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Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

Makes the grade as a four star car in the Euro NCAP crash test which makes it a million times safer than an original mini. Four airbags are standard and curtain bags are optional. Electronic safety aids are also standard and it gets the usual alarm, immobiliser and deadlocks.

Has the practical advantages of a hatchback with split-folding rear seats, but ultimate practicality has been sacrificed in maintaining traditional Mini styling cues.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the MINI Cooper S (02-06).

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD Multichanger
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Service indicator

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Service indicator

Checkmate equipment

Checkmate standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • CD
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Service indicator
Checkmate optional equipment
None available

Checkmate JCW equipment

Checkmate JCW standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • CD
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Service indicator
Checkmate JCW optional equipment
None available

JCW equipment

JCW standard equipment
  • CD
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Service indicator
JCW optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim