The current Mini, now in its third generation, has become more mature and has more conventional controls and high-tech features. Still, the youthful exuberance and fun-to-drive character are ever present. Improved ride and better noise isolation make it more palatable on a long drive and up to date connectivity is welcome. Rest assured, though, the frisky character and unmatched charm remain intact.

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

"It handles like a golf cart. It's extremely zippy and I can pull the car into places other cars cannot fit."

Mary H., GA (2018 Mini Cooper)

"Surprisingly fast for a 1.5L engine. The automatic gear ratios and shifts are competently done."

Anonymous, CA (2018 Mini Cooper)

"A real blast to drive. It handles and responds so well, it puts a smile on my face every time I drive it."

Barry L., OH (2018 Mini Cooper)

"You buy a Mini Cooper s, because you love to drive and it doesn’t disappoint. It’s got tons of power and handles magnificently. It’s so much fun to drive."

Jack S., IL (2018 Mini Cooper)

"It's just plain fun. That's why this is our sixth Mini Cooper. This is our first with the 3 cylinder engine and it is amazing. Smooth with plenty of zip."

Richard P., WA (2018 Mini Cooper)

"The 1.5 liter turbo engine is very powerful and responsive. As normal for Mini Coopers, the handling is also superb."

Larry K., NY (2018 Mini Cooper)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"This car is nicely appointed inside for a base model. Almost no road or engine noise, to the point that it's hard to figure out how fast you are going. Comfortable ride for being a small sporty car. Back seats are OK for small children or for short rides. Avoid if you are 6 foot or taller."

Anonymous, CA (2018 Mini Cooper)

"The sport seats are incredibly comfortable. They help to improve driving comfort overall in the cabin."

Jack S., IL (2018 Mini Cooper)

"Seats are comfortable, especially for a small car. The 2018 Mini is noticeably quieter than our 2015 Mini Countryman."

Richard P., WA (2018 Mini Cooper)

"I like the sport seats that wrap around me. I feel safer because the seat will help keep me in position in a quick turn."

Larry K., NY (2018 Mini Cooper)

"New seats are extremely comfortable, especially on long trips, much better than my previous other 3 Mini's. The run flat tires make the ride much harsher than it should be, wish they would put regular tires with a quick repair kit instead."

Dennis H., NC (2018 Mini Cooper)

Value

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

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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