2015 Mini Cooper S Hardtop 4 Door

A sporty 4-door city hatchback.

  • Likes
  • Practical modular space
  • sporty
  • Dislikes
  • Still a rough ride if you don't like Minis

For the 2015 model year, the Mini Cooper hardtop offers easier access for rear-seat passengers with an extra set of doors. Similar to its two-door counterpart, its responsive, four-cylinder turbocharged engine provides nimble handling and a somewhat stiff ride --- though none of these qualities are as pronounced in the current generation of Mini models as they were in previous versions.

Visually, the extra doors add to the distance in design between the current Mini Cooper hardtop and the original. No longer carrying the toy-like proportions of Alec Issigonis' design, the Mini Cooper Hardtop 4 Door is a modern compact hatchback. Our tester featured moonwalk grey metallic with satellite grey leather interior that came fully-loaded with options and extended the base price by 35 percent. The premium package option for $1,250 that includes comfort keyless access entry, panoramic sunroof, storage package and harman/kardon premium sound is a must.

Staying with tradition, this not-so-mini hatchback comes with a go-kart handling and braking setup. Thankfully, it does not take away from enough comfort to make it a daily driver. Overall longer by 6 inches (with two of these available to the rear passengers), the four-door Mini Cooper hardtop offers a lot more versatility. The two turbochargers with a six-speed Getrag manual transmission in the case of our tester with three driving modes is guaranteed to keep a smile on the enthusiast's face.

While it may have lost some of the stubby cuteness of Minis past, the 2015 Mini Cooper S Hardtop 4 Door has gained refinement and feels as solid and high-quality as a BMW hatchback should. Make it a fun family city ride!

Warranty/Service: 4-year/50,000-mile limited warranty, 12-year rust perforation warranty, 4-year/unlimited mile roadside assistance, 3-year/36,000-mile scheduled maintenance

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Specs

Base Price: $25,100

As Tested: $25,100

  • 24 / 34 mpg
  • EPA
  • 189 hp
  • Horsepower
  • Engine: 2.0-liter DOHC GDI inline-4 turbo
  • Horsepower: 189 hp
  • Torque: 207
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual
  • Brakes: 4-wheel disc with ABS
  • Suspension: MacPherson strut front, multilink rear
  • Traction: Stability control and traction control standard, sport mode, traction control off modes
  • EPA City: 24 mpg
  • EPA Highway: 34 mpg
  • Combined MPG: 27 mpg
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Safety: NHTSA: Not Rated

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