2020 Mini Hardtop 4 Door

2020 MODEL
$24,900 - $31,400
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2020 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: April 24, 2020
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Swapnil Kulshrestha

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Are you the urban-age vagabond? Are your days spent in a nice cabin and evenings club-hopping? Are style and appeal the factors of your game? Well then, we have a car for you that enhances this peppy and charming personality of yours, ladies and gentlemen, the Mini 4 Door Hardtop Cooper *drumroll*.

The Mini 4 Door Hardtop Cooper is a ride that blends in the utility flavor in the Classic British paradigm batter. The Mini 4 Door Hardtop is everything a Mini is supposed to be, minus the utility hindrances that often come along with this vehicle.

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Pros

Agile handling

High-degree of personalization

Upscale interior

Four-door Bodystyle enhances the utility and productivity

Cons

Expensive than most of the rivals

Low cargo space

The automatic transmission can be clunky at times

What's New?

The car remains mostly unchanged for 2020


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$24400

bodystyle

4dr Hatchback

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

91 cu.in.

horsepower

134 hp @ 4500 rpm

torque

162 lbs.-ft. @ 1480 rpm

transmission

7 speed auto shift 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

dimensions

wheelbase

101.1 in.

length

157.4 in.

width

68 in.

height

56.1 in.

curb weight

2870 lbs.

ground clearance

5.7 in.

capacity

cargo volume

40.7 cu ft.

payload capacity

840 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

8.7 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

26/31/35 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

powertrain warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

corrosion warranty

12 yr. / unlimited


Pictures & Videos

Exterior
Interior
Videos
2020 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Detailed Review video

Styles

2020 Mini Hardtop 4 Door in Midnight Black Metallic color 2020 Mini Hardtop 4 Door in Arctic Grey Metallic color 2020 Mini Hardtop 4 Door in Pepper White color 2020 Mini Hardtop 4 Door in Solaris Orange Metallic color
Midnight Black Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Interior

7.5

7.7

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2020 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Base

Base

power
189 hp @ 5000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded
mpg
26 combined

$24,900


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) Starting at $24,900 MSRP (23/26/32) 189 hp @ 5000 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, premium unleaded
7-speed auto-shift manual front wheel drive 5

2020 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Signature

Signature

power
134 hp @ 4400 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded
mpg
26 combined

$27,400


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Signature 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 7AM) Starting at $27,400 MSRP (23/26/32) 134 hp @ 4400 rpm, 1.5 L, Inline 3, premium unleaded
7 Speed Automatic front wheel drive 5

2020 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Iconic

Iconic

power
134 hp @ 4400 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded
mpg
26 combined

$31,400


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Iconic 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 7AM) Starting at $31,400 MSRP (23/26/32) 134 hp @ 4400 rpm, 1.5 L, Inline 3, premium unleaded
7 Speed Automatic front wheel drive 5

Expert Review

7.7

Overall Rating


The 2020 Mini 4 Door Hardtop Cooper houses a 1.5L turbocharged Inline-3 engine, that belts out 134 hp and 162 lb.-ft. Of torque. The hottest hatch in town can be procured in three trim options.

The 2020 Mini 4 Door Hardtop Cooper is priced competitively with an MSRP of $24,900. While this pricing strategy enlarges the target market, it also puts this ride in a pit with some of the most well-established hatchbacks such as the Volkswagen Golf, the Toyota Corolla Hatchback, and the Subaru Impreza. So will the 2020 Mini 4 Door Hardtop Cooper be able to make it big in a market that is characterized by the cut-throat competition it has? Well, scroll down to find out and paint the town red...


 
 
 

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2020 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Features

The Mini 4 Door Hardtop Cooper can be procured in 3 trim options- Classic, Signature, and Iconic. The classic being the base trim can be procured at a starting price of $24,900, whereas prices for the top of the line Iconic trim starts at $31,400.

All 3 trims are absolutely identical in terms of the mechanical specs and equipment and differ only on the basis of the interior and exterior appeal.

Trim

Classic

Signature

Iconic

MSRP (FWD)

$24,900

$27,400

$31,400

Key Features

Leather-wrapped steering wheel with multifunction

Adds to Classic features:

Adds to Signature features:

 

Media system with a 6.5-inch display

Dual-zone climate control

Media system with an 8.8-inch touchscreen display

 

Standard seats with Carbon Black Sensatec upholstery

Signature Upholstery Package with piano Black and Carbon Black interior

Premium leather upholstery

 

White bonnet stripes

LED headlights and taillights

LED Headlights with Cornering Lights

 

15-inch alloy wheels

16-inch alloy wheels

17-inch alloy wheel

 

Rear camera and parking sensors

Comfort access keyless entry

Rear Park Distance Control

 

Roof rails

Panorama roof

Black/white roof and mirror caps

We recommend

We recommend you to go for the Signature trim, as it looks more charming from the outside and more premium on the inside. With features such as Panorama roof, Signature upholstery package, LED headlights and taillights, the Iconic trim amplifies the exclusivity factor that Mini cars are meant to offer.

2020 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Engine and Performance

Under its tastefully sculpted hood, the Mini 4 Door Hardtop Cooper houses a 1.5L Inline-3 engine, which along with a pair of turbochargers, belts out 134 hp and 162 lb.-ft. Of the peak torque, which kicks in as early as 1250 rpm. These figures aren’t exactly eye-popping or mind-blowing, yet account for a lot of pep and funk.

The Mini 4 Door Hardtop Cooper offers two transmission options, a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed Dual Clutch automatic transmission. While the manual transmission is an absolute delight to operate, the 7-speed Dual Clutch can act a bit clunky at low speeds.

Models

Mini 4 Door Hardtop Cooper

Volkswagen Golf

Toyota Corolla Hatchback

Subaru Impreza Hatchback Premium

MSRP

$24,400

$23,195

$22,290

$22,595

Engine

1.5L Twin-Turbo Inline-3

1.4L Turbo Inline-4

2.0L Inline-4

2.0L Subaru Boxer 4-Cylinder

Drivetrain FWD FWD FWD FWD

Transmission

7-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Manual

6-Speed Manual

5-Speed Manual

Power

134hp@4,400rpm

147hp@5,000rpm

169hp@6,600rpm

152hp@6,000rpm

Torque

162lb-ft@1,250rpm

184lb-ft@1,400rpm

151lb-ft@4,400rpm

145lb-ft@4,000rpm

How fast is the Mini 4 Door Hardtop Cooper?

The Mini 4 Door Hardtop Cooper is not a very brawny car, yet as we mentioned, the power it packs is enough to make this ride’s accelerating capabilities exciting. The Mini 4 Door Hardtop Cooper’s 1.5L 3 pot powerhouse can make this hot hatch go from 0-60 in 7.7 seconds.

The Mini 4 Door Hardtop Cooper moves off the line eagerly, without any evident sign of turbo lag. This Mini offering clocks a time of 15.8 seconds to cover the quarter of a mile distance at a pace of 89 mph.

Model

Mini 4 Door Hardtop Cooper

Volkswagen Golf

Toyota Corolla Hatchback

Subaru Impreza Hatchback Premium

0-60 MPH

7.7 sec

7.6 sec

8.3 sec

9.2 sec

Quarter Mile

15.8 sec

15.9 sec

16.4 sec

17.1 sec

Top Speed 129 MPH N/A 118 MPH N/A

Engine

1.5L Twin-Turbo Inline-3

1.4L Turbo Inline-4

2.0L Inline-4

2.0L Subaru Boxer 4-Cylinder

What about the braking performance of the Mini 4 Door Hardtop Cooper?

The Mini 4 Door Hardtop Cooper gets ventilated disc brakes on all its 4 wheels. On the front wheels, the ride houses rotors worth 11-inches of diameter, and 10.2-inchers towards the rear. The Mini 4 Door Hardtop Cooper is the heaviest vehicle of the segment, with a curb weight over 3800 pounds, yet pulls off the best in the class halting figure, depreciating from a speed of 60 to 0 mph in a distance of just 116 feet.

The brake pedal of the Mini 4 Door Hardtop Cooper is aptly weighted and feels easy to modulate. There is not the slightest sign of brake fade, and this Mini neither sways nor dips its nose under panic braking conditions.

Model

Mini 4 Door Hardtop Cooper

Volkswagen Golf

Toyota Corolla Hatchback

Subaru Impreza Hatchback Premium

Brake Rotors Front

11"

11.3"

11.5"

10.9"

Brake Rotors Rear

10.2"

10.7"

10.5"

10.8"

Curb Weight

3814 lbs

2873 lbs

3060 lbs

2989 lbs

60-0 MPH

116 ft

129 ft

125 ft

118 ft

What about its driving dynamics?

The 4 Door Hardtop version of the Mini, retains its family-trait of fun and engaging driving character. The Mini 4 Door Hardtop Cooper’s drive can be referred to as go-kart inspired. Moreover, the longer wheelbase of this 4 door version further enhances the ride’s control and stability.

The steering wheel feels that this ride offer is totally commendable. The wheel of the Mini 4 Door Hardtop Cooper is ultra-responsiveness, and provides the driver with a great deal of feedback from the road, making him feel more connected to the tarmac.

With smooth power delivery and glutinous grip being two major focus points on its portfolio, the Mini 4 Door Hardtop Cooper never falls short of delivering the thrills. The ride goes in and comes out of corners with supreme ease and confidence, tackling them with domination.

2020 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Fuel Economy

The Mini 4 Door Hardtop Cooper’s turbo-assisted 3-pot power-mill maintains a great relationship with your pocket while delivering you the thrills. The Mini 4 Door Hardtop, in its Cooper variant, can measure a distance of 28 city miles or expedite through 36 highway miles for every gallon of gasoline you feed it.

Summing up these figures, we get a combined mpg figure of 31, which seems pretty great for a car of this range, and competes with the efficiency offered by other contenders.

Model

Mini 4 Door Hardtop Cooper

Volkswagen Golf

Toyota Corolla Hatchback

Subaru Impreza Hatchback Premium

MPG (City)

28

29

28

28

MPG (Highway)

36

37

37

36

MPG (Combined)

31

32

31

31

Fuel Capacity

11.6 gallons

13.2 gallons

13.2 gallons

13.2 gallons

Range (City/Hwy/Combined)

325/418/359 miles

383/488/422 miles

370/488/409 miles

370/475/409 miles

Emission (Tons/yr. of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year) N/A N/A N/A N/A

2020 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Interior

7.5/10

The Mini Hardtop, in its 4 door version is a great step-up from the 2-door in terms of utility and practicality on offer inside the cabin. The 4-door’s longer wheelbase translates directly into extra space inside the cabin.

The front seats offer a sense of breeziness and ample space in all directions for both the occupants. The 2nd-row seats of the Mini Hardtop 4 Door are much more welcoming than the rear row of its 2 door version and offer adequate headroom and legroom.

Speaking of the quality of seats, well, the seats are munificently stuffed and offer a great deal of comfort and support. The seats are also well-contoured, and you can cover long journeys without any fatigue because of it.

Model

Mini 4 Door Hardtop Cooper

Volkswagen Golf

Toyota Corolla Hatchback

Subaru Impreza Hatchback Premium

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.9/51.2/41.4

38.4/55.9/41.2

38.4/53.9/42.0

39.8/56.7/43.1

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

37.5/49.6/32.3

38.1/53.9/35.6

37.6/54.5/29.9

37.2/55.6/36.5

The materials used inside the Mini 4 Door Hardtop Cooper are top-notch and gives this car an edge over the rivals. The Mini 4 Door Hardtop Convertible feels much more plush to be in than any of its contending rivals. The interior design and layout have a hint of Bohemian charm.

Does it come loaded with tech inside?

The Mini Hardtop 4 Door Convertible gets a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment panel as standard, which is nested in the Mini’s iconic circular housing. However, the 6.5-inch screen can be swapped for an 8.8-inch one for some extra bucks. This 8.8-inch screen panel is offered as standard in the Iconic trim. Some of the most prominent infotainment features of the Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper are:

  • 6 speakers
  • Remote CD compatible
  • AM/FM/HD/Satellite-prep with seek-scan
  • Steering-wheel mounted audio controls
  • MINI Connected smart device integration
  • Radio data system
  • Speed sensitive volume
  • Wireless phone connectivity
  • Integrated roof antenna

Creature comforts on offer in the Mini 4 Door Hardtop Cooper

The Mini 4 Door Hardtop Cooper is a premium offering that packs in some great convenience features that cater to the occupants with sheer levels of comfort, and solitude. Some of the most eminent convenience features that the Mini 4 Door Hardtop Cooper houses are:

  • Proximity key
  • Keyfob trunk/hatch/door release
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Illuminated passenger vanity mirror
  • 1-touch down
  • Retained accessory power
  • Day-night rearview mirror
  • Front cupholders
  • Remote window controls
  • Refrigerated/ cooled glovebox
  • Sport steering wheel with manual tilting, manual telescoping
  • Emergency communication system
  • Covered dashboard storage
  • Cruise control with steering wheel controls
  • Auxiliary driver-side visor mirror

What about utility?

The 4 Door Hardtop Cooper is Mini’s step-up from the 2-door version in terms of practicality and utility, but the ride still takes a beating from its competitors in terms of the luggage storing capacity it offers.

The Mini 4 Door Hardtop Cooper offers a trunk volume of 13.1 cubic feet, with all seats in place. Fold down the rear seats and you end up with 40.7 cubic feet of space, which can be used to store your luggage. The Mini 4 Door’s tine trunk is good to carry a mere 3 or 4 carry-on suitcases. However, the number gets increases to up to 12 carry-on suitcases when you make the rear seat do a split.

Model

Mini 4 Door Hardtop Cooper

Volkswagen Golf

Toyota Corolla Hatchback

Subaru Impreza Hatchback Premium

Cargo Capacity

13.1 cu.ft.

22.8 cu.ft.

17.8 cu.ft.

20.8 cu.ft.

2020 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Exterior

All Mini vehicles are dominated by the exotic yet classy charm and exclusivity, which lend these rides an attention-pulling factor. The Mini 4 Door Hardtop, follows the same attributes and looks absolutely stunning. The 2-door variants, however, do look better, but the 4-door isn’t much far behind.

The Mini 4 Door Hardtop Cooper carries several Mini elements, paying a tribute to the orthodox British heritage such as round headlights, black or white stripes, contrasting roof and side-mirror colors, and much more.

The Mini 4 Door Hardtop Cooper also derives certain advantages from its stretched wheelbase, as it increases stability and control. The Classic trim Mini 4 Door Hardtop Cooper, rolls upon 15-inch alloy wheels, the Signature rids upon 16-inch alloys, and finally, the Iconic trim employs 17-inch alloy wheels.

Model

Mini 4 Door Hardtop Cooper

Volkswagen Golf

Toyota Corolla Hatchback

Subaru Impreza Hatchback Premium

Curb Weight

3814 lbs

2873 lbs

3060 lbs

2989 lbs

Length

157.4"

167.6"

172.0"

176.2"

Width

68.0"

70.8"

70.5"

70.0"

Height

56.1"

58.2"

57.1"

58.9"

Ground Clearance

5.7"

5.4"

5.1"

5.1"

Wheelbase

101.1"

103.8"

103.9"

105.1"

What are those eye-catching features?

The Mini 4 Door Hardtop pulls in style. The classic yet modern appeal associated with the car lends it an exclusive factor. Some of the noteworthy exterior features which make the Mini 4 Door Hardtop Cooper so tempting are:

  • Rear lip spoiler
  • Balck fender flares
  • Rear bumper with black rub strip
  • Black front bumper insert
  • Liftgate rear cargo door
  • Chrome window moldings
  • Power remote heated manual folding side-view door mirrors
  • Black w/chrome surround grille
  • Chrome front windshield moldings
  • Chrome door handles
  • Body-colored front and rear bumpers
  • Roof rails

2020 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Safety

The Mini is a direct ancestor to BMW, and following grandpa’s traits, the auto-marquee packs their vehicles with some cutting edge safety features. Some of the most prominent safety features that the Mini 4 Door Hardtop Cooper offers are:

  • Remote activated perimeter/approach lights
  • Manual adjustable front head restraints
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Side-impact bars
  • Electronic stability
  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Four-wheel ABS brakes
  • Occupant sensing airbags
  • Traction control
  • Front ventilated disc brakes
  • 4 ABS channels
  • Daytime running lights
  • 8 airbags
  • Brake assist
  • ABS and driveline traction control
  • Immobilizer
  • Dual front side impact airbags

2020 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Competition

Mini 4 Door Hardtop Cooper vs. Volkswagen Golf

The Volkswagen Golf has been a renowned name in the underground street racing scene, and why not, the ride offers fine things at a reasonable price. The prices for the Volkswagen Golf start at $23,195. The Golf houses a 1.4L turbocharged Inline-4 engine, belting out 147 hp and 184 lb.-ft. Of torque. The Golf can sprint from 0-60 in 7.6 seconds, making it the fastest offering in this list. The Volkswagen Golf beats the Mini 4 Door Hardtop Cooper in almost every aspect be it the cargo capacity, fuel-efficiency, or the interior space. However, it is nowhere near the exclusivity and premiumness that is on offer in the Mini.

Mini 4 Door Hardtop Cooper vs. Toyota Corolla Hatchback

The Toyota Corolla is one of the most reasonable options for this segment. The prices for the Corolla Hatchback start at $20,290, and the trim that we have taken into consideration can be procured for $22,290. The Corolla Hatchback houses a 2L Inline-4 engine, which fabricates 169 hp and 151 lb.-ft. Of torque, making the Corolla Hatch the sturdiest offering of the segment. However, the ride is not able to utilize this feat fully, as it is one of the laziest cars, going from 0-60 in a span of 8.3 seconds. The Corolla Hatchback offers tasteful interior and urbane styling, yet it is more prone to mix in the horde of 4 wheelers, whereas the Mini has the exclusive charm to itself.

2020 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Final Verdict

The Mini 4 Door Hardtop Cooper is a vehicle that infuses practicality with charm. The Mini 4 Door Hardtop Cooper is one of the best vehicles in this price range. The Mini 4 Door Hardtop Cooper is overall a spectacular package, offering performance, looks, premiumness, and somewhat practicality at a humble price.