MINI Cooper Reliability

December 3rd, 2018 by

Blue MINI Cooper on roadOne of the most common questions Los Angeles shoppers ask us is, “Are MINI Coopers reliable?” With comprehensive coverage, impressive safety ratings, and an award-winning reputation, MINI is one of the most reliable car brands around. From the MINI Cooper Base to the MINI Clubman to the MINI Countryman, each offers superior warranty protection and safety you can count on.

MINI Warranty

MINI’s dedication to dependability is reflected in its stringent warranty coverage. New MINI Cooper vehicles are protected by a 4-year/50,000-mile MINI New Passenger Car Limited Warranty and a 12-year/unlimited-mileage warranty against rust perforation. With the exception of the tires, the MINI warranty covers your vehicle from bumper to bumper. This means MINI owners can cruise through Culver City in complete confidence.

MINI Safety Ratings & Features

Whether you choose the MINI Cooper 2-Door or Countryman, you can expect exceptional safety ratings and features. Here’s a quick look at the safety ratings for the 2019 MINI Cooper from the IIHS and NHTSA:


  • Moderate Overlap Front Test Results: Good
  • Side Impact Test Results: Good
  • Rear Crash Protection Results: Good
  • Roof Strength Test Results: Good
  • Small Overlap Front Driver Test Results: Good
  • Headlights Results: Acceptable
  • Front Crash Prevention Results: Advanced


  • Overall Rating: 4 Stars
  • Frontal Crash: 4 Stars
  • Side Crash: 4 Stars
  • Rollover: 4 Stars

Highlighted safety features include active brakes, Dynamic Stability Control, Head-Up Display, corner brake control, auto-leveling headlights, and adaptive cruise control.

MINI Awards

MINI is a distinctive brand with the awards and accolades to back up its reliability. Check out some of the brand’s most recent achievements:


  • 2018 Top Safety Pick (2019 MINI Hardtop 2-Door)
  • “Highest Ranked Compact Sporty Car in Initial Quality” from J.D. Power (MINI Cooper)
  • J.D. Power “Best Performance” Award (2018 MINI Countryman)


“Highest Ranked Compact Sporty Car in Initial Quality” from J.D. Power (MINI Cooper)


IIHS Top Safety Pick+ (MINI Hardtop 2 Door models with optional front crash prevention and built after November 2015)


  • IIHS Top Safety Pick (MINI Countryman)
  • Automotive Science Group — Best Social Performance (MINI)
  • Automotive Science Group — Best All-Around Performance (MINI)

Visit Your Local MINI Dealer Near Mar Vista!

When you choose MINI, you’ll get a smooth ride quality and cutting-edge features, as well as a dependable vehicle. If you have questions about repair costs, warranty coverage, or our new MINI inventory, contact us online!

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