2014 MINI Cooper Hardtop Base FWD Automatic
Installed Packages and Options
Recent Arrival! Clean CARFAX. 1.5L 12V TwinPower Turbo FWDAwards:* 2014 KBB.com Brand Image AwardsReviews:* If you want a car that feels like a go-kart, youâ€™ll love the Mini. Aside from their smile-inducing driving manners, Minis are fuel-efficient, a snap to park and highly customizable. The Cooper Convertible adds atmosphere (literally) to the mix, while the Clubman adds space that actually makes the two rear seats livable. Source: KBB.com* Redesigned for 2014 the MINI Cooper Hardtop retains the same iconic design while also moving to the future. When compared to previous models, this pint-sized powerhouse is really only bigger where it counts; in the cockpit for even more interior leg, shoulder, and cargo room. A whopping 8.7 feet of cubic goodness in the boot; 38 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down. That's 14 cubic feet larger than its predecessor. All due in part to an adjustable floor panel that opens up for extra storage. Every model in the new Hardtop's lineup comes with a cutting edge MINI TwinPower Turbo that leverages the renowned performance engineering and development expertise of the BMW Group. By supplying immediate torque that holds steady throughout the engine's power curve, the new MINI Cooper Hardtop goes 0-60 2.3 seconds quicker than its predecessor thanks to the 1.5L Inline 3-cylinder engine. Every MINI Hardtop has 3 driving modes you can switch on the fly, standard. For extra punch, use Sport Mode to automatically adjust your engine, steering and transmission settings points for a stiffer, sportier ride. For softer, more fuel-efficient motoring, switch into Green Mode. With optimized fuel delivery, tweaked shift points and a coasting feature that disengages automatic transmissions when your foot's off the gas. Of course, you can kick it into mid-mode for a happy medium. A high-def screen in the center of the dash allows your MINI to integrate with all your tech needs. Bluetooth-pair your iPhone or Android device with ease, email directions straight to your optional MINI Connected system, update your Facebook and Twitter status, or just play your favorite tunes and web radio stations through a gorgeous, silky smooth 6-speaker system or available Harman/Kardon 12-speaker System. There are even apps like Google Local Search, MINIMALISM Analyzer, Mission Control, Driving Excitement and Dynamic Music - which plays music to suit your current driving situation. Source: The Manufacturer Summary
MINI is largely credited with bringing the first premium compact car to America, proving that high quality and small packaging were not necessarily mutually exclusive concepts. Over-engineered with a well put-together feel, all the Coopers in the MINI lineup are praised for their agility and fun-to-drive factor and all of that returns for 2014 in the form of a thoroughly redesigned MINI.
For 2014, the MINI Cooper hardtop comes with a new pair of engines. The base powertrain is a turbo 1.5L 3-cylinder engine. While diminutive, this powerplant, will put out 134 horsepower and 162 lb-feet of torque, more than last year's base 4-cylinder. Transmission options include either a standard 6-speed Getrag manual or a 6-speed automatic.
The Cooper S adds an additional level of performance to the MINI. It's powered by a 189-hp turbocharged 2.0L four. The Getrag 6-speed is standard on S models. A 6-speed automatic is available, as are steering-wheel mounted shift paddles.
The MINI Cooper is slightly bigger in every way than the 2013 model. It's not easy to see these differences, but careful observers may notice the front fascia has a general-- differentness-- than it did before. Despite this, it is immediately recognizable as a MINI. The inside too, seems very much MINI-like dimensions. It has room for four-- if there's room for only children in the rear seats. A substantial revision has taken place inside, aimed at improving ergonomics, but also to make room for several new features for 2014. The speedometer and tachometer are both behind the steering wheel and clearly visible. The large center instrument pod is now fully committed to auxiliary display and control functions. A controller knob, similar to BMW's iDrive, is used to navigate the menus on the device.
New tech options now include available heads-up display, navigation, adaptive cruise control, automated parking-assistant and a rear-view camera.
MINI's customization program is legendary. The automaker wants buyers to make the car their own-- allowing them to go beyond simple alloy wheels and paint colors and offering hood stripes, mirror caps, roof décor and a dazzling array of interior upholstery options.
Actual rating will vary with options, driving conditions, habits and vehicle condition.