2014 Mini Cooper

MSRP $25,150 - $28,150

Ranked #1 in Convertible

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2014 Mini Cooper Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: January 7, 2022

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Convertible variants of simple hatchbacks have astounded buyers with their practicality and scintillating designs. And at the forefront of this recently-founded segment lies the Mini Cooper Convertible. The Cooper has been the public choice for buyers wanting to leave an impression, yet not having to splurge insane amounts of money, and even the convertible is based on the same idea.

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Pros

Tantalizing design

Frugal option

Luxuriant cabin design

Exciting drive experience

Cons

Ride quality can be marginally improved

Compromised rear seat space

Not the best rearward visibility

What's New?

No major changes


2014 Mini Cooper Consumer Reviews and Ratings

8.0

based on 1 ratings


7.0/10Features
7.0/10Interiors
9.0/10Design
7.0/10Safety
7.0/10Reliability
6.0/10Deal Value

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Tamika Belvin

2021 Mini Cooper

Iconic 2dr Convertible (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 6M)

8

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Posted On: December 28, 2021

charming fun to drive convertible

Pros - Nimble handling, fun to drive , classy and upscale interior along with eye-catching exterior styling.

Cons - Very pricey, below average cargo capacity and the passenger space is also quite limited.

pricey convertible with less practicality and easy to use tech features. I purchased the Mini Cooper convertible for my wife as an anniversary present but most of the time I end up driving it. As I enjoy all the attention that this tiny convertible gets while moving on roads. Despite its minimal luggage capacity and rear seating passenger space, it's a lot of fun to drive because of its snappy engine and competent handling. The interior is attractive and modern, and the technological elements are simple to operate. All of this comes at a high cost, but nothing is more valuable than a happy wife. I have been Customer of 9 years looking forward to a whole decade. I have already and will continue t...

7/10
Features
7/10
Interior
9/10
Design
7/10
Safety
7/10
Reliability
6/10
Deal Value
8/10
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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$25150

bodystyle

2dr Convertible

passenger capacity

4

drivetrain

front wheel drive

engine type

displacement

98 cu.in.

horsepower

121 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

114 lb.-ft. @ 4250 rpm

transmission

6 speed manual

chassis

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

97.1 in.

length

146.6 in.

width

66.3 in.

height

55.7 in.

curb weight

2701 lbs.

ground clearance

5.5 in.

capacity

cargo volume

23.3 cu ft.

payload capacity

816 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

9.3 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

15.9 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

28/31/35 mpg

highway range

545.2 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

powertrain warranty

4 yr./ 50,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

9 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

Base$25,150 onwards

  • 16-inch silver aluminum Wheels
  • ABS and driveline Traction control
  • AM/FM/HD/Satellite-Prep
  • Front manual air conditioning
  • Heated mirrors
  • Power Convertible top
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Sensatec leatherette Seat trim

S$28,150 onwards

  • Front Fog/driving lights

Colors and Styles

2014 Mini Cooper in British Racing Green Metallic color
British Racing Green Metallic

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Ratings

Pricing and Features

6.0

Pricing and Feature

6.0

Features

8.0

Engine and Performance

9.0

Fuel Economy

8.0

Interior

7.8

Exterior

9.9

Safety

7.0

Competition

6.0

7.4

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.4

Overall Rating


For 2014, the Mini Cooper Convertible remains unchanged. It is still lively to drive and its confidence-inspiring handling makes it worth the money. While the ride can be jittery at times, Cooper Convertible’s sumptuous cabin design, and maneuverable dimensions, put it right back at the top of the segment. In its ballpark, it receives stiff competition from the likes of the Mazda MX-5 Miata and Volkswagen Beetle Convertible.


8.0/10
Features

9.0/10
Engine and Performance

8.0/10
Fuel Economy

7.8/10
Interior

9.9/10
Exterior

7.0/10
Safety


2014 Mini Cooper Features

8.0/10

The Mini Cooper Convertible is available in two trim options and both these options resonate with practicality and promise to be potent performers. As the entry-level option, the Base variant makes use of a smaller engine and a lesser number of standard features. However, as you move up the ladder to the S trim, a turbocharged engine replaces the base inline-4 unit, and you get a better set of features, which you can only access through packages with the lower-level trim. The convertible comes with a base price of $25,150, which is adequate for the value it has to offer.

Trim

Cooper Convertible

Cooper Convertible S

MSRP

$25,150

$28,150

Key Features

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

Adds to or retains the features of the Base

 

Cruise Control

Turbocharged inline-4 engine

 

Dual-zone Climate Control

Fog Lights

 

Six-speaker sound system

16-inch alloy wheels

 

Leatherette Upholstery

Optional Heated Seats

 

Interior Ambient Lighting

Front sport seats

We Recommend

For buyers looking for daily-drivability, the base model of the Mini Cooper Convertible seems to be a coveted offering and considering its price, we feel it is our recommendation.

2014 Mini Cooper Engine and Performance

9.0/10

The Mini Cooper Convertible is available with two engine options, depending on the trim you opt for. With the base option, you get a 1.5L turbocharged unit, which is good for producing 121 hp of power and 114 lb.-ft of torque. It manages a decent level of performance and sprints from 0-60 mph in 8.3 seconds. However, as per segment standards, it does seem sluggish. A second engine option is a turbocharged unit of the base variant and it is with this setup that performance starts to grow. It produces an additional 60hp of power and 63 lb.-ft of torque, but as the base variant, it comes mated to a 6-speed manual transmission unit with power being transferred to the front wheels of the vehicle.

Models

Mini Cooper Convertible

Mazda MX-5 Miata

Volkswagen Beetle Convertible

MSRP

$25,150

$24,915

$25,170

Engine

1.5L inline-4

2.0L inline-4

1.8L turbocharged inline-4

Drivetrain

FWD

RWD

FWD

Transmission

6-speed manual

5-speed manual

6-speed automatic

Horsepower

121 hp

167 hp

170 hp

Torque (lb.-ft)

114 lb.-ft

140 lb.-ft

184 lb.-ft

0-60 MPH

8.3 seconds

5.6 seconds

6.4 seconds

Quarter mile

N/A

14.5 seconds

15.7 seconds

Top Speed (mph)

128 MPH

135 MPH

139 MPH

In comparison, the Mazda MX-5 Miata and Volkswagen Beetle Convertible are considerably power-producing 167hp and 170hp, respectively. But despite its lesser power, Mazda’s efficient weight management makes it the fastest convertible taking 5.6 seconds to the 60mph mark. It manages to breach the quarter-mile mark in 14.5 seconds and while its performance does seem exhilarating, Volkswagen’s ability to cohesively unify decent acceleration with aplomb driving capabilities, allows us to place it at the top of the segment.

2014 Mini Cooper Fuel Economy

8.0/10

The 2014 Mini Cooper Convertible is extremely efficient and its conservative setup makes it an appealing option in the segment. It manages to average 28/35/31 MPG in the city/highway/combined driving conditions and remains at the top of the segment. While its fuel tank is not the largest at 13.2-gallons, the convertible manages to record a range of 462 miles on the highway, pretty impressive for its class!

Models

Mini Cooper Convertible

Mazda MX-5 Miata

Volkswagen Beetle Convertible

MPG (city)

28

22

24

MPG (hwy)

35

28

32

MPG (combined)

31

25

28

Fuel tank capacity (gal.)

13.2-gallons

12.7-gallons

14.5-gallons

Range (miles)

370/462 mi

279/355 mi

348/464 mi

Compared to Mini, the Mazda MX-5 Miata’s performance feels underwhelming. Not only is it the least efficient, but it also comes with the smallest tank that has a storage capacity of 12.7-gallons. But on the other side of the spectrum is the Volkswagen Beetle Convertible, which though manages to average only 28 MPG, comes fitted with the largest tank and manages to average a highway range of 464 miles.

2014 Mini Cooper Interior

7.8/10

Perhaps, the Cooper Convertible’s interior only stands to impress. It's an opulent place to be in and is adorned with high-quality materials. The plush build of the Mini’s interiors is alone enough to make it stand out in a crowd. However, to allow it to be an all-rounded package, the brand has implemented an ergonomic design language, with most controls within the driver’s reach. Additionally, the space and comfort are paramount with seats that offer a commanding view of the road, but that is only limited to the driver and passenger. At the rear, it’s a story of discomfort and constricted space. And with the top down, both the cargo capacity and rearward visibility are compromised.

Model

Mini Cooper Convertible

Mazda MX-5 Miata

Volkswagen Beetle Convertible

Seating Capacity

4

2

4

Front Row (headroom/shoulder room/legroom, in inches)

38.4/50.3/41.7

37.4/52.2/43.1

39.3/55.3/41.3

Rear Row (headroom/shoulder room/legroom, in inches)

39.2/38.5/29.3

N/A

37.6/49/31.4

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

6

5.3

7.1

Being affordable vehicles, the build quality and sheer opulence of each of the vehicles in comparison here is astounding. You find the best quality materials and to resound with new-age buyers, they remain simple in their setups, despite the technological advancements. In direct comparison, the Mazda is the only option that comes with two seats. And in the absence of the second row of seats, the Volkswagen and Mini prove to be practical propositions. But the rear seats are best suited for children or storing cargo. However, we believe something is better than nothing, isn’t it.?

Some of the standard interior features include:

  • Leatherette Upholstery
  • Tilt and Telescopic Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Cargo Area Light
  • Interior Air Filtration
  • Alloy trim on dashboard
  • Single-zone Front air conditioning

How intuitive is the infotainment system of the 2014 Mini Cooper Convertible?

Mini’s idea to make the Cooper Convertible user-friendly is also evident in its infotainment system. It comes with two touchscreen options; a 6.5-inch display unit and an optional 8.8-inch unit. Both these systems are responsive and equipped with class-leading features including Bluetooth connectivity, smartphone integration, and AM/FM Stereo. Some other infotainment features include:

  • 6-speaker sound system
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Radio Data System
  • Satellite Radio
  • Speed-Sensitive Volume Control
  • Optional Harman Kardon Speaker system

2014 Mini Cooper Exterior

9.9/10

The 2014 Mini Cooper Convertible is charming in its design and the fancy silhouette will resound with the younger generations. Even when looked at from afar, the Cooper Convertible looks peppy despite its compact dimensions. It has several character lines running through its entire body. But with the traditional grille upfront and its resemblance to its original counterpart makes it an absolute delight.

Models

Mini Cooper Convertible

Mazda MX-5 Miata

Volkswagen Beetle Convertible

Curb Weight (lbs.)

2,701

2,480

3,232

Length (in.)

146.6

157.3

168.4

Width (in.)

66.3

67.7

71.2

Height (in.)

55.7

49.0

58

Ground clearance (in.)

5.5

4.6

5.6

Wheelbase (in)

97.1

91.7

100

Keeping in mind dimensions, the Mini Cooper Convertible is the most compact option in the segment. However, it does get the best ground clearance in the segment of 5.5 inches. In all other aspects, it is the Volkswagen Beetle Convertible that is the largest. It gets the longest wheelbase of 100 inches and has a total length of 168.4 inches. It is also the heaviest at 3,232 lbs, while the Mazda MX-5 Miata is the lightest at 2,480 lbs.

Some of the standout exterior features include:

  • Fabric top
  • LED Headlights
  • Chrome exterior
  • 15-inch alloy wheels
  • JCW Exterior Package

2014 Mini Cooper Safety

7.0/10

The Cooper Convertible has always resonated with reliability. It has a sturdy build and with a resilient platform underpinning it, the Mini is one of the safest options available in the segment. With its connection to BMW, the convertible comes equipped with the best-in-class features including an engine immobilizer, daytime running lights, and traction control. Some other standout features include:

  • Post-collision safety system
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Emergency Braking Assist
  • Front Seatbelt Pretensioners
  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
  • Child Seat Anchors

2014 Mini Cooper Final Verdict

The Mini Cooper Convertible is a formidable machine. While it is not as performance as you would expect it to be, it is built for pleasurable driving, and it is easy to say that Mini has nailed the brief. Additionally, by boasting a luxuriously-appointed cabin alongside an intuitive infotainment system make it better than its competitors. And with top-notch reliability and a design that is hard to resist, the Cooper Convertible is our choice of vehicle, any day of the week.

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charming fun to drive convertible

pricey convertible with less practicality and easy to use tech features.

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