Used 2011 MINI Cooper

2011 MINI Cooper
List price range
2011 MINI Cooper

Pros

  • Sharp handling
  • stellar fuel economy
  • excellent all-around performance in S and JCW trims
  • endearing retro styling
  • innovative convertible roof
  • highly customizable.

Cons

  • Poor rearward visibility in convertible
  • stiff and noisy ride
  • lacks rear legroom
  • weak base stereo.

Used 2011 MINI Cooper for Sale

MINI Cooper 2011 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M)
50,668 miles
Used 2011
MINI Cooper
Base
(7)
BMW of Sterling
2.9 mi away
List$8,500
Est.Loan: $159/mo
View Details
Dealer Notes
2011 MINI Cooper 1.6L I4 DOHC 16V Odometer is 15548 miles below market average!ABS brakes, Electronic Stability Control, Illuminated entry, Low tire pressure warning, Remote keyless entry, Traction control.Awards: * JD Power Dependability Study
MINI Cooper 2011 John Cooper Works 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
102,654 miles
Used 2011
MINI Cooper
John Cooper Works
(3)
The Automotive Company
8.1 mi away
List$10,131
Est.Loan: $189/mo
Fair Deal!Fair Deal!
View Details
MINI Cooper 2011 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M)
87,640 miles
Used 2011
MINI Cooper
Base
(6)
Maximum Auto Outlet
18.2 mi away
List$6,995
Est.Loan: $131/mo
Good Deal!Good Deal!
$192 Below Market
View Details
Dealer Notes
***DEALER SERVICED.......................2011 MINI COOPER HATCHBACK, PEPPER WHITE WITH A CARBON BLACK LEATHER INTERIOR, 6 SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION, ALL POWER, SIDE AIRBAGS, ANTI-LOCK BRAKES, ALLOY WHEELS, COOL AND AFFORDABLE, SERVICED AT CHECKERED FLAG MINI***MUST PRINT AND PRESENT INTERNET AD FOR SPECIAL INTERNET PRICING BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT. PLEASE CALL MAXIMUM AUTO OUTLET AT 703.822.7998. GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVALS FOR EVERYONE. FINANCE RATES AS LOW AS 2.99 APR. WE ARE LOCATED AT 8503-O EUCLID AVE, MANASSAS PARK, VA 20111. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK.PRICE EXCLUDES TAXES, TITLE, LICENSE, $595 DEALER PROCESSING FEE, & FINANCE CHARGES. ALL VEHICLES SOLD AS-IS, SEE BUYERS GUIDE FOR WARRANTY OPTIONS.
MINI Cooper 2011 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M)
69,039 miles
Used 2011
MINI Cooper
Base
(34)
Brown's Manassas Hyundai
18.5 mi away
List$8,991
Est.Loan: $168/mo
View Details
Dealer Notes
Experience driving perfection in the 2011 MINI Cooper! Providing great efficiency and utility! This 2 door, 4 passenger hatchback still has fewer than 70,000 miles! Top features include power windows, front bucket seats, rear wipers, and 1-touch window functionality. Smooth gearshifts are achieved thanks to the efficient 4 cylinder engine, and for added security, dynamic Stability Control supplements the drivetrain. Our aim is to provide our customers with the best prices and service at all times. Stop by our dealership or give us a call for more information.
MINI Cooper 2011 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M)
61,201 miles
Used 2011
MINI Cooper
Base
(5)
Passport MINI of Alexandria
24.2 mi away
List$8,500
Est.Loan: $159/mo
View Details
Dealer Notes
***6 SPEED MANUAL***SUNROOF***COLD WEATHER PACKAGE***SATELLITE RADIO***BLUETOOTH***Bluetooth and USBiPod Adapter, Center Armrest, Cold Weather Package, Dual-Pane Panoramic Sunroof, Heated Front Seats, Heated Mirrors and Washer Jets, Aerodynamic Kit, Piano Black Interior Surface, Power Folding Mirrors, Rear Spoiler, White Turn-Signal Lights. Clean CARFAX. 2011 MINI Cooper Pepper White 2836 CityHighway MPGAwards:* JD Power Dependability Study # 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! Or visit our website for additional photos, vehicle history, financing options and more!
MINI Cooper 2011 John Cooper Works 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
89,715 miles
Used 2011
MINI Cooper
John Cooper Works
(9)
Caspian Auto Sales
36.7 mi away
List$9,956
Est.Loan: $186/mo
$274 Below Market
View Details
MINI Cooper 2011 S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
64,184 miles
Used 2011
MINI Cooper
S
(1)
Keystone Ford
62.8 mi away
List$9,309
Est.Loan: $174/mo
Good Deal!Good Deal!
View Details
Dealer Notes
At Keystone Ford we donât let price stand in the way of getting you into a nicer newer vehicle. Drive this marvelous Vehicle home today... My!! My!! My!! What a deal! This Cooper S has less than 65k miles.. Safety equipment includes: ABS, Traction control, Curtain airbags, Passenger Airbag, Front fog/driving lights...Other features include: Power locks, Power windows, Turbo, Air conditioning, Cruise control...
MINI Cooper 2011 S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
77,132 miles
Used 2011
MINI Cooper
S
Bavarian Select Auto
86.1 mi away
List$10,995
Est.Loan: $205/mo
View Details
MINI Cooper 2011 S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
115,545 miles
Used 2011
MINI Cooper
S
Lancaster Hyundai
94.9 mi away
List$7,328
Est.Loan: $137/mo
Fair Deal!Fair Deal!
View Details
MINI Cooper 2011 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M)
50,185 miles
Used 2011
MINI Cooper
Base
Crown MINI of Richmond
96.7 mi away
List$9,165
Est.Loan: $171/mo
Fair Deal!Fair Deal!
View Details
MINI Cooper 2011 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M)
53,422 miles
Used 2011
MINI Cooper
Base
(1)
Leckner Ford of Marshall
23 mi away
ListNot Listed
View Details
Dealer Notes
\"\"
MINI Cooper 2011 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M)
59,502 miles
Used 2011
MINI Cooper
Base
Umansky Subaru of Charlottesville
83.5 mi away
ListNot Listed
View Details
Dealer Notes
\"\"
MINI Cooper 2011 S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
63,833 miles
Used 2011
MINI Cooper
S
Lancaster Hyundai
94.9 mi away
List$9,477
Est.Loan: $177/mo
Fair Deal!Fair Deal!
View Details

Get more for your trade-in

Edmunds shoppers get on average $235 more for their trade-in.

Receive offers from our dealer partners fast.

See your car's value

Edmunds' Expert Review

Thanks to British character and German engineering, the 2011 Mini Cooper is a great pick for a small coupe or convertible.

vehicle overview

Motoring fun doesn't have to destroy the planet, nor does eco-friendly driving have to be boring. The 2011 Mini Cooper is proof that you can be entertained by a lively car without drawing criticism from environmentalists. With agile handling, loads of charm and a cool factor that's hard to match, it's no surprise the Mini Cooper has remained so popular for so long.

Under the hood, the fun starts with the lively yet economical base 1.6-liter and moves up to the sporty turbocharged Cooper S and raucous John Cooper Works versions. There's not a whole lot of power here on the spec sheet (the base engine puts out just 121 horsepower, for instance) but the Mini doesn't weigh very much, either. This boosts fuel economy and helps the Cooper feel lively around town. The car's small size makes it a breeze to park, too. Inside, the Cooper is surprisingly spacious for two people, and Mini offers further enticement with a dizzying array of factory options and dealer-installed accessories.

It's not all sunshine and smiles, though. While the suspension is understandably tuned to foster the car's spry handling, there is a trade-off in a rather firm ride quality that might not suit some drivers (we highly recommend sticking with smaller wheels). The Cooper's rear seat has an almost comical lack of legroom, although the Cooper Clubman (reviewed separately) is a remedy.

If these qualities seem like turnoffs, it might be good to check out some alternatives. Hatchbacks like the 2011 Mazda 3/Mazdaspeed 3, 2011 Volvo C30 and 2011 Volkswagen Golf/GTI are all more practical thanks to their roomier seating and cargo areas. For a drop top, the 2011 BMW 1 Series is more refined and the Volkswagen Eos is more comfortable. That said, none of these cars can match the Cooper's unique blend of personality, performance and frugalness. For a small coupe or convertible, it comes highly recommended.

2011 MINI Cooper configurations

The 2011 Mini Cooper is available in two-door hatchback and convertible body styles. Each is available in three trim levels: Cooper, Cooper S and John Cooper Works (JCW).

The base Cooper comes standard with 15-inch alloy wheels, full power accessories, keyless entry, air-conditioning, cruise control, a height-adjustable driver seat, leatherette (vinyl) upholstery, a tilt-and-telescoping leather-wrapped steering wheel, multicolor ambient lighting and a six-speaker stereo with a CD player, HD radio, satellite radio and an auxiliary audio jack. The Cooper convertible models add 16-inch alloy wheels and a full power convertible top that includes a sunroof feature. The Cooper's Sport package adds 16-inch wheels on the hatchback and 17-inch wheels on the convertible, foglamps, traction control, a rear spoiler, sport seats and hood stripes.

The Cooper S adds 16-inch wheels, a turbocharged engine, firmer suspension tuning, foglamps, sport seats and alloy pedals. The Cooper S Sport package adds 17-inch wheels, xenon headlights, traction control and hood stripes. The John Cooper Works includes a more powerful turbo engine, upgraded Brembo brakes and cloth upholstery. A limited-slip differential and a firmer suspension can be fitted to both the S and the John Cooper Works.

Options are plentiful and arranged in several packages, with most features available à la carte. Major optional features include adaptive xenon headlights, a dual-pane sunroof, automatic climate control, heated front seats, keyless ignition/entry, a 10-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound audio system, Bluetooth and an iPod interface. Other options include different wheels, parking sensors, cloth or leather upholstery, a navigation system and a multitude of different interior trims and materials. As has been the case since the Cooper's debut, a multitude of dealer-installed features are additionally available.

2011 Highlights

For 2011, the range of Mini Cooper models receives a slight increase in power output, modified steering for reduced torque steer under hard acceleration, minor cosmetic changes inside and out, optional adaptive headlights, reworked radio controls, standard HD and satellite radio, and added sound insulation.

Performance & mpg

The 2011 Mini Cooper comes with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine good for 121 hp and 114 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual with hill-start assist is standard and a six-speed automatic is optional. Mini estimates a manual-equipped hatchback will go from zero to 60 mph in 8.4 seconds (9.7 seconds with the automatic). EPA-estimated fuel economy is 29 mpg city/37 mpg highway and 32 mpg combined with the manual (27/35/31 convertible) and 28/36/31 with the automatic.

The Cooper S has a turbocharged version of the same engine good for 181 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque (192 lb-ft at full throttle thanks to an overboost function). Mini estimates 0-60 mph acceleration in 6.6 seconds for the manual and 6.8 seconds for the automatic. EPA estimated fuel economy is 27/36/30 with the manual and 26/34/29 with the auto.

The John Cooper Works cranks up the turbo boost to produce 208 hp and 192 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual is the only available transmission. Mini estimates a 0-60 time of 6.2 seconds for the hatchback and 6.6 for the convertible. Fuel economy is 25/33/28.

Safety

All 2011 Mini Coopers come standard with antilock disc brakes, stability control and front-seat side airbags. Side curtain airbags are standard on the hatchback, while the convertible features pop-up rollover bars and larger front side airbags that extend to head height. Traction control is optional. In Edmunds braking, various Mini Cooper S models with 17-inch wheels stopped from 60 mph between 112 and 115 feet -- excellent results.

The Cooper has not been rated using the government's new, more strenuous 2011 crash testing procedure. Its 2010 rating (which isn't comparable to the new methodology) was four stars out of five for frontal and side impacts for both driver and passengers. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the hatchback its best rating of "Good" in the frontal-offset test, and its second-best score of "Average" in the side-impact and roof-crush tests.

Driving

No matter which flavor of 2011 Mini Cooper you might be interested in, you can expect thrilling handling and quick responses to driver inputs. On the downside, the Mini's ride is on the stiff side and can be rather loud, as well. Opting for the Cooper S or John Cooper Works models further stiffens the ride, leading us to recommend that mainstream buyers forego the sport suspension and larger wheels.

The base Cooper will likely satisfy most drivers, while the S adds quite a bit of excitement and the JCW turns the fun dial up to 11. The six-speed manual transmission is notable for its precise shifter and compliant clutch. The automatic isn't the smoothest-shifting unit in the world, but in Manual mode it responds quickly to the driver's inputs to the shift paddles on the steering wheel.

Interior

Of all the ways to describe the Mini Cooper's interior, we doubt anyone would call it boring. The massive center-mounted speedometer is a nod to the original Mini, but in terms of practicality, it comes off as a bit gimmicky. One of our main gripes of previous Minis was the oddly placed stereo control knobs. Fortunately, that has been rectified for 2011 with a slightly more conventional layout.

Despite the Mini Cooper's small size, the front seats are surprisingly spacious. There is no shortage of headroom or legroom and the cabin feels extraordinarily airy. The rear seats, by comparison, are much less accommodating, with a notable lack of legroom. Trunk space is also restrictive, at a very meager 5.7 cubic feet, but folding the rear seats flat increases cargo capacity to a very usable 24 cubes.

The convertible features a tailgate-style trunk opening with an upper package tray that can be raised to allow larger items to fit in the tiny 6-cubic-foot trunk. Unlike most convertibles, the Mini's rear seats can be folded flat to accommodate larger items, but the rollover hoops and soft-top mechanism prevent the loading of bulkier objects. Rear visibility for the convertible is poor with the top down and even worse with the top up.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2011 MINI Cooper.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

MINI is a big LEMON
David Ginsburg,07/25/2015
You could buy a MINI...or you could throw a pile of cash into a burning dumpster and get the same value. I have a 2011 MINI S, with 63k miles. Car is CONSTANTLY in need of repair. To date, I've replaced the ignition coils and spark plugs three times apiece--THREE TIMES!-- plus hoses, a water pump, drive wheel, fly wheel, water pump pulley, and the AC compressor. Now, the radio is fried and the replacement is $1,000.00 installed. It's hugely expensive and frustrating, and I would NEVER buy another MINI. I've spoke with the customer relations team several times, and although they are very nice and do their best to placate customers, that's all they do--placate you. There is never an actual solution provided. I'm hoping a class-action suit is filed against MINI soon, because I believe they are defrauding consumers with poorly-built cars and hiding the true costs of ownership. This is the worst ownership experience I've had in 25+ years of driving.
Wish I had read up more on the common problems....
Indy Musician,04/03/2016
I bought my 2011 manual base Cooper with 35,000 miles on it....now, at 54,000 miles, it has had a failure of two coils. This turns out to be VERY common with Minis when you go to the various forums. The car will sputter on acceleration, take up to 10 seconds to turn over in the morning, etc. and the problem only worsens unless tended to. Cost at an independent mechanic to fix? $650. Another common problem is dirty injectors at this point. Oh, and it needs a full synthetic oil....so, when you were hoping to get the $19.99 oil change at Car-X, it quickly triples that cost. :/ And the brakes are about gone now, too, despite mostly highway driving. And the worst part? Don't get a flat tire. There is NO SPARE. NONE. The only good part of this car is the gas mileage, but even then, it's not as good as other manuals out there. I get about 33 mpg with, as I said, mostly highway driving.
A car that makes you feel great
bryan,11/01/2010
I have wanted one of these cars for a long time. Now that 2 of the 3 kids are away at school, it was time to take the plunge. The car is amazing, very high tech with all the amenities of a luxury car. It is so much fun to drive and I am getting better than 33mpg overall. With the back seats folded down there is plenty of space for trips to Costco, etc. I especially like the 3 year no cost maintenance and the 4/50 bumper to bumper warranty. I guess we are still on the honeymoon but I think it is going to last.
I knew it was a mistake
sanscrainte,11/02/2013
I bought a 2011 Mini Cooper for my son to earn to drive on because it was like a go-kart. I knew what I was in for, it being a perfect storm of unreliability being a German car made in England. All of my other vehicles are either a Toyota or a Scion. You buy them and drive them. They are like purchasing an appliance. We had the Mini for 5 months when the timing chain broke at a red light, destroying the engine. Now, although this is a known defect, BMW waned nothing t do with it. This left me with a $6000 engine replacement and God knows what after that. Know this; if you are not rich, buy Japanese every-time. Here's an update: the engine that replaced the one that had the timing chains fail, HAD ITS TIMING CHAIN FAIL! TWO ENGINES, SAME CAR LESS THAN 3 YEARS. BMW KNOWS IT SHOULD ISSUE A RECALL AND REFUSES. THIS IS A SAFETY HAZARD. WHEN THE TIMING CHAIN SNAPS, THE MINI IS INOPERABLE. Bad Motor Works.
Write a consumer review of your vehicle for a chance to WIN $100!

Features & Specs

MPG
29 city / 37 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed manual
Gas
121 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
27 city / 35 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed manual
Gas
181 hp @ 5500 rpm
MPG
25 city / 33 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed manual
Gas
208 hp @ 6000 rpm
See all Used 2011 MINI Cooper features & specs

Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover5 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover10.1%

More about the 2011 MINI Cooper
Used 2011 MINI Cooper Overview

The Used 2011 MINI Cooper is offered in the following submodels: Cooper Hatchback, Cooper John Cooper Works, Cooper Convertible. Available styles include 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M), S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M), S 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M), 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl 6M), John Cooper Works 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M), and John Cooper Works 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M).

What's a good price on a Used 2011 MINI Cooper?

Save up to $274 on one of 11 Used 2011 MINI Cooper for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $6,995 as of11/20/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from2.5 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2011 MINI Cooper trim styles:

  • The Used 2011 MINI Cooper Base is priced between $6,995 and$9,165 with odometer readings between 50185 and87640 miles.
  • The Used 2011 MINI Cooper S is priced between $7,328 and$10,995 with odometer readings between 63833 and115545 miles.
  • The Used 2011 MINI Cooper John Cooper Works is priced between $9,956 and$10,131 with odometer readings between 89715 and102654 miles.

Shop with Edmunds for perks and special offers on used cars, trucks, and SUVs near Ashburn, VA. Doing so could save you hundreds or thousands of dollars. Edmunds also provides consumer-driven dealership sales and service reviews to help you make informed decisions about what cars to buy and where to buy them.

Which used 2011 MINI Coopers are available in my area?

Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2011 MINI Cooper for sale near. There are currently 11 used and CPO 2011 Coopers listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as $6,995 and mileage as low as 50185 miles. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a used car from our massive database to find cheap prew-owned vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a used vehicle you're interested in, check the Carfax and Autocheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the Used 2011 MINI Cooper. Then select Edmunds special offers, perks, deals, and incentives to contact the dealer of your choice and save up to $274 on a used or CPO 2011 Cooper available from a dealership near you.

Can't find a used 2011 MINI Coopers you want in your area? Consider a broader search.

Find a used MINI Cooper for sale - 7 great deals out of 22 listings starting at $11,213.

Find a used MINI for sale - 10 great deals out of 17 listings starting at $21,276.

Find a used certified pre-owned MINI Cooper for sale - 3 great deals out of 24 listings starting at $22,039.

Find a used certified pre-owned MINI for sale - 10 great deals out of 17 listings starting at $9,764.

Compare prices on the Used MINI Cooper for sale in Ashburn, VA to other major cities

Should I lease or buy a 2011 MINI Cooper?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

Check out MINI lease specials
Check out MINI Cooper lease specials