Are MINI Coopers Safe?

March 27th, 2019 by

Getting into 2019 MINI Cooper Hardtop

The 2019 MINI Cooperdebunks the myth that small cars are unsafe, by earning high safety scores from top organizations such as the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). While larger SUVs and trucks may be top of mind for vehicles that command the road, the MINI Cooper Countryman safety rating, as well as the safety rating of other MINI Copper models, proves subcompact cars can be just as safe and even more fun to drive through San Marcos.



How Safe are MINI Coopers?

The MINI Cooper safety ratings are sure to give you a boost of confidence behind the wheel. The most recent MINI Cooper was named a 2018 Top Safety Pick by the IIHS, which is given to vehicles that receive high marks in several vital crash tests. The top designated score in all categories is “Good”, which the MINI Cooper earned in almost every area.

IIHS Ratings:

  • Moderate Overlap Front Test Results: Good
  • Side Impact Test Results: Good
  • Rear Crash Protection Results: Good
  • Roof Strength Test Results: Good
  • Small Overlap Front Driver Test Results: Good
  • Small Overlap Front Passenger Test Results: Not Rated
  • Headlights Results: Acceptable
  • Front Crash Prevention Results: Advanced

The NHTSA also performed rigorous testing on the MINI Cooper, giving it high marks across the board.

NHTSA Ratings:

  • Four out of five stars in Frontal Crash, Side Crash, Rollover, and Overall

MINI Cooper Safety Features

This small car is mighty in strength, offering San Diego drivers superior safety features to bring extra peace of mind to every trip. Some notable highlights include:

  • Active Driving Assistant (FCW/AEB) – get a bonus pair of eyes on the road, thanks to this camera-based assistance that includes Automatic Emergency Breaking and Forward Collision Warning
  • LED Headlights – illuminate the world around you with crisp, brilliant clarity
  • Ultra Rigid Frame – your MINI Cooper’s strong frame gives you enhanced handling and protection

Experience MINI at MINI of Escondido

MINI has always been known for its energetic performance and reliability, and now you can rest assured this fun car is also safe for your daily Carlsbad commute. Experience everything MINI has to offer at MINI of Escondido by scheduling a test drive, and make your purchase even more affordable when you take advantage of our current new vehicle specials.

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