Used 2014 MINI Cooper Roadster

2014 MINI Cooper Roadster
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2014 MINI Cooper Roadster


  • Sharp handling
  • great fuel economy
  • highly customizable
  • slightly more cargo capacity than the Mini convertible.


  • Choppy ride quality (especially in the John Cooper Works trim)
  • thin convertible top lets in a lot of noise
  • limited outward visibility.

Used 2014 MINI Cooper Roadster for Sale

MINI Cooper Roadster 2014 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl 6M)
36,619 miles
Used 2014
MINI Cooper Roadster
25.1 mi away
Est.Loan: $280/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

It has some drawbacks to be sure, but the 2014 Mini Cooper Roadster is still an appealing choice for a fun and personable roadster that can be had on a reasonable budget.

vehicle overview

Leave it to Mini to build not one, but two fun-to-drive small convertibles. The regular Cooper convertible is the more established and traditional model with four seats. The two-seat 2014 Mini Cooper Roadster, meanwhile, emphasizes styling and a minimalist approach to open-air motoring. Picking one will likely come down to what you want.

Compared to the Mini Cooper convertible, the Roadster has a lowered stance, a more steeply raked windshield and twin fixed roll bars, which give it a decidedly more aggressive look. It also lacks the convertible's rear seat, of course. This could be seen as a downside, but the rear seat is so tiny that it's hard to say you'll miss it. Plus, the Roadster gives you a bigger trunk as a result. Like other two-door Coopers, the Roadster's performance promise is fulfilled by sharp handling and available turbocharged engines that practically guarantee to put a smile on the face of anyone who mashes the gas pedal.

The Mini Roadster does have a few notable shortcomings, however. The main one is the Roadster's unlined convertible top, which looks a little low-budget and makes for a noisier cabin in those instances when the elements preclude the whole top-down, wind-in-your-hair thing. Other drawbacks include limited visibility with the power-operated roof raised and a ride quality that can be uncomfortably firm on models fitted with larger wheels and the sport suspension.

Though all convertibles require their owners to accept some of these trade-offs, we'd still recommend potential Roadster buyers look at a few competing models before making up their mind. At the very least, your test-drive list should include the 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata, as the Miata serves as the performance benchmark for the affordable two-seat convertible segment. Style-conscious buyers may also want to check out the Fiat 500 Convertible or the Volkswagen Beetle convertible. Overall, though, we appreciate the 2014 Mini Cooper Roadster's charm. If you're looking for a drop-top Mini, this could very well be the better choice of the automaker's two convertibles.

2014 MINI Cooper Roadster configurations

The 2014 Mini Cooper Roadster is a two-door, two-passenger convertible that's available in three trim levels: Base, S and John Cooper Works (JCW).

Standard features for the base model include 16-inch alloy wheels, a power-assist convertible top, keyless entry, air-conditioning, leatherette (premium vinyl) upholstery, height-adjustable seats, a wind deflector, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, full power accessories, cruise control, Bluetooth connectivity and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player, HD radio, a USB/iPod interface and an auxiliary audio input jack. The optional Sport package includes 17-inch alloy wheels, a dynamic mode for the traction control, foglights, hood stripes and sport seats.

Stepping up to the Cooper S Roadster gets you a turbocharged engine, foglights, a hood scoop and sport seats. The S model's available Sport package bundles 17-inch alloy wheels, xenon headlights, performance-based stability control and hood stripes. The performance-focused JCW upgrades to a more powerful turbocharged engine, 17-inch alloy wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, Brembo brakes, an aerodynamic body kit and cloth upholstery.

Major options, many of which are grouped into packages, include adaptive xenon headlights, a sport-tuned suspension (base and S), keyless entry and ignition, rear parking sensors, automatic climate control, heated seats, a 10-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound audio system, satellite radio, leather upholstery and a wide variety of exterior and interior customizing trim pieces.

The Mini Connected infotainment system includes a 6.5-inch display screen built into the car's oversize center-mounted speedometer and provides enhanced Bluetooth and iPod functionality, plus voice commands and smartphone integration (iPhones only). It also serves as the display for the optional navigation system.

2014 Highlights

Other than slight revisions to its optional feature availability, the 2014 Mini Cooper Roadster is unchanged.

Performance & mpg

Powering the base 2014 Mini Cooper Roadster is a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 121 horsepower and 114 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual is standard, while a six-speed automatic transmission is optional. Mini estimates a manual-equipped Roadster will go from zero to 60 mph in 8.7 seconds (10 seconds with the automatic). EPA estimated fuel economy is 31 mpg combined (28 mpg city/35 mpg highway) with the manual and 30 mpg combined (27 mpg city/35 mpg highway) with the automatic.

The Cooper S Roadster is powered by a turbocharged version of the same engine that puts out 181 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. Mini estimates 0-60-mph acceleration at 6.7 seconds for the manual and 6.9 seconds for the automatic. Estimated fuel economy is still excellent at 30 mpg combined (26 mpg city/35 mpg highway) with either transmission.

The same engine with additional turbo boost helps the John Cooper Works model's turbocharged four-cylinder generate a robust 208 hp and 192 lb-ft of torque. Despite the added power output, EPA fuel economy estimates are identical to those of the Cooper S Roadster. In Edmunds performance testing, a JCW Roadster with the manual transmission went from zero to 60 mph in 6.4 seconds.


The 2014 Mini Cooper Roadster's list of standard safety features includes antilock disc brakes, stability control, traction control, seat-mounted side airbags and rollover protection bars. Rear parking sensors are optional.

In Edmunds brake testing, a John Cooper Works Roadster stopped from 60 mph in 115 feet, which is what you'd expect from a small, sporty convertible with summer performance tires.


Like all two-door Mini models, the 2014 Cooper Roadster is good, clean fun. Driven around turns, it reacts eagerly to steering inputs and feels very nimble. Its small size also means it's relatively easy to park in tight spots. The Roadster's ride quality is pretty firm, however, and can get pretty choppy on rough roads. This is especially true on the JCW or other models fitted with the sport suspension and big wheels.

While the base engine is fine for leisurely cruising, the turbocharged engines under the hood of S and JCW models more effectively deliver the robust acceleration you likely expect from a Mini roadster. The six-speed manual transmission is an ideal fit for the car's personality, but the optional automatic shifts quickly and smoothly enough to make it a perfectly viable choice.


Settle down into the driver seat of the 2014 Mini Cooper Roadster and you'll come face-to-face with all the distinctive -- some would say over-the-top -- styling flourishes that have helped set the British carmaker's models apart from the competition for more than a decade. Unfortunately, these design-driven elements, like the huge yet hard-to-read speedometer in the center of the dash and the row of identical-looking toggle switches below it, aren't the best from a functionality standpoint.

The Roadster's optional Mini Connected electronics interface packs in a lot of functionality, with iPhone smartphone app integration providing features such as Internet radio and social media access. Unfortunately, some of the relevant functions require the car to be parked to access, and using Mini Connected can be tricky due to the limited functionality of the controller knob.

Mini made power operation of the fabric top standard last year. The top does raise and lower quickly, but it lacks the extra insulation found in most other convertibles. As such, it does a poor job of sealing out wind and road noise. Rearward visibility also suffers with the roof raised.

The one notable upside of the Roadster's design can be found out back. Compared to the Mini convertible's 5.7 cubic foot tailgate-style trunk, the Roadster's proper trunk offers 8.5 cubic feet of cargo space with the top up or down.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2014 MINI Cooper Roadster.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

If you're going to spend over 30k you should as well enjoy it!
This MINI has been a life changing experience. I've spend too much time searching for what to buy that I finally realized that practicality is the death of happiness. Sure you need a minimum of practicality such as the awesome trunk it has for a small affordable roadster and heated seat for your comfort all season drive but the joy of driving top down in this MINI has been tremendous that no one should wait retirement to live a little! We've had it 5 month and not a single problem so far and it performed great in the snow with a good set of snow tires.
So much fun, glad I took the plunge
Update, still like the car but think its best as a weekend car. Backing up scares the hell out of me as I can see very little with the top up. Mini's entertainment system drives me crazy. I still think its a fun car but best as a luxury, not a daily driver. Original review: I have owned my Roadster for slightly more than 2 years now. This is, without a doubt, the most fun car I will likely own. On a veautiful day or a balmy night, I think it is unrivaled. The multiple options offered are terrific, the car has been reliable and it is an incredibly fun drive. There are some cons... Backing up with the top up is a gamble at best, there are times I cannot see. The ride is rough, bumpy and loud. The Mini tech center could use a lot of work. For instance your phone is on Bluetooth audio but you want to charge your phine so you plug it in, now the next time you want to use Bluetooth audio you have to go through a maze of menus to re-select Bluetooth for music playback. That's silly. Would I buy it again? If it was my second car, in a heartbeat but as my daily driver as it is now, likely no.
Blast to Drive
I live in the perfect place to own this car, SoCal. I agree with the Edmunds review in that with the top up there is still a bit of noise and limited visibility, however, why would you want to drive this car with the top up? If it's raining outside I leave it in the garage. Otherwise, it's top down fun and exhilaration! The 6 speed manual is perfect for just that. I find it a struggle to not double the speed limit on most roads. In 3rd gear I can go as slow as 16 mph or as fast as 60. Almost like having an automatic. Ride can be rough at times but, hello, it's a sports car. Want a cushy ride? Buy a caddy! If you want pure driving fun with some awesome features, this is the car for you.
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Features & Specs

26 city / 35 hwy
Seats 2
6-speed manual
181 hp @ 5500 rpm
28 city / 35 hwy
Seats 2
6-speed manual
121 hp @ 6000 rpm
26 city / 35 hwy
Seats 2
6-speed manual
208 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Used 2014 MINI Cooper Roadster Overview

The Used 2014 MINI Cooper Roadster is offered in the following submodels: Cooper Roadster John Cooper Works, Cooper Roadster Convertible. Available styles include S 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M), 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl 6M), and John Cooper Works 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M).

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