mini Cooper)

"Holds the road like a go kart. Acceleration especially in 3rd gear (6 speed manual) is thrilling."

James N., VA (2014 Mini Cooper)


Anonymous, CA (2014 Mini Cooper)

"turbocharge is excelent"

Alfred P., VA (2014 Mini Cooper)

"The 2014 MINI Roadster is a fun, zippy car. It handles curves amazing and is fun to drive with the top down and wind in my hair."

Amy K., WI (2014 Mini Cooper)

"it quick and driving with the top down is fun"

Anonymous, VA (2014 Mini Cooper)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Ride is rough, and is sometime difficult getting in and out of the car."

Anonymous, WI (2014 Mini Cooper)

"After driving a 99 Miata, I figured the Mini would be much quieter, 15+ years later. With Mini I find rear side visibility quite poor."

Anonymous, NV (2014 Mini Cooper)

"The seats are very comfortable if your slim (I am) however I could see them being restrictive if you were a bit more girthy. Rear visibility could be a bit better."

George A., MD (2014 Mini Cooper)

"Very comfortable seating. No noises."

Anonymous, CO (2014 Mini Cooper)

"The seats are comfortable, in the front seats there is plenty of head, leg and shoulder room. Road noise is a little more than a luxury car, but can still carry on a conversation in a normal voice tone."

Anonymous, KS (2014 Mini Cooper)

"Stiff suspension. Feel every bump in the road. Also visibility limited with the top up."

James N., VA (2014 Mini Cooper)

"This is the first year of the new Mini update. The seats are very comfortable, the car is much quieter than previous models, and the ride is smooth."

Thomas R., VA (2014 Mini Cooper)

"The Cooper S model's suspension is a bit tight. I will probably go with the base Cooper in my next purchase."

Karen S., TX (2014 Mini Cooper)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"The price for the car was quite reasonable."

BRUCE H., MI (2014 Mini Cooper)

"This vehicle is sold as a luxury car with a luxury price. It has cheap fit and finish with suspension rattles, body rattles, and just overall not a quality vehicle. Multiple visits to the dealer would never fix the problems although they kept fixing things that they said were the problem."

JIM M., VA (2014 Mini Cooper)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say


G M., CA (2014 Mini Cooper)

"Just a very outstanding looking vehicle even though it is small."

CAROL W., WA (2014 Mini Cooper)

"I've had my mini Cooper over three years and it still makes me smile every time I get into my cute little car."

Anonymous, HI (2014 Mini Cooper)
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