2016 MINI Cooper  RealSafeCars82Safety Rating

#18 of 2016 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#45 of all 2016 vehicles

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

The 2016 MINI Cooper is average 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 2016 MINI Cooper has a score of 82, implying a 0.039% chance of driver death (3.5% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.038%, and the chance of injury falls to 3.4%.

We estimate that the 2016 MINI Cooper has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0395% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.5096%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0395% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.5096% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 MINI Cooper is 15% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2016 MINI Cooper is 22% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2016 MINI Cooper offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 4%.

But it is safer than many comparable models.

8953Toyota Scion tCHyundai VelosterMazda CX-3FIAT 500XVolkswagen BeetleNissan JukeMINI CooperMINI CountrymanFIAT 500LBuick EncoreVolkswagen GolfChevrolet TraxComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 MINI Cooper with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 53 to 89. The 2016 MINI Cooper is safer than the 2016 Toyota Scion tC, the 2016 Hyundai Veloster, the 2016 Mazda CX-3, the 2016 FIAT 500X, the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle, the 2016 Nissan Juke, the 2016 Chevrolet Trax, the 2016 Volkswagen Golf, the 2016 Buick Encore, and the 2016 FIAT 500L.

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