- The 2017 Mini Cooper has launched in country with prices at starting of 37.90 lacs. It is unlike other cars in the subcompact class it has a relatively high price, impressive performance, and tons of options and features. The Mini Cooper deserves your consideration if you want a fun everyday driver and your budget isn’t too tight. With an easily recognizable design and flashy paint schemes, the Mini Cooper makes a statement wherever you go. A choice of three different turbocharged engines and sporty handling ensure an enjoyable ride. However, if rear-seat space or cargo space is important to you, you may want to look elsewhere.
- The 2017 Mini Cooper comes in three trim levels, each with a different turbocharged engine and power outputs ranging from 134 to 228 horsepower. The base model is powered by a 1.5-liter three-cylinder that is plenty peppy, though you may find that it needs the encouragement of a heavy foot on the pedal to truly shine. A four-cylinder 2.0-liter engine propels the S and John Cooper Works models and provides even more thrilling movement.
- The 2017 Mini Cooper boasts one of the nicest interiors in the class, which you’d expect given its high price tag. Leatherette seating comes standard, and although obviously not as premium as real leather, it immediately makes the Mini stand out from other budget-focused cars in the class. Plastics are abundant, but they are soft to the touch, and most other materials are high quality. There are also many customizable interior stylings, from seat patterns to dash and door trims and even accent lighting.
- The 2017 Cooper comes in two-door or four-door body styles, which can seat two or three people in the back, respectively. Either way, space is rather limited in the rear seat. If you want to chauffeur anyone but small kids, the four-door is a better bet. It provides more legroom and headroom to fit average-size adults, and they can get in and out easier too. Cargo space is a drawback to the Mini as well. There’s only 8.7 cubic feet of room behind the second row, though it can fold down to get you 34 cubic feet. The four-door Cooper is stretched out so it offers 13.1 cubic feet with the seats up and 40.7 cubic feet with them down. Trunk space in both models is low for the class and not useful for much more than a couple small suitcases or shopping bags.
- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gives the 2017 Mini Cooper a four-star overall rating (out of five), with four stars in the individual frontal crash, side crash, and rollover tests. It has not yet been evaluated by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Few models in the class offer advanced driver assistance technologies as standard equipment (though some of these features are optional), and the Cooper is no different. The Mini Cooper offers an optional rearview camera, rear parking sensors, parallel parking assist, adaptive cruise control, and a head-up display.