2021 MINI Hardtop 2 Door

MSRP range: $22,400 - $44,900
MSRP$18,850
Edmunds suggests you pay$17,621

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2021 Mini Hardtop 2 Door Review

  • All engines blend quickness and fuel efficiency
  • Nimble handling helps keep the Hardtop glued to the road
  • Many available add-ons allow a high degree of personalization
  • Upscale interior
  • Ride can be stiff and choppy, especially with larger wheels
  • Gas-powered Hardtop is pricier than most rivals
  • New limited-production GP trim with 301 horsepower
  • Manual transmission option is back after a one-year hiatus
  • Expanded availability of Oxford Edition trim level
  • Part of the third Hardtop generation introduced for 2014

It's been almost two decades since Mini returned to the U.S. market with its distinctive Cooper. The 2021 Mini Hardtop 2 Door, as the model is now known, is bigger and available in many more versions. Yet at its core it's meant to offer nimble fun and distinct style at a reasonable price.

For 2021, Mini has introduced the most powerful Hardtop yet: the John Cooper Works GP. This limited-production model comes with a turbocharged engine that produces 301 horsepower (73 hp more than the standard JCW) and 331 lb-ft of torque. In our testing, the JCW GP ripped from 0 to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds, which is impressively quick for a front-wheel-drive small car. 

Not satisfied with just increasing power output, Mini upgraded almost every other component to improve overall performance. That includes adding a lower sport-tuned suspension, extra chassis reinforcements, more powerful brakes, and an engine oiling system to counteract sustained high-g cornering.

On the outside, a large rear wing distinguishes the GP from other Minis, and its lightweight 18-inch wheels are tucked into some rather bizarre-looking wheel arches. Inside, the John Cooper Works GP changes the Mini formula by eliminating the rear seats. That's right, the GP is a two-seater with a sturdy-looking cross brace where rear passengers typically sit.

It all sounds great, though the actual driving experience is somewhat disappointing. Check out our video on how the JCW GP compares to the Honda Civic Type R. The more humble Hardtop 2 Door models stay closer to the Mini script and are better for it. Some competing hatchbacks are more practical or more affordable — or both. But nothing can top the Hardtop 2 Door for providing retro fun with modern conveniences.

What's it like to live with?

We spent a full year with a Mini Cooper Hardtop 2 Door, shortly after the third-generation made its public debut. Over the course of 22,000 miles, we found plenty to like. There have been some changes since we tested that 2014 model, but the 2021 2 Door is still of the same generation and many of our observations still apply. Click here to read more about our time with the Mini Cooper.

Which Hardtop 2 Door does Edmunds recommend?

Step up to the Cooper S. This trim adds the punchy turbocharged 2.0-liter engine and upgraded sport seats. We would choose the midlevel Signature trim, not for the excessive panoramic sunroof but for its helpful automatic emergency braking and LED lighting.

MINI Hardtop 2 Door models

The Mini Hardtop 2 Door comes in five main trim levels. The gas-powered Minis include the Cooper, Cooper S, John Cooper Works (JCW) and John Cooper Works GP. Mini also offers the all-electric Cooper SE. From there, you can pick subtrims such as Classic, Oxford Edition, Signature and Iconic. You can consider them packages that essentially add features.

Cooper Hardtop 2 Door
Kicks things off with:

  • Turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine (134 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque)
  • Six-speed manual transmission or optional seven-speed automatic
  • 15-inch alloy wheels
  • Heated sideview mirrors
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Simulated leather seats
  • 6.5-inch touchscreen
  • Forward collision mitigation (warns you of an impending collision and applies the brakes in certain scenarios)

Cooper S Hardtop 2 Door
Higher performance from:

  • Turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (189 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque)
  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • Additional driving modes
  • Sport seats

John Cooper Works
Amps up the aggression with sporty accessories such as:

  • More powerful 2.0-liter engine (228 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque)
  • LED headlights
  • Sport suspension
  • 17-inch wheels
  • Upgraded sport seats

John Cooper Works GP
A hardcore, dedicated sports model for track use that includes:

  • High-output 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (301 hp and 331 lb-ft of torque)
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • GP-specific suspension tuning
  • 18-inch wheels
  • Larger brakes
  • Digital instrument cluster
  • No rear seats
  • Large rear wing

Cooper SE
An all-electric model focused on efficiency. It has:

  • 181-hp electric motor
  • 110 miles of range

From here, you can add more features through packages and stand-alone options. The exact packaged features differ slightly depending on which main trim you pick, but broadly these packages include:

Oxford Edition
A budget-friendly package available on the Hardtop 2 Door base Classic trim that adds:

  • 17-inch wheels
  • Heated seats
  • Panoramic sunroof

Signature

  • LED headlights
  • Heated front seats
  • Keyless ignition and entry

Iconic
Includes the above, plus:

  • Premium leather upholstery
  • 8.8-inch touchscreen with navigation
  • Head-up display
  • Apple CarPlay smartphone integration
  • Premium package
    • Auto-dimming mirrors
    • Harman Kardon sound system
    • Satellite radio

Some of the packaged features are also available as stand-alone options. A Driver Assistance package (adaptive cruise control, parking sensors and automated parking system) is available with all three subtrims. Mini also offers a range of ways to customize your Hardtop with special wheel designs, unique exterior and interior trim, and special hood or roof graphics.

Consumer reviews

There are no consumer reviews for the 2021 MINI Hardtop 2 Door.

2021 MINI Hardtop 2 Door video

[MUSIC PLAYING] ALISTAIR WEAVER: The Honda Civic Type R has long been Edmunds's favorite hot hatch, but now its crown is under threat from the limited edition 2021 Mini John Cooper Works GP, the most powerful, most extreme, and the most expensive production Mini ever. I'm Alistair Weaver, and we're here at the Edmunds Test Track with two of the hottest hatchbacks ever produced. Both are either new or updated, both are over 300 horsepower, both are front wheel drive, and both are uncompromising in their pursuit of performance. We're going to put them through the full Edmunds testing procedure, and then we're going to drive them on the track and declare a winner. But before all of that, be sure to subscribe to the Edmunds channel, and check out the link below for a companion piece on Edmunds.com that reveals all the testing data. Let's get on with it. To be honest, I've always had a bit of a soft spot for Minis. It was my mom's first car, and legend has it that if she hadn't broken down in it and asked my dad for help, then I wouldn't have been here. And I'm sure we can all agree what a tragedy that would have been. That first, classic Mini really was a work of genius, a genuinely pioneering family car with trick suspension that just happened to be good on the track and rally stage. The Mini Cooper S that won the Monte Carlo rally still looked like my mom's shopping machine. It had a kind of utilitarian chic. Unlike this car. It's like Mini's designers took one look at the Honda Civic Type R and said, hold my beer. Now, whether you like it or not is purely subjective, and I certainly enjoy its sense of theater. But what does irritate me is how much of it is fake. Now, Carlos Lago has his pen. My old skiing buddy, Matt Watson at Carlyle has his Stick of Truth, and I have my Chopstick of Shame. So ready for this, Charlie? Stay with me. Engine air intake? No such thing. Engine power bulge? Also fake. Front grille? Well, some of it's real. Some of it's not. We can forgive that, I think. These kind of wheel arch extensions designed to widen the track of the car give you, in theory, a bit more poise and stability. This is using carbon-reinforced plastic, the sort of thing that you find on the BMW I3 and I8. And apparently, they channel down the side of the car. But if you follow me, you'll see at the back here that these vents don't really go anywhere. But what it actually does is collect gravel-- strange. You also get that natty little gas cap. And then, if you can follow me to the rear, please, sir, there's a diffuser down here. If you crawl underneath, you'll discover it isn't really a diffuser at all. You get some fantastic looking exhaust pipes. Now, the piece de resistance is this split-wing, complete with little gurney flaps. Now, you might be thinking this is a moment of aerodynamic genius, but what it's actually for is to make sure that you don't decapitate the aerial every time you open the truck. Watch this. [LAUGHS] The other thing I should point out, if you look inside, in order to save weight, Mini has junked the rear seats-- you can't even have them fitted as an option-- and gone to is the luggage shelf. What you do get is this sort of red bar, which, at first glance, looks like a strut brace designed to improve the integrity of the body shell. But according to Mini, it's actually there to stop your shopping whacking you in the back if you brake suddenly. It's quite a collection. It's not exactly minimalism. In fact, in my eyes, it's not exactly Mini. It's hard to argue that under BMW's stewardship, Mini is getting further and further away from that original purist ethos. But at least it's not just a styling exercise. There is meat on those bones, which is just as well given it costs $45,000, or around $8,000 more than the Civic Type R. You get 301 horsepower. That's 73 more than the standard John Cooper Works. There's reinforced crankshaft. There's new pistons, a new turbo, a new oil sump, even a new engine mount. But the one thing you don't get is a manual gearbox. Apparently, BMW doesn't have a manual box for a transverse engine capable of handling the GT's 331 pounds-feet of torque. Instead, you have an eight-speed auto with flappy paddles-- more of which later. Like every car we test, we've put it through the full gamut of the Edmunds experience-- so 1/4-mile speeds, braking, and even lateral acceleration, or G-Force to you and I. And now, by the magic of socially distanced cellular technology, I'm being texted the results. So text me, please, Mr. Editor. [DIGITAL EFFECTS] And here we go. Honda Civic Type R, 0 to 60, 5.7 seconds. Mini GP, 5.1, helped by that automatic gearbox and slightly lazy clutch action in the Honda. 1/4 of a mile, 13.8 at 103.6 miles an hour for the Honda, 13.2 for the Mini at 108.5 miles an hour. So braking, that's how fast it stops, from 60 to 0, 107 feet for the Honda, 105 feet for the Mini. So about that much shorter. Now onto the skid pad for a measure of lateral acceleration G-Force. Honda Civic Type R, 1.03g, which is a really good result. Anything over 1g, particularly for a front-drive hatch, is super impressive. Mini GP? Drum roll, please. [DRUM ROLL] 0.99g. So the Honda has more lateral grip. Enough of the stats. Let's hit the circuit. You've probably noticed by now that here we're focusing mainly on the Mini. If you want the full tech lowdown on the Type R, watch Carlos Lagos's superb film on our channel. Now we'll hit the track. So as I warm my car up, let's reacquaint ourselves with the benchmark. It's amazing how immediately at home you feel in the Civic Type R. These seats are fantastic, way better than they are in the Mini. And this driving position really is first-rate. I like the Alcantara wheel they've got on this, the recently updated type R, and it's got this slightly thicker, heavier gear know. Now, I remember a development engineer once telling me that you could tell how sporty a car was by the distance between the gear stick and the steering wheel. And in this car, it's-- well, it's barely a hand span of my slightly puny hand. So it's nice, on a modern car, to be able to feel the cogs mesh in the way that you can in the Honda. Doesn't sound amazing, but what this car's always done well is to put its power down. There's over 300 horsepower. Through front-wheel drives, it's normally a recipe for problems. But actually, you can start to feed out of these corners at 90 degree right and feel the turbo kicking and provide that torque, and away you go. 7,000, hitting the rev limiter, hard on the brakes. Lift off, turn it in a little bit. Held the nose. You can start to feel the rear end rotate. This is a car that you can steer on the throttle, but without it ever feeling alarming. I'm going to go into R-plus mode, which, on the road, it makes it way, way too harsh. But it's actually been designed for circuit use or tracks like this. So this is now their Civic Type R in full attack. You never forget you're in a front-wheel drive car, but there's a lot of fluency. Yes, you can place the car really well on the circuit. And I love this rest matching as well. In some ways, it's kind of lazy not to have to heel and toe, but it does make life easy a little bit to say that you're hitting the rev limiter. Fourth gear, a little lift through here, and hard on the brakes. Down to third, moved a little bit on the braking. That's OK. Turn it in. Hard on the throttle, and the car actually helps you to pull it out of the corner. It's really easy to drive, but it's still entertaining, and it's far from intimidating. And that little bump in that corner, you can feel how aggressive the damping is in this mode. But that's always going to be in the Honda's favor. Because it's got electronic dumping on the road, you can switch it down to Comfort or even Sport and have a ride quality which is compliant enough to be tolerable. Of course, the other thing in the Honda's favor is this is still a proper five-seater family car with a good-sized trunk and plenty of space for genuine adults behind me. This really is a car that you can sell to the family as a everyday tool. Right, come on, Mini. Inside, it'll instantly feel familiar to pretty much any other Mini driver. You do get, though, these fairly funky digital displays and some 3D-printed flappy paddles here on the steering wheel that actually move with the rack. You also get more 3D printing here on the dashboard, including your car's unique build number. Apart from that, though, pretty much business as usual, including the excellent Mini driving position. On the electronics, you have a unique Mini GT Stability Control Mode. If I activate it here, it gives me this little message on the dash that says "Sporty Driving Experience due to Later Intervention of Suspension Control Systems." Which is odd, because it does absolutely nothing to the suspension. Anyway, let's go. [EXHAUST REVVING] To be honest, our handling circuit at the Edmunds Test Track could have been tailor-made for this Mini. It's more like a tarmac rally stage than a traditional racing circuit. So if it's going to feel good anywhere, it should feel good here. To create this car, Mini's engineers have given the standard John Cooper Works a thorough going-over. It now sits 10 millimeters-- that's about 1/3 of an inch-- lower to the ground, and they've upgraded the springs, the dampers, and the stabilizer bars. Now, unlike the Honda, there is no electronic damping. So it only really has one mode, and that's, well, angry. So it's kind of like my ex. So at the moment, we're in stability GP mode. Let's see what she can do. Now, that ride quality on the road at times, if I'm honest, can feel slightly brutal. It never really settles. And I was driving down the highway, talking to a friend on the phone, and I had to actually apologize, because he could hear this kind of fluttering in my voice. And when you hit expansion joints, then there a real hard kick in your spine. But this circuit here is a lot smoother, so that's diminished. But it's still very, very firm. And the other thing about it is you have this constant presence of torque steer, the challenge that the front tires have of actually deploying all that power. The way the Honda puts its power down is a lot more efficient. You're always conscious it is front-wheel drive, but it works with you. In the Mini, you feel that the mechanical diff is always doing battle. And you can feel that sort of kicking back through the steering. And I don't want a sports car that's easy to drive. I don't-- I want to feel like there's a challenge. I want to feel like it rewards me when I do things well. But this car, it feels like it's not so much working with you as hampering progress. Ultimately, somehow, as well, in this pursuit of ultimate performance, Mini's deprived this car of the kind of ultimate agility for which it's renowned. I can't help think that a standard Cooper S would feel a lot more agile, a lot more willing to play than this GP does. I'm going to try, now, actually, just turning all the systems off. Dynamic stability control is now completely off. Let's see what difference this makes. So turn it in, be patient. [SCOFFS] I keep knocking the gearstick with my knee. Coming out of this second gear corner, I feel that I'm constantly fighting that front end. Turn it in. You have to be pretty aggressive to kill that initial understeer, and again. And then you see the car. As soon as I come back onto the power, the car is wanting to push me effectively to the outside of the circuit. And particularly on a circuit as tight and twisty as this, when you really do want to use the full extremity of the tarmac, it doesn't inspire confidence in the way that the Honda does. Also, you don't have a manual gearbox, which as fine. My god, but nor is it a double clutch transmission. It's actually a standard auto, which means it's not as quick to change. Sometimes, particularly on the downshifts, you shift, and then you kind of wait for it to happen. You get this initial push, and that will fire it out I feel like I'm working that much harder, and not, necessarily, in a good way. And I'm sorry if this is sounding really negative, because on paper, it's got so much going for it. But it's just not working for me. And earlier, I actually threw the keys to a couple of other members of the Edmunds test team for their opinion, and we all kind of came up with the same feeling. I find it, actually, quite frustrating, because as I said at the beginning, I've always liked Minis, and I really, really wanted to like this GP. But it just feels like they're trying to push their recipe a bit too far. You sometimes get into cars that are driven more by a kind of marketing demand to create some buzz and create some excitement in the media than a bunch of engineering know-how. And this car feels like that. It's somehow less than the sum of its parts. It just feels like they're stretching themselves a little bit too far. [MUSIC PLAYING] And so to the conclusion. And to be honest, I'm finding it difficult to be so hard on the Mini, because I really, really wanted to like the GP. I love mad cars, and this is certainly one of those. But we're here to be objective. And I reckon you buy that car because you must have the fastest, most expensive, arguably one of the most exclusive Minis ever built. But you don't buy it because it's a great car, because frankly, it isn't. If you really care about cars and excellence like I do-- and so does everybody else at Edmunds-- then the only choice is the Honda Civic Type R. The best just got that little bit better. To be honest, it wasn't even close.

Honda Civic Type R vs MINI John Cooper Works GP: 0-60, Price, Specs, Interior & More

In this comparison, Alistair Weaver pits the two hottest hatchbacks you can get against each other: the Mini John Cooper Works GP and the Honda Civic Type R.

Features & Specs

Base MSRP
$22,400
MPG & Fuel
26 City / 37 Hwy / 30 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 11.6 gal. capacity
Seating
4 seats
Drivetrain
Type: front wheel drive
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Engine
Inline 3 cylinder
Horsepower: 134 hp @ 4400 rpm
Torque: 162 lb-ft @ 1250 rpm
Basic Warranty
4 yr./ 50000 mi.
Dimensions
Length: 151.1 in. / Height: 55.7 in. / Width: 68.0 in.
Curb Weight: 2707 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 8.7 cu.ft.
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Hardtop 2 Door safety features:

Parking Assistant
Finds an available parallel parking spot and guides the Hardtop into the space with minimal driver input.
Front and Rear Park Distance Control
Sounds an alert as the Hardtop approaches an object in front of or behind the vehicle.
Active Cruise Control
Maintains a set distance between the Hardtop and the vehicle ahead while the cruise control system is active.

IIHS Rating

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.

Side Impact Test
Good
Roof Strength Test
Good
Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
Good
IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
Moderate Overlap Front Test
Good


Mini Hardtop 2 Door vs. the competition

2021 Mini Hardtop 2 Door

2021 Mini Hardtop 2 Door

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Mini Hardtop 2 Door vs. Volkswagen Golf GTI

The Golf GTI is a more performance-focused hatchback. Like the Mini, it has a refined interior and comfortable ride quality. They differ in that the Golf GTI only comes with four doors. The GTI is comparable to the John Cooper Works. We also expect VW to introduce a redesigned GTI for the 2021 model year. Read Edmunds' long-term road test of the Volkswagen Golf GTI.

Compare Mini Hardtop 2 Door & Volkswagen Golf GTI features 

Mini Hardtop 2 Door vs. Hyundai Veloster

The Veloster's clever three-door layout provides greater access than your typical coupe, and it offers lively handling at an attractive price. The base engine lacks excitement, and the interior is less refined and premium than the Mini's. Still, there's a lot to like about the distinctive Veloster, especially in the top-performing N trim level.

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Mini Hardtop 2 Door vs. Mini Hardtop 4 Door

The two-door style doesn't work for everybody. If you need more space, give the larger Hardtop 4 Door a look. In it, you'll find the same engine, transmission and available features that you would in the Hardtop 2 Door. There's also more passenger space and more cargo space.

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FAQ

Is the MINI Hardtop 2 Door a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2021 Hardtop 2 Door both on the road and at the track. You probably care about MINI Hardtop 2 Door fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Hardtop 2 Door gets an EPA-estimated 26 mpg to 30 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that carrying capacity for the Hardtop 2 Door ranges from 33.4 to 8.7 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a MINI Hardtop 2 Door. Learn more

What's new in the 2021 MINI Hardtop 2 Door?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2021 MINI Hardtop 2 Door:

  • New limited-production GP trim with 301 horsepower
  • Manual transmission option is back after a one-year hiatus
  • Expanded availability of Oxford Edition trim level
  • Part of the third Hardtop generation introduced for 2014
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Is the MINI Hardtop 2 Door reliable?

To determine whether the MINI Hardtop 2 Door is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Hardtop 2 Door. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Hardtop 2 Door's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2021 MINI Hardtop 2 Door a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2021 MINI Hardtop 2 Door is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2021 Hardtop 2 Door is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2021 MINI Hardtop 2 Door?

The least-expensive 2021 MINI Hardtop 2 Door is the 2021 MINI Hardtop 2 Door Cooper 2dr Hatchback (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 6M). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $22,400.

Other versions include:

  • Cooper S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) which starts at $26,400
  • Cooper SE 2dr Hatchback (electric DD) which starts at $29,900
  • Cooper 2dr Hatchback (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 6M) which starts at $22,400
  • John Cooper Works GP 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $44,900
  • Cooper Oxford 2dr Hatchback (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 6M) which starts at $22,400
  • John Cooper Works 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) which starts at $32,400
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What are the different models of MINI Hardtop 2 Door?

If you're interested in the MINI Hardtop 2 Door, the next question is, which Hardtop 2 Door model is right for you? Hardtop 2 Door variants include Cooper S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), Cooper SE 2dr Hatchback (electric DD), Cooper 2dr Hatchback (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 6M), and John Cooper Works GP 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A). For a full list of Hardtop 2 Door models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2021 MINI Hardtop 2 Door

2021 MINI Hardtop 2 Door Overview

The 2021 MINI Hardtop 2 Door is offered in the following submodels: Hardtop 2 Door Hatchback, Hardtop 2 Door John Cooper Works, Hardtop 2 Door John Cooper Works GP, Hardtop 2 Door Electric. Available styles include Cooper S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), Cooper SE 2dr Hatchback (electric DD), Cooper 2dr Hatchback (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 6M), John Cooper Works GP 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), Cooper Oxford 2dr Hatchback (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 6M), and John Cooper Works 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M).

What do people think of the 2021 MINI Hardtop 2 Door?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2021 MINI Hardtop 2 Door and all its trim types. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2021 Hardtop 2 Door.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2021 MINI Hardtop 2 Door and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2021 Hardtop 2 Door featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2021 MINI Hardtop 2 Door?

2021 MINI Hardtop 2 Door Cooper Oxford 2dr Hatchback (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 6M)

The 2021 MINI Hardtop 2 Door Cooper Oxford 2dr Hatchback (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $18,850. The average price paid for a new 2021 MINI Hardtop 2 Door Cooper Oxford 2dr Hatchback (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 6M) is trending $1,229 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,229 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $17,621.

The average savings for the 2021 MINI Hardtop 2 Door Cooper Oxford 2dr Hatchback (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 6M) is 6.5% below the MSRP.

2021 MINI Hardtop 2 Door Cooper 2dr Hatchback (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 6M)

The 2021 MINI Hardtop 2 Door Cooper 2dr Hatchback (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $27,250. The average price paid for a new 2021 MINI Hardtop 2 Door Cooper 2dr Hatchback (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 6M) is trending $2,488 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,488 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $24,762.

The average savings for the 2021 MINI Hardtop 2 Door Cooper 2dr Hatchback (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 6M) is 9.1% below the MSRP.

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2021 MINI Hardtop 2 Door Cooper SE 2dr Hatchback (electric DD)

The 2021 MINI Hardtop 2 Door Cooper SE 2dr Hatchback (electric DD) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $30,750. The average price paid for a new 2021 MINI Hardtop 2 Door Cooper SE 2dr Hatchback (electric DD) is trending $1,394 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,394 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $29,356.

The average savings for the 2021 MINI Hardtop 2 Door Cooper SE 2dr Hatchback (electric DD) is 4.5% below the MSRP.

2021 MINI Hardtop 2 Door Cooper S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)

The 2021 MINI Hardtop 2 Door Cooper S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $33,650. The average price paid for a new 2021 MINI Hardtop 2 Door Cooper S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) is trending $3,581 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,581 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $30,069.

The average savings for the 2021 MINI Hardtop 2 Door Cooper S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) is 10.6% below the MSRP.

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We are showing 1 2021 MINI Hardtop 2 Door Cooper S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2021 MINI Hardtop 2 Door John Cooper Works 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)

The 2021 MINI Hardtop 2 Door John Cooper Works 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $40,750. The average price paid for a new 2021 MINI Hardtop 2 Door John Cooper Works 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) is trending $3,725 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,725 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $37,025.

The average savings for the 2021 MINI Hardtop 2 Door John Cooper Works 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) is 9.1% below the MSRP.

2021 MINI Hardtop 2 Door John Cooper Works GP 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

The 2021 MINI Hardtop 2 Door John Cooper Works GP 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $45,750. The average price paid for a new 2021 MINI Hardtop 2 Door John Cooper Works GP 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $2,591 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,591 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $43,159.

The average savings for the 2021 MINI Hardtop 2 Door John Cooper Works GP 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is 5.7% below the MSRP.

Which 2021 MINI Hardtop 2 Doors 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) 2021 MINI Hardtop 2 Door for sale near. There are currently 2 new 2021 Hardtop 2 Doors listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as $25,500 and mileage as low as 3 miles. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a car from our massive database to find cheap vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a used vehicle you're interested in, check the AutoCheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the 2021 MINI Hardtop 2 Door.

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Should I lease or buy a 2021 MINI Hardtop 2 Door?

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.

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