The latest generation of the Mini Cooper S retains its British style but gets a little bigger.

Read full review
Published:
Photo by: Wayne Cunningham/CNET
Editors' Rating

MSRP: $21,700

Get a dealer quote

The classic Mini bits are there, including a big intake in front and hood stripes.

Read full review
Published:
Photo by: Wayne Cunningham/CNET
Editors' Rating

MSRP: $21,700

Get a dealer quote

The old turbo 1.6-liter is gone, in favor of a 2-liter engine with a dual-stage turbo, increasing torque significantly but maintaining fuel economy.

Read full review
Published:
Photo by: Wayne Cunningham/CNET
Editors' Rating

MSRP: $21,700

Get a dealer quote

With its extra size and different suspension tuning, the Mini Cooper S handles more like a typical hot hatch.

Read full review
Published:
Photo by: Wayne Cunningham/CNET
Editors' Rating

MSRP: $21,700

Get a dealer quote

One of the big changes with the new generation is the availability of this four-door model, called a 5-door Hatch in the UK and Australia.

Read full review
Published:
Photo by: Wayne Cunningham/CNET
Editors' Rating

MSRP: $21,700

Get a dealer quote

The Mini Cooper S retains its front-wheel-drive, front-engine format.

Read full review
Published:
Photo by: Wayne Cunningham/CNET
Editors' Rating

MSRP: $21,700

Get a dealer quote

Mini offers an optional adaptive suspension for the Cooper S.

Read full review
Published:
Photo by: Wayne Cunningham/CNET
Editors' Rating

MSRP: $21,700

Get a dealer quote

A spoiler lip extends over the hatch.

Read full review
Published:
Photo by: Wayne Cunningham/CNET
Editors' Rating

MSRP: $21,700

Get a dealer quote

You can opt for a number of upper body styles, such as this all-black greenhouse.

Read full review
Published:
Photo by: Wayne Cunningham/CNET
Editors' Rating

MSRP: $21,700

Get a dealer quote

Even with the larger engine and about 200 pounds (90 kilograms) more weight, the Mini Cooper S keeps its average fuel economy in the high 20s.

Read full review
Published:
Photo by: Wayne Cunningham/CNET
Editors' Rating

MSRP: $21,700

Get a dealer quote

The rear doors mean easier access to the rear seats.

Read full review
Published:
Photo by: Wayne Cunningham/CNET
Editors' Rating

MSRP: $21,700

Get a dealer quote

While some of the fun may have dripped out of the Mini Cooper S, the car will appeal to a wider range of buyers.

Read full review
Published:
Photo by: Wayne Cunningham/CNET
Editors' Rating

MSRP: $21,700

Get a dealer quote

The coupe version is still available, but the four-door will likely bring in more buyers.

Read full review
Published:
Photo by: Wayne Cunningham/CNET
Editors' Rating

MSRP: $21,700

Get a dealer quote

Cargo capacity has more than doubled, now boasting 13.1 cubic feet.

Read full review
Published:
Photo by: Wayne Cunningham/CNET
Editors' Rating

MSRP: $21,700

Get a dealer quote

Front sport seats are manually actuated for fore and aft movement.

Read full review
Published:
Photo by: Wayne Cunningham/CNET
Editors' Rating

MSRP: $21,700

Get a dealer quote

The Mini may be bigger, but rear seat legroom is relatively cramped, and this rear bench is only designed for two.

Read full review
Published:
Photo by: Wayne Cunningham/CNET
Editors' Rating

MSRP: $21,700

Get a dealer quote

An optional panoramic moonroof treats rear seat passengers to a view.

Read full review
Published:
Photo by: Wayne Cunningham/CNET
Editors' Rating

MSRP: $21,700

Get a dealer quote

Upscale styling gives the Mini Cooper S a premium feel.

Read full review
Published:
Photo by: Wayne Cunningham/CNET
Editors' Rating

MSRP: $21,700

Get a dealer quote

Accent lights in the doors cycle through a rainbow of colors.

Read full review
Published:
Photo by: Wayne Cunningham/CNET
Editors' Rating

MSRP: $21,700

Get a dealer quote

The electric power assist steering could be tuned for quick response.

Read full review
Published:
Photo by: Wayne Cunningham/CNET
Editors' Rating

MSRP: $21,700

Get a dealer quote

The Mini Cooper S uses a minimalist gauge cluster.

Read full review
Published:
Photo by: Wayne Cunningham/CNET
Editors' Rating

MSRP: $21,700

Get a dealer quote

This example came with a six-speed automatic transmission, including paddle shifters on the steering wheel.

Read full review
Published:
Photo by: Wayne Cunningham/CNET
Editors' Rating

MSRP: $21,700

Get a dealer quote

A toggle switch serves for ignition.

Read full review
Published:
Photo by: Wayne Cunningham/CNET
Editors' Rating

MSRP: $21,700

Get a dealer quote

This optional head-up display shows route guidance, speed and help for voice commands.

Read full review
Published:
Photo by: Wayne Cunningham/CNET
Editors' Rating

MSRP: $21,700

Get a dealer quote

This dial, with its touchpad top, controls navigation and entertainment.

Read full review
Published:
Photo by: Wayne Cunningham/CNET
Editors' Rating

MSRP: $21,700

Get a dealer quote

A split-screen capable display sits in the center dashboard, where Minis used to have their speedometers.

Read full review
Published:
Photo by: Wayne Cunningham/CNET
Editors' Rating

MSRP: $21,700

Get a dealer quote

The main menu offers various features in a circular format.

Read full review
Published:
Photo by: Wayne Cunningham/CNET
Editors' Rating

MSRP: $21,700

Get a dealer quote

This Sport display shows real-time engine output.

Read full review
Published:
Photo by: Wayne Cunningham/CNET
Editors' Rating

MSRP: $21,700

Get a dealer quote

Navigation, courtesy of parent company BMW, uses richly detailed maps.

Read full review
Published:
Photo by: Wayne Cunningham/CNET
Editors' Rating

MSRP: $21,700

Get a dealer quote

The navigation system uses traffic data to adjust routes, and can be set for more economical routing.

Read full review
Published:
Photo by: Wayne Cunningham/CNET
Editors' Rating

MSRP: $21,700

Get a dealer quote

The Mini Connected app uses your phone to offer a multitude of connected features, such as online destination search and Web radio.

Read full review
Published:
Photo by: Wayne Cunningham/CNET
Editors' Rating

MSRP: $21,700

Get a dealer quote

The Bluetooth hands-free phone system offers this dialer, along with the ability to make calls to contacts using voice command.

Read full review
Published:
Photo by: Wayne Cunningham/CNET
Editors' Rating

MSRP: $21,700

Get a dealer quote

The Mini Cooper S comes with HD radio, and an active Mini Connected setup enables Web Radio among the radio sources.

Read full review
Published:
Photo by: Wayne Cunningham/CNET
Editors' Rating

MSRP: $21,700

Get a dealer quote

Web Radio includes a list of Mini-curated stations.

Read full review
Published:
Photo by: Wayne Cunningham/CNET
Editors' Rating

MSRP: $21,700

Get a dealer quote

Whether using a device plugged into the car's USB port or a Bluetooth-connected phone, the car shows a music library interface.

Read full review
Published:
Photo by: Wayne Cunningham/CNET
Editors' Rating

MSRP: $21,700

Get a dealer quote

The stereo shows album art, when available, for audio sources playing through the car's USB port.

Read full review
Published:
Photo by: Wayne Cunningham/CNET
Editors' Rating

MSRP: $21,700

Get a dealer quote
Latest Galleries See all

REVIEW

Meet the drop-resistant Moto Z2 Force

The Moto Z2 Force is really thin, with a fast processor and great battery life. It can survive drops without shattering.

Latest From Roadshow