Used 2018 MINI Convertible

2018 MINI Convertible

2018 Highlights

New standard equipment for the 2018 Mini Convertible includes a rearview camera and rear parking sensors. Otherwise, it carries over unchanged.

Pros

  • Three different engines blend speed, thrill and fuel efficiency
  • Excellent handling makes it quick and fun in turns and curves
  • Interior looks classy and upscale
  • Available add-ons offer high degree of personalization

Cons

  • Cargo capacity is very limited
  • More expensive than most rivals
  • Ride quality can be stiff and rough, especially with larger tires

Used 2018 MINI Convertible for Sale

MINI Convertible 2018 Cooper S 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
3,449 miles
Used 2018
MINI Convertible
Cooper S
List$26,500
Est.Loan: $483/mo
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Dealer Notes

Options include:, *Rear View Camera*, *STEPTRONIC AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION*, *Bluetooth and USB Connection*, **Original MSRP $33,750**, ABS brakes, Electronic Stability Control, Enhanced USB & Bluetooth, Front Center Armrest w/Storage, Front dual zone A/C, Fully automatic headlights, Heated door mirrors, Illuminated entry, Low tire pressure warning, MINI 6.5 Visual Boost Screen, MINI Connected, Rain sensing wipers, Remote keyless entry, Traction control, Wheels: 17 x 7.0 Cosmos Spoke Silver (Style 499). New Price! ** All Pre-Owned vehicles go through a rigorous Multi-Point Inspection & all Necessary Maintenance & Reconditioning Items are Performed.Clean CARFAX.* MD Taxes Included / 10,000 Miles per year / Only $3,000 total out of pocket. No other Hidden Charges.2018 MINI Cooper S Electric Blue Metallic

MINI Convertible 2018 Cooper S 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
10,725 miles
Used 2018
MINI Convertible
Cooper S
List$30,500
Est.Loan: $555/mo
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Dealer Notes

***NAVIGATION SYSTEM***TECHNOLOGY/ PREMIUM/ WIRED PACKAGES***PARKING ASSISTANT***HEAD-UP DISPLAY***FULLY LOADED***Auto-Dimming Interior & Exterior Mirrors, Comfort Access Keyless Entry, Convertible Wind Deflector, harman/kardon Logic 7 Digital Surround, Heated Front Seats, LED Headlights, MINI Connected XL, MINI Head-Up Display, Navigation System, Parking Assistant w/Front & Rear PDC, Premium Package, Real Time Traffic Information, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Technology Package, Universal Garage-Door Opener, Wired Package. Clean CARFAX. 2018 MINI Cooper S Electric Blue Metallic 33/25 Highway/City MPG# 1 Pre-Owned MINI Dealer in the USA! If we don't have it in stock, we can probably find it for you. Call today!

MINI Convertible 2018 Cooper 2dr Convertible (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 6M)
5,530 miles
Used 2018
MINI Convertible
Cooper
List$32,045
Est.Loan: $583/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

As its name suggests, the 2018 Mini Convertible is the drop-top version of the two-door Mini Hardtop. It has the same fun-to-drive nature as the Hardtop, but its power-operated soft top gives you the option of warming up to the sun's rays.

As with all other Minis, the Convertible's base price is just a jumping-off point to a list of seemingly endless options. Check enough boxes and the price escalates with shocking quickness. But the Mini's extensive paint, interior and performance combinations are also what set it apart, giving owners a degree of personalization unlike any others. Want 18-inch wheels, an adaptive suspension, and taillights with an inset Union Jack design? Done.

But at its core, the Mini Convertible is an exceptionally fun car to drive, whether it's powered by the base three-cylinder engine, the 189-horsepower midlevel engine, or the highly caffeinated 228-hp turbo four-cylinder in the John Cooper Works trim. The Mini always feels playful and engaging, its tires firmly embedded in the asphalt. The trade-off is a firm, and at times harsh ride, especially with larger wheels.

And so while no other small convertible can match the Mini's level of customization, there are others worth considering, notably the Fiat 124 Spider, Mazda MX-5 Miata and even the Volkswagen Beetle convertible. But even among this group, the Mini Convertible's charm and likability stand out. It's that good.

trim levels & features

The 2018 Mini Convertible is a compact convertible that seats four and is available in base (Cooper), Cooper S and high-performance John Cooper Works trims. The base Cooper trim serves as a great starting point for customization, but the attractive base price can escalate quickly as you tack on desirable options. The Cooper S adds larger wheels and more power and performance, while the John Cooper Works is the highest performer of the bunch, with a cranked-up turbo engine and a sport-tuned suspension.

The base Cooper starts with a turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine (134 horsepower, 162 pound-feet of torque) paired with a six-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive. A six-speed automatic transmission is optional.

Standard features include a power-operated fabric convertible roof (with sunrooflike function), 15-inch alloy wheels, an electronic limited-slip differential, automatic headlights and wipers, heated mirrors, push-button ignition, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a cooled glovebox, cruise control, premium vinyl upholstery, and 50/50-split folding rear seatbacks. Technology highlights include a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, Bluetooth, smartphone app integration, a 6.5-inch display screen, and a six-speaker sound system with HD radio, a USB port and an auxiliary input jack.

The Cooper S adds a more powerful turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (189 hp, 207 lb-ft of torque), a hood scoop, dual center-mounted exhaust tips, 16-inch wheels with run-flat tires (regular tires are optional), LED foglights and sport front seats.

The John Cooper Works trim ratchets up the performance index with a hotter turbo four-cylinder engine (228 hp, 236 lb-ft), 17-inch wheels, upgraded Brembo front brakes, a sport-tuned suspension, LED headlights, an aerodynamic body kit, a rear spoiler, a sport steering wheel, and special seats with cloth upholstery. The standard suspension is available as a no-cost option for the JCW.

There are many stand-alone options, but most are bundled into packages. The Premium package consists of keyless entry, heated front seats, satellite radio, auto-dimming mirrors, and a 12-speaker Harman Kardon audio system. The Sport package includes adjustable suspension dampers, a choice of 17- or 18-inch wheels, sport seats, and LED headlights and foglights. The Technology package bundles a self-parking system with front and rear parking sensors, a navigation system, a touchpad controller, and an 8.8-inch display screen. The Fully Loaded package combines all three packages. John Cooper Works interior and exterior packages are also available. As the package names suggest, they kit out the two lower trim levels with a choice of leather cabin materials and JCW performance parts.

Notable stand-alone options include adaptive cruise control, a head-up display, and various combinations of cloth or leather upholstery. Even more personalization is available through a large selection of custom details such as hood stripes, mirror cap choices and special interior trim pieces.

trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the 2016 Mini Cooper S Convertible (turbo 2.0L inline-4 | 6-speed manual | FWD).

NOTE: Since this test was conducted, the current Mini Convertible has received only minor revisions. Our findings remain applicable to this year's Mini Convertible.

driving

4
The turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine might not boast impressive stats on paper (189 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque), but the Mini's relatively light weight makes it feel quick. There's not much body roll, and you can chuck it around tight turns in classic Mini fashion.

acceleration

3
Since peak torque output occurs very low in the rev range, the Cooper S always feels like a quick squeeze of the gas is all you need to shoot through a gap or overtake a vehicle on the highway. It feels stronger than our so-so 0-60 mph track time of 6.8 seconds, which was limited by traction issues.

braking

5
The Cooper slows smoothly thanks to a predictable and progressive brake pedal. Our simulated-panic stop from 60 mph netted a remarkably short stopping distance of 101 feet. That's a similar distance to true sports cars such as the Porsche Boxster S.

steering

3.5
The steering effort is light in Normal drive mode, graduating to a heavier weight in Sport mode. The steering response is quick and direct, which is great in parking lots and tight corners alike. But those quick responses do make the Mini feel a bit darty on the highway.

handling

4.5
This is why you bought a Mini. Its short footprint, quick reflexes and grippy tires make it an absolute joy to toss around a corner. The excellent stability control calibration lets you explore the limits of the Mini's grip before it gently reins you in.

drivability

3
Although it requires a light amount of effort to modulate, the clutch makes it somewhat difficult to find the engagement point. The tall shifter is easy to grab, but throws are unusually long and the shift gates aren't well defined.

comfort

3.5
Though no Mini could ever truly be called comfortable, the Cooper S Convertible isn't punishing given its level of performance. The adaptive suspension dampers help smooth out the ride, and there's ample seat cushioning. Great efforts have been made to keep the cabin quiet, even at highway speeds.

seat comfort

4.5
The wonderfully supportive sport seats offer lumbar and seat-height adjustments, and there's even an extendable thigh cushion. Long-distance trips will be no problem. Larger drivers might feel confined by the narrow side bolsters.

ride comfort

3
The ride in the Cooper S is predictably short-legged and stiff, more so than the base model. We can forgive the Cooper S somewhat since it is the sportier model and the ride matches its intentions. Caution: It would be even worse if the wheels were larger than our tester's 17-inch alloys.

noise & vibration

3
Lifting off the gas in Sport mode produces a satisfying burble from the exhaust. There's some wind and tire noise, but the Mini is very quiet for a convertible. We're quite impressed with the Mini's rigid body structure. It feels very stout even when driving over bumps and train tracks.

climate control

3.5
Dual-zone automatic climate control is standard across the board, and the fans aren't overly loud as they work to keep the cabin at a comfortable temperature. Strangely, temperature adjustments can be made only in 2-degree increments.

interior

3.5
Its high roof and height-adjustable front seats mean that even taller occupants can fit in the Mini without difficulty — in the front anyway. There's almost no rear legroom. Since you won't be using the back seat much, it's best to remove those headrests for a better view out the small rear window.

ease of use

3
Controls are all within the driver's reach, and the instrument panel tilts with the steering wheel so the driver information screen is always visible. The low-mounted infotainment controller is difficult to use, especially with the center armrest obstructing access.

getting in/getting out

4
The doors open wide, and the opening is tall and squared-off, so most people won't have trouble getting in or out of the front seats. Those seats don't fold forward much, however, so getting into the back with the top up is a challenge.

driving position

4.5
Given the wide range of seat adjustments, it's easy to find a suitable driving position. The steering wheel telescopes a fair amount, and there's plenty of seat travel. Taller drivers won't have headroom issues with the seats lowered to the floor.

roominess

2.5
As its name suggests, the Mini's cabin is quite compact. There's enough head- and legroom up front for tall occupants to relax without feeling confined, but they will have to cozy up side to side. Rear legroom is nearly nonexistent, so the back is really suitable only for small children.

visibility

3
Visibility out the front and sides is excellent thanks to an upright windshield and tall windows. But the Convertible's undersized rear window and visually intrusive backseat headrests limit the view out the back. The top folds into a small hump that also cuts into rear visibility.

quality

3
The interior materials are better than what you'll find in other compact cars. There's extensive use of soft-touch plastic and the leather upholstery feels BMW-grade. But when the Mini Convertible hits bumps, certain elements of the cabin respond with rattles and quakes.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2018 MINI Convertible.

My other Mini
Mario Sanders, 7/4/2018
This is my second Mini convertible. I bought a 2018 Mini convertible Aqua blue. It has great performance and the color stands out. We have a 2017 Mini Clubman also as it performs great as well. My Mini Convertible top can open halfway like a sunroof. Most convertible vehicles don't open like this. This is a great size for a little car and can fit into small spaces very well. With back up camera and warning signals helps a lot into small spaces. My 2005 Mini Convertible did not have such features. It handles very well with the top open and even when top is down we just love to ride in the country. It is very good on gas mileage. It is hard to decide which mini to drive the next day. The Clubman or the Convertible. Both handles very well.
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Features & Specs

MPG
23 city / 32 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed manual
Gas
189 hp @ 4700 rpm
MPG
28 city / 37 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed manual
Gas
134 hp @ 4400 rpm
MPG
22 city / 31 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed manual
Gas
228 hp @ 5200 rpm
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Safety

Our experts like the Convertible models:

Parking Assistant
Finds an available parallel parking spot and guides the Mini into the space with minimal driver input.
Front and Rear Park Distance Control
Sounds an alert as the Mini approaches an object in front of or behind the vehicle.
Active Driving Assistant
Maintains a set distance between the Mini and the vehicle in front while the cruise control system is active.
Used 2018 MINI Convertible Overview

The Used 2018 MINI Convertible is offered in the following submodels: , . 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).

What's a good price on a Used 2018 MINI Convertible?

Price comparisons for Used 2018 MINI Convertible trim styles:

  • The Used 2018 MINI Convertible Cooper S is priced between $26,500 and $30,500 with odometer readings between 3449 and 10725 miles.
  • The Used 2018 MINI Convertible Cooper is priced between $32,045 and $32,045 with odometer readings between 5530 and 5530 miles.

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