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Mini Reviews

Originally manufactured by the British Motor Corporation and marketed under the Austin and Morris brand names, enthusiasts were calling this distinctive compact car by its current name long before the "Mini" moniker was officially adopted in 1969. Now owned by BMW, this icon of the 1960's continues to remain popular today thanks to its cool looks, space-saving ethos and city-friendly size. Check out our list of reviews below for complete details on a large selection of Mini models.

Watch a video of French rally driver Guerlain Chicherit completing the first unassisted backflip in his modified Mini Cooper Countryman


A front view of the 2014 Mini John Cooper Works Countryman

Mini John Cooper Works Countryman
Based on the same platform as Mini's World Rally Championship cars, the John Cooper Works Countryman offers solid performance in a small package.

MARCH 2012

Mini Cooper S Coupe
Showcasing race-inspired looks and a quick, turbocharged inline-4 with direct injection to match, the all-new Mini Cooper S Coupe trades in the English badge's trademark cute and quirky image for a sleek, sexy and — dare we say — dangerous new persona.
A three-quarter rear view of a red 2012 Mini Cooper S Coupe


A three-quarter front view of a blue 2011 Mini Cooper S Countryman ALL4

Mini Cooper S
Countryman ALL4

Looking like a shrunk-down sport utility vehicle, the four-door Mini Cooper S Countryman ALL4 offers decent cargo room and adequate space for four adults — all within a frame that is still shorter than that of the average hatchback.

MAY 2009

Mini Cooper Hardtop
This sporty hatchback is a fun-to-drive and chic urban cruiser. Along with its athletic handling, the go-kart-like small car gets great fuel economy and sits four adults comfortably. Its optional features include sport seats, run flat tires and a panoramic sunroof.

A side view of a 2009 Mini Cooper Hardtop

MAY 2008

A three-quarter rear view of a gray and white Mini Cooper S Clubman

Mini Cooper S Clubman
Able to reach speeds of 139 mph and a fuel efficiency of 34 mpg on the highway, this roomy hatchback’s features include oversized disc brakes, an ultra-rigid body frame and nifty split doors.

JULY 2006

Mini Cooper S Convertible
John Cooper Works

Everything about this car screams fun. The unforgettable looks, the nifty convertible top, the go-kart handling and with the special JCW package, 207 horsepower. If you can't have a good time in this Mini, check your pulse.


Mini Cooper S
With limited space for parking in European cities, the Mini was always the chic car of choice. However, the newest version can play the role of a “real car,” and it is very pleasant to drive. It has evolved quite a bit from the glorified go-kart it used to be.

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