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MINI Convertible Convertible review

2009 - 2015 (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 54.0

At a glance

Price new £14,875 - £24,990
Used prices £1,188 - £7,547
Road tax cost £20 - £305
Insurance group 14 - 32
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Fuel economy Not tested to latest standards
Range 370 - 616 miles
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Available fuel types



Pros & cons

  • Stylish image
  • Huge fun to drive
  • Refined and quiet with hood up
  • Speedy roof
  • Restricted rear visibility
  • Not as attractive as the standard hatch
  • Tiny rear seats

Written by David Ross Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019


With its retro-inspired styling and funky image, the MINI Convertible has proved a real hit. The second generation model follows in the same footsteps but with some key improvements. It may look very similar, but in fact it is totally new with a stiffer body for better refinement with the roof down. MINI has also changed the rollover hoops which used to block rear visibility, making the model much more driver-friendly, especially when parking. As with any MINI it is great fun to drive while the engines offer a strong combination of performance and economy. Practicality isn’t a strong point and the rear seats are pretty much useless, but few small convertibles can match the sheer desirability and style of the MINI, but is it a better ownership proposition compared with the Peugeot 207CC and the Mazda MX-5? Read the full review to find out.