The Mini Cooper three-door is the entry-level model in the British brand's range. Last redesigned in 2014, the three-door is unchanged for 2020.
What's New for 2020
This year, the Mini Cooper becomes one of the latest cars to lose its manual transmission option; all trims now come standard with automatics.
Mini offers the Cooper three-door in base, S and John Cooper Works (JCW) trims, each built around a different engine. The base model uses a turbo three-cylinder engine; S gets a turbo four-cylinder, and JCW uses a more potent version of the S engine. Base and S come with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, and JCW uses an eight-speed automatic.
On the outside, Mini Cooper three-door base and S models come with heated side mirrors and windshield washers, rear parking sensors, auto on/off headlights, run-flat tires, rain-sensing wipers, 16-inch alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, and LED taillights.
Inside, the Cooper three-door gets a 6.5-inch infotainment touchscreen, Bluetooth, a four-speaker stereo, six-way manual front seat adjustments, power windows/door locks/mirrors, air conditioning, ambient interior lighting, push-button engine start, and tilt-and-telescopic steering.
S trim adds sport seats with more side bolstering and a thigh extension.
JCW adds four-piston brake calipers, seats with integrated headrests and larger side bolsters, 17-inch wheels, a sport steering wheel, LED headlights with cornering function, and an aerodynamic rear spoiler and body kit.
A Premier package adds dynamic damper control, passive keyless entry, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and dual-zone automatic climate control.
Premier Plus builds on Premier with LED cornering headlights and fog lights, navigation with traffic information, wireless smartphone charging, and Apple CarPlay.
Mini's fuel consumption estimates for the Cooper three-door are 8.3/6.4 L/100 km (city/highway) for the base model; 8.9/6.6 for the Cooper S; and 9.2/6.9 in JCW form.