Posts from ‘Mini’

Nov
06
2018 Mini Countryman John Cooper Works

2018 Mini Countryman John Cooper Works

The group of vehicles loosely referred to as small crossovers is currently the hottest-selling segment in the U.S.

Jun
30
2017 Mini Cooper S Countryman ALL4

2017 Mini Cooper S Countryman ALL4 in Island Blue Metallic

2015 Audi Q52017 Mini Cooper S Countryman ALL4

Class: Subcompact Crossover

Miles driven: 484

Fuel used: 17.7 gallons

Jun
20
Test Drive: 2017 Mini John Cooper Works Clubman in Melting Silver Metallic

2017 Mini John Cooper Works Clubman in Melting Silver Metallic

2015 Audi Q52017 Mini John Cooper Works Clubman ALL4

Class: Sporty/Performance Car

Miles driven: 579

Fuel used: 21.3 gallons

Nov
23
2018 Toyota C-HR

2018 Toyota C-HR: Proving that small crossovers are a big draw.

2016 LA Auto Show LogoPerhaps because it’s the first major auto show of the season (and perhaps because it’s set, of course, in California – the tail that wags the fashion dog), the Los Angeles Auto Show often establishes trends later followed at the other major shows.

Nov
17
2017 Mini Countryman S E ALL4

2017 Mini Countryman Cooper S E ALL4

LA Auto ShowLOS ANGELES—Mini introduced an all-new second generation of its Countryman subcompact SUV at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. The 2017 Mini Countryman will be offered in the expected Cooper and Cooper S trim levels, and also a new Cooper S E ALL4 model—Mini’s first-ever plug-in hybrid. 

Jul
08
2016 Mini Cooper S Convertible

2016 Mini Cooper S Convertible in extra-cost Melting Silver Metallic

2015 Audi Q52016 Mini Cooper S Convertible 

Class: Sporty/Performance Car

Miles Driven: 265

Fuel Used: 11.8 gallons

Feb
26
2016 Mini Cooper S Clubman

2016 Mini Cooper S Clubman

2015 Audi Q52016 Mini Cooper S Clubman

Class: Sporty/Performance Car

Dates tested: 2/01/2016 – 2/08/2016

Miles Driven: 351

Fuel Used: 14.6 gallons

Apr
24
2015 Mini 4-Door

Consumer Guide’s test Mini Cooper S Hardtop 4-Door arrived loaded with optional equipment. Including the destination charge, our test car came to $35,900.

2015 Mini Cooper S Hardtop 4-Door 2015 Audi Q5

 

Class: Sporty/Performance Car

Dates tested: 4/06/2015 – 4/13/2015

Miles Driven: 151

Fuel Used: 6.4 gallons

Jul
09
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Consumer Guide’s test Mini Cooper S Hardtop came to $36,895 including automatic transmission and destination charge.

2014 Mini Cooper S Hardtop Automatic 

Miles Driven: 210

Fuel Used: 7.8 gallons

Real-world fuel economy: 26.9 mpg

May
13

Fiat 500

There are a lot of great cars on the market today. They go about the business of transporting people with surprising performance, impressive fuel economy, and historically high levels of refinement and creature comforts. But for the most part, you could wring every drop of personality out of them and there wouldn’t be enough to coat the bottom of the ashtray that the Fiat 500 doesn’t have.

Certainly any number of high-end sports and luxury cars have personality (some might say a snobbish one), but what we’re talking about here are cars could substitute for what the majority of people would otherwise buy.

Fiat 500
Although the 500’s price of entry is now up to a little less than $17,000 including destination, that’s for a nicely outfitted car and not much more than you’d pay for a similarly equipped subcompact—that’s not nearly as endearing. The automatic transmission will add a stiff $1,250, but if you’re on the fence, the slick-shifting manual is the better choice. Also offered is a convertible version (it’s really more of a very large sunroof) that starts just over $20,000. Sure it’s small, but the 500 is great fun to drive and delivers most of the positive attributes of a typical subcompact competitor.

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