Used 2015 MINI Cooper Paceman Hatchback

2015 MINI Cooper Paceman
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2015 MINI Cooper Paceman


  • Entertaining to drive
  • reasonably fuel-efficient engines
  • available all-wheel drive
  • highly customizable
  • crossover-like elevated ride height.


  • Pokey acceleration with the base engine
  • ride may be too firm or loud for some
  • limited cargo capacity
  • costs more than the related Countryman but has two fewer doors and less headroom.

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MINI Cooper Paceman 2015 S ALL4 2dr Hatchback AWD (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
48,560 miles
Used 2015
MINI Cooper Paceman
Universal Auto Group
23.5 mi away
Est.Loan: $342/mo
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You'll love our One Owner and Accident Free 2015 MINI Cooper Paceman S presented in Light White! The Turbo Charged 1.6 Liter 4 Cylinder produces 181hp. This efficient power-plant is paired with a 6 Speed Automatic transmission in order to reward you with near 33mpg on the highway. Nimble and light on its feet, our Front Wheel Drive boasts positively superb handling thanks in part to Dynamic Stability Control! Our feisty two-door Paceman S is eye-catching with its soulful stance that is enhanced by alloy wheels, a panoramic sunroof, and fog-lights. Spacious and able to seat 4, the interior has been thoughtfully designed to provide you with what you need for your hectic lifestyle. Relax in premium leatherette heated sport seats and enjoy the convenience of full power accessories, cruise control, and Bluetooth connectivity as you turn up the volume on a six-speaker sound system with a CD player, HD radio and USB/iPod auxiliary audio jacks. With excellent handling and world-class braking, our Mini is equipped to help you avoid potential trouble on the road. It has also been meticulously designed with a strong cockpit frame, dual-stage smart airbags and other advanced safety features to help keep you safe. Offering unsurpassed quality paired with style that is uniquely yours, our Paceman is ready and waiting for you. Come join this fun club! Print this page and call us Now... We Know You Will Enjoy Your Test Drive Towards Ownership!
MINI Cooper Paceman 2015 S ALL4 2dr Hatchback AWD (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
16,729 miles
Used 2015
MINI Cooper Paceman
Best Deals on Wheels
49.7 mi away
Est.Loan: $305/mo
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MINI Cooper Paceman 2015 S ALL4 2dr Hatchback AWD (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
40,814 miles
Used 2015
MINI Cooper Paceman
Crown MINI of Richmond
96.7 mi away
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2015 Mini Cooper Paceman offers distinctive style, sharp handling and decent passenger space, but it's expensive for what you get. If you're not smitten with its personality, you'll find plenty of practical alternatives that offer better value.

vehicle overview

If you love the distinctive styling of Mini's two-door hatchback (the Hardtop) but want a little more room and elevation, the 2015 Mini Cooper Paceman may be just the thing. Essentially a two-door version of the Mini Cooper Countryman crossover, the Paceman retains that charming Mini styling, but it's about 10 inches longer and 4 inches taller than the humble hatchback. That translates into significantly more rear passenger room, though only slightly more cargo space. Like the Countryman, the Paceman also offers all-wheel drive on higher trim levels.

The Paceman's Mini DNA shines through in its confident handling, precise steering and the satisfying acceleration provided by its available turbocharged engines. As with other Minis, you can get the Paceman in base trim, as a more spirited S model, or with the high-performance John Cooper Works package. All feature fairly frugal fuel economy and a long list of options, providing lots of potential for customization. Because the Paceman is derived from the previous-generation Cooper platform, however, it's saddled with a weak-kneed base four-cylinder engine that generates just 118 horsepower, whereas the current Cooper Hardtop gets 134 hp and a lot more torque from its base turbocharged three-cylinder mill.

The Paceman's interior is similarly a generation behind, and it suffers from the funky oversized speedometer, form-over-function controls and not-as-up-to-date infotainment system. That also means that the Paceman's advantage in cargo capacity isn't what it used to be. Compared with the current two-door hatchback, the Paceman provides just 4 more cubic feet of maximum luggage space. At least the rear bucket seats remain significantly roomier than the hatchback's rear quarters, though having only two doors makes ingress and egress more challenging than they need to be.

Unless you're truly enthralled by the Paceman's design, it's worth taking a look at some other compact models that are more functional. Crossovers like the 2015 Ford Escape and 2015 Mazda CX-5, for example, are still pretty sporty and give you four doors and much larger cabins. Performance-oriented "hot hatches" like the 2015 Ford Focus ST and 2015 Volkswagen GTI will also put a smile on your face for a reasonable price, and they're bigger inside than the Mini as well. If standout styling is important, you might want to check out the 2015 Nissan Juke, while the accomplished 2015 BMW X1 can be had for the cost of a heavily optioned Paceman.

2015 MINI Cooper Paceman configurations

The 2015 Mini Cooper Paceman is a two-door, four-passenger compact hatchback that rides high compared with ordinary Mini models. It's available in base, Cooper S, Cooper S ALL4 and John Cooper Works (JCW) trim levels.

The base Paceman comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, heated mirrors, automatic wipers, automatic climate control, six-way manually adjustable front seats, leatherette (premium vinyl) upholstery, cruise control, color-adjustable ambient interior lighting, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, push-button ignition, a chilled glovebox, split-folding rear seats, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity and a six-speaker audio system with a CD player, HD radio, a USB/iPod interface and an auxiliary audio jack.

The Cooper S version adds a turbocharged engine, different exterior trim, dynamic traction control (bundled with an electronic limited-slip differential), LED foglights and sport front seats. The latter three items are also available as options on the base model. The Cooper S ALL4 adds all-wheel drive.

The high-performance John Cooper Works model is similar to the Cooper S ALL4, but features a more powerful engine, 18-inch wheels, a sport-tuned suspension (optional on the base and S versions), cloth upholstery and special styling details.

A long list of options -- both stand-alone and within packages -- provide endless possibilities for customizing the Paceman. Highlights include 18- or 19-inch wheels, adaptive xenon headlights, rear parking sensors, a dual-pane panoramic sunroof, keyless entry and ignition, leather upholstery, heated front seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, satellite radio, a 10-speaker Harman Kardon audio system and a wide variety of exterior and interior trim pieces, graphics and color themes.

Also available is the Mini Connected infotainment system, which features a 6.5-inch display inside the central speedometer, a corresponding console-mounted joystick, voice controls and smartphone-app integration. A navigation system can be added to the Mini Connected package at additional cost.

2015 Highlights

The 2015 Paceman receives only minor equipment changes, including available LED foglights (optional on the base trim, standard on S and JCW versions) and standard automatic climate control and automatic wipers.

Performance & mpg

The base version of the 2015 Mini Cooper Paceman is powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 121 hp and 118 pound-feet of torque. It can be matched with a six-speed manual transmission or an optional six-speed automatic, with power going to the front wheels.

Mini estimates that the base Paceman accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 9.7 seconds with the manual transmission and 10.8 seconds with the automatic, which is subpar for a premium small hatchback. In cheerier news, EPA fuel economy estimates peg the manual-transmission Paceman at a satisfying 30 mpg combined (27 city/34 highway), though the automatic is significantly worse at 27 mpg combined (25 city/30 highway).

For more zip, you can move up to the Cooper S Paceman, which uses a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder that delivers 181 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. The S ALL4 version provides all-wheel drive. In Edmunds testing, a front-wheel-drive Paceman S with the automatic transmission sprinted from zero to 60 mph in a more satisfying 7.2 seconds.

EPA-estimated fuel economy for the Cooper S remains quite strong. The front-wheel-drive S is rated at 29 mpg combined (26/32) with the manual transmission, and the automatic version is barely thirstier at 28 mpg combined (25/32). The ALL4 version checks in at 27 mpg combined (25/31) with the manual and 26 mpg combined (23/30) with the automatic.

The top-of-the-line John Cooper Works model boasts a more potent version of the turbocharged 1.6-liter rated at 208 hp and 192 lb-ft of torque. All-wheel drive is standard. Mini says the JCW Paceman will hit 60 mph in 6.5 seconds with either transmission. EPA fuel economy estimates are the same as for the S ALL4.


Standard safety equipment includes antilock disc brakes, stability control, front-seat side airbags, side curtain airbags and a front-passenger knee airbag. Rear parking sensors are optional across the Paceman lineup.

Dynamic traction control (DTC) is standard on the S and JCW models and optional on the base Paceman. When this mode is activated, the stability control system becomes more permissive, though it will still step in when necessary to act as a safety net. If you turn DTC off, the included electronic limited-slip differential remains in effect to optimize traction and prevent the inside wheel from spinning during cornering.

In Edmunds brake testing, a Paceman S with summer tires stopped from 60 mph in 120 feet, a disappointingly long distance for a sporting hatchback with performance rubber.


The nonturbo engine in the base 2015 Mini Cooper Paceman is a letdown, with sluggish performance that takes the shine off its solid fuel economy. Unless price is your highest priority, we recommend moving up to the more spirited Cooper S or JCW Paceman, as the lively acceleration of their turbocharged engines better complements the Mini experience. While the standard six-speed manual is an entertaining piece if you like shifting your own gears, the smooth optional automatic should suit most buyers just fine.

On winding roads, the 2015 Mini Cooper Paceman is great fun to drive, mostly providing the agile handling and precise steering of Mini's smaller models. But during routine trips around town and on the highway, the steering of the Cooper S and JCW Paceman models can feel overly heavy and twitchy, and the ride quality is distractingly busy and firm on rough pavement. The S trim's smaller 17-inch wheels mitigate the latter issue (the JCW comes standard with 18s). You may also find that tire noise is overly intrusive in the Paceman.


The 2015 Mini Cooper Paceman's cabin is a mixed bag in terms of accommodations. The front passenger compartment is noticeably airier than in the Hardtop hatchback and similar to that of the Countryman, although with a little less headroom. The rear bucket seats offer a generous amount of legroom, about 3 inches more than in the Hardtop. Like the Hardtop, though, the Paceman can carry only four people, compared with five in the Countryman. In addition, the sloping roof line eats into rear-seat headroom, and the lack of rear doors complicates getting in and out.

With the rear seatbacks up, luggage space is a surprisingly paltry 11.7 cubic feet, while folding down the rear seatbacks opens up a still-modest 38.1 cubic feet. The current Hardtop gives you 8.7 and 34.0 cubes, respectively, so the Paceman doesn't have much to show for its greater size. The only rival we've mentioned that has comparable cargo limitations is the Nissan Juke.

The Paceman's interior is dressed with distinctive styling flourishes that will be familiar to previous-generation Mini owners, including an oversized speedometer located in the center of the dash. But the Paceman is also stuck with small and sometimes frustrating controls that value form over function, and the Mini Connected infotainment system's 6.5-inch display screen pales in comparison to the current Hardtop's available 8.8-inch display. This system's controller knob is also too small and fiddly to use, though you do get a lot of functionality here, including voice recognition and smartphone app integration.

Consumer reviews

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Most helpful consumer reviews

When you dont need a four door
Paul Bourque,09/30/2015
The Paceman S ALL4 is the perfect vehicle when you already have a 4 door in the driveway. Fun to drive. Fun to look at and so many ways to set it further apart from the crowd. Since my last review I have added painted on racing stripes and am looking forward to further customization. Since buying the car my son has taken an interest in driving he did not have before. It has proven very reliable and is everything I want and need in a vehicle. To date there have been no reliability issues and continues to be a great drivers car. I will be adding more horsepower and exterior customization. This is a car to have fun with.
Maxi pleasure from MINI Paceman
Steven Swartz,03/15/2017
OK, I'm spoiled. Have been performance car freak since I was finally able to afford the original Datsun Z-car, then a series of Porsche 911's, finally a Boxster. Just before getting a 2015 PACEMAN demo (2,00 miles on the clock) I was driving a 2012 BMW 330i coupe. When oil leaks repair estimate came to three times what I had to put down for the 2015 MINI, the deal was made. Have not been this happy with a car since my last 911 Carrera converatible! OMG-- everything works! 32-33 mpg highway (lots of highway driving) on 89 octane), and decent, if not sparkling acceleration. Wanted the 6-speed manual, but spouse insisted on automatic, and of course has driven it exactly once in almost a year. Here in New England, "performance driving" is now gone. Traffic is simply too heavy, and risk of expensive speeding ticket too big. But moving along at 75+ with all the other trafic, especially the big semi rigs, no problem. Dealer support has been the best ever, especially compared to Porsche and BMW service. Best of all, have seen maybe three Pacemen and none in the black sparkle of mine. Love it!
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Features & Specs

26 city / 32 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed manual
181 hp @ 5500 rpm
25 city / 31 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed manual
181 hp @ 5500 rpm
27 city / 34 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed manual
121 hp @ 6000 rpm
25 city / 31 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed manual
208 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Used 2015 MINI Cooper Paceman Hatchback Overview

The Used 2015 MINI Cooper Paceman Hatchback is offered in the following styles: S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M), S ALL4 2dr Hatchback AWD (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M), 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M), and John Cooper Works ALL4 2dr Hatchback AWD (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M).

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