2022 Mini Cooper S Convertible Interiors

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2022 Mini Cooper S Convertible Infotainment, Seating and Interior Features

Updated on: March 5, 2022

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Nathan Dyer 

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Mini Cooper is an iconic car and known for its funky styling and excellent fun to drive characteristics. The car certainly looks different from anything else out there; it is pretty attractive. The Cooper S comes with a better engine than the vanilla Cooper and it is available as a hardtop and convertible as well. The Convertible variant lets you enjoy the open roof top experience.

2022 Mini Cooper S Convertible Steering Wheel

The 2022 Mini Cooper S Convertible comes with some appreciable upgrades; redesigned steering wheel, a new checker-patterned upholstery and tweaked air vents. You also get an 8.8-inch touchscreen display and as standard across the lineup. Pricing starts from $32,750 and it competes against the likes of Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible, Ford Mustang EcoBoost Convertible and Chevrolet Camaro Convertible.

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2022 Mini Cooper S Convertible Interior Design, Dimensions, and Comfort

The interior design of the 2022 Mini Cooper S Convertible is pretty unique; not something you would notice in a lot of cars. The centerpiece of attraction is Mini’s classic circular infotainment unit, surrounded by LED lights. The dashboard isn’t too wide, since the car itself is, well, Mini. While practicality takes a backseat, the quality of the materials is certainly appreciable. As standard, you get leatherette upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, leatherette gear shifter material and more. There is a bit of hard plastics, especially on the dashboard but that does not take anything away from the otherwise high-quality cabin. However, there are loads of options to upgrade to leather upholstery with various different color combinations. If you want the best, you should go with the Iconic sub-trim worth a whopping $7,500. It adds a Nappa leather steering wheel and tons of other features.

2022 Mini Cooper S Convertible Front Seats

Now coming to the seats, you are unfortunately not presented with power-adjustable seats as standard. But don’t worry, the seats are comfortable and supportive. The 2022 Cooper S Convertible is technically a 4-seater, but adults would definitely have a hard time being seated at the back. While you appreciate the headroom and legroom up front, the Mini isn’t exactly wide, so shoulder room definitely takes a hit. Talking about interior space, the rear row is heavily cramped, owing to the size of the car. The advantage of being a convertible is that you get infinite headroom with the top down. It takes around 18 seconds for the roof to drop. 

Models

2022 Mini Cooper S Convertible

2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible

2022 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

2022 Ford Mustang Ecoboost Convertible

Seating Capacity

4

2

4

4

Interior Passenger Volume (ft³)

76.3

NA

93

80.8

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

40.3/51/41.4

37.4/52.2/43.1

38.4/NA/43.9

37.6/56.3/44.5

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39/39.7/30.9

NA

33.4/50.3/29.9

35.7/44.7/30.8

The MX-5 Miata doesn’t even include a rear row, while the others do. Well, it is pretty apparent that anyone other than a child wouldn’t be able to sit comfortably in the rear rows of any of these coupes. It is best to just use them as storage compartments. The Camaro and Mustang Ecoboost Convertible are pretty large vehicles and they offer better interior room than the Mini. However, when the roof top up, they lack headroom.

2022 Mini Cooper S Convertible Infotainment

2022 Mini Cooper S convertible comes equipped with a circular infotainment unit, which is the trademark of Mini. As standard, it comes with an 8.8” touchscreen display, which is larger than the one used last year. The system is decent and responsive. And you get all the usual suspects when it comes to standard features. 

2022 Mini Cooper S Convertible Infotainment System

Infotainment features include Bluetooth, HD radio, SiriusXM Satellite radio, USB ports, and more. Apple CarPlay and navigation are optional and cannot be had as standard. Oddly enough, Android Auto is completely missing from the list. Wireless charger is present but that only comes with the Iconic sub-trim. As standard, you get a basic six-speaker audio system. However, if you upgrade to the Iconic sub-trim, you will be rewarded with a premium 12-speaker Harman/Kardon sound system.

Key Infotainment Features

  • 8.8-inch wide HD touchscreen display
  • HD radio
  • 6-speaker audio system
  • SiriusXM Satellite radio
  • Apple CarPlay
  • 12-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system 
  • Navigation
  • Wireless charger

2022 Mini Cooper S Convertible Cargo Capacity

The 2022 Mini Cooper S Convertible is not practical, but far from it. The convertible, in particular, is even less practical than its hardtop counterpart. Even with the roof up, you only get a minor 7.6 cubes of storage.

2022 Mini Cooper S Convertible Cargo Space

But with the roof down, it is even worse at 5.7 cubes of storage. Don’t expect to go on a long trip with your family in this car. However, for weekend groceries and for fitting a couple of suitcases, that should be enough. 

Models

2022 Mini Cooper S Convertible

2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2022 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

2022 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Convertible

Standard Cargo Capacity (ft³)

5.7

4.5

7.3

11.4

Maximum Cargo Capacity (ft³)

7.6

N/A

N/A

N/A

The Mustang Ecoboost Convertible clearly offers the best cargo capacity among the four, while the MX-5 Miata is highly impractical. The Camaro Convertible and the Cooper S Convertible are in the same boat.

Additional Interior Storage Spaces

As standard, you get a pair of cupholders, a small center console storage and a small glove box. The rear seats can be used to store something, since people won’t be sitting on them anyway.

2022 Mini Cooper S Convertible Creature Comforts

2022 Mini Cooper S does boast a decent list of standard features. It includes leatherette seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, push button start, power-folding soft-top roof and interior ambient lighting. Upgrading to the expensive Signature or Iconic sub-trims will unlock more desirable features. The Signature sub trim adds moonroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, proximity keyless entry and heated front seats. You also get plenty of customization options and packages on the signature trim. The Premium package includes a heated steering wheel. The Signature Upholstery package adds genuine leather upholstery. The Iconic sub trim adds leather upholstery and heated steering wheel.

Verdict

Well, to call the 2022 Mini Cooper S Convertible practical would be a madman’s statement. It is most definitely not. Aside from the small dimensions and small cargo storage, it is a surprisingly well-crafted car. It has a beautiful interior that is lined with quality materials throughout. The infotainment system is also decent, if not excellent. Also, the top-down experience is impeccable. The people who buy this car won’t be disappointed with its flaws, since they know what they are getting themselves into.

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