2020 MINI Cooper  RealSafeCars89Safety Rating

#8 of 2020 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#25 of all 2020 vehicles


Pictured: 2015 MINI Cooper
The Cooper, part of MINI's lineup since 2002, is a midsize sedan/hatchback with seating up to 4. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. The Cooper has Apple Carplay, which should appeal to iPhone owners. MINI offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2020 MINI Cooper is safe 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 2020 MINI Cooper has a score of 89, implying a 0.031% chance of driver death (2.7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2020 MINI Cooper has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0307% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.504%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0307% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.504% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 MINI Cooper is 36% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2020 MINI Cooper is 40% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

9660Hyundai KonaHonda HR-VHonda CivicHyundai VelosterToyota 86Hyundai Elantra GTMINI CooperToyota C-HRVolkswagen GolfBuick EncoreMazda CX-30Chevrolet TraxComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 MINI Cooper with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 60 to 96. The 2020 MINI Cooper is safer than the 2020 Hyundai Kona, the 2020 Honda HR-V, the 2020 Honda Civic, the 2020 Hyundai Veloster, the 2020 Toyota 86, the 2020 Hyundai Elantra GT, the 2020 Chevrolet Trax, the 2020 Mazda CX-30, the 2020 Buick Encore, the 2020 Volkswagen Golf, and the 2020 Toyota C-HR.

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