Used 2012 MINI Cooper Hatchback

$7,988 - $12,500
2012 MINI Cooper

2012 Highlights

For 2012, the Mini Cooper offers the "Mini Yours" series of high-end customization options. A leather-covered dashboard, unique wheels and leather upholstery with contrasting striping and piping are among those optional highlights. A few more standard features, such as an aero kit for JCW versions and floor mats for all Coopers, round out the changes.


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


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

Used 2012 MINI Cooper Hatchback for Sale

MINI Cooper 2012 John Cooper Works 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M) British Racing Green II 109,469 miles
Used 2012MINI CooperJohn Cooper Works
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MINI Cooper 2012 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M) Chili Red Carbon Black leatherette48,548 miles
Used 2012MINI CooperBase
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MINI Cooper 2012 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M) Spice Orange Metallic Carbon Black leatherette110,800 miles
Used 2012MINI CooperBase
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Pepper White Carbon Black leatherette68,000 miles
Used 2012MINI CooperBase
Est.Loan: $168/mo
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This MINI COOPER Low Miles is ready and waiting for you to take it home today. Want a car with low miles? This MINI COOPER Low Miles has exceptionally low miles with the odometer reading at 68,000. The previous owner was a non-smoker, which is a definite plus. Have no fear the complete SERVICE HISTORY is here. Like all the vehicles that we sell, this one has been through a thorough MULTI-POINT INSPECTION by our skilled technicians to be certain that it is of the highest quality. This car can hold its own with its powerful 1.6L 4 cyl engine. The 1.6L 4 cyl engine gets great gas mileage and performs well on the highway. You will love the feel of the sports tuned suspension as you cruise gracefully through even the toughest of twists and turns. Check out all the power, convenience and safety options that are offered on this baby. You will not find another fully equipped MINI COOPER Low Miles like this at any price! The car is mechanically perfect right down to the last bolt's threading. Looking at this car, and you will have 'love at first site.' Its exterior is impeccable and ready to show off. The condition of the interior will have you believing that you just bought a brand new car. The road has been great to this one and everything is in proper working order. We run a CARFAX report on every car we buy and make that information available to you just for asking. We take great pride in being a CARFAX CERTIFIED dealership. We can assure you that every car has been thoroughly inspected and comes with a CARFAX history report. As with all our cars that we sell, this one has an optional extended warranty available. See a salesman for more information. Finance this COOPER Low Miles with our in-house BUY HERE - PAY HERE program and drive it away today. Bad credit? No credit? No problem! We offer GUARANTEED FINANCING on this and every other car that we sell. Get great financing and low monthly payments on this COOPER Low Miles with approved credit. Call us today at (703) 367-0402 for more information. We believe in saving our customers money. That's why this car has been set below the BLUE BOOK value to help. Come swing by today and check out this great deal, we are only minutes from Buckeystown! Not a single dent or scratch! Runs great and drives like new. Perfect first car!

Midnight Black Metallic 92,004 miles
Used 2012MINI CooperS
Est.Loan: $168/mo
Rockville Audi(7)
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Pepper White Carbon Black leatherette15,646 miles
Used 2012MINI CooperS
Est.Loan: $234/mo
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***6 SPEED MANUAL***ONLY 15,646 MILES***ONE OWNER***Bluetooth and USB/iPod Adapter. Clean CARFAX. CARFAX One-Owner. 2012 MINI Cooper S Pepper White 34/26 Highway/City MPG1 Owner CARFAX CERTIFIED!! # 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!

Chili Red Carbon Black leatherette59,198 miles
Used 2012MINI CooperS
Est.Loan: $196/mo
Passport BMW(4)
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LOW MILES - 59,198! Heated Seats, Turbo Charged Engine, Aluminum Wheels, CD Player, Satellite Radio, DUAL PANE PANORAMIC PWR SUNROOF, 6-SPEED MANUAL GETRAG TRANSMISSION, BLUETOOTH MOBILE PHONE & USB/iPod ADA... COLD WEATHER PKG, ALL-SEASON TIRES.KEY FEATURES INCLUDETurbocharged, Satellite Radio, CD Player, Aluminum WheelsOPTION PACKAGESDUAL PANE PANORAMIC PWR SUNROOF, COLD WEATHER PKG heated front seats, heated pwr folding mirrors w/washer jets (w/522 Xenon headlights 502 Retractable Headlight Washers), BLUETOOTH MOBILE PHONE & USB/iPod ADAPTER, 6-SPEED MANUAL GETRAG TRANSMISSION (STD), ALL-SEASON TIRES. MINI S with Chili Red exterior and Leatherette Carbon Black interior features a 4 Cylinder Engine with 181 HP at 5500 RPM*.WHY BUY FROM USPassport BMW is your full service dealer for new BMW and pre-owned sales, service and parts, and serves Washington DC, Suitland, Waldorf, Alexandria, and all of the VA and MD Washington DC Metro Area. All pricing is inclusive of rebates and incentives and is plus tax, tags, government fees, freight (new cars) and a dealer service fee of $300 (not required by law). See center for details. Experience The Ultimate Driving Machine today! Full Or Scheduled Maintenance MAY Be Available. Check With Center For Details .Horsepower calculations based on trim engine configuration. Please confirm the accuracy of the included equipment by calling us prior to purchase.Using CARFAX vehicle history reports every used vehicle's title can be researched against an extensive database. CARFAX Vehicle History Reports include title information (including salvaged or junked titles) flood damage history total loss accident history odometer readings lemon history number of owners accident indicators (such as airbag deployments) state emissions inspection results service records and vehicle use (taxi rental lease etc.). This high level of consumer protection allows you to choose and purchase any of our quality vehicles with the confidence you deserve. Note CARFAX records may be incomplete and there may also be delays in reporting information. Some vehicles may be subject to manufacturer safety recalls that for various reasons may not be repaired prior to sale. You may also check for open manufacturer recalls for a vehicle from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's recall website https//

Midnight Black Metallic Checkered Carbon Black/Black cloth56,120 miles
Used 2012MINI CooperBase
Est.Loan: $149/mo
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Laser Blue Metallic Checkered Carbon Black/Black cloth49,002 miles
Used 2012MINI CooperBase
Est.Loan: $183/mo
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Velvet Silver Metallic Checkered Carbon Black/Black cloth65,154 miles
Used 2012MINI CooperBase
Est.Loan: $178/mo
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Ice Blue 59,625 miles
Used 2012MINI CooperBase
Est.Loan: $185/mo
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Fresh Trade In, 2012 Mini Cooper with 6 SPEED Manual Transmission and Panoramic Sunroof, Alloy Wheels and Only 59,000 Miles!!

Highclass Gray Metallic Checkered Carbon Black/Black cloth36,536 miles
Used 2012MINI CooperS
Est.Loan: $243/mo
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Chili Red Checkered Carbon Black/Black cloth71,492 miles
Used 2012MINI CooperBase
Est.Loan: $177/mo
British Racing Green II 79,368 miles
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Pepper White Checkered Carbon Black/Black cloth78,329 miles
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Pepper White Checkered Carbon Black/Black cloth70,113 miles
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Thanks to British character and German engineering, the 2012 Mini Cooper is a great pick for a small coupe or convertible.

vehicle overview

It doesn't come around very often, but driving an eco-friendly car and enjoying the experience needn't be mutually exclusive. The 2012 Mini Cooper is a prime example. It offers up an engaging drive and plenty of charm, all the while returning fuel mileage similar to what you'd get from a boring economy car. As such, it's no surprise the modern Mini Cooper has remained so popular since its debut about a decade ago.

Pleasingly, you needn't step up to the sportiest trim levels to get lively performance. Thanks to the Cooper's light weight, even the base model's 121-horsepower inline-4 provides enough of a kick for most folks. Then again, the turbocharged Cooper S's more spirited acceleration doesn't exact much of a fuel penalty either. Should you want the maximum in Mini performance, you could opt for the fired-up John Cooper Works edition, which provides 208 hp while still maintaining a measure of frugality with fuel.

In addition to making it easy to place on a tight, winding road, the Mini Cooper's small size makes it a breeze to park on crowded city streets, enabling it to snag a curbside spot that most every other car would have to pass up. Yet inside, the Cooper is surprisingly spacious for two people. Adding to its cheeky appeal, Mini offers plenty of factory personalization options and dealer-installed accessories to make your Mini "mine."

But despite this Mini's fun-loving nature, it's not without a few faults. The trade-off for the Cooper's nimble handing is a rather firm ride that may strike some as too stiff. And that backseat? It's barely big enough for kids, as its lack of legroom is almost comical. That said, you can always check out the longer-wheelbase Cooper Clubman or four-door Countryman should you need true four-seat capacity.

Still, should you find the compromises in comfort outweighing the fun factor, you may want to check out the similarly small (though not quite as sprightly) Fiat 500. Another intriguing choice this year is the new Hyundai Veloster; this innovative hatchback is roomier and cheaper than the Cooper. For alternative drop tops, there are the 500 convertible, BMW's more refined 1 Series and Volkswagen's comfortable Eos. But overall, none of these cars can quite match the Cooper's unique blend of personality, performance and frugalness. If those are priorities for you, the 2012 Mini Cooper is hard to beat.

trim levels & features

The 2012 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, floor mats, 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, an aerodynamic body kit and cloth upholstery. A limited-slip differential and a firmer suspension can be fitted to both the S and the John Cooper Works.

Major optional features (some of which are grouped in packages) 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. Others include different wheels, parking sensors, cloth or leather upholstery, a navigation system and a multitude of different interior trims and materials. Furthermore, a multitude of dealer-installed features are additionally available.

performance & mpg

The 2012 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.


All 2012 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 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.


No matter which flavor of 2012 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.


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. 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. Cargo space is also restrictive, at a very meager 5.7 cubic feet, but folding the rear seats flat increases that to a very usable 24 cubes.

The convertible features a sunroof function in which you can retract the forward portion of the soft top as opposed to lowering it completely. The convertible's tailgate-style trunk opening has an upper package tray that can be raised to allow larger items to fit in the tiny 6-cubic-foot trunk. Unlike with 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 (as it stacks rather high) and even worse with the top up.

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Features & Specs

2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M)S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)John Cooper Works 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
Transmission6-speed manual6-speed manual6-speed manual
Horsepower121 hp @ 6000 rpm181 hp @ 5500 rpm208 hp @ 6000 rpm


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

    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover10.1%

Top Consumer Reviews

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Rocket on wheels
I'm always shocked at how exciting this ride is everytime my foot touches the accelerator. It's the grown-up's go-kart, on steroids. Mario can eat my dust! How did they put such a large herd of horses under that tiny hood? This car literally growls and thunders when I hit the starter. And what's even more shocking is the fuel economy. Still get low 30's even with my happy feet dancing on that gas pedal. And the bucket seats are perfection - I heard BMW has a PhD designing their seats. It has to be perfect in order to keep you in it!
New Mini Owner 2012
I just purchased a 2012 mini hardtop bayswater package. love the vehicles looks in and out, quite roomy for a little car, the back seat is a joke. think of this as a 2 seater, we keep the seat folded and just use the back for transporting goods for the store or the dogs.
2012 Base Mini, Manual Trans, Lemon
I traded in my trouble plagued 2002 Mini, for what I thought was a major upgrade. I purchased my 2012 Base Model Mini with manual transmission last Aug. with 31,000 miles. While driving down to my favorite eatery, shifting from 1st to 2nd shifter know came off in my hand. I managed to replace it and continued on. A couple of days later a aprox. 32,000 miles I began to notice a clatter from the engine at first start up in the morning, during the next few weeks it became progressively worse. I took it to the local Mini dealer and was informed the clatter was the clutch failing. Being a mechanic for 40 plus years I called BS, told them to keep the car for a cold start test the next day. Low and behold it was determined the timing chain was at fault, these engines apparently have chain tensioners prone to failure. The timing chain was replaced along with tensioners and gears. The dealer Seattle Mini stuck by their story that my clutch was failing and would be 2400.00 to replace, but offered me an extended warranty that would cover the clutch for 1895.00. What a way to cover the cost of the warranty work. About 2 weeks after having the work down, the engine began to misfire badly, had it towed to the dealer, they replaced the coil packs for the ignition, and spark plugs and wires. So here we are today, 41,102 miles, the engine is beginning to clatter again from the exact same location. Under warranty to 50,000 miles. Soon as it gets worse to justify the warranty work and before 50,000 miles back in again for another timing chain, followed by a quick trade in for another car, not MINI. Oh and did I mention that Seattle Mini tried the whole your clutch is failing routine on me a 2nd time with offer of the extended warranty when I took it in for the Misfire problem I mentioned earlier. By the way the clutch still works perfect, however the manual transmission has always been clunky when shifting, the transition from 1st to 2nd requires a firm pull, it also has no reverse lock out, on 2 separate occasions I have been at a light and forgot to downshift into first, while quickly doing so as to not block traffic, it went into reverse. Luckily caught it before I hit someone behind me. Been driving manual for years.
Used 2012 MINI Cooper Hatchback Overview

The Used 2012 MINI Cooper Hatchback is offered in the following styles: 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M), S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M), and John Cooper Works 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M).

What's a good price on a Used 2012 MINI Cooper Hatchback?

Save up to $272 on one of 15 Used 2012 MINI Cooper Hatchback for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $7,988 as of 07/16/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 3.9 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2012 MINI Cooper Hatchback trim styles:

  • The Used 2012 MINI Cooper Hatchback Base is priced between $7,988 and $10,413 with odometer readings between 0 and 110800 miles.
  • The Used 2012 MINI Cooper Hatchback S is priced between $8,981 and $12,500 with odometer readings between 15646 and 92004 miles.
  • The Used 2012 MINI Cooper Hatchback John Cooper Works is priced between $11,400 and $11,400 with odometer readings between 109469 and 109469 miles.

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