2017 MINI Cooper  RealSafeCars83Safety Rating

#15 of 2017 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#42 of all 2017 vehicles

Pictured: 2015 MINI Cooper
The Cooper, a mainstay of MINI's lineup since 2002, is a midsize sedan/hatchback with seating up to 4. Strong on technology, it has offered Apple CarPlay since 2018. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with optional all-wheel drive (AWD). The MINI Cooper packs some potency, exceeding the average horsepower for its class. MINI offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2017 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 2017 MINI Cooper has a score of 83, implying a 0.038% chance of driver death (3.4% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.037%, and the chance of injury falls to 3.3%.

We estimate that the 2017 MINI Cooper has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.038% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.3411%, meaning the average driver has a 0.038% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.3411% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 MINI Cooper is 18% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2017 MINI Cooper is 25% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2017 MINI Cooper offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 4%.

But it is safer than many comparable models.

8864M. Outlander SportMazda CX-3FIAT 500XVolkswagen BeetleToyota 86Subaru BRZMINI CooperMINI CountrymanFIAT 500LVolkswagen GTIBuick EncoreVolkswagen GolfComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 MINI Cooper with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 64 to 88. The 2017 MINI Cooper is safer than the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, the 2017 Mazda CX-3, the 2017 FIAT 500X, the 2017 Volkswagen Beetle, the 2017 Toyota 86, the 2017 Subaru BRZ, the 2017 Volkswagen Golf, the 2017 Buick Encore, the 2017 Volkswagen GTI, and the 2017 FIAT 500L.

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