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2013 MINI Hardtop Hatchback - Overview

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$19,700 – $30,100 MSRP

$18,125 – $27,690 Invoice

26 / 35 MPG City/Hwy


2013 MINI Hardtop Hatchback

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What's New for 2013:

  • Bluetooth connectivity is now standard
  • Satellite radio is now optional
  • Revised Technology package
  • Premium package is available on the Hardtop model
  • Limited-production John Cooper Works GP model debuts

Exterior Features
Mini offers the Cooper Hardtop and Convertible in standard, Cooper S, and John Cooper Works (JCW) trim. Power outside mirrors and aluminum wheels are standard, and Cooper Convertibles feature a 3-in-1 roof. The top folds completely in 15 seconds, according to Mini, or can be powered back just enough to provide a sunroof over the front seats only.

Interior Features
Standard equipment includes air conditioning, power windows, power door locks, remote keyless entry, tilt/telescoping steering wheel, cruise control, and leatherette seats. Bluetooth connectivity is included, as well as a 6-speaker sound system with HD Radio and USB/iPod/Aux. connections. Convertibles have an "Openometer" that measures the amount of time spent driving with the top down.

Optional Features
Mini Coopers can be optioned with a long list of packages, extra-cost features, and accessories.

Under the Hood
All 2013 Mini Coopers are equipped with a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine. Power output varies depending on trim level, but each engine can be paired with a choice of a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed automatic transmission.

The standard Cooper models generate 121 horsepower and 114 lb.-ft. of torque. The turbocharged Cooper S models generate 181 horsepower and 177 lb.-ft. of torque, the latter available between 1,600 and 5,000 rpm. The turbocharged Cooper JCW models deliver 208 horsepower and 192 lb.-ft. of torque, with peak torque offered from 1,850 to 5,000 rpm. Output figures for the new John Cooper Works GP Hardtop are not available as this overview is written.

Notably, the Cooper S and Cooper JCW provide an "Overboost" function that increases torque output for short periods of time.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Mini Cooper Hardtop and Convertible are:

  • Cooper Hardtop with manual transmission: 29/37/32 mpg (city/highway/combined)
  • Cooper Hardtop with automatic transmission: 28/36/31 mpg
  • Cooper Convertible with manual transmission: 27/35/30 mpg
  • Cooper Convertible with automatic transmission: 27/35/30 mpg
  • Cooper S/JCW with manual transmission: 26/35/29 mpg
  • Cooper S/JCW with automatic transmission: 26/34/29 mpg

Mini Cooper Hardtop models have 6 air bags, while the Convertible has 4 including thorax-protecting side-impact air bags. A rollover protection bar is also standard for the Convertible, and Dynamic Stability Control is standard on both models, along with 4-wheel-disc anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution and Cornering Brake Control. Traction control and rear park-assist sensors are optional.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has not performed crash tests on the 2013 Mini Cooper Hardtop or Convertible. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) rates these models as "Good" in the moderate overlap frontal-impact test, "Acceptable" in the side-impact test, and "Good" in the rear-impact injury prevention test. Additionally, the Cooper Hardtop receives an "Acceptable" rating in the roof crush strength test.

Available Trims for the 2013 MINI Hardtop Hatchback

  Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Cooper 6 speed manual $19,700 121-hp / 1.6L 4-cyl 29/37
Cooper S 6 speed manual $23,300 181-hp / 1.6L 4-cyl 26/35
John Cooper Works 6 speed manual $30,100 208-hp / 1.6L 4-cyl 26/35

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