2020 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S Hatchback

2020 MODEL
$28,900 - $35,900
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2020 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S Hatchback Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: July 18, 2020
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Swapnil Kulshrestha

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Looking for a car that sets you apart from the crowd, while offering spectacular performance, and a tasteful interior, but can’t spend a lot on it? Look no more, as we have the British-made match for you, the Mini Hardtop Cooper S. However, we do have a small twist here, this is the Mini Hardtop Cooper S, in its 4 Door avatar. Thus we’ve taken care of your utilitarian needs as well (thank us later *wink*). 

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Pros

Nimble handling

Eager acceleration

Uptown interior

Highly customizable

Cons

Low on cargo space

Expensive than most of the rivals

Tight rear seats

What's New?

The car remains mostly unchanged for 2020


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$28900

bodystyle

4dr Hatchback

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

122 cu.in.

horsepower

134 hp @ 4400 rpm

torque

162 lbs.-ft. @ 1250 rpm

transmission

7-speed auto-shift manual

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

11.6/11.6

dimensions

wheelbase

101.1 in.

length

58.5 in.

width

68 in.

height

56.1 in.

curb weight

2989 lbs.

ground clearance

5.7 in.

capacity

passenger volume

38.3 cu ft.

cargo volume

40.7 cu ft.

towing capacity

17400 lbs.

payload capacity

885 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.4 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

23/32/26 mpg

highway range

371.2 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr. /50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

corrosion warranty

12 yr. /unlimited

roadside assistance

4 yr. /unlimited


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Exterior
Interior
Videos
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Styles

2020 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S Hatchback in Lapisluxury Blue color 2020 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S Hatchback in Pepper White color 2020 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S Hatchback in Midnight Black Metallic color
Lapisluxury Blue

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Ratings

Features

6.5

Engine And Performance

6.5

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

7.0

Exterior

6.5

Safety

7.0

Competition

8.5

7.2

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2020 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S Hatchback S

S

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

$28,900


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4dr Hatchback (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 7AM) Starting at $28,900 MSRP (23/26/32) 134 hp @ 4400 rpm, 1.5 L, Inline 3, premium unleaded
7-speed auto-shift manual front wheel drive 5

2020 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S Hatchback S Signature

S Signature

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

$31,900


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
S Signature 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) Starting at $31,900 MSRP (23/26/32) 189 hp @ 5000 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, premium unleaded
7 Speed Automatic front wheel drive 5

2020 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S Hatchback S Iconic

S Iconic

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

$35,900


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
S Iconic 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) Starting at $35,900 MSRP (23/26/32) 189 hp @ 5000 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, premium unleaded
7 Speed Automatic front wheel drive 5

Expert Review

7.2

Overall Rating


The prices for the 2020 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S start at $28,400. At such a humble price the Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S brings to you a twin-turbocharged 2L Inline-4 engine, fabricating 189 hp and 207 lb.-ft. of torque. The Mini 4 Door Hardtop can be procured in 3 trims, going by the names- Classic, Signature, and Iconic. 

However, it’s not just the muscle-mania this car thrives at. The Mini Hardtop 4 Door Coupe is characterized by stand-out looks and a finely-sculpted interior, that exhibits a funk personality, while at the same time retaining its class. The Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S is a contender of the segment which offers some other solid choices such as the Mazda 3 Hatchback, the Honda Civic Coupe, and the Corolla Hatchback. So will the Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S be able to triumph here? Scroll down to find out...

 

2020 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S Hatchback Front View
2020 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S Hatchback Rear View

6.5/10
Features

 

6.5/10
Engine and Performance

 

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

 

7.0/10
Interior

 

6.5/10
Exterior

 

7.0/10
Safety

 

8.5/10
Competition

 
 

2020 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S Hatchback Features

6.5/10

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 $28,400, whereas prices for the top of the line Iconic trim starts at $35,400. 

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. 

Trims

Classic

Signature 

Iconic

MSRP (FWD)

$28,900

$31,900

$35,900

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

 

Sports 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

 

16-inch alloy wheels

17-inch alloy wheels

18-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 touches such as LED lights and taillights, panorama roof, and fine-grade signature interior upholstery enhances this Mini’s luxe appeal.

2020 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S Hatchback Engine and Performance

6.5/10

The Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S houses a 2L 4 pot engine, which along with a pair of turbochargers, belts out 189 hp and a peak torque of 207 lb.-ft., which kicks in as early as 1350 rpm. 

2020 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S Hatchback has 2L Engine

The Mini Hardtop 4 Door, in its Cooper S variation, receives a power bump over the standard Cooper’s 134 hp and 162 lb.-ft. Of torque. However, what remains unchanged is the 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The transmission though is smooth to work most of the time, but can feel a bit clunky at low speeds. The 7-speed dual-clutch transmission also offers steering-mounted pedal shifters, which let you gain control of the shifts. 

Models

Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S

Mazda 3 Premium Hatchback

Honda Civic Sport Touring Hatchback

Toyota Corolla XSE Hatchback

MSRP

$28,900

$27,500

$28,850

$24,340

Engine

2.0L Twin-turbo Inline-4

2.5L Inline-4

1.5L Inline-4

2.0L Inline-4

Drivetrain FWD FWD FWD FWD

Transmission

7-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Automatic 

CVT

CVT

Power

189hp@5,000rpm

186hp@6,000rpm

180hp@6,000rpm

168hp@6,600rpm

Torque

207lb-ft@1,350rpm

186lb-ft@4,000rpm

162lb-ft@1,700rpm

151lb-ft@4,800rpm

How fast is ?

The Mini Hardtop Cooper S exhibits absolute hyper activeness when it comes to going off the line. With a 0-60 dash time of 6.6 seconds, the Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S moves forward with eagerness, without any evident gesture of turbo lag. 

The Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S covers the quarter of a mile distance in dot 15 seconds, at a speed of 95 mph. The Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper gets a top speed of 145 mph, as compared to the Cooper variant’s 110 mph.

Model

Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S

Mazda 3 Premium Hatchback

Honda Civic Sport Touring Hatchback

Toyota Corolla XSE Hatchback

0-60 MPH

6.6 sec

6.9 sec

6.8 sec

7.5 sec

Quarter Mile

15.0 sec

15.2 sec

15.2 sec

16.0 sec

Top Speed 129 MPH 131 MPH 120 MPH 112 MPH

Engine

2.0L Twin-turbo Inline-4

2.5L Inline-4

1.5L Inline-4

2.0L Inline-4

What about the braking performance of the?

The Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S gets 11.6-inch ventilated disc brakes on its front wheels, and 10.2-inch ventilated discs on the rear wheels. This braking arrangement does a fabulous job, countering the sprinting force of the Cooper S. 

The Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S, which happens to be the heftiest vehicle of the segment, decelerates from a speed of 60-0 in a distance of 116 feet, which is one of the greatest in the segment. Only one contender is able to surpass it and that is the Honda Civic Coupe. 

Model

Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S

Mazda 3 Premium Hatchback

Honda Civic Sport Touring Hatchback

Toyota Corolla XSE Hatchback

Brake Rotors Front

11.6"

11.2"

10.2"

10.8"

Brake Rotors Rear

10.2"

10.4"

9.8"

9.1"

Curb Weight

3902 lbs

3082 lbs

2937 lbs

3060 lbs

60-0 MPH

116 ft

118 ft

113 ft

125 ft

What about its driving dynamics?

The Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S, just like all the other Mini offering is an absolute delight to take charge of. The Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S retains the company’s significant go-kart handling traits, while the addition of the S badge, makes it more fun and power-packed. 

The Mini 4 Door Hardtop Cooper S, despite having such a torquey motor, handles with grace, without any sign of torque steer. The car is definitely eager to go off the line, yet that doesn’t affect its handling prospect. 

The steering wheel of the Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S is a prodigy in itself, providing the driver with a great deal of feedback from the road. Apart from that, the steering is ultra-responsive, without being too soft, thus making this car even easier to handle. 

The Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S dives in corners and comes out of them with ultimate ease and dominance. The 4 Door model’s extended wheelbase, amplifies the grip and control and makes the car head where you want it to go.

2020 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S Hatchback Fuel Economy

7.0/10

The Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S is a potent weapon to fight the ill-intentions of other cars witing with you at a stoplight. However, it’s not only the potency that this car carries. The Mini 4 Door Hardtop Cooper S delivers a city mpg of 26 or can go a distance of 35 highway miles, for every gallon of gasoline. 

Combining these figures, we get an mpg of 30, which seems decent for a car that generates almost 190 ponies and 207 lb.-ft. of the spinning force. The figures seem a bit meek as compared to the Mini 4 Door Hardtop Cooper’s city/highway/combined mpg figures of 28/36/31, accrediting to the bigger engine.

Model

Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S

Mazda 3 Premium Hatchback

Honda Civic Sport Touring Hatchback

Toyota Corolla XSE Hatchback

MPG (City)

26

26

29

30

MPG (Highway)

35

35

35

38

MPG (Combined)

30

30

32

33

Fuel Capacity

11.6 gallons

13.2 gallons

12.4 gallons

13.2 gallons

Range (City/Hwy/Combined)

302/406/348 miles

343//462/396 miles

360/434/396 miles

396/502/435 miles

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

2020 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S Hatchback Interior

7.0/10

The Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S infuses space, practicality, and performance in a package that’s compact, sleek, yet subtle. The 4 Door version of the Cooper Hardtop definitely gives more priority to space and practicality than the 2 Door version and this fact is evident in the ride’s interior. 

2020 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S Hatchback Front Seats

The Mini 4 Door’s longer wheelbase, translates simply into more space on the insides. While the front seats stand true upon this notion, the rear seats kind of struggle to accommodate adults for extended hours of traveling. The front seats offer ample space in all directions for the occupants, at all times, but the rear seats could only manage to drive adults comfortably around the town. The seats, however, are nicely stuffed, offering abundant comfort and support. 

Model

Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S

Mazda 3 Premium Hatchback

Honda Civic Sport Touring Hatchback

Toyota Corolla XSE Hatchback

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

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

39.9/51.2/41.4

38.0/55.7/42.3

39.3/57.0/42.3

38.4/53.9/42.0

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

37.5/49.6/32.3

37.2/53.4/35.1

37.4/55.0/36.0

37.6/54.5/29.9

The interior of the Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S, just like all the other Mini offerings, has an interior that looks chic and urbane, without overdoing it. Practicality is just another feat for the cabin.

Does it come loaded with tech inside?

2020 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S Hatchback Infotainment Display

The Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S employs a resculpted version of BMW’s iDrive infotainment panel in order to consummate all its infotainment needs. This setup beams up all the information on a 6.5-inch touchscreen panel, housed in a circular socket. You can also swap the 6.5-inch screen for a bigger, 8.8-inch one for some extra bucks. However, the 8.8-inch screen is offered as standard in the Iconic trim. Some of the most prominent infotainment features of the Mini 4 Door Hardtop 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
  • Heads-up display

Creature comforts on offer in the

The Mini 4 Door Hardtop Cooper S 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 S 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 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S is already having a hard time hosting guests at its rear seats, let alone luggage loading.

2020 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S Hatchback Cargo Area

The Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S offers a trunk space of 13.1 cubic feet, with all the seats in place. This the least amount of trunk space on offer in this segment. The Mini 4 Door’s tiny trunk is good to carry a mere 3 or 4 carry-on suitcases. However, folding down the rear seats increases the cargo space to 40.7 cubic feet, which can store up to 12 carry-on suitcases for you and your family.

Model

Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S

Mazda 3 Premium Hatchback

Honda Civic Sport Touring Hatchback

Toyota Corolla XSE Hatchback

Cargo Capacity

13.1 cu.ft.

20.1 cu.ft.

25.7 cu.ft.

18.0 cu.ft.

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2020 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S Hatchback
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2020 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S Hatchback
2020 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S Hatchback
2020 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S Hatchback
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2020 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S Hatchback Exterior

6.5/10

All Mini offerings have a unique selling proposition, and that is the exclusivity by which they are driven. Every Mini that is on road, acts as a magnet, pulling all the eyes towards itself. The compact structure, the cult vibe, the reminiscent British vibe, all these are the elements of Mini Hardtop’s design language and character that enhance this ride’s appeal to such great extents.

2020 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S Hatchback Third Quarter View

The 4 Door Hardtop Cooper S houses several other trademark Mini elements, such as round headlights, black or white stripes, contrasting roof, and side-mirror colors, and much more, which are a direct tribute to the orthodox British heritage. 

Model

Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S

Mazda 3 Premium Hatchback

Honda Civic Sport Touring Hatchback

Toyota Corolla XSE Hatchback

Curb Weight

3902 lbs

3082 lbs

2937 lbs

3060 lbs

Length

158.0"

175.6"

177.9"

172.0"

Width

68.0"

70.7"

70.8"

70.5"

Height

56.1"

56.7"

56.3"

57.1"

Ground Clearance

5.7"

5.5"

6.7"

6.8"

Wheelbase

101.1"

107.3"

106.3"

103.9"

While the car’s compact structure hinders the interior space, it acts as a straight-away boon in terms of the exterior. The compact dimensions make maneuvering the car in heavy-traffic conditions an absolute cakewalk, while the 5.7-inches of ground clearance makes this Mini capable of navigating through bumps and breaks easily.

What are those eye-catching features?

The Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S is adorned by a number of exterior features that lends this car an edge in terms of looks. Some of the most noteworthy exterior features of the Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S 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 Cooper S Hatchback
2020 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S Hatchback
2020 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S Hatchback
2020 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S Hatchback
2020 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S Hatchback
2020 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S Hatchback
2020 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S Hatchback
2020 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S Hatchback
2020 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S Hatchback
2020 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S Hatchback

2020 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S Hatchback Safety

7.0/10

The Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S is a car that runs upon steroids, and those almost 190 ponies have a lot of potential of transforming this peppy puppy into a potent beast. Considering these notations, the auto-marquee has packed in a number of safety features in the Mini Hardtop Cooper S 4 Door. Some of the most eminent of them 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 Cooper S Hatchback Competition

8.5/10

Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S vs. Mazda 3 Premium Hatchback

The Mazda 3 Premium Hatchback is one of the most reasonable offering of the segment with prices starting at $23,700 for the base trim. However, we pit the Premium trim against the Mini, which costs around $27,500. The Mazda 3 houses a 2.5L Inline-4 engine, generating 186 hp and 186 lb.-ft. of torque. These power figures make the Mazda 3 the fastest sedan to go from 0-60 after the Mini Cooper S. The Mazda 3 also offers better utility than the Mini 4 Door Hardtop Cooper S and also brings along a tasteful interior and attractive looks, yet it’s not able to match the drama associated with the Mini.

2020 Mazda 3 Hatchback

Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S vs. Honda Civic Sport Touring Hatchback

The same amount that you’ll need to procure a Mini Cooper S, can get you the Honda Civic Hatch’s top of the line Sport Touring trim. The Civic Hatch houses a 1.5L Inline-4 engine, which in the Sport Touring trim fabricates 180 hp and 162 lb.-ft. of torque, as compared to the 174 hp being generated in lower trims. The Civic Hatch lags a bit behind in the sprinting fixture than the Mini, going from 0-60 in 6.8 seconds. However, it beats the hell out of the Cooper S in terms of utility.

2020 Honda Civic Sport Touring Hatchback

 

2020 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S Hatchback Final Verdict

The Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S is a great car, which at the price of bread and butter car gets you stand-out looks, tastefully built interior, and captivating performance. The ride, however, scores a bit low on the utility aspect, but as they say, all good things have a price to pay.