2022 Mini Cooper S Convertible

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2022 Mini Cooper S Convertible Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 21, 2021

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The 2022 Mini Cooper S Convertible is coming with refreshing exterior and interior upgrades in addition to the enhanced safety features. It has been specced with 3 new tones of colors and new accents of 17-inch and 18-inch wheels. Moreover, it will be available for sale in 3 trims namely Classic, Signature, and Iconic at a starting price of $31,900. Along with that, its 189 hp 2.0L Twin Turbo I-4 engine will thrust a balanced curve of 6.7 seconds 0-60 MPH acceleration and 30 MPG fuel economy.  



Also, the Mini Cooper S Convertible can be leased at $419/month for 36 months with a down payment of $2,999. And it will be placed against the assets of other convertibles such as Mazda MX5 Miata Roadster and Ford Mustang Convertible. Alongside the 2022 Cooper S, there is a Mini Cooper JCW too that is powered with 228 horsepower for 0.4 seconds quicker 0-60 MPH sprint than the S configuration at an MSRP of $38,900.

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ProsConsWhat's New

Fuel economy

Comparatively underpowered

New wheel setup

Enhanced safety assists

Fresh Grille designs

Interior comfort

Exterior styling and coloring

Over All Rating

5.1

Out of 10

Features8.00
Engine and Performance4.00
Fuel Economy4.00
Interior5.00
Exterior5.00
Safety7.00
Competition3.00
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Trims

Base$31,900 onwards



Colors and Styles

2022 Mini Cooper S Convertible in Admiral Blue Metallic color
Admiral Blue Metallic

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

"The 2022 Mini Cooper is an icon in the automotive world, with its cheeky styling, notoriously sharp handling, and cornucopia of personalization possibilities." - Car And Driver

The 2022 Mini Cooper S Convertible features a redefined exterior styling with an array of new colors, wheels, and lighting systems. Even the interior has undergone modifications in terms of infotainment and digitalization along with an increased safety prowess. Its 2.0L Twin Turbo I-4 with 189 hp allows a dash of 0-60 MPH in less than 7 seconds while maintaining a mileage of 30 MPG. This remains consistent throughout the trim level starting with Signature at a price tag of $31,900 that goes up to $39,400 for the Iconic trim.  

Considering the expenses, the Mini Cooper S Convertible has a depreciation rate of almost $16,500 in 5 years. While the maintenance costs nearly $4,000 and repairing charges $1,000. In terms of insurance, the investment is estimated to be $4,252. Simultaneously, the destination fee is $850 and other taxes might take the overall payment to $2,274. Moreover, its decent fuel efficiency keeps the fuel costs less than $10,100. On the whole, the true cost to own a Cooper S Convertible will be $41,000 at the least.        


Buying Advice

The Signature trim of the 2022 Mini Cooper S Convertible with Premium Package at $1,500 is the favorable one in the production line. The heated seats and Harman/Kardon Premium Sound System transform the cabin into an engaging and convenient realm. Even the extended trim of Black Piano vouches for its attractive persona. So, it seems justified to have Signature that can be as feature-rich as the Iconic with the aforementioned package at a cheaper rate. 

Features
8.0/10

"It will remain a thoroughly enjoyable car to drive, comfortable enough for bopping around town on a daily basis while being totally fun when being pushed hard on." - Kelley Blue Book

The 2022 Mini Cooper S is a 3-trim production convertible. The Classis trim is the first one in the lineup costing $31,900 for which it gets Carbon Black Leatherette upholstery, Media System with 8.8" Display, and MINI Driving Modes - Sport, Mid, Green as standards. The Signature trim gets $4,000 more expensive and rests at $35,900. It tends to add 17" alloy wheels and Heated Seats over the Classic.

The Iconic trim is the top-ranging model priced at $39,400. This configuration receives the exclusive Premium Leather Upholstery and Heated Nappa Leather Steering Wheel inside the cabin. Also, the Harman/Kardon Premium Sound System replaces the standard 6-speaker audio unit in the Iconic trim alongside MINI Heads Up Display for a holistic ambiance altogether.      

Trims

Classic

Signature

Iconic

MSRP(FWD)

$31,900

$35,900

$39,400

Key Features

16" alloy wheels

17" alloy wheels

Premium Leather Upholstery

  Carbon Black Leatherette upholstery

Heated Seats

Heated Nappa Leather Steering Wheel

  Media System with 8.8-inch Display

Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control

MINI Heads Up Display

 

Dynamic Cruise Control & Forward Collision Warning

Fully recessed active rollover protection system

Harman/Kardon Premium Sound System

  MINI Driving Modes - Sport, Mid, Green

 

 

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Engine and Performance
4.0/10

"Excellent handling makes it fun in turns and curves." - Edmunds

The 2022 Mini Cooper S Convertible has been equipped with a 2.0L TwinPower Turbo I-4 engine in an FWD layout. It churns out a power of 189 hp and a torque of 206 lb-ft and is coupled to either a 6-Speed Manual or a 7-Speed Sport Dual Clutch transmission where the latter is available as standard only for the Iconic trim. 

The Mini Cooper S Convertible is integrated with a Mini Driving Mode that has Sport, Mid, and Green configurations. Depending on the dynamics, one can opt for a sporty handling in which the steering and throttle responses are updated for better stability. While the Green allows for an economical drive.

Based on the performance curve, the 2022 Cooper S Convertible can speed up to 143 MPH and accelerate from 0-60 MPH in 6.7 seconds. For managing the braking efficiency, one gets 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS and Electronic Brake Distribution that maintains equivalent limiting force at each rotor. 

Models

2022 Mini Cooper S Convertible

2022 Mazda MX5 Miata Roadster

2022 Ford Mustang Convertible

MSRP

$31,900

$32,195

$32,655

Engine

TwinPower Turbo, 2.0-liter, inline-4

2.0L naturally aspirated Inline-4

2.3L turbocharged Inline-4

Drivetrain

FWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

6-speed manual

6-speed manual

6-speed manual

Power

189 hp @ 5,000 RPM

181hp @ 7,000 RPM

310 hp @ 5500 RPM

Torque

206 lb-ft @ 1,350 RPM

151lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

350 lb-ft @ 3000 RPM

0-60 MPH

6.7 sec

6.1 sec

5.0 sec

Quarter Mile

N/A

N/A

14.1 sec

Top Speed

143 MPH

135 MPH

155 MPH

As per data, the Cooper S is slower than MX5 Miata by 0.6 seconds despite having 8 hp more power. On the other hand, the Mustang Convertible has 121 hp better power performance than the 2022 Cooper S under the hood that helps it to have 1.7 seconds faster 0-60 MPH run while being $800 more expensive only. 

Fuel Economy
4.0/10

"The 2022 Mini Cooper can be pretty frugal, though prepare to pay for premium unleaded." - The Car Connection

The 2022 Mini Cooper S Convertible offers an overall fuel economy of 30 MPG that can be 34 MPG at max on the highways. As far as its range is concerned, it can be scaled to as high as 394 miles, thanks to its 11.6-gallon fuel tank.

Models

2022 Mini Cooper S Convertible

2022 Mazda MX5 Miata Roadster

2022 Ford Mustang Convertible

MPG (City)

27

26

20

MPG (Highway)

34

34

28

MPG (Combined)

30

29

23

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

11.6

11.9

16.0

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

313/ 394/ 348

309/ 405/ 345

320/ 448/ 368

The Mini Cooper S Convertible has only 1 MPG better economy than MX5 Miata and hence, both are almost parallel in this practicality. However, the Mustang Convertible is 7 MPG low on efficiency against the Cooper S yet goes 20 miles extra with its 4.4-gallon bigger tank. 

Interior
5.0/10

"Top up, the convertible is plenty quiet, and with the roof retracted, wind turbulence in the cabin is held to a minimum." - Motor Trend

The interior of the 2022 Mini Cooper S Convertible is one fine cabin to touch simply for its Leatherette upholstery right from Carbon Black in Classic to Premium ones in the Iconic trim. The 6-color interior ambient lighting further illuminates the radiance in conjunction with the updated dashboard. Along with all these, there is a Signature Upholstery at $2,000 on offer with which 6 seating accents can be availed of including the Chesterfield Leather Malt Brown.

Though manual adjustable but these 6-way sport seats inside the Mini Cooper S Convertible have additional bolstering and heating function from Signature trim onwards. Also, the steering wheel upgrades to Nappa-leatherette heated steering in the Iconic exclusively. Apart from comfort and convenience, the cargo capacity varies from 5.7 cu-ft to 7.6 cu-ft that seems generous considering the segment.     

Models

2022 Mini Cooper S Convertible

2022 Mazda MX5 Miata Roadster

2022 Ford Mustang Convertible

Seating Capacity

4

2

4

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

39.8/51.0/41.4

36.8/52.2/43.1

37.6/56.3/44.5

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

39.0/39.7/30.9

N/A

35.7/44.7/30.9

Cargo Capacity (cubic feet)

7.6

4.5

11.4

Based on the comparison, the Cooper S Convertible has 3-inch better headroom on average than the Mustang Convertible in both rows. However, the latter is more spacious by 5-inch than the former in terms of shoulder room throughout the cabin. After that comes the infotainment unit where the Mini has embedded the Cooper S with an 8.8-inch touchscreen in two color schemes of Lounge and Sport. 

It is complemented by a 6-speaker audio unit for musical echoing. But as we move up the trim-level, the Harman/Kardon Premium Sound System becomes the functional unit in the Iconic trim. Not just that, the MINI Heads Up Display is also introduced specifically in this configuration. In the end, the Touchscreen Navigation at $1,000 and Touchscreen Navigation Plus at $1,800 make up for the optional values for turn-by-turn tracking.         

  • Carbon Black Leatherette 
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheels
  • Power-heated seats
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control
  • MINI Heads Up Display
  • Six speaker audio system
  • SiriusXM satellite radio
  • 8.8" touchscreen display
Exterior
5.0/10

"Combine those spiffy wheels with its bright paint scheme and more than one observer claimed this MINI looked like a Hot Wheels car." - WUWM

The 2022 Mini Cooper S Convertible has been facelifted and sculpted with a revised hexagonal grille on the front. The 3 new exterior colors include the shades of Island Blue, Rooftop Grey, and Zesty Yellow that can be cladded on it except for its classic trim. To further extend the outlook contrast, the Piano Black accent all over the bumpers and handles has been finalized.     

The Mini Cooper S Convertible clears the track with its new 17-inch and 18-inch wheels as per trims alongside the 16-inch wheels. Its design is not just attractive rather functional as well, as the fog lights have been removed and air curtains have been carved to improve the aerodynamics. And its Power-folding convertible soft top keeps the cabin more lively than ever.  

Models

2022 Mini Cooper S Convertible

2022 Mazda MX5 Miata Roadster

2022 Ford Mustang Convertible

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,033

2,403

3,642

Length (inches)

152.8

154.1

188.3

Width (inches)

68.0

68.3

75.4

Height (inches)

55.7

48.8

54.9

Ground Clearance (inches)

4.5

5.3

N/A

Wheelbase (inches)

98.2

90.9

107.1

The Cooper S Convertible is 600 lbs heavier and has an 8-inch longer wheelbase than the 2022 MX5 Miata. These variations surely benefit the MX5 Miata while cornering and hard braking. The Mustang Convertible, meanwhile, gets 600 lbs heavier with a 9-inch longer wheelbase than the 2022 Cooper S yet manages to have a defined and controlled dynamics. 

  • 16" Revolite Spoke wheels
  • 18" Pulse Spoke 2-tone wheels
  • Power-folding convertible soft top
  • automatic headlights
  • All Piano Black format 
  •  Enigmatic Black Metallic accent

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Safety
7.0/10

"MINI benefits from strong safety technology." - CarsDirect

The 2022 Mini Cooper S Convertible has no safety rating registered by the NHTSA yet in recent years. While the IIHS has marked it with an average "Good" rating except for its headlights. To compensate for such deficit, it has been armed with new safety features in pairing with the preexisting ones that have been mentioned below:

  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Dynamic Stability Control
  • Active Rollover Protection System
  • Active Driving Assistant
Competition
3.0/10

2022 Mini Cooper S Convertible vs. 2022 Mazda MX5 Miata Roadster

The 2022 Mini Cooper S Convertible has parallel fuel economy and range coverage in comparison to the 2022 Mazda MX5 Miata Roadster. But when it comes to performance, the Cooper S lags behind the MX5 Miata. However, the former has a much more balanced cabin and more accommodation for passengers. On the whole, both can be rated at par with each other.   

2022 Mini Cooper S Convertible vs. 2022 Ford Mustang Convertible

The 2022 Ford Mustang Convertible is easily a performance phenomenon in this segment. Be it acceleration or the top speed, the Mustang does not leave any gap for the 2022 Mini Cooper S Convertible. Even in overall cabin spaciousness, Ford can be rated a little higher. Therefore, it is Ford Mustang Convertible that should be preferred between the two. 

 

Final Verdict

The 2022 Mini Cooper S is one of the best convertibles in the market for its balanced approach towards styling, interior accents, comfort, and fuel practicality. Except for its performance dynamics, it sports an enticing package to choose from in addition to its iconic stature. So, there seems no reason to not go for it. 

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$31900

body style

2dr Convertible

engine type
horse power

189 hp @ 5000 rpm

torque

206 lb.-ft. @ 1350 rpm

transmission

6-Speed Manual


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Posted On: January 24, 2022

Subcompact car with a playful character

Pros - Fun to drive coz of it's excellent handling, premium cabin and good acceleration.

Cons - Pricey, cramped rear seats and less on cargo space.

A fun and funky small hatchback. I have had my Cooper for about 8 months now. It's a fun and quirky compact hatchback that sacrifices practicality and value for charm and elegance. Up front, there's plenty of head- and legroom, and the seats are supportive, but my two-door model has cramped back seats and very little storage capacity, even by subcompact vehicle standards. The 4 cylinder engine pr...

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