Dec 01, 2008
Reviewed By Stefan Lombard
Price as Tested $31,550

Twin-scroll turbocharged engine makes 38 more horses than S, with minimal lag. Zero to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds. Massive brakes, aggressive stance, razor-sharp handling that is difficult to overwhelm.


Goofy interior is simply annoying and counter-intuitive, enormous central speedo offensive. Rear leg room is foolish, trunk space is minimal. Costs more than Subaru WRX, but not sure it’s worth more.


The best Mini yet. With go-kart handling and decent fuel economy, this would make one heckuva daily commuter. The dash layout is enough to keep me from buying one, although that puts me in the minority in our retro-crazy office.

Fun to Drive
5.0 rating
Fun to Look at
4.0 rating
Overall Experience
4.0 rating
Horsepower 208hp
EPA Mileage 25/33 mpg

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