Mini Cooper S Review & Ratings: Design, Features, Performance, Specifications ...

Mini Cooper S Review & Ratings

The Mini Cooper S is a compact car manufactured by British automaker British Motor Corporation. Mini has become a worldwide brand that first appeared in 1959. The company was founded in 1952 and is currently owned by BMW Auto Group. The Mini Cooper has come in a wide range of models over the decades, with the Cooper S being a more recent variant.

The Mini Cooper S, like all Minis before it, is a boxy subcompact coupe with a small wheelbase, but lots of space inside the cabin. The brand and car has become an icon all over the world for its affordability, drivability, easy maneuverability, and stylish looks.

The Cooper S is available as a coupe, hatchback, and convertible.

The Cooper S was introduced in 2006 on a reengineered platform and is designed to be cost-effective as well as fuel efficient. The car is a bit longer than its predecessors, making sure the company could add new features from time to time, to meet existing requirements for automobile safety. The Cooper S is a supercharged version of the Mini line, with sportier looks and styling.


A new Mini Cooper S usually starts around $20,000.00 US dollars but used and pre-owned vehicles can be found everywhere for a lot less money, depending on model year and condition.

Engine Options

The Mini Cooper S comes standard with either a 1.6L Tritec Inline-four engine or a 1.6L Tritec supercharged Inline-4 engine.

Transmission Options

The Cooper S comes with a five-speed manual, six-speed manual, or six-speed automatic transmission.

Size and Space Options

For a subcompact, the Cooper S has a surprising amount of room, making it comfortable. There is also plenty of storage and trunk space.

Control Panel and Display

The dashboard is sleek and user-friendly, with displays for fuel and speed, as well as controls for stereo and Bluetooth. The center is dedicated to an infotainment system in the form of a touchscreen.


The roomy seats come with a leatherette vinyl upholstery and climate control.


Mini Coopers are available everywhere. Their resale rate for pre-owned cars is excellent so chances are you can find a Cooper S anywhere.

Security Systems

The Cooper S comes with a standard anti-theft alarm system and keyless entry.

Safety Options

The car comes with three-point seatbelts, airbags, anti-lock brakes, central locking controls, and adaptive xenon headlights.

Interior Options

Interior features include heated front seats, tilt and telescoping steering wheel, climate control, Bluetooth connectivity, navigation system, surround sound audio system with CD player, an iPod interface, multicolor lighting, optional cloth or leather upholstery, and trip computer.

Exterior Options

Exterior features of the Cooper S include parking sensors, alloy wheels, fog lights, and electric side mirrors.


The car comes pre-fitted with top rated accessories including floor mats, cup holders, choice of interior and exterior trim, and different wheels.


The Cooper S is a quality-built car with quality materials. It is both reliable and fuel efficient. There is no sacrifice of creature comforts with this little automobile.


The car is a good family car and has a reputation for being fun to drive, as well as having a great and recognizable look.


The Cooper S is an affordable car which offers a lot for your money. The car is also offers great fuel mileage, saving you a lot of money at the gas pump.

Our Verdict

The Mini Cooper S is a reliable car with great handling and a smooth ride. It provides plenty of room for its size, and is fun to drive.

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