2013 Mini Cooper

Rating7.7

Ranked #1 in Convertible

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Starting MSRP 

$25,150 - $28,150

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Key Spec of 2013 Mini Cooper
fuel economy

27/30/35

fuel type

Premium Unleaded

horsepower

121 hp @ 6000 rpm

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Agile handling

Stiff ride quality

Bluetooth is now standard

Punchy performance even from the base motor

Cramped rear seats

Slick and precise manual transmission

Extensive customization options

Commendable fuel economy

2013 Mini Cooper Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: January 7, 2022

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BMW took in Mini and decided to resuscitate the iconic car in an all-new avatar back in 2000. The new car was named the Mini Hatch and was technically unrelated to the original Mini. However, to keep the car as appealing as ever, the German brand retained the iconic bulldog front nose design while the interior also retained the circular design of the instrument panel to keep the retro vibe intact.

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Over All Rating

7.7

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6.20
9.90
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7.00
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Trims

Base$25,150 onwards

  • xDrive exterior badging

S$28,150 onwards

  • Front Fog/driving lights

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2012 Mini Cooper
13
Price Drop, $593
Previous Price: $1058802 Jul 2022

2012 Mini Cooper S Hatchback

S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)

$9,995
Est. $135/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,227 Below market
RMV: $13,222
Hayward, CA
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2013 Mini CooperHome Delivery
25
Price Drop, $1500
Previous Price: $899906 Jul 2021

2013 Mini Cooper Hatchback

5dr Hatchback (1.6L 121 hp 4cyl 6A)

$7,499
Est. $101/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,378 Below market
RMV: $9,877
Columbus, OH
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2012 Mini CooperHome Delivery
13
Price Drop, $1000
Previous Price: $599524 Feb 2021

2012 Mini Cooper Hatchback

John Cooper Works Hatchback

$4,995
Est. $67/mo
Excellent Deal
$1,522 Below market
RMV: $6,517
Chesapeake, VA
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2012 Mini CooperHome Delivery
19
Price Drop, $2000
Previous Price: $899106 May 2022

2012 Mini Cooper S Hatchback

S 5dr Hatchback (1.6L 181 hp 4cyl 6A)

$6,991
Est. $94/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,085 Below market
RMV: $9,076
Sacramento, CA
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2013 Mini Cooper
9
Price Drop, $2
Previous Price: $694827 May 2022

2013 Mini Cooper Hatchback

5dr Hatchback (1.6L 121 hp 4cyl 6A)

$6,946
Est. $94/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,032 Below market
RMV: $8,978
Paterson, NJ
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2013 Mini Cooper
5
Price Drop, $1000
Previous Price: $815021 Jul 2022

2013 Mini Cooper Hatchback

5dr Hatchback (1.6L 121 hp 4cyl 6A)

$7,150
Est. $97/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,050 Below market
RMV: $9,200
Ontario, CA
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2014 Mini Cooper
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2014 Mini Cooper S

S 2dr Convertible (1.6L 181 hp 4cyl 6A)

$8,995
Est. $122/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,562 Below market
RMV: $11,557
Farmingdale, NJ
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2012 Mini Cooper
9
Price Drop, $1000
Previous Price: $1299518 May 2022

2012 Mini Cooper S Hatchback

S 5dr Hatchback (1.6L 181 hp 4cyl 6M)

$11,995
Est. $162/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,319 Below market
RMV: $15,314
Chantilly, VA
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2012 Mini Cooper
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2012 Mini Cooper S Hatchback

S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)

$9,250
Est. $125/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,559 Below market
RMV: $11,809
Frederick, MD
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Colors and Styles

2013 Mini Cooper in British Racing Green Metallic color
British Racing Green Metallic

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The 2013 Mini Cooper Convertible enters its final model year after getting into its second-generation model back in 2006. The Cooper Convertible is powered by a compact 1.6-liter naturally aspirated motor and carries a base price of $25,150. In the segment, it competes against the likes of the Volkswagen Beetle Convertible, Mazda MX-5 Miata, and the Audi A3 Cabriolet.


Features
8.0/10

The 2013 Mini Cooper Convertible is offered in a single trim level with a handsome list of features along with a myriad of optional extras on offer as well. The car gets a standard 1.6-liter engine under its hood along with a standard FWD layout and a 6-speed manual transmission as standard. The standard list of features includes 16-inch alloy wheels that are specific to the convertible model only, full power accessories, a power-operated convertible roof with a sunroof, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with tilt-and-telescoping adjustments, and multicolor ambient interior lighting among other features.

Trims

Cooper

MSRP

$25,150

Features

Full power accessories

 

16-inch alloy wheels

 

Height-adjustable driver’s seat

 

Ambient interior lighting with multiple colors

 

Leather-wrapped steering wheel with tilt-and-telescopic adjustment

 

6-speaker audio system with CD Player and Bluetooth

 

Power-operated convertible top with sunroof

Which trim should you buy?

The Cooper convertible is offered in a single and well-equipped variant only. Nonetheless, we would recommend the Sport Package if you wish to upgrade the sporty character of the vehicle while the standalone optional features are there for individual choices as well.

Engine and Performance
8.8/10

The 2013 Mini Cooper Convertible is powered by a naturally aspirated 1.6-liter Prince engine from BMW which was co-developed with PSA Peugeot Citroen as well. The output figures of the motor stand at 120 horsepower and 118 lb-ft of torque. The power and torque figures might look puny on paper yet, the compact footprint of the vehicle along with its lighter-than-average curb weight allows it to perform brilliantly, going head-on with the much powerful segment rivals. The handling of the Cooper Convertible is excellent too but that takes a toll on the ride quality. The motor is mated to a standard 6-speed manual transmission that offers exceptionally precise and smooth shifts, giving absolute control over the car’s powertrain.

Model

Mini Cooper Convertible

Volkswagen Beetle Convertible

Mazda MX-5 Miata

Audi A3 Cabriolet

MSRP

$25,150

$24,995

$24,915

$37,600

Engine

1.6 L naturally aspirated I-4

2.5-liter I-5 

2.0 Liter Inline 4

2.0 Liter Inline 4

Transmission

6-Speed Manual

6-speed Automatic

6-Speed manual

7-speed Automatic

Drivetrain

Front-Wheel-Drive

Front-Wheel-Drive

Rear-Wheel-Drive

Front-Wheel-Drive

Power

120 hp @ 4500 rpm

170 hp @ 5700 rpm

155 hp @ 6000 rpm

200 hp @ 5100 rpm

Torque

118 lb-ft @ 1250 rpm

177 lb-ft @ 4250 rpm

148 lb-ft @ 4600 rpm

207 lb-ft @ 1800 rpm

0-60 MPH

8.3 sec

8.2 sec

8.2 sec

6.9 sec

Quarter mile

N/A

15.8 sec

14.7 sec

15.5 sec

Top Speed

128 mph

139 mph

135 mph

144mph

The Volkswagen Beetle Convertible is equipped with the biggest naturally aspirated motor here, a 2.5-liter straight-5 motor. It generates 170 horsepower along with a torque output of 177 lb-ft. The motor is quite responsive and offers a punchy performance however, the car lacks the exceptional handling capabilities offered by the Mini. The Mazda MX-5 Miata gets a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter I-4 under its hood. Its power and torque figures are modest yet, its compact build makes it a jolly performer. The Audi A3 Cabriolet is the winner here with the most powerful turbocharged motor and the quickest acceleration times among the rivals here.

Fuel Economy
8.0/10

The 2013 Mini Cooper Convertible offers excellent mpg ratings, taking advantage of its small powertrain and modest power figures. It returns an average of28mpg in the city limits while the highway mileage shoots up to 35mpg. The combined mileage rating stands at 31mpg. It comes with a small 11.6-gallon gasoline tank yet, its driving range numbers are awe-inspiring when compared to the figures offered by the rest of the rivals on the list.

Model

Mini Cooper Convertible

Volkswagen Beetle Convertible

Mazda MX-5 Miata Sport

Audi A3 Cabriolet

MPG (city)

28

24

26

25

MPG (highway)

35

33

33

34

MPG (combined)

31

28

29

28

Tank Capacity(gal)

11.6 gal

14.5 gal

11.9 gal

13.2 gal

Range(City/Highway/Combined)

325/429/371

348/478/406

309/392/345

330/449/370

The Volkswagen Beetle Convertible has the lowest city mileage number while its highway mileage and the combined mileage are at par with the rivals. It gets the biggest gasoline tank here, a 14.5-gallon unit that offers some excellent driving range such as about 478 miles of highway range. The Mazda MX-5 Miata returns about 26mpg in the city, 33mpg out on the highways while its driving range numbers are not as impressive as what the Cooper or the Beetle has to offer. The Audi A3 Cabriolet’s mpg figures are decent considering the power levels and the performance it has on tap.

Interior
6.2/10

The 2013 Mini Cooper interior is well built with an above-average quality of materials throughout the cabin. The design is cute with the dashboard getting a huge centrally-mounted speedometer that surrounds the rectangular infotainment screen. All the controls are well within the reach of the driver. The overall interior design sees plenty of round shapes that are nicely put in a bid to retain the retro aura of the Mini. The front seats offer excellent legroom and headroom while the rear seats are more claustrophobic rather than usable. The 7.6 cu-ft of cargo capacity is not that great either yet folding the rear seats flat increases the space to 24 cu-ft.

Model

Mini Cooper Convertible

Volkswagen Beetle Convertible

Mazda MX-5 Miata Sport

Audi A3 Cabriolet

Passenger capacity

4

4

2

4

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

38.8/51.0/41.4

39.3/55.3/41.3

37.4/52.2/43.1

37.4/54.8/41.2

Rear (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

38.0/39.7/29.3

37.6/43.1/31.4

N/A

36.6/45.7/31.9

Volume Top Up (ft. cube)

5.7

N/A

N/A

9.9

Volume Top Down (ft. cube)

7.6

7.1

4.6

7.1

The Volkswagen Beetle might look all cute outside but its interior carries the traditional German elegance with a straightforward design. The overall appeal is way more premium than what the Mini’s cabin offers and the cabin is more spacious as well. The Mazda MX-5’s cabin has a quite forgettable design with a button-heavy dashboard while the glossy plastic trim running across the dash looks cool. The Audi A3 Cabriolet’s interior design is a bit too basic as per Audi’s standards yet, it feels at par when putting side-by-side with the rivals here on the list.

Some standout interior features are:

  • Height-adjustable driver’s seat
  • Vinyl upholstery with leather finish
  • Multicolor ambient interior lighting
  • A tilt-and-telescoping leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Power accessories
  • Keyless entry

What’s there to keep you entertained?

The standard infotainment system of the 2013 Mini Cooper Convertible gets all the basics in place with features such as Bluetooth, a six-speaker stereo system, a CD player, HD radio, and a USB/iPod adapter. The optional 6.5-inch infotainment display with the Mini Connect interface offers more usability and an elaborate user interface as well.

Some infotainment features are:

  • Bluetooth 
  • A six-speaker stereo
  • CD player
  • HD radio
  • USB/iPod adapter 
  • Auxiliary audio jack
Exterior
9.9/10

The 2013 Mini Cooper Convertible exterior design ranks among the cutest ones out there while combining a sporty appeal as well. The overall dimensions of the car are quite compact and it allows it to squeeze into tight spaces and maneuver city traffics with ease. The front nose of the car looks striking while the big and round headlamp units with chrome trims around them accentuate the circular design theme of the interior. The car also gets black plastic cladding under the body that adds a vibe of ruggedness.

Model

Mini Cooper Convertible

Volkswagen Beetle Convertible

Mazda MX-5 Miata

Audi A3 Cabriolet

Curb weight(lbs)

2855

3225

2332

3428

Length (in)

151.9

168.4

154.1

174.1

Width(in)

68.0

71.2

68.3

77.2

Height(in)

55.7

58.7

48.6

55.5

Ground clearance(in)

4.5

5.9

4.9

6.4

Wheelbase(in)

98.2

100.0

90.9

102.2

The Volkswagen Beetle has a perfectly blended retro-modern design with LED headlamps and tail lamps in place. Its exterior dimensions are slightly bigger than the Cooper’s dimensions and it also sports a better ground clearance as well. The Mazda MX-5 Miata has a unique and jolly front nose design with a compact body. In terms of maneuverability, it gives a tough competition to the Cooper Convertible. The Audi A3 Cabriolet is the biggest vehicle here with elaborate exterior dimensions as compared to the competitors here. Yet its looks might seem dull in front of the rest of the competitors here.

Some standout exterior features are:

  • 16-inch wheels
  • Power-operated convertible rooftop with sunroof
  • LED headlamps and taillamps
  • Power-folding rearview mirrors with heating(optional)
Safety
8.0/10

The 2013 Mini Cooper is not that well-equipped when it comes to safety features yet, the car covers all the basics such as ESC, ABS, and curtain airbags. Specific for the convertible model, the car gets pop-up rollover bars and bigger front airbags for added protection. The IIHS gave it an overall rating of “Good” while the NHTSA hasn’t rated it.

Some important safety features are:

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • ABS 
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Pop-up rollover bars
  • Side curtain airbags
Final Verdict

The 2013 Mini Cooper Convertible is the ideal companion for those who love an open-top driving experience with a car that can take on corners almost like a sportscar and can fly past the city traffic quite easily. The Cooper is a practical car too with excellent fuel economy figures and a decent-sized cabin that provides a handsome list of comfort and convenience features. Overall, the retro-styled Cooper is the one to go for if you long for a retro-modern convertible that offers endless fun on both city and freeways.

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$28150

body style

2dr Convertible

engine type
displacement

98 cu in

horse power

181 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

177 lb.-ft. @ 1600 rpm

transmission

6-Speed Manual

dimensions
length

147 in

wheelbase

97 in

width

66 in

curb weight

2855 lbs

Height

56 in

capacity
cargo volume

23.3 cu ft

passenger capacity

4 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

27/29/35 mpg

warranty
basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.


Mini Cooper 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$34,481
5 Year Cost To Own
$50,675
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $50,675
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$9,241$2,620$2,139$2,398$2,096$18,494
Insurance$1,238$1,281$1,326$1,373$1,421$6,639
Fuel$1,960$2,019$2,080$2,142$2,206$10,407
MaintenanceNANA$312$2,431$1,977$4,720
RepairsNANANA$544$835$1,379
Financing Interest$1,854$1,492$1,104$690$250$5,390
Taxes and Fees$2,884$214$197$183$168$3,646
Total Cost-To-Own$17,177$7,626$7,158$9,761$8,953$50,675
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