MINI Convertible Models and Convertible History

Coming three years after the MINI Cooper hardtop, the convertible version of the premium compact car was quickly admired as a harmonious balance of retro-inspired styling and open-air motoring. A four-passenger drop-top, the 2005 MINI Convertible wore a power retractable soft top roof featuring a heated glass window. An innovative sunroof mode feature part of the soft top allowed the passenger compartment to be partially shielded. The 2005 MINI Cooper Convertible's arrival was coordinated with a minor styling make-over performed to the existing Cooper Hardtop resulting in both cars receiving updated headlight and grille appearance. A base and sportier S trim level were offered with the Cooper Convertible from 2005 to 2008 powered through four-cylinder engines. Starting in 2009, MINI added the John Cooper Works performance trim to the brand's convertible. Propelled through a 207-horsepower engine through a six-speed manual transmission, the Convertible John Cooper Works was also equipped with a firmer suspension, larger brakes and 17-inch alloy wheels. While a new MINI Cooper Hardtop arrived in 2014, it wasn't until 2016 when a re-engineered MINI Convertible would be available combining modernized styling combined with highly-efficient MINI TwinPower Turbo powerplants. A 228-horsepower John Cooper Works version of the Convertible was added to the MINI lineup in 2017. For 2018, availability of a compact spare tire has been discontinued on the MINI Convertible.

New and Used Convertible Prices, MINI Convertible Model Years and History

The compact and petite Mini Cooper Convertible comes nicely outfitted and offers impeccable fuel economy so you can enjoy the wide-open road ahead.
Consumer Reviews ( 1 )
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 5.0
Fuel Economy
 5.0
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

The uniquely styled Mini Cooper brings compactness to a graceful, elegant and curvy design that’s both modern and posh.
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Braking
 4.5
Fuel Economy
 4.0
Interior Comfort
 4.0
Acceleration
 4.0
Dependability
 4.0
Handling
 4.5
Ride Quality
 3.5
Overall Rating
 4.0

Fun, zippy, stylish and sporty are all features to laud with the Mini cooper Convertible, which offers plenty of interior and exterior amenities to please the most scrupulous of compact car buyers.
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Overall Quality
 3 / 5
Overall Performance
 5 / 5
Overall Dependability
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Consumer Reviews ( 2 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 5.0
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

Carried over for the current model year, the 2014 MINI Cooper Convertible is a compact, soft-top convertible that delivers a fun ride.
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All the classic styling of the MINI with miles of headroom, the 2013 MINI Cooper Convertible is an entertaining vehicle that is hard to beat.
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 3 / 5
Overall Performance
 3 / 5
Overall Dependability
 4 / 5
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A compact soft-top, the 2012 MINI Cooper Convertible is available in a 208 hp producing John Cooper Works trim level.
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 3 / 5
Overall Performance
 4 / 5
Overall Dependability
 3 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 3 )
Braking
 3.0
Fuel Economy
 3.3
Interior Comfort
 3.0
Acceleration
 2.7
Dependability
 3.0
Handling
 3.0
Ride Quality
 2.7
Overall Rating
 3.0

A compact soft-top, the 2011 MINI Cooper Convertible combines all of the fun-to-drive aspects of the original MINI with miles of headroom.
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Overall Quality
 3 / 5
Overall Performance
 3 / 5
Overall Dependability
 5 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 1 )
Braking
 3.0
Fuel Economy
 5.0
Interior Comfort
 3.0
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

The 2010 MINI Cooper Convertible is a four-passenger compact sports car which features a power-retractable soft-top for open-air motoring fun.
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Overall Performance
 5 / 5
Overall Dependability
 3 / 5
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Top-down motoring adds to the fun in the 2009 MINI Cooper Convertible without compromising the handling and fuel economy of the hardtop.
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 2 / 5
Overall Performance
 5 / 5
Overall Dependability
 3 / 5
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The two-door 2008 MINI Cooper Convertible is a sporty car that provides sun and fun regardless of which engine you choose; the 115 hp or the 168 hp 1.6L four-cylinder.
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 2 / 5
Overall Performance
 5 / 5
Overall Dependability
 2 / 5
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A sporty two-door four-passenger soft-top convertible, the 2007 MINI Cooper Convertible is a well-handling and fun retro-inspired car.
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Overall Dependability
 2 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 3 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 5.0
Interior Comfort
 4.7
Acceleration
 4.7
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

A compact four-seater, the 2006 MINI Cooper Convertible is a sporty two-door offered in the base trim or the higher-performance S version.
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 2 / 5
Overall Performance
 5 / 5
Overall Dependability
 3 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 2 )
Braking
 4.5
Fuel Economy
 4.5
Interior Comfort
 4.5
Acceleration
 4.0
Dependability
 4.5
Handling
 4.5
Ride Quality
 4.5
Overall Rating
 4.5

A new version of the popular compact sports car, the 2005 MINI Cooper Convertible arrives this year offering top-down motoring fun for up to four passengers.
Consumer Reviews ( 4 )
Braking
 4.8
Fuel Economy
 4.8
Interior Comfort
 4.8
Acceleration
 4.5
Dependability
 4.8
Handling
 4.8
Ride Quality
 4.8
Overall Rating
 4.8