Mini Cooper

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Base MSRP price range:
$20,700 - $36,250
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Ratings Category: Sporty cars
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Mini Cooper Overview

The new third-generation Mini is longer and wider, and for 2015 is available with four doors. Engine choices include a 134-hp three-cylinder and a frisky 189-hp four-cylinder turbo, with either a six-speed manual or automatic. We measured 31-mpg overall in the base automatic and 30-mpg from the S with its stick shift. It's a fun to drive car, with very nimble and sporty handling. The ride is better, no longer beating up your lower back, and road and wind noise are kept in check. The backseat is still tiny. The various customization options can push up the price to and beyond $30,000. A larger Clubman returns for 2016.

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