2015 Mini Cooper Hardtop Four-Door Starts at $22,300
- The new 2015 Mini Cooper Hardtop Four-Door, a five-door hatchback that goes on sale in January, will start at $22,300.
- The price reflects a $1,000 premium over the Mini Hardtop Two-Door.
- The new model "can be seen at U.S. dealerships at the end of this year," Mini USA said.
WOODCLIFF LAKE, New Jersey — The new 2015 Mini Cooper Hardtop Four-Door, a five-door hatchback that goes on sale in January, will start at $22,300, including an $850 destination charge, Mini USA said.
The price reflects a $1,000 premium over the Mini Hardtop Two-Door.
The new model, the second variant of the new Mini Cooper Hardtop, "can be seen at U.S. dealerships at the end of this year," Mini USA said.
The five-passenger Mini Cooper Hardtop Four-Door puts the emphasis on accessibility and convenience, according to the company. The wheelbase is expanded by 2.9 inches and the body lengthened by 6.3 inches compared to the 2014 Mini Cooper Hardtop.
Buyers will get a choice of two engines with the new model. They are a 134-horsepower 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine or a 189-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine in the Mini Cooper S Hardtop Four-Door.
A six-speed manual transmission is standard, while a six-speed Steptronic automatic transmission is optional on all versions.
Optional driver assistance systems include a Mini head-up display and the Driving Assistant system that includes a road sign detection function that displays speed limits.
Standard features include power exterior mirrors, dual-zone climate control and door sill cover strips.
Edmunds says: A tantalizing new choice for hatchback shoppers and one that retains Mini's funky retro vibe.