Are MINI Coopers Reliable?

February 27th, 2020 by

2020 Cooper driving up mountain

We get asked by Los Angeles car shoppers all the time, “Are MINI Cooper’s reliable?” They are! MINI stands by its cars with an exceptional warranty and has a host of awards for dependability. If you want to learn more about MINI Cooper reliability, take a look with the team at Bob Smith MINI. 

MINI Cooper Reliability and Warranty

Each new MINI Cooper vehicles are protected by a 4-year/50,000-mile MINI New Passenger Car Limited Warrantyand a 12-year/unlimited-mileage warranty against rust perforation. The MINI warranty has you covered from bumper to bumper, with the tires being the only exception.

In addition to the peace of mind brought by this warranty, your MINI Cooper — whether you drive a Cooper Clubman or a Hardtop 4 Door — comes with free regular maintenance for three years or 36,000 miles. Because the maintenance is performed by our specially-trained MINI technicians, using only MINI parts, Woodland Hills drivers know they’re getting service that will keep their MINI Cooper running in great shape for years to come. Here’s what’s included in the MINI free maintenance program: 

  • Engine oil services
  • Inspection services
  • Brake fluid service
  • Engine air filter
  • Cabin air microfilter

MINI Awards

While the verdict is still out on the 2020 MINI Cooper lineup, previous model years have collected many accolades for MINI Cooper reliability. Here’s a sample: 


NHTSA Ratings

  • Overall Rating: 4 Stars
  • Frontal Crash: 4 Stars
  • Side Crash: 4 Stars
  • Rollover: 4 Stars


  • 2018 Top Safety Pick (2019 MINI Hardtop 2-Door) 
  • “Highest Ranked Compact Sporty Car in Initial Quality” from J.D. Power (MINI Cooper) 
  • J.D. Power “Best Performance” Award (2018 MINI Countryman) 


  • “Highest Ranked Compact Sporty Car in Initial Quality” from J.D. Power (MINI Cooper) 


  • IIHS Top Safety Pick+ (MINI Hardtop 2 Door models with optional front crash prevention and built after November 2015) 


  • IIHS Top Safety Pick (MINI Countryman)
  • Automotive Science Group — Best Social Performance (MINI)
  • Automotive Science Group — Best All-Around Performance (MINI)

Rely on Bob Smith MINI for Your MINI Cooper Needs

From Agoura to Calabasas, count on Bob Smith MINI. If you’re ready for the perfect combination of fun and reliability, apply for financing with our finance department to get started on experiencing the dependable MINI Cooper yourself.


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