There are a lot of reasons to like the Mini Convertible: It's good fun to drive, easy to park and cheap to run, and its cabin offers a near-luxury experience. Plus, the roof folds down, which makes any car more enjoyable. But what really sets the Mini Convertible apart are the options for customization. Whether you want leather seats, an adaptive suspension or sideview mirrors painted up like the British flag, Mini is happy to oblige. When it comes to having it your way, no other small convertible can match the Mini. The possible combinations number in the millions, and they are limited only by your budget.
Besides customization, there are a lot of reasons to recommend the Mini Convertible, chief among them the powertrain lineup. Engine choices include a turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder that produces 134 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque and a turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder tuned for 189 hp and 207 lb-ft in the Cooper S. In the John Cooper Works edition, the 2.0-liter engine packs 228 hp and 236 lb-ft. All provide plenty of power and all are reasonably fuel-efficient, with EPA ratings ranging from a high of 32 mpg combined (28 city/37 highway) for the manual-equipped base model down to 25 mpg combined for the manual-equipped John Cooper Works.
And the Mini offers plenty of grip to go with its zip. Some cars hug the road; the Mini feels as if it was glued there. Small and light, the Mini Convertible is a big-time smile generator in the curves and very easy to park in town. The Convertible is surprisingly quiet with the top down. The one caveat is that the ride can be very harsh, especially if you order your Mini Convertible with larger wheels or the sport-tuned suspension or both. The John Cooper Works model is particularly hard-riding, but the optional adaptive suspension helps a great deal.
The cabin is nicely finished, built with materials significantly better than what we're used to seeing in a subcompact car. The gauges are crisp, and we love the big 8-inch central display screen. The front seating is excellent. But this being a convertible, there are trade-offs: The back seat and the trunk are tiny. Visibility to the rear is restricted when the top is up.
Mini offers the Convertible in three trim levels. The Cooper is nicely outfitted and affordable, provided you go easy on the options. The Cooper S adds more power and a sportier demeanor. The John Cooper Works turns the Mini Convertible into a road-going racer. From there, you'll have a plethora of stand-alone options available to create the Mini of your dreams. And let Edmunds help find your perfect 2018 Mini Convertible.
2018 MINI Convertible Overview
The 2018 MINI Convertible is offered in the following submodels: John Cooper Works, Convertible. Available styles include Cooper S 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), Cooper 2dr Convertible (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 6M), and John Cooper Works 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M). Convertible models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The 2018 Convertible comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed manual. The 2018 Convertible comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.
What should I pay for a new 2018 MINI Convertible?
2018 MINI Convertible Cooper S 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
The 2018 MINI Convertible Cooper S 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $40530. The average price paid for a new 2018 MINI Convertible Cooper S 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) is trending $1835.4 below the manufacturer's MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $1835.4 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $38694.6.
The average savings for the 2018 MINI Convertible Cooper S 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) is 4.5% below the MSRP.
We are showing 4 Cooper S 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) 2018 MINI Convertible Cooper S 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.
2018 MINI Convertible Cooper 2dr Convertible (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 6M)
The 2018 MINI Convertible Cooper 2dr Convertible (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $31219. The average price paid for a new 2018 MINI Convertible Cooper 2dr Convertible (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 6M) is trending $3084.8 below the manufacturer's MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $3084.8 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $28134.2.
The average savings for the 2018 MINI Convertible Cooper 2dr Convertible (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 6M) is 9.9% below the MSRP.
We are showing 11 Cooper 2dr Convertible (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 6M) 2018 MINI Convertible Cooper 2dr Convertible (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 6M) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.
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2018 mini convertible Cooper S 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), 6-speed manual, premium unleaded (required) 26 combined MPG 23 city MPG/32 highway MPG
2018 mini convertible Cooper 2dr Convertible (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 6M), 6-speed manual, premium unleaded (required) 32 combined MPG 28 city MPG/37 highway MPG
2018 mini convertible John Cooper Works 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), 6-speed manual, premium unleaded (required) 25 combined MPG 22 city MPG/31 highway MPG
What options are available on the 2018 MINI Convertible?
Available MINI Convertible 2018 Submodel Types: Convertible, John Cooper Works
Available MINI Convertible 2018 Trims: Cooper, Cooper S, John Cooper Works
Exterior Colors: Pepper White, Caribbean Aqua Metallic, Melting Silver Metallic, Electric Blue Metallic, White Silver Metallic, Blazing Red Metallic, British Racing Green Metallic, MINI Yours Lapisluxury Blue, Midnight Black Metallic, Moonwalk Grey Metallic, Thunder Grey Metallic
Interior Colors: Carbon Black SensaTec leatherette, Double Stripe Carbon Black premium cloth, Black Pearl leatherette/cloth, Malt Brown Chesterfield leather, Satellite Grey Lounge leather, MINI Yours Carbon Black Lounge leather
Popular Features: Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Auto Climate Control, Bluetooth, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Post-collision safety system, Rear Bench Seats, Soft Top, Stability Control, Tire Pressure Warning, Trip Computer, USB Inputs, Back-up camera, Parking sensors, Aux Audio Inputs, Heated seats, Keyless Entry/Start, Upgraded Stereo, Electronic Folding Mirrors, Upgraded Headlights, Alarm, Automatic Emergency Braking, Navigation
Engine/Mechanics: 4, 3 cylinders
Fuel Types: premium unleaded (required)
Drivetrains: front wheel drive
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