2020 MINI Hardtop 4 Door

What’s new

  • New seven-speed automatic transmission is standard
  • Every version has forward collision warning and automatic braking
  • LED headlights and foglights now included in Signature trim
  • Part of the third Hardtop generation introduced in 2014

Pros & Cons

  • Four-door layout provides more functionality and rear-seat space
  • Nimble handling helps keep the Mini glued to the road
  • Lots of available add-ons mean a high degree of personalization
  • Interior looks classy and upscale
  • Ride can be stiff and jittery, especially with larger tires
  • More expensive than most rivals
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2020 MINI Hardtop 4 Door Review

Aside from the lack of a high-performance John Cooper Works trim level, the four-door Mini Hardtop is exactly what you'd expect it to be. It's a Mini that's a bit larger than the standard model, with a rear seat that can easily fit your kids or squeeze in a couple of adults. Passenger space and cargo space are improved, but you still get all the same fun and throwback styling you expect from Mini.

It's not all a winning formula for the Hardtop 4 Door, though. The two-door model has a limited list of rivals, but the 4 Door goes up against tough competition. The larger Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra GT, Mazda 3 and Volkswagen GTI all offer much more practicality for the price. The Mini Cooper 4 Door is downright expensive for its class, especially in top trim levels. And while the four-door Mini is a bit more comfortable on the highway than its two-door counterpart, it's still rough over broken roads, especially with larger optional wheels.

Despite those drawbacks, the Cooper 4 Door is a likable car. It's fun to drive and good to look at, and it has an upscale interior. In a competitive class of small, peppy hatchbacks, it's a strong pick.

Which Hardtop 4 Door does Edmunds recommend?

The Mini Cooper's standard 1.5-liter engine is efficient but relatively peppy, and that's the engine we'd go with. Separate from the engine, you get your choice of trim level, and we recommend the midlevel Signature. It comes standard with extras such as heated seats, a panoramic sunroof, and dual-zone automatic climate control.

MINI Hardtop 4 Door models

The 2020 Mini Cooper Hardtop 4 Door is available with two engines and in three trim levels. The Cooper is powered by a 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine (134 horsepower, 162 lb-ft of torque), and the Cooper S has a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (189 hp, 207 lb-ft).

Both engines drive the front wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. After selecting the powertrain, you can decide on one of the trims: Classic, Signature or Iconic.

Cooper Classic models come standard with automatic headlights, heated mirrors, rear parking sensors, simulated leather upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, adaptive cruise control, a rearview camera, Bluetooth and a 6.5-inch central display. For 2020, Mini's Active Driving Assistant suite of safety features is also standard, and it adds forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking. The Cooper S Classic is similarly equipped but has driver-selectable driving modes, performance summer tires, sport seats and a sport steering wheel.

Cooper Signature models bring unique wheels, LED headlights, keyless entry, a panoramic sunroof, automatic climate control and heated front seats. The Signature's Premium package adds power-folding mirrors, satellite radio and a Harman Kardon sound system.

Both the Cooper and the Cooper S Iconic get most of the Premium package items as standard, along with leather upholstery, a larger 8.8-inch display, a navigation system, Apple CarPlay compatibility (no Android Auto), and a head-up display. You also get access to the full range of wheel designs, interior materials and patterns, and exterior trim and materials.


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    5 out of 5 stars, Super Fun AND Practical
    Karen Shaw,
    Cooper S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)

    LOVE THIS CAR! The more I drive it, the more I love it!!! It’s a blast to drive, hugs the road, and has some good heft to it, so you don’t feel like you’re in a tin box. You get a lot of bang for your buck with this little gem. A lot of attention to detail was put into this vehicle. Lots of fun little surprises. The ONLY thing I wish it had more of was storage space....the center console is very small. But that’s just a personal thing for me.

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    Features & Specs

    Cooper 4dr Hatchback features & specs
    Cooper 4dr Hatchback
    1.5L 3cyl Turbo 7AM
    MSRP$24,400
    MPG 28 city / 36 hwy
    SeatingSeats 5
    Transmission7-speed automated manual
    Horsepower134 hp @ 4400 rpm
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    Cooper S 4dr Hatchback features & specs
    Cooper S 4dr Hatchback
    2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM
    MSRP$28,400
    MPG 26 city / 35 hwy
    SeatingSeats 5
    Transmission7-speed automated manual
    Horsepower189 hp @ 5000 rpm
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    Safety

    Our experts’ favorite Hardtop 4 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.
    Adaptive Cruise Control
    Maintains a set distance between the Hardtop and the vehicle in front while the cruise control system is active.

    Mini Hardtop 4 Door vs. the competition

    Mini Hardtop 4 Door vs. Volkswagen Golf

    The Volkswagen Golf isn't the world-beating hatchback it once was, but it's still desirable. Thanks to its boxy design and well-packaged interior, the Golf is a class leader when it comes to cargo space, and the interior feels relatively upscale for the money. Unfortunately, the Golf is lacking some of the high-tech features you can get from most competitors. It's also limited to a single trim level, making it far less customizable than the Mini.

    Compare Mini Hardtop 4 Door & Volkswagen Golf features

    Mini Hardtop 4 Door vs. Hyundai Veloster

    From just about every angle, the Hyundai Veloster is one of the top-performing vehicles in its class. It has great value and impressive performance, and its strange three-door design is surprisingly practical. To top it all off, it's available in a variety of trim levels that let you decide just how hardcore you want your Veloster to be. Our favorite: the midlevel Turbo R-Spec.

    Compare Mini Hardtop 4 Door & Hyundai Veloster features

    Mini Hardtop 4 Door vs. Mazda 3

    The Mazda 3 is one of our favorite compact hatchbacks. It offers an upscale interior, a sleek exterior and plenty of practicality for your money. It might not have as much cubic cargo space as some rivals, but the Mazda 3 has a well laid-out interior with lots of high-quality materials lining the cabin.

    Compare Mini Hardtop 4 Door & Mazda 3 features

    FAQ

    Is the MINI Hardtop 4 Door a good car?
    The Edmunds experts tested the 2020 Hardtop 4 Door both on the road and at the track. You probably care about MINI Hardtop 4 Door fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Hardtop 4 Door gets an EPA-estimated 30 mpg to 31 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Hardtop 4 Door has 13.1 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 4 Door. Learn more
    What's new in the 2020 MINI Hardtop 4 Door?

    According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2020 MINI Hardtop 4 Door:

    • New seven-speed automatic transmission is standard
    • Every version has forward collision warning and automatic braking
    • LED headlights and foglights now included in Signature trim
    • Part of the third Hardtop generation introduced in 2014
    Learn more
    Is the MINI Hardtop 4 Door reliable?
    To determine whether the MINI Hardtop 4 Door is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Hardtop 4 Door. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Hardtop 4 Door's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more
    Is the 2020 MINI Hardtop 4 Door a good car?
    There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2020 MINI Hardtop 4 Door is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2020 Hardtop 4 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 2020 MINI Hardtop 4 Door?

    The least-expensive 2020 MINI Hardtop 4 Door is the 2020 MINI Hardtop 4 Door Cooper 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 7AM). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $24,400.

    Other versions include:

    • Cooper 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 7AM) which starts at $24,400
    • Cooper S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) which starts at $28,400
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    What are the different models of MINI Hardtop 4 Door?
    If you're interested in the MINI Hardtop 4 Door, the next question is, which Hardtop 4 Door model is right for you? Hardtop 4 Door variants include Cooper 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 7AM), and Cooper S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM). For a full list of Hardtop 4 Door models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

    More about the 2020 MINI Hardtop 4 Door

    2020 MINI Hardtop 4 Door Overview

    The 2020 MINI Hardtop 4 Door is offered in the following submodels: Hardtop 4 Door Hatchback. Available styles include Cooper 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 7AM), and Cooper S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM).

    What do people think of the 2020 MINI Hardtop 4 Door?

    Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2020 MINI Hardtop 4 Door and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2020 Hardtop 4 Door 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. 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 2020 Hardtop 4 Door.

    Edmunds Expert Reviews

    Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2020 MINI Hardtop 4 Door and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2020 Hardtop 4 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 2020 MINI Hardtop 4 Door?

    2020 MINI Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)

    The 2020 MINI Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $44,000. The average price paid for a new 2020 MINI Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) is trending $2,721 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $2,721 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $41,279.

    The average savings for the 2020 MINI Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) is 6.2% below the MSRP.

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    We are showing 16 2020 MINI Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

    2020 MINI Hardtop 4 Door Cooper 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 7AM)

    The 2020 MINI Hardtop 4 Door Cooper 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 7AM) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $37,000. The average price paid for a new 2020 MINI Hardtop 4 Door Cooper 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 7AM) is trending $2,133 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $2,133 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $34,867.

    The average savings for the 2020 MINI Hardtop 4 Door Cooper 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 7AM) is 5.8% below the MSRP.

    Available Inventory:

    We are showing 22 2020 MINI Hardtop 4 Door Cooper 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 7AM) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

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    Should I lease or buy a 2020 MINI Hardtop 4 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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