2019 Mini Hardtop 4 Door

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$22,900 - $26,900

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2019 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


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Anuron Deka Content Writer Updated on: November 13, 2019


The 2019 Mini Hardtop is a fun-to-drive hatchback available in a 4-door configuration. Mini is known for its unique styling and peppy engines. The 4-door configuration adds a little more practicality as compared to it's 2 door counterpart.

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Pros

Four-door layout makes its more practical

A wide range of personalization options available

Upscale interiors

Head-turning exterior design

Nimble handling

Cons

Automatic transmission can be sluggish in stop & go traffic

Price is on the higher side of the segment

Ride quality can be harsh

Cramped cargo area

What's New?

All Surface Progress Control (APSC)Improved Traction control for driving in wintersStructural integrity has been greatly improvedV6 Engine option boosted to 380 hp


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$22900

bodystyle

4dr Hatchback

passenger capacity

5

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

101.1 in.

length

157.4 in.

width

68 in.

height

56.1 in.

curb weight

2750 lbs.

ground clearance

5.7 in.

capacity

passenger volume

38.3 cu ft.

cargo volume

40.7 cu ft.

payload capacity

775 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

8.7 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

28/31/37 mpg

highway range

429.2 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

powertrain warranty

48 months. / 50000

corrosion warranty

12 yr. / unlimited

roadside assistance

4 yr. / Unlimited



Styles

 2019 Mini Hardtop 4 Door in British Racing Green Metallic color  2019 Mini Hardtop 4 Door in Electric Blue Metallic color  2019 Mini Hardtop 4 Door in Melting Silver Metallic color  2019 Mini Hardtop 4 Door in Blue Streak Metallic and Midnight Black Metallic Roof color  2019 Mini Hardtop 4 Door in Pepper White color
British Racing Green Metallic

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Ratings

Features

7.0

Interior

7.5

7.5

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Oxford Edition

Oxford Edition

power
134 hp @ 4400 rpm
fuel
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded
mpg
31 combined

$22,900


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Oxford Edition 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 6M) Starting at $22,900 MSRP (28/31/37) 134 hp @ 4400 rpm, 1.5 L, I-3, Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded
6-speed manual front wheel drive 5

 2019 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper

Cooper

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

$22,900


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Cooper 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 6M) Starting at $22,900 MSRP (28/31/37) 134 hp @ 4400 rpm, 1.5 L, I-3, premium unleaded (required)
6-speed manual front wheel drive 5   Solaris Orange Metallic
  Emerald Grey Metallic
  Starlight Blue Metallic
  Electric Blue Metallic
  British Racing Green Metallic
  White Silver Metallic

 2019 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S

Cooper S

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

$26,900


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Cooper S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) Starting at $26,900 MSRP (23/26/32) 189 hp @ 4400 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (required)
6-speed manual front wheel drive 5   Solaris Orange Metallic
  Emerald Grey Metallic
  Starlight Blue Metallic
  Electric Blue Metallic
  British Racing Green Metallic
  White Silver Metallic

Expert Review

7.5

Overall Rating


The Mini Cooper is both a cultural as well as an automotive icon. The Classic Mini started its life as a tuner car with a differently tuned engine, bigger brakes, and flashy paint jobs. Now with the modern hatchback, the manufacturers have made no compromises. The quality of materials in the dashboard, seats, doors is simply topnotch. The Mini Cooper 4dr is offered with a Front Wheel Drive (FWD) configuration.

The Mini Cooper competes against the Fiat 500, Mazda MX-5 Miata and the Honda Civic Hatchback. Being a very accomplished and sporty hatchback, the Mini Cooper offers perky powertrains and is superbly quick on roads. It starts with a price range of $22,900 but it could substantially increase based on which configuration you choose.

2019 Mini 4 Door Hardtop Angular Front View
2019 Mini 4 Door Hardtop Angular Front View
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2019 Mini 4 Door Hardtop Angular Rear View

7.0/10
Features

 
 
 

7.5/10
Interior

 
 
 
 
 

2019 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Features

7.0/10

2019 Mini Cooper Hardtop 4 Door is available in only two configurations. The base Cooper has been placed as a strategic entry point into the Mini lineup. This trim is more reasonably priced but it offers a three-cylinder engine. The Cooper S trim boasts of its performance ability with its larger 2.0-liter engine. Either way, Mini gives you the option to choose between various colors, adjustable interiors, and driver-assist functions.

Trim

Hardtop 4 Door Cooper Base

Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S

MSRP

$22,900

$26,900

Key Features

Engine Auto Stop-Start Feature

All features of 4 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

Sports Leather Steering Wheel

 

Satellite Radio Preparation

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

 

Proximity Key for Push Button Start Only

 

We Recommend

We suggest you opt for the Cooper S trim as the extra horses will bring a smile on your face and satisfy the enthusiast in you. 

2019 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Engine and Performance

The Cooper S reached 60 mph in 6.3 seconds, which is about equal to the VW GTI and slightly quicker than the Ford Focus ST. The optional six-speed automatic shifts quickly and smoothly, and there's no sign of turbo lag or torque steer.-Edmunds

Engine and Transmission

Cooper offers a 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine while the Cooper S is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder motor. The former produces 134 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque, while the latter churns out 189 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque. Transmission duties are taken care by a six-speed manual transmission and there is also an optional automatic.

One of the specialties of this engine is its peak torque delivery. The engine builds up torque immediately and holds it steadily. Peak torque comes in at a mere 1250 rpm, which is much earlier than the competition. So, driving the Mini Cooper is a lot easier in city traffic.

Models

Hardtop 4 Door Cooper

Fiat 500L Pop

Mazda MX-5 Miata

Honda Civic Hatchback (LX)

MSRP

$22,900

$20,995

$27,520

$20,150

Engine

TwinPower Turbo, 1.5-liter, inline 3-cylinder direct-injection

Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 1.4 L/83

2.0 Liter Inline 4

1.5L I-4 DOHC 16-Valve Turbocharged

Transmission

6-speed manual

6-speed Automatic

6-speed manual

6-speed manual

Horsepower

134 hp @ 4400 rpm

160hp @ 5,500 rpm

181 hp @ 6000 rpm

174 hp @ 5500 rpm

Torque

162 lb-ft @ 1250 rpm

184 lb.-ft. @ 2,500 rpm

151 ft-lbs. @ 4000 rpm

167 lb-ft @ 1800 rpm

Even with its weight and four doors, Cooper still has nimble handling and doesn't affect its performance. The same is the case with Fiat 500 L, which may lean on the heavier side, but is held strong by a powerful engine that doesn't let the performance suffer.

Acceleration

The 2019 Mini Cooper S is able to gain 60 mph in 7.7 seconds which is below average. If you want to make the most out of the time behind the wheel, get the stick shift. The optional six-speed automatic does a good job but it fails to be as engaging as the manual transmission.

A Mini Cooper shouldn't be evaluated for its straight-line acceleration only. It would be unfair to judge a Mini only for its straight-line acceleration. The Mini Cooper hatchback really shines while carving corners.

Models

Hardtop 4 Door Cooper

Fiat 500L Pop

Mazda MX-5 Miata

Honda Civic Hatchback (LX)

0-60 MPH

7.7 sec

8.0 sec

6.1

7.5 sec

Quarter mile

15.8 sec

16.2 sec

14.8

15.5 sec

Engine

1.5L

1.4L

2.0 L

1.5L

Emission

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

5.5

7.1

6.1

5.3

Almost all of Mini Cooper's rivals are in the same ballpark when it comes to acceleration. There's just a hairline of difference between their ability to run from zero to sixty mph. accelerate from 0-60 mph.

Ride and Handling

Mini Cooper has a wide go-kart-like stance that improves its handling. Having a longer wheelbase helps Mini Cooper provide good ride quality and improved engine refinement also adds to the comfort. The suspension is tuned to soak lighter bumps, although heavier bumps seep into the cabin.

The steering setup is price and it offers ample feedback from the front wheels. The tires keep the car glued to the road thereby encouraging spirited driving and would allow you to explore the car's potential.

The Mini Cooper has great driving dynamics but if you pin the throttle a little too hard, then be prepared for a harsh ride. For a better ride, it is advisable to stick with the smaller 17-inch wheels.

Braking

2019 Mini Cooper doesn't shed speed with much urgency and has average braking performance. During the emergency braking test, the Mini Cooper traveled 116 feet before coming to a halt from 60 mph.

Model

Hardtop 4 Door Cooper

Fiat 500L Pop

Mazda MX-5 Miata

Honda Civic Hatchback (LX)

Brake Front (in.)

11.0

12.0

11.0

11.1

Brake Rear (in.)

10.2

10.4

11.0

10.2

Curb Weight (lbs.)

2,750

3,254

2381

2,822

60-0 MPH (ft.)

116

119

111

115

The Honda Civic Hatchback posts nearly the same time as the Mini, taking 115 feet to come to a from 60 mph. Mazda Miata aces the braking test, it take a mere 111 ft to decelerate from 60 mph.

2019 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Fuel Economy

The base trim, with a 3-cylinder engine, is rated at 28 mpg in city and 37 on the highway, bringing the combined efficiency to an impressive 32 mpg.

Model

Hardtop 4 Door Cooper

Fiat 500L Pop

Mazda MX-5 Miata

Honda Civic Hatchback (LX)

MPG (city)

28

22

26

29

MPG (highway)

37

30

35

38

MPG (combined)

32

26

29

33

The Fiat is the least efficient of this bunch, only managing an average figure of only 26 mpg. The Honda Civic is the best performer in this comparison, it scores 33 mpg (combined).

2019 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Interior

7.5/10

The front seats are comfortable and well-cushioned, but the back seats are tight, especially in convertible and two-door Minis. Taller occupants can comfortably fit in the back of four-door models for short trips. The short doors make it easy to enter or exit the front of this car, but it's trickier to get into the back.-Cars.USnews

Seating and Comfort

Mini Hardtop Cooper can easily accommodate 5 average-sized passengers but it is better suited for 4 people. There's a generous amount of cushioning and is contoured well enough for longer rides. The front seats have plenty of legroom and headroom which makes the driver comfortable while riding the vehicle, but the rear seats are a little cramped.

Model

Hardtop 4 Door Cooper

Fiat 500L Pop

Mazda MX-5 Miata

Honda Civic Hatchback (LX)

Passenger capacity

5

5

2

5

Front

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

39.9/51.2/41.4

40.7/57.3/40

37.4/52.2/43.1

39.3/57.0/42.3

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

37.5/49.6/32.3

38.7/54.6/36.7

NA

37.4/55.0/36.0

The cars in this segment usually offer a good amount of space for the front passengers, although the rear passengers have to compromise a little, especially for the legroom. The Fiat 500l and the Civic have a little more space than the competition.

Infotainment

The 4-door Cooper S is equipped with quite a number of basic infotainment features that serves the passengers with a very user-friendly 6.5-inch display with a smartphone and Bluetooth integration, parking assistant among others.

The display and the buttons are housed in a round panel in the center of the dashboard. The system is inspired by BMW's iDrive infotainment system. Mini Cooper offers 2 screen sizes for the display: 6.5 (standard) or 8.8 (optional). The infotainment system can be controlled by a knob behind the shifter.

Cargo Capacity

By adding 4 doors and stretching the wheelbase, Mini has tried to improve its practicality. No, it hasn't made the rear cargo space generous. But with its split-folding rear seats, it manages to offer 40.7 cubic feet of trunk space.

Model

Hardtop 4 Door Cooper

Fiat 500L Pop

Mazda MX-5 Miata

Honda Civic Hatchback (LX)

Cargo Volume rear seat up (ft.3)

13.1

22.4

4.6

25.7

Cargo Volume rear seat folded (ft.3)

40.7

68.0

N/A

46.2

With 68 cubic feet of storage capacity, Fiat 500L offers the maximum cargo space in this segment. Honda Civic Hatchback follows the Fiat 500 while the Mini scores the last position.

2019 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Exterior

Even after all these years, the Mini still looks great; it's a superb example of a design team successfully rising to the challenge of properly updating an automotive icon (the original Mini). We like the car's low and wide stance, which helps with the handling.-KelleyBlueBook

Design and Dimensions

The Mini Cooper is renowned for its styling. The design was iconic back when it was introduced. Even after so 6 decades, the current generation uses a similar design. The Cooper hatchback looks quite good with its long nose. Apart from that, the taillights have been given a square design, while other specifics of Mini remains the same: oval lights on the front fenders, upright windshield, and an oblong grille.

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 Honda Civic has the biggest dimensions in this segment.

The dimensions of the Mini are quite compact and weaving to and fro is quite easy even in heavy traffic. The ground clearance is good for this segment, and the car can navigate through some pretty bumpy roads as well.

Model

Hardtop 4 Door Cooper

Fiat 500L Pop

Mazda MX-5 Miata

Honda Civic Hatchback (LX)

Curb weight (lbs.)

2,750

3,254

2381

2,822

Length(in)

157.4

167.3

154.1

177.9

Width(in)

68.0

69.8

68.3

70.8

Height(in)

56.1

65.7

48.6

56.5

Ground clearance (in)

5.7

4.7

4.9

5.1

Wheelbase (in)

101.1

102.8

90.9

106.3

Track width (in) F/R

59.1/59.1

59.1/59.4

58.9/59.2

60.9/61.5

Even in 4-door guise, its handling remains sharp and Nimble just like Honda Civic Hatchback. However, you may notice a bit snaggy performance while driving the Fiat 500L because of its enormous size especially while taking sharp turns and driving on unfriendly terrains.

 

2019 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Safety

The Mini Cooper is solidly built and comes with a bunch of safety features such as

  • ABS and Driveline Traction Control
  • Driver and Passenger Knee Airbag
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Dual Stage Driver and Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags

2019 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Competition

Mini Cooper 4 door hardtop vs Fiat 500L

Fiat 500L, even with its small posture of being a Hatchback, offers large and spacious cargo space which is more than sufficient for everyday use. Its optional touchscreen interface is not only attractive but also very easy to use. Tall passengers can also fit in and find the car comfortable.

Nonetheless, Fiat 500L is a tad bit slower than many other cars in its class and its touchy brakes can sometimes give you a hard time to bring the vehicle to a smooth stop. The ride quality also deteriorates when the car faces difficult terrains.

Mini Cooper 4 door hardtop vs Honda Civic Hatchback

With its turbocharged engines, Honda Civic offers great fuel economy and relatively high performance. Honda engineers have tuned the suspension to superbly balances both the athletic feel and comfort level. Just like the Mini Hardtop Hatchback, it is available with a galore of tech and safety features. The interiors are built from high-quality materials, and it also has a spacious cabin.

Civic has its share of flaws. Its forward-collision warning system can get on your nerves as it's over-vigilant, and even the touchscreen interface is slow and confusing. Civic isn't suited for spirited driving.

2019 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Final Verdict

The quality of materials in the dashboard, seats, doors is simply topnotch. Surely, there are a few downsides with the Mini Cooper hatchback. The sport suspension is good for cornering but it seriously hampers the ride quality.

If you are someone who prioritizes ride comfort and utility, then Honda Civic is a much better option for you. Civic is cheaper than Mini, offers better cabin space and still doesn't compromise on performance by much.

The 2019 Mini Cooper comes with the added benefits of a four-door profile. As a result, it offers more utility. But it hasn't strayed away from its roots; performance, engaging handling and distinct looks.