2021 MINI Hardtop 4 Door

MSRP range: $23,400 - $27,400
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MSRP$28,500
Edmunds suggests you pay$26,995

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2021 Mini Hardtop 4 Door Review

  • Four-door layout provides functionality and rear seat space
  • Nimble handling helps keep the Mini glued to the road
  • Lots of available add-ons allow for personalization
  • Interior looks classy and upscale
  • Ride can be stiff and jittery, especially with larger tires
  • More expensive than most rivals
  • Expanded availability of Oxford Edition trim level
  • Manual transmission option is back after a year hiatus
  • New driver digital instrument cluster is available on certain trims
  • Part of the third Hardtop generation introduced in 2014

The four-door Mini Hardtop is a slightly longer Mini than the standard model, with a rear seat that can easily fit your kids or squeeze in a couple of adults. There's more room for rear passengers and cargo, plus you still get all the same fun driving qualities and retro-inspired styling you'd expect from the Mini brand.

But the Mini Hardtop 4 Door faces some tough competition, as the larger Honda Civic, 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 can feel rough over broken roads, especially with the larger optional wheels.

Despite those drawbacks, there's still much to like about the Cooper 4 Door. It's fun to drive, and it has remarkable styling and a premium-feeling interior. In a competitive class of small, peppy hatchbacks, it's a strong pick.

Which Hardtop 4 Door does Edmunds recommend?

We recommend spending a little extra for the Cooper S. This trim adds the more powerful turbocharged 2.0-liter engine that we think best suits the personality of the vehicle and the Mini brand. And while the sky's the limit when it comes to options, we would definitely choose the midlevel Signature trim since it adds a good mix of features we like (panoramic sunroof, keyless entry, automatic emergency braking and LED lighting) without racking up a much higher price.

MINI Hardtop 4 Door models

You have a number of choices to make when choosing which 2021 Mini Cooper Hardtop 4 Door to buy. First you choose the main trim, which includes the Cooper or Cooper S. 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 4 Door
You get the Classic trim at no extra cost. It includes:

  • Turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine (134 horsepower 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 4 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

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
The Oxford Edition is a value-oriented trim. Based on the Cooper Classic, it adds a number of features that would cost extra on other trims including:

  • 17-inch wheels
  • Heated seats

Signature

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

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 on all three subtrims. Mini also offers multiple ways to customize your Hardtop with special wheel designs, unique exterior and interior trim, and special hood or roof graphics.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2021 MINI Hardtop 4 Door.

Average user rating: 5.0 stars
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  • fuel efficiency
  • maintenance & parts

Most helpful consumer reviews

5/5 stars, Best Kept Secret...Everyone should own one!
Gare R.,
Cooper S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
It may be small on the outside and if you are not hauling stuff 24/7, this is truly a PERFECT car to own. There’s a MINI for everyone and to my surprise, I took the Hardtop 4-door over the Countryman (which I thought I would get). This German infused UK import is superbly built, 189 hp punchy, and incredible generous cargo space boot (almost 43 cu ft with rear seats folded which have a very simple, uncomplicated pulley to release/lift). Heated seats and awesome dual zone AC with leather seating makes for a comfortable drive. My MINI parallel parks itself, has proximity sensors all around, love the auto-dimming rear view mirror, and wireless cellphone charging. This truly is a SMART car that has me smiling every time. If you love VW, Audi, BMW engineering and driving feel, MINI offers you a refreshing take on European luxury. Only two things I wish the MINI had: interior storage space in doors, under seats, cubbys, etc. — and a larger fuel tank (approx. 11 gallons). From convertible, electric, Clubman (station wagon like) and Countryman (SUV), MINI has motoring covered for all. I’m impressed with the very minimal manufacturer suggested maintenance schedule. I think this is a perfect car for one person or a couple. For a smaller family of 3 or 4, Countryman would be what I would consider only.


Features & Specs

Base MSRP
$23,400
MPG & Fuel
26 City / 37 Hwy / 30 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 11.6 gal. capacity
Seating
5 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: 157.4 in. / Height: 56.1 in. / Width: 68.0 in.
Curb Weight: 2826 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 13.1 cu.ft.

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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

2021 Mini Hardtop 4 Door

2021 Mini Hardtop 4 Door

2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI

2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI

Mini Hardtop 4 Door vs. Volkswagen Golf GTI

The Volkswagen Golf GTI is about to be redesigned for the 2022 model year, but there's still plenty to like about how the 2021 drives. The GTI does offer more horsepower and cargo space than the Mini Hardtop 4 Door. However, the Hardtop 4 Door is far more customizable than the Golf GTI.

Compare Mini Hardtop 4 Door & Volkswagen Golf GTI 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's also available with a turbo engine, with more power than the Mini, as well as all-wheel drive. You get more personality and customization options by going with the Hardtop.

Compare Mini Hardtop 4 Door & Mazda 3 features 

Mini Hardtop 4 Door vs. Honda Civic

The Honda Civic is a great pick for a small hatchback. It has more power in the base and midlevel engine options than the Mini and offers class-leading cargo capacity. That said, Civics are everywhere. If you're looking for a car that gets more attention and feels more premium, the Mini is the way to go.

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FAQ

Is the MINI Hardtop 4 Door a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2021 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 27 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 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 2021 MINI Hardtop 4 Door?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2021 MINI Hardtop 4 Door:

  • Expanded availability of Oxford Edition trim level
  • Manual transmission option is back after a year hiatus
  • New driver digital instrument cluster is available on certain trims
  • Part of the third Hardtop generation introduced in 2014
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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 2021 MINI Hardtop 4 Door a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2021 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 2021 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 2021 MINI Hardtop 4 Door?

The least-expensive 2021 MINI Hardtop 4 Door is the 2021 MINI Hardtop 4 Door Cooper 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 6M). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $23,400.

Other versions include:

  • Cooper S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) which starts at $27,400
  • Cooper 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 6M) which starts at $23,400
  • Cooper Oxford 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 6M) which starts at $23,400
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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 S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), Cooper 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 6M), and Cooper Oxford 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 6M). For a full list of Hardtop 4 Door models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2021 MINI Hardtop 4 Door

2021 MINI Hardtop 4 Door Overview

The 2021 MINI Hardtop 4 Door is offered in the following submodels: Hardtop 4 Door Hatchback. Available styles include Cooper S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), Cooper Oxford 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 6M), and Cooper 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 6M). MINI Hardtop 4 Door models are available with a 2.0 L-liter gas engine or a 1.5 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 189 hp, depending on engine type. The 2021 MINI Hardtop 4 Door comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed manual. The 2021 MINI Hardtop 4 Door comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2021 MINI Hardtop 4 Door?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2021 MINI Hardtop 4 Door and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2021 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 2021 Hardtop 4 Door.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2021 MINI Hardtop 4 Door and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2021 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 2021 MINI Hardtop 4 Door?

2021 MINI Hardtop 4 Door Cooper Oxford 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 6M)

The 2021 MINI Hardtop 4 Door Cooper Oxford 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $28,500. The average price paid for a new 2021 MINI Hardtop 4 Door Cooper Oxford 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 6M) is trending $1,505 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,505 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $26,995.

The average savings for the 2021 MINI Hardtop 4 Door Cooper Oxford 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 6M) is 5.3% below the MSRP.

2021 MINI Hardtop 4 Door Cooper 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 6M)

The 2021 MINI Hardtop 4 Door Cooper 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $29,250. The average price paid for a new 2021 MINI Hardtop 4 Door Cooper 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 6M) is trending $2,231 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,231 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $27,019.

The average savings for the 2021 MINI Hardtop 4 Door Cooper 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 6M) is 7.6% below the MSRP.

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

The 2021 MINI Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $33,600. The average price paid for a new 2021 MINI Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) is trending $3,135 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,135 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $30,465.

The average savings for the 2021 MINI Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) is 9.3% below the MSRP.

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What is the MPG of a 2021 MINI Hardtop 4 Door?

2021 MINI Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), 6-speed manual, premium unleaded (required)
27 compined MPG,
23 city MPG/33 highway MPG

2021 MINI Hardtop 4 Door Cooper Oxford 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 6M), 6-speed manual, premium unleaded (required)
30 compined MPG,
26 city MPG/37 highway MPG

2021 MINI Hardtop 4 Door Cooper 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 6M), 6-speed manual, premium unleaded (required)
30 compined MPG,
26 city MPG/37 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG27
Transmission6-speed manual
Drive Trainfront wheel drive
Displacement2.0 L
Passenger VolumeN/A
Wheelbase101.1 in.
Length158.0 in.
Width68.0 in.
Height56.1 in.
Curb Weight2948 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2021 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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