2021 MINI Hardtop – Review, Specs, Configurations, Prices, and Interior

2021 MINI Hardtop

MSRP: $22,400 - $32,400.










  • Its handling is sporty
  • It is equipped with powerful engines.
  • It has a retro look


  • It has a cramped interior
  • Ride is not so comfortable
  • It rapidly becoming costly


If you’re looking for a compact car with retro-chic styling and sporty handling, the 2021 Mini Hardtop is the car for you. The Mini Hardtop is distinguished by its looks, funky interior, and comprehensive customizability, and is available in three power levels and two- or four-door configurations. Consider the Mini Hardtop a premium-badged subcompact hatchback, and the price with options won’t be as surprising.

The Mini Coral Red Edition is available with two or four doors. The Mini Coral Red Edition, as its name implies, has a Coral Red Metallic exterior inspired by the larger Clubman. Black roof and side mirror covers, black headlight surrounds and grille base, black Mini badges, Carbon Black leatherette upholstery, and piano black interior trim are among the other features. Just 300 units will be sold in the United States.

The JCW GP, a limited-run two-seater with a 301-hp 2.0-liter turbo engine, significant aerodynamic changes,  a massive roof-mounted wing, a front lip spoiler, and carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic wheel arches, has been added as the most track-focused Mini to date.

More details regarding the Features, Configurations, and Interior are described in the sections below. For more information about the latest MINI Hardtop, kindly visit the Official Website.

Specs and Features

Engine1.5L I-3
Seating4 Passengers
Power134 @ 4500 rpm
Transmission6-spd man w/OD
MPG26 City / 37 Hwy
DrivetrainFront-wheel Drive
2021 MINI Hardtop Specs and Features


The MSRP of the 2021 MINI Hardtop is ranging between $22,400 – $32,400.

What’s Newly Include in 2021 

  • There are no major changes.

2021 MINI Hardtop Configurations

The different configurations of the 2021 MINI Hardtop are listed below:

1. 2dr Cooper trim

Price: The MSRP of the 2dr Cooper trim is $22,400.

Specs and Features: It comes with a 1.5L I-3 Engine, 6-spd man w/OD Transmission, 134 @ 4,500 rpm Horsepower, 162 @ 1,480 rpm Torque, front-wheel-drive type, ABS and driveline Traction control, 15″ silver aluminum wheels, front air conditioning, manual, AM/FM/HD/Satellite-prep, seek-scan radio, 1st row LCD monitor, keyfob (all doors) remote keyless entry, front and rear fog/driving lights, heated mirrors, windshield wipers – rain-sensing, Sensatec leatherette seat trim, and rear Park Distance Control Parking assist.

2. 2dr Oxford Edition trim

Price: The MSRP of the 2dr Oxford Edition trim is $22,400. 

Specs and Features: The specs and features are almost the same as the previous one(2dr Cooper). The replacing features are 17″ silver aluminum wheels, and front air conditioning, automatic.

3. 4dr Cooper trim

Price: The MSRP of the 4dr Cooper is $23,400.

Specs and Features: The specs and features are the same as the previous one(2dr Cooper).

4. 4dr Oxford Edition

Price: The MSRP of the 4dr Oxford Edition trim is $23,400.

Specs and Features: The specs and features are almost the same as the previous one(2dr Oxford Edition). The only replacement feature is front air conditioning, dual-zone automatic.

5. 2dr Cooper S trim

Price: The MSRP of the 2dr Cooper S trim is $26,400.

Specs and Features: The specs and features are almost the same as the previous one(2dr Cooper). The replacing/additional features are 2.0L I-4 Engine, 189 @ 5,000 rpm Horsepower, 206 @ 1,350 rpm Torque, 16″ silver aluminum wheels, driver and passenger lumbar support.

6. 4dr Cooper S trim

Price: The MSRP of the 4dr Cooper S trim is $27,400.

Specs and Features: The specs and features are the same as the previous one (2dr Cooper S).

7. 2dr John Cooper Works trim

Price: The MSRP of the 2dr John Cooper Works trim is $32,400.

Specs and Features: The specs and features are almost the same as the previous one(2dr Cooper S). The replacing/additional features are 228 @ 5,200 rpm Horsepower, 235 @ 1,450 rpm Torque, 17″ silver aluminum wheels, and dynamic simulated suede/cloth seat trim.

2021 MINI Hardtop Configuration
2021 MINI Hardtop Configurations

2021 MINI Hardtop Interior

The 2021 Mini Hardtop offers a luxurious interior style with excellent entertaining and safety features as standard or optional. The base Cooper trim comes with a 1.5-liter turbo I-3 engine that produces 134 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque. Upgrading to the Cooper S gives you a 2.0-liter turbo-four with 189 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque.

The JCW models have the same engine as the Cooper S, but it produces 228 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque in the standard model and 301 horsepower and 331 pound-feet in the limited-run GP model. 

The 2021 Cooper and Cooper S come standard with a six-speed manual transmission, with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission available as an option. The regular JCW model comes with a six-speed manual transmission or an eight-speed torque converter automatic transmission; however, the JCW GP is only available with the latter.

With all seats up, cargo space is a mere 8.7 cubic feet or 34.0 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down. With both seats up, the four-door Hardtop has 13.1 cubic feet of cargo space and 40.7 cubic feet when the back seat is folded down.

Its infotainment system comes standard with a 6.5-inch screen. The Touchscreen Navigation kit adds a larger 8.8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay compatibility to the Signature trim, or it comes standard on the Iconic tier. A 12-speaker Harman Kardon audio system is included in the Signature and Iconic classes.

A wide range of customization options are available for the 2021 Mini Hardtop, including Union Jack roof and side mirror covers, diamond-quilted leather upholstery, illuminated interior trim, and a tablet holder. Adaptive dampers are available on the S and JCW models, allowing you to choose between two suspension modes.

2021 MINI Hardtop Interior
2021 MINI Hardtop Interior

Should I Buy a MINI Hardtop 2021?

Yes, the MINI Hardtop is all about having fun while driving; it is a superb value for money car. There are numerous features that will convince buyers to purchase this car. Every one of its engine options strikes a good mix between power and efficiency.

You may also Ask for

Is the MINI Hardtop 2021 a good car?

The Mini Hardtop 2021 is one of the most athletic and fun-to-drive subcompact cars on the market. It also has a well-designed and elegant interior. Many competitors, on the other hand, offer better fuel economy, more interior space, and more features.

Are Mini Coopers expensive to repair?

The estimated annual maintenance cost for a Mini Cooper is $846, which is higher than the national average of $456 for subcompact cars and $652 for all vehicle types.

Is a 2021 Hardtop a reliable car?

The 2021 Hardtop received a four-star overall safety ranking from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In the rollover, frontal crash, and side crash measures, the Mini got four stars.

Which year Mini Cooper is the most reliable?

The Mini Cooper has made substantial improvements in its troublesome areas since the last big redesign. CR has provided the Mini above-average reliability scores since 2015.

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Bilal Ibrahim

Bilal Ibrahim is an automotive engineer, graduated from NED University of Engineering and Technology.