Though its overall performance isn't very different from that of the regular Mini, the 2012 Mini Cooper Roadster brings some visual differentiation to the model lineup.
- Sharp handling
- Distinctive exterior styling
- Great fuel economy
- Highly customizable
- Slightly more cargo capacity than the Mini convertible.
- No measurable performance gain over Mini convertible
- Choppy ride (especially in the John Cooper Works trim)
- Convertible top lacks refinement
- Limited outward visibility.