2010 MINI Cooper  RealSafeCars68Safety Rating

#45 of 2010 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#99 of all 2010 vehicles


Pictured: 2015 MINI Cooper
The Cooper, part of MINI's lineup since 2002, is a small sedan/hatchback with seating up to 4. Strong on technology, it has offered Apple CarPlay since 2018. Having more than average horsepower for its class, the Cooper packs some oomph. MINI offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2010 MINI Cooper is somewhat unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2010 MINI Cooper has a score of 68, implying a 0.057% chance of driver death (5.1% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2010 MINI Cooper has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0574% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.557%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0574% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.557% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2010 MINI Cooper is 20% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2010 MINI Cooper is 12% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

8723Toyota Scion tCFord FocusHonda CivicNissan SentraPontiac VibeVolkswagen GolfMINI CooperToyota Scion xBVolkswagen BeetleDodge CaliberToyota CorollaNissan AltimaComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2010 MINI Cooper with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 23 to 87. The 2010 MINI Cooper is safer than the 2010 Toyota Scion tC, the 2010 Ford Focus, the 2010 Honda Civic, the 2010 Nissan Sentra, the 2010 Pontiac Vibe, the 2010 Nissan Altima, the 2010 Toyota Corolla, the 2010 Dodge Caliber, and the 2010 Volkswagen Beetle and less safe than the 2010 Volkswagen Golf.

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