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2012 MINI Cooper - Expert Reviews

 

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We have scoured the web for expert reviews of this car and found the best ones for you to read. Found 8 reviews. This list is displayed in ranked order based the reviews we think are the best.
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#1
2012 MINI Cooper S Countryman Professional Cars.com Review
Source: Cars.com

...stereo with MP3 jack Standard tilt/telescoping steering wheel Standard configurable ambient lighting Optional navigation system Optional Mini Connected iPhone integration system Optional Harman/Kardon premium stereo Standard climate-controlled glove box Under the Hood The Cooper Countryman has a 121-horsepower, 1.6-liter four-cylinder while the Cooper S Countryman is powered by a 181-hp, turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder. Mechanical features include: Standard six-speed manual transmission Optional six-speed automatic Standard front-wheel drive; Cooper S Countryman can be fitted with Mini's...

#2
2012 MINI Cooper Overview
Source: CarGurus

...With the temporary overboost engaged, that can be bumped to 192 lb-ft and shoot the little hatch to 60 mph in 6.6 seconds with the 6-speed manual. Even with that significant power boost, the S still manages a 27/36 fuel economy rating with the manual and 26/34 with the automatic. But for those for whom no sacrifice is tolerable, the JCW trim breaks the 200-hp barrier with 208 horses and 192 lb-ft of torque – enough to get to 60 in 6.2 seconds. Even still, the JCW trim manages 25/33 with the 6-speed manual transmission, the only available. The manual is definitely the better of the two...

#3
2012 MINI Cooper S Clubman Professional Cars.com Review
Source: Cars.com

...performance tires or optional all-season tires Standard sport button with accelerator and steering programs Optional sport suspension with stiffer front and rear stabilizer bars Safety Safety features include: Standard side-impact airbags Standard side curtain airbags Standard antilock braking system with electronic brake-force distribution Standard electronic stability system John Cooper Works Clubman A John Cooper Works version of Mini's extended-length Clubman is available for buyers craving more performance. John Cooper Works models are powered by a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder...

#4
2012 MINI Cooper Professional Cars.com Review
Source: Cars.com

...turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with 177 pounds-feet of torque (S) Standard six-speed manual transmission Optional six-speed automatic Standard performance tires or optional all-season run-flat tires Optional sport suspension with stiffer front and rear stabilizer bars Safety Safety features include: Standard side-impact torso airbags (hardtop) Standard side-impact head/torso airbags (convertible) Standard side curtain airbags (not available on convertible) Standard antilock braking system with electronic brake-force distribution Standard electronic stability system Optional...

#5
2012 mini cooper roadster Professional Edmunds Review
Source: Edmunds

...Apart from the soft top, the Roadster will be similar to the Coupe in terms of trim levels and powertrains. As such, base, S and John Cooper Works versions will be offered with their three corresponding inline-4 engines -- a 1.6-liter with 121 horsepower, a turbocharged 1.6 with 181 hp and a more potent turbo 1.6 with an impressive 208 hp. As Mini claims that the John Cooper Works Coupe will be the quickest and fastest Mini ever (zero to 60 mph in just 6.1 seconds accompanied by a top speed of 149 mph), we imagine the J.C.W. Roadster will be capable of virtually the same big numbers. Fuel...

#6
2012 MINI Cooper S Countryman Professional Cars.com Review
Source: Cars.com

...For the most part, I was happy with the cabin space. Drivers as tall as 6-foot-5 and 6-foot-6 had no complaints about headroom and were reasonably satisfied with legroom, though a few of us noted that the low seats left little support for the front of a tall driver's thighs. Raising the manually adjustable seat would help, but before I got it as high as I wanted, the rearview mirror began to block my forward view. The passenger seat's pedal-free footwell made for greater leg extension and comfort. It raises and lowers, too. The door armrest feels a little too far outboard, but I suppose that...

#7
2013 mini cooper countryman Professional Edmunds Review
Source: Edmunds

...An overboost function can briefly push midrange torque up to 221 lb-ft. Mini says a manual-equipped Countryman JCW will cover zero to 60 mph in about 7.1 seconds, or about 7.5 seconds when equipped with the automatic. Even with the added power and standard all-wheel drive, fuel economy should still remain pretty high. An enhanced sport suspension complements the Countryman JCW's all-wheel-drive ability, with stiffer spring and damper rates and stronger antiroll bars. The Countryman JCW also sits nearly a half-inch lower than the base Countryman, improving its handling characteristics. The...

#8
2012 MINI Cooper S Professional Cars.com Review
Source: Cars.com

...turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with 177 pounds-feet of torque (S) Standard six-speed manual transmission Optional six-speed automatic Standard performance tires or optional all-season run-flat tires Optional sport suspension with stiffer front and rear stabilizer bars Safety Safety features include: Standard side-impact torso airbags (hardtop) Standard side-impact head/torso airbags (convertible) Standard side curtain airbags (not available on convertible) Standard antilock braking system with electronic brake-force distribution Standard electronic stability system Optional...

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