2019 Mini Hardtop 2 Door

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$21,900 - $25,900

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2019 Mini Hardtop 2 Door Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


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Anuron Deka Content Writer Updated on: November 14, 2019


In 1969, the Classic Mini with a slightly tuned engine, bigger brakes, and a contrasting black roof came out of the Cooper Car Company Garage. This was the beginning of what is renowned today as the high Mini Cooper Hardtop.

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Pros

Nimble handling that makes it a joyful for any driving skill

Loads of customization

Classy cabin & upscale interiors

Great fuel economy

Cons

Limited legroom for rear passengers

Sporty suspension that warrants for a choppy ride

What's New?

Standard rearview camera and parking sensors

Front parking sensors and automated parallel parking system


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$21900

bodystyle

2dr Hatchback

passenger capacity

4

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

91 cu.in.

horsepower

134 hp @ 4400 rpm

torque

162 lbs.-ft @ 1250 rpm

transmission

6-speed manual

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

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

brake rotors (f/r)

59.1/59.1

dimensions

wheelbase

98.2 in.

length

151.1 in.

width

68 in.

height

55.7 in.

curb weight

2625 lbs.

ground clearance

4.9 in.

capacity

cargo volume

34 cu ft.

payload capacity

680 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

8.4 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

28/32/38 mpg

highway range

440.8 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

powertrain warranty

4 yr. / 50000

corrosion warranty

12 yr. / unlimited

roadside assistance

4 yr. / Unlimited



Styles

 2019 Mini Hardtop 2 Door in British Racing Green Metallic color  2019 Mini Hardtop 2 Door in Chili Red color  2019 Mini Hardtop 2 Door in Electric Blue Metallic color  2019 Mini Hardtop 2 Door in Emerald Grey Metallic color
British Racing Green Metallic

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Ratings

Features

6.0

Engine And Performance

7.0

Fuel Economy

6.0

Safety

2.0

5.3

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Mini Hardtop 2 Door Cooper

Cooper

power
134 hp @ 4400 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
32 combined

$21,900


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Cooper 2dr Hatchback (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 6M) Starting at $21,900 MSRP (28/32/38) 134 hp @ 4400 rpm, 1.5 L, I-3, premium unleaded (required)
6-speed manual front wheel drive 4

 2019 Mini Hardtop 2 Door Cooper S

Cooper S

power
189 hp @ 4400 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
26 combined

$25,900


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Cooper S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) Starting at $25,900 MSRP (23/26/32) 189 hp @ 4400 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (required)
6-speed manual front wheel drive 4

Expert Review

5.3

Overall Rating


The Mini 2dr packs a hard punch with its 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo’s 228 hp motor. This motor easily places the Mini with segment-best figures of top speed and acceleration. The Mini 2dr holds its ground against the VW Golf GTI and easily besets the Ford Focus ST.

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2019 Mini 2 door Hard Top Angular Front View
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2019 Mini 2 door Hard Top Angular Rear View

6.0/10
Features

 

7.0/10
Engine and Performance

 

6.0/10
Fuel Economy

 
 
 

2.0/10
Safety

 
 
 

2019 Mini Hardtop 2 Door Features

6.0/10

The Mini Hardtop 2dr is only offered with FWD setup and the base trim is priced at $21,900. The Mini 2dr stands out and also commands a premium price. If you fancy upscale interiors, a frugal and peppy engine, and exemplary handling, this is the car for you. But at the same time, you can live with the rougher ride quality then the Mini 2dr will justify the price premium.

Trim

2019 MINI Cooper Hardtop 2 Door

2019 MINI Cooper S Hardtop 2 Door

MSRP

$21,900

$25,900

Features

Proximity Key for Push Button Start Only

All features of 2 Door Cooper plus

 

Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers

Engine Auto Stop-Start Feature

 

Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo

Fully Galvanized Steel Panels

 

Fully Automatic Aero-Composite

Fully Automatic Aero-Composite

 

Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off

Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off

 

Radio: AM/FM Stereo

Front Fog Lamps

 

Audio Theft Deterrent

Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column

 

Satellite Radio Preparation

Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 2 Door Curb/Courtesy, and Illuminated Entry

We Recommend

If you are in the market for a two-door hardtop with compact size and remarkable handling, then at the price of $21,900 Mini Hardtop 2dr is a great proposition. You would really appreciate the Mini's eagerness around the corners. What it lacks in cabin space and comfort is duly made up by the driving pleasure on offer. 

2019 Mini Hardtop 2 Door Engine and Performance

7.0/10

Straight-line speed isn't the 2019 Mini Cooper's best attribute. Find a corner and you'll see what we mean. - TheCarConnection

Engine and Transmission

The base trim offers an uninspiring 1.5-liter three-pot mill which churns out 134 horsepower. The engine comes mated to a standard six-speed manual transmission. This trim should be a priority if you want to keep the running expenses very low. The Mini 2dr in its top-spec trim offers 189 hp which accounts for its brisk nature on the straights. Mini Cooper hatchback offers unrivaled fun to drive experience with a manual transmission. There is an option for a 6-Speed Automatic transmission with paddle shifters. The automatic transmission is a bit sluggish for those slow "stop and go" commutes.

The top-spec Mini Cooper uses Twin Power Turbo to generate a substantial 207 ft-lbs of torque @ 1350 rpm. The engine builds up the torque immediately and holds it throughout the engine's power curve. Peak torque comes in at 1350 rpm, which is much earlier than the competition. So, reaching higher speeds requires lesser effort from the driver.

Models

2019 MINI Hardtop 2dr

2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI

2019 Ford Focus ST

MSRP

$21,900

$27,265

$26,045

Engine

2.0 Liter Inline 4 Turbocharged

2.0 Liter Inline 4 Turbocharged

2.0 Liter Inline 4 Turbocharged

Transmission

6-speed manual

6-speed manual

6-speed manual

Power

189 hp @ 5000 rpm

220 hp @ 4700 rpm

252 hp @ 5500 rpm

Torque

207 ft-lbs. @ 1350 rpm

258 ft-lbs. @ 1500 rpm

270 ft-lbs. @ 2500 rpm

The Mini is at a disadvantage due to its lower power output. When it comes to the competition, Inline 4 with 2.0-liter displacement is standard in this segment. The Ford Focus ST produces the highest horsepower and torque figures.

Acceleration

Engage the Sport Mode, the throttle is more responsive and makes way for a thrilling drive. The Mini 2dr does 0-60 mph in 6.4 seconds and the quarter-mile comes in a respectable 15.0 seconds. It would be hard to judge the Mini 2dr only for its straight-line acceleration. The Mini really shines at accelerating out of the corners.

Models

2019 MINI Hardtop 2dr

2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI

2019 Ford Focus ST

0-60 MPH

6.4 sec

6.0

6.3

Quarter mile

15.2

14.5

14.9

Engine

2.0 L

2.0 L

2.0 L

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

6.8

6.5

7.1

When compared to the Mini 2dr, the Ford Focus ST has the surplus horsepower. Still, the Focus ST manages to take the lead in 0-60 mph run by a margin of 0.1 seconds. Even the quarter-mile comes in 0.3 seconds faster than the Mini hatchback.

Ride and Handling

Back in 1959, the Classic Mini incorporated innovations that would cement its place as a world-class handling machine. The wheels were stretched out to the corners and the engine was turned sideways (Back then, it was a revolutionary). The outcome was a wide go-kart-like stance and renowned handling. The Mini John Cooper Works shares the same DNA.

The Mini 2dr excels in the handling department but it comes at the cost of ride comfort. The Mini 2dr comes with a standard sport suspension and pushing the Mini little too hard will definitely mean a harsh ride. For a better ride, it is advisable to stick with 17-inch wheels which offer chunkier sidewall. Going for upsized rubber will reduce the sidewalls and deteriorate the ride comfort, even further.

Braking

The Mini 2dr comes to halt from 60 mph within 111 ft. The figure is not very impressive for a car of this size. But the Mini has an ace up its hole when it comes driving around the corners. The Mini uses a Dynamic Stability Control (DSC). This system monitors steering input and acceleration to determine the direction you want to go to. In the case your Mini starts to stray, then the system applies correct brake pressure to individual brakes and adjusts engine torque to maintain the correct line.

Model

2019 MINI Hardtop 2dr

2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI

2019 Ford Focus ST

Brake Front(in)

11.6

13.4

12.6

Brake Rear(in)

10.2

12.2

10.7

Curb weight(lbs)

2845

3128

3223

60-0 MPH (ft)

111

129

108

In this segment, the Ford Focus ST has the maximum curb weight but it excels at braking. From 60 mph, the Focus ST comes to standstill within 108 ft.

2019 Mini Hardtop 2 Door Fuel Economy

6.0/10

The 2.0 liter inline 4 engines are standard for this segment. Smaller displacement results in a good fuel economy. The Mini 2dr delivers a good dose of performance without compromising too much on fuel economy. The Mini Hardtop offers a combined mpg of 26.

Model

2019 MINI Hardtop 2dr

2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI

2019 Ford Focus ST

MPG (city)

23

24

22

MPG (highway)

32

32

30

MPG (combined)

26

27

25

2019 Mini Hardtop 2 Door Interior

The big center display has the 6.5-inch infotainment screen, and below it are toggles and switches that look retro, but control modern functions. - KelleyBlueBook

Seating and Comfort

The Mini 2 door hardtop seats 4 passengers. The front offers 41.4 inches of legroom. Even the tallest of the passengers would have ample room to stretch their legs, without hitting the posts, only in the front seats though. The rear seats can only be used for kids. Forget adults, even teenagers will have a hard time fitting in those cushy but cramped seats. 

Model

MINI Hardtop 2dr

2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI

2019 Ford Focus ST

Passenger capacity

4

5

5

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

40.3/50.6/41.4

38.4/55.9/41.2

39.1/55.6/41.9

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

36.9/47.8/30.8

38.1/53.9/35.6

37.9/52.6/33.4

The VW GTI and Ford Focus ST are proper hatchbacks that can easily seat 5 passengers, these cars also offer better seating comfort for the rear passengers.

Infotainment

The infotainment system on the Mini 2dr is unique. The display and the buttons are housed in a round panel in the center of the dashboard. The system borrows a lot of its functional cues from BMW's infotainment system. The Mini 2dr comes with a standard high resolution 6.5" or optional 8.8" inch display. The infotainment system can be controlled by a knob behind the shifter.

Interior Features

The Mini Cooper is renowned for its upscale fit and finish. Some of the features on offer are:

  • Sport Seats
  • Piano Black Center Instrument Ring
  • Sport Leather Steering Wheel
  • Universal Garage-Door Opener
  • 8-Way Adjustable Driver & Passenger Seat
  • MINI 6.5" Visual Boost Screen
  • Air Filtration
  • Systems Monitor
  • MINI Connected

Cargo Capacity

The Mini 2dr wouldn't surprise you with its cargo space. The space behind the rear seats is minimal 8.7 cu.ft. Folding the rear seats would increase the cargo volume to 38 cu.ft.

Model

2019 MINI Hardtop 2dr

2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI

2019 Ford Focus ST

Volume (ft.cube) (Behind 2nd row)

8.7

17.4

23.8

Volume (ft.cube) (2nd Row Folded)

38

53.7

44.8

2019 Mini Hardtop 2 Door Exterior

The 2019 Mini Cooper is a jaunty little car, with playful styling and spirited performance. Its go-kart handling is a "love it" or "leave it" trait, as is the Cooper's extensive (but expensive) list of options - Cars.US news

Design and Dimensions

The Minis have a pretty old cultural identity, the design has been a great factor in Mini's success. Even after 6 decades, the current generation is an iteration of the iconic design.

Model

2019 MINI Hardtop 2dr

2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI

2019 Ford Focus ST

curb weight(lbs)

2845

3128

3223

Length(in)

151.9

168

171.7

Width(in) (w/o mirror)

68

70.8

71.7

Height(in)

55.7

57.8

58.4

Ground clearance(in)

5.6

5.1

5.7

Wheelbase(in)

98.2

103.6

104.3

Track width(in) F/R

58.5/58.5

60.6/59.7

61.2/60.4

Dimensionally, the Mini is a compact car. Often the figures are on the lowest side. Essentially it makes way for a cabin that is more suited to front passengers only. If you are looking for more space then the Ford Focus ST has the biggest dimensions in this segment.

2019 Mini Hardtop 2 Door Safety

2.0/10

The Mini 2dr comes with an Ultra-Rigid Body which reduces body torque and provides super-tight handling. The Mini is loaded with 8 airbags that adjust their inflation rate by monitoring the severity of the impact. Features like Active Brakes, mitigate the severity of crashes. In wet conditions, when wipers are on, this system dries the brakes to provide an optimum braking response.

Some of the available safety features are mentioned below:

  • Brake Drying
  • Post-Collision Safety System
  • Stability Control
  • Emergency Braking Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring
  • Traction Control
  • Emergency Braking Preparation
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag

2019 Mini Hardtop 2 Door Competition

Mini 2 door hardtop vs Volkswagen Golf GTI

Even with excess curb weight, the VW Golf GTI achieves a similar 0-60 acceleration figure of 6 seconds. The GTI is pricier than the Mini 2dr. The GTI hatchback can easily accommodate 5 passengers and offers more practicality.

The GTI has established itself in this segment. GTI's 2.0-liter engine produces 220 hp and comes mated to 6-speed manual transmission which is very rewarding with its slick gear shifts. When it comes to automatic transmission, the GTI's DSG is a better performer than the Mini's 6-Speed automatic which feels sluggish at lower speeds.

Mini 2 door hardtop vs Ford Focus ST

The Focus ST features the 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine that churns out 252 hp. Owing to its heavier curb weight the Focus ST manages the naught to 60 mph in 6.3 seconds. The Focus ST has generous cabin space and accommodating 5 passengers won't be an issue.

When compared to the Mini 2dr, the Focus ST scores high on space and practicality but misses out on the character that comes with Mini 2dr's ride handling and a higher degree of personalization.

2019 Mini Hardtop 2 Door Final Verdict

The Mini 2dr comes with a potent 289 hp engine and it goes from 0-60 mph under 7 seconds. The Mini 2dr is really fun to drive around the corner, its go-kart-like stance makes it carry a lot of speed into the corners.

But if you like that extra attention, then the Mini 2dr is certainly a head-turner. The 2dr has potent power, crisp handling, and segment-best quality levels. The sheer pleasure of driving on offer makes it a good proposition for the premium price tag.