Mini Cooper Convertible
Mini Cooper Convertible
Mini Cooper Convertible

2020 Mini Cooper Convertible

Pros: Agile handling; impressive fuel economy; peppy acceleration in S model; long list of options and personalization features; convertible top partially retracts to offer “sunroof” mode

Cons: Control layout favors whimsical design over ergonomics; taut ride, especially on S model; cramped rear seat space and cargo room; pricey options add up quickly; premium fuel required

CG Says: The 2020 Mini Cooper Hardtop drops its manual transmission and replaces its 6-speed automatic with a 7-speed automated manual transmission for Base and S models and an 8-speed automatic for John Cooper Works models. The Mini Cooper Convertible is front-wheel drive, subcompact convertible. Because of the Mini’s handling and performance we include it our Sporty/Performance Car group. Base Coopers have a 134-horsepower turbocharged 3-cylinder engine; the sporty S model gets a 189-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder (which is hopped up to 228 hp in the John Cooper Works model). A broad range of optional technology features is available, including some rare-for-the-class features such as a self-parking system, heads-up display, and adaptive cruise control. The 2016 revamp brought slightly bigger dimensions that give this Mini Cooper Convertible a bit more space inside than its predecessor, but the car’s quirky personality and nimble, caffeinated driving character carry over intact. Mini Coopers are a bit pricey compared to some of the subcompacts they’re often shopped against, especially when the optional equipment is added. However, if you want a little enthusiast attitude in your commuter car–along with open-air driving–a Mini Cooper Convertible is worth checking out.

The Facts
Class Sporty Performance Car
Body Style(s) 2-door convertible
Passenger Count 4
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive
Manufacturer Mini
Nation of Manufacture England
Base Prices Cooper Base: $29,250
Cooper S: $33,250
John Cooper Works: $39,250

Base Engine
turbocharged 1.5-liter 3-cylinder (Cooper Base)
Horsepower
134
Std. Transmission
7-speed automated-manual
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
28
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
36

Optional Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder (Cooper S, John Cooper Works)
Horsepower
189 (228 in John Cooper Works)
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
25-26
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
33-34

Mini Cooper Convertible John Cooper Works
2020 Mini Cooper Convertible John Cooper Works
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - NA
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(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - NA
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Side Crash - NA
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Rollover - NA
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