2023 Mini Cooper

Starting MSRP 

$29,900 - $38,900

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Key Spec of 2023 Mini Cooper
fuel economy

27/31/37

fuel type

Premium Unleaded

horsepower

134 hp @ 4500 rpm

basic warranty

-

ProsConsWhat's New

Great handling

Mediocre infotainment experience

Adaptive Cruise Control comes as a standalone option

Classic style from the Mini

Limited cabin and cargo space

Apple Carplay is standard

Impressive standard features

Substandard riding quality

New Resolute Edition

Array of customizable options

2023 Mini Cooper Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: November 22, 2022

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Nathan Dyer 

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Mini has a limited range of cars but people are more familiar with the term Mini Cooper than any other vehicle in its arsenal. The Mini Cooper Convertible is definitely one of the most iconic cars in the whole world and there is hardly another car that can match its popularity. The midsize convertible however is not a power-packed option in the current market and it has to rely mostly on its interior and exterior aspects. The fuel economy is standard but the ride quality fails to meet our expectations.

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Over All Rating

0.0

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Trims

Base$29,900 Est. onwards

John Cooper Works Classic$38,900 onwards


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2023 Mini Cooper
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2023 Mini Cooper Hatchback

SE 2-Door Hatchback FWD

Dealer Price
$30,650
Est. $416/mo
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$5,575 Below market
RMV: $36,225
Mission, KS
MSRP $30,650
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2023 Mini Cooper Hatchback

SE 2-Door Hatchback FWD

Dealer Price
$30,650
Est. $416/mo
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$5,575 Below market
RMV: $36,225
Santa Monica, CA
  
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2023 Mini Cooper
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2023 Mini Cooper Hatchback

SE 2-Door Hatchback FWD

Dealer Price
$30,650
Est. $416/mo
Excellent deal
$5,575 Below market
RMV: $36,225
Mission, KS
MSRP $30,650
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2023 Mini Cooper Hatchback

SE 2-Door Hatchback FWD

Dealer Price
$30,650
Est. $416/mo
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$5,575 Below market
RMV: $36,225
San Diego, CA
  
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2023 Mini Cooper Hatchback

SE 2-Door Hatchback FWD

Dealer Price
$30,650
Est. $416/mo
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$5,575 Below market
RMV: $36,225
Glencoe, IL
  
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2023 Mini Cooper Hatchback

SE 2-Door Hatchback FWD

Dealer Price
$30,650
Est. $416/mo
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$5,575 Below market
RMV: $36,225
Gaithersburg, MD
MSRP $30,650
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2023 Mini Cooper Hatchback

SE 2-Door Hatchback FWD

Dealer Price
$30,650
Est. $416/mo
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$5,575 Below market
RMV: $36,225
San Diego, CA
  
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2023 Mini Cooper Hatchback

SE 2-Door Hatchback FWD

Dealer Price
$30,900
Est. $419/mo
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$5,325 Below market
RMV: $36,225
San Diego, CA
  
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2023 Mini Cooper Hatchback

SE 2-Door Hatchback FWD

Dealer Price
$30,900
Est. $419/mo
Excellent deal
$5,325 Below market
RMV: $36,225
San Diego, CA
  
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Colors and Styles

Build Car
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Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The 2023 Mini Cooper Convertible is an open-air version of the Hardtop Two-Door from the Mini and it comes with a handful of enchantments. The car already received some significant upgrades back in the year 2022 and you should expect only minor ones this year. One of the most alluring changes this year is the new Resolute Edition which mixes green, bronze, and checkered elements for a unique look. Moreover, the Apple CarPlay facility now comes as standard. Driving the Cooper is fun and it has a stylish interior with a lot of attractive features. The exterior design is incredible and the convertible comes with a prodigious safety system. The array of customizable options and appealing looks despite the compact size make the vehicle a great bargain. The Mini Convertible faces strong competition from the Ford Mustang Convertible, the Chevrolet Camaro Convertible, and the Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible in the current market. 


Features

The 2023 Mini Convertible actually has a total of three models - Mini Cooper, Mini Cooper S and the John Cooper Works (JCW). However, the Cooper S and JCW are equipped with different engines from the Mini Cooper and hence they are considered separate models rather than trims of the same model. The mini Cooper Convertible comes with 17-inch alloy wheels and LED headlamps and DRLs. It has a 1.5L twin-turbocharged inline-3 engine and is priced at $33,800 in the US market. The 8-way manually adjustable seats come with leatherette upholstery to provide maximum comfort while the Dynamic Cruise Control attempts to offer better control for the driver. 

Cooper Convertible

MSRP

$33,800

Features

17-inch alloy wheels

8.8-inch infotainment display

6-speaker stereo 

8-way manual front seats

Leatherette upholstery

Leather steering wheel

Remote engine start

Dynamic Cruise Control with braking function

Digital gauge cluster

LED headlamps, taillamps & DRLs

Packages

Signature Upholstery Package - $1,750

Silver/White/Black Bonnet Stripes - $150

We Recommend

The Convertible is the only trim we consider here so there are no other options to choose from. The Signature Upholstery Package is a great addition and we recommend that you acquire it for extra comfort and style but only according to your affordability. The stripes are, however, entirely up to you. 

Release Date

The 2023 Mini Cooper Convertible went into production back in March 2022 and the official release in the US market is Winter 2022.

Engine and Performance

The engine performance of the Mini Cooper is not meant to impress you right away as the smaller engine of 1.5L Inline-3 offers substandard output. Even with the twin turbocharger, the engine is only able to generate a maximum power of 134 HP and 162 lb.-ft of torque. The FWD drivetrain comes with a 6-speed manual transmission but it can be upgraded to a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox. The DCT offers better fuel economy but the manual unit is capable of offering the characteristics of a decent urban or highway cruiser. The underpowered engine does not offer much and the 0 to 60 acceleration takes 8.2 seconds which is quite ordinary. There is nothing fancy about the quarter-mile duration or the top speed of the vehicle as the Cooper Convertible is not built for a power-packed performance. 

2023 Mini Cooper Convertible

2023 Ford Mustang Convertible

2023 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible

MSRP

$33,800

$34,665

$33,995

$28,715

Engine

1.5L Twin-Turbo Inline-3

2.3L Turbo Inline-4

2.0L Turbo Inline-4

2.0L Inline-4

Drivetrain

FWD

RWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

6-Speed Manual

6-Speed Manual

6-Speed Manual

6-Speed Manual

Power (hp)

134 HP @ 4,500 RPM

310 HP @ 5,500 RPM

275 HP @ 5,600 RPM

181 HP @ 7,000 RPM

Torque (lb.-ft)

162 lb.-ft @ 1,480 RPM

350 lb-ft. @ 3,000 RPM

295 lb-ft. @ 3,000 RPM

151 lb-ft. @ 4,000 RPM

0-60 MPH (seconds)

8.2 seconds

5.6 seconds

5.4 seconds

6.5 seconds

Quarter-mile (seconds)

15.8 seconds

14.1 seconds

13.9 seconds

14.9 seconds

Top Speed (MPH)

110 MPH

130 MPH

130 MPH

130 MPH

The Ford Mustang comes with the largest engine here and it is also able to provide better torque and power output compared to the rivals. The Mini Cooper has the smallest engine here and it is the only convertible that comes with FWD while the others have an RWD drivetrain. The 0 to 60 acceleration is the best for the Chevy Camaro and it has great quarter-mile drag as well. The Mazda MX-5 Miata, along with the Ford and Chevrolet has the same top speed of 130 MPH while the Mini only has a figure of 110 MPH. 

Ride and Handling

The handling of the Mini Convertible is good and it is a lot of fun while going through the turns and curves on the roads. However, the riding quality is rather disappointing due to the roughness and stiffness you will experience. The larger tires are worse as they make it more difficult for the driver to control the small vehicle. The steering is agile but the reaction is not always satisfactory. The suspension of the convertible is somewhat comfortable but it is hard on the body. The brake pedal is responsive enough but the stopping power is not efficient in this case. The refined driving dynamics are built to offer a pleasant journey but we suggest we keep to the smoother roads only. The rough surfaces will not be as enlightened as one might expect. 

Braking Performance

The braking efficiency is acceptable but it can be improved along with the engine performance. The already underpowered engine provides low acceleration and the stopping power of the Mini Cooper is still not considered to be sufficient. The convertible has a low curb weight which means that smaller brake rotors should be enough but it won’t be too bad to get bigger rotors. The Dynamic Cruise Control with braking function along with the Electronic Brakeforce Distribution ensures good braking performance for now. The anti-lock braking system is a good addition as well for the Mini Cooper Convertible. 

2023 Mini Cooper Convertible

2023 Ford Mustang Convertible

2023 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible

Brake Rotors (front) (in)

NA

12.6 

15.4 

11.0 

Brake Rotors (rear) (in)

NA

12.6 

14.4 

11.0 

Curb Weight (lbs)

2,892 lbs

4,193 lbs

3,627 lbs

2,341 lbs

60-0 (-ft)

NA

NA

NA

NA

The Chevrolet Camaro is equipped with the largest brake rotors in both front and rear while the Ford Mustang has the second best figure in this context. However, the Ford has a much higher curb weight which means that the braking efficiency of the Camaro is better than the Mustang. The Mazda MX-5 has the lowest curb weight among its rivals and it also has the smallest brake rotors which seem justified for its overall braking performance. The data for brake rotors in the Mini is not available but considering its low curb weight, it does not require very large rotors. 

Fuel Economy

The fuel economy section is one of the sections that make Mini Cooper considerable in the competitive market. The EPA-certified mileage is exceptional and you can easily opt for the Cooper Convertible only based on its mileage. In the city streets, it offers a significant figure of 27 MPG and on the highways, the stats are even more impressive with a figure of 37 MPG. This results in a great combined mileage of 31 MPG making the Mini Convertible an unmatched option. The fuel capacity, on the other hand, is quite low for a convertible and results in a poor range from the vehicle. The 11.6-gallon tank is probably the smallest in the market and it needs improvement to offer a better range in the face of tough competition. 

2023 Mini Cooper Convertible

2023 Ford Mustang Convertible

2023 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible

MPG 

(city)

27 MPG

20 MPG

19 MPG

26 MPG

MPG (highway)

37 MPG

27 MPG

29 MPG

34 MPG

MPG (combined)

31 MPG

23 MPG

22 MPG

29 MPG

Fuel capacity (gallons)

11.6 gallons

15.5 gallons

19.9 gallons

11.9 gallons

Range (City, highway, combined, in miles)

313/429/360 miles

310/419/357 miles

361/551/418 miles

309/405/345 miles

The Mini Cooper has the best mileage in the competition in both city and highway while the mileage offered by the Mazda is close enough. Unfortunately, both these models have smaller fuel tanks which results in them having low range on highways and cities. The Ford has lower mileage but larger fuel capacity which means it is able to provide the almost same range as the Mini and the Mazda. On the other hand, the Chevy Camaro has lower combined mileage but the largest fuel tank which results in the highest range among the rivals. 

Interior

The interior segment of the Mini Convertible is quite attractive as it is equipped with a lot of quirks and some fashionable features. The revised interior trim from the previous year has already installed some quality aspects and the new design on the steering wheel looks appealing. The multifunctional sports steering comes with leather wrapping similar to the seats. The checkered pattern looks great and the seats are comfortable enough as well. The space inside the cabin is commendable and the 6-way manually adjustable driver and front seats are better than you might expect. The comfort and support for both rows are appreciable and the 50/50 foldable rear seats make way for bigger space. The trunk capacity is very limited but you do not really bother about the cargo for a convertible especially when you have a power-folding soft top with a sliding feature. 

2023 Mini Cooper Convertible

2023 Ford Mustang Convertible

2023 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible

Passenger Capacity

4

4

4

2

First Row (Head/shoulder/legroom)

39.8/51.0/41.4 inches

37.6/56.3/45.1 inches

38.4/55.0/43.9 inches

37.4/52.2/43.1 inches

Second Row (Head/shoulder/legroom)

39.0/39.7/30.9 inches

35.7/44.7/29.2 inches

33.4/50.3/29.9 inches

NA

Trunk Capacity (cu.-ft)

5.2 cu.-ft

11.4 cu.-ft

7.3 cu.-ft

4.6 cu.-ft

The Mini Cooper is a four-seater Convertible similar to the Ford Mustang and the Chevrolet Camaro but the Mazda comes with standard 2 seats. The headroom in the front and rear seats are the best in the Cooper but all the other rivals have better space for shoulder and legs. The trunk capacity is the lowest in the Mazda Miata with only 4.6 cu.-ft of the area while the stats of the Mini Cooper is slightly better with 5.2 cu.-ft of space. The Ford Mustang has the largest trunk capacity of 11.4 cu.-ft which is considerable for a convertible. 

  • Multifunction leather-wrapped sport steering wheel
  • Leatherette seats
  • Power-folding convertible soft top with sliding feature
  • Six-way manually adjustable driver and front passenger seats
  • Front center armrest
  • 50/50 split-folding rear seatback

Infotainment System

The infotainment is not extraordinary but it comes with all the necessary features. The Mini Cooper has an 8.8" touchscreen with connected media and it comes with a user-friendly infotainment system. The 6-speaker audio system is appreciable and it comes with standard features like AM/FM tuners as well as HD radio and SiriusXM satellite radio. The multifunctional digital instrument display houses a lot of important functions like Bluetooth connectivity for telephone and audio streaming. The most important part is that Apple Carplay has been added as a standard this year. The Teleservices and Emergency Call facilities are impressive additions to the technologically advanced convertible as well. Some of the key features of the infotainment unit are - 

  • 8.8" touchscreen with connected media
  • Six-speaker audio system 
  • AM/FM tuners, HD radio, and SiriusXM satellite radio
  • Multifunctional digital instrument display
  • Bluetooth connectivity for telephone and audio streaming
  • Teleservices and Emergency Call
Exterior

The Mini Cooper Convertible is designed to stand out from the crowd and every aspect in its exterior section acquires a lot of attention. There were already some upgrades in the front grille and bumpers in the last year and we are satisfied with them. The stylish 17-inch and optional 18-inch alloy wheels look quite tempting and the latest lip spoiler makes the car look more aggressive. The LED headlights with bad weather lights along with the LED Union Jack taillights increase the attractiveness of the convertible. The functional side air vent is a noticeable aspect but we cannot really explain the non-functional hood scoop. The Mini Cooper already has a great road presence but if you are thirsty for more, the Silver/White/Black Bonnet Stripes might be just for you. 

2023 Mini Cooper Convertible

2023 Ford Mustang Convertible

2023 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible

Curb Weight (lbs)

2,892 lbs

4,193 lbs

3,627 lbs

2,341 lbs

Length (in.)

152.2 inches

188.5 inches

188.3 inches

154.1 inches

Width (in.)

68.0 inches

75.4 inches

74.7 inches

68.3 inches

Height (in.)

55.7 inches

54.9 inches

52.9 inches

48.6 inches

Ground Clearance (in.)

4.5 inches

5.7 inches

4.5 inches

4.9 inches

Wheelbase (in.)

98.2 inches

107.1 inches

110.7 inches

90.9 inches

The Mini Cooper has the smallest length and width among the competitors while they are the largest in the Ford Mustang. The Mazda has the lowest figure in height and the Cooper has the best figure. The Ford Mustang has the highest ground clearance in the competition while the Mini and the Chevy have the lowest figures. The Camaro however, has the largest wheelbase and its larger dimensions explain its highest curb weight. The Mazda has the smallest wheelbase and it also has the lightest body among its rivals. However, the Mini is unmatched when it comes to exterior design and style. 

  • LED headlights with bad weather lights
  • LED Union Jack taillights
  • Automatic modes for headlights and rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Heated exterior mirrors
  • Black fender lip moldings
  • 17-inch (optional 18-inch) alloy wheels
Safety

The 2023 Mini Cooper Convertible has not been tested by the NHTSA authorities but the model from last year has acceptable reviews from IIHS-HLDI. The front crash prevention is great but there are no actual ratings to justify that claim. However, there are several standard features in the convertible that ensure proper reliability. The Active Driving Assistant with Forward Collision Warning is meant to avoid mishaps on the road while the Lane Departure Warning assists you to stay alert while driving. The Dynamic Cruise Control with braking function is an excellent feature and the Electronic Brakeforce Distribution allows better braking performance while cruising through traffic. Other simple facilities like the tire-pressure monitoring system as well as the stability and traction control are great additions to the safety system. 

  • Active Driving Assistant with Forward Collision Warning
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Tire-Pressure Monitoring System
  • Dynamic Cruise Control with braking function
  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
  • Stability and traction control
  • Front & rear parking sensors
  • Rearview camera
Competition

2023 Mini Cooper Convertible vs. 2023 Ford Mustang Convertible

The 2023 Ford Mustang Convertible comes with a larger 2.3L inline 4-cylinder engine with the rear-wheel drivetrain. The Ford offers much better engine performance in terms of power output, maximum torque, and acceleration. Even the top speed is higher than the Mini. The riding experience is definitely better and the Mustang has better control as well. The EPA-certified mileage, however, is significantly low in both city and highway but it has a larger fuel tank. As a result, the Ford provides as good a range as the Mini Cooper. The interior is not as attractive but it has a larger trunk capacity. On the exterior, the Ford Mustang does not offer too much style but it is practical nonetheless. With competitive pricing, the Ford Convertible is a great alternative to the Mini. 

2023 Mini Cooper Convertible vs. 2023 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

The 2023 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible is equipped with a slightly larger Inline-4 engine and has a similar transmission. The RWD offers better power and torque and it certainly has much better 0 to 60 MPH acceleration. The Chevy convertible has a higher top speed and an impressive quarter-mile drag. The braking efficiency is as incredible as the ride and handling section. The mileage is the only setback for the Camaro but it has a large enough fuel tank which offers an even better range than the Mini convertible. The cabin is satisfactorily spacious and it has a slight advantage in the trunk capacity as well. The overall design and the standard safety and comfort features make the Chevrolet Camaro Convertible a much better choice than the Mini Cooper. 

2023 Mini Cooper Convertible vs. 2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible

The 2.0L naturally aspirated engine of the 2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible has a slight advantage when generating power and torque. It has better acceleration and top speed compared to the Mini Convertible. The riding is good and the handling is impressive with excellent braking performance. The Mazda MX-5 has impressive mileage which is almost as good as the Mini Cooper but the small fuel tank offers a lower range. The cabin is less spacious and the trunk capacity is rather limited. The style and design offer enough road presence but they are no match for the Mini Cooper. Considering the safety system and the standard features the MX-5 Miata is a good alternative to the Mini Convertible. 

Final Verdict

The 2023 Mini Cooper Convertible has several areas that scream for attention but the vehicle overall is not too bad to go for. The engine is definitely underpowered and the torque and acceleration are significantly lower than any of the rivals in the current market. The riding and handling are not satisfactory while the braking system can opt for a few upgrades. The fuel economy is comparatively better but again the Mini Convertible suffers from a low fuel capacity. The interior aspects are commendable and there are a lot of standard features that offer several advantages and significant comfort for the passengers. The exterior is as stylish as the interior and even if you are in a crowded city, people will still notice your car. The safety aspects are brilliant and the overall stability, as well as reliability of the convertible, are appreciable. You will not regret going for the Mini Cooper but we sincerely recommend that you check the alternatives to make sure that you can get the best available option. 

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$38900

body style

dr Convertible

engine type
displacement

122 cu in

horse power

228 hp @ 5200 rpm

torque

235 lb.-ft. @ 1450 rpm


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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