4.5 out of 5 4.5
Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5
MINI John Cooper Works (08-16) - rated 4.5 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £21,515 - £33,275
Used price £3,020 - £18,370
Used monthly cost From £75 per month
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
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Road tax cost £220 - £290
Insurance group 28 - 37 How much is it to insure?


High performance with strong fuel economy, good ride comfort as well as sharp handling


Hatchback models aren't very spacious for passengers or luggage

MINI John Cooper Works rivals

Written by David Ross on

The John Cooper Works is the ultimate model in the MINI line-up and adds genuine high-performance and extreme looks to the already impressive car. Available in all seven bodystyles – hatch, convertible, Clubman, Roadster, Coupe, Countryman and the Paceman – the JCW models use the same 1.6-litre petrol engine as the Cooper and Cooper S models but tuned to deliver 215bhp.

This gives it impressive pace and thanks to tuned suspension, upgraded brakes and sharper steering, it’s even more fun to drive than the standard MINI – itself a great handling car. Fuel economy of around 40mpg and a superb value servicing package available from MINI dealers, means it needn’t be expensive to run either.

MINI John Cooper Works rivals