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Base Key Features & Specs

Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25-28 City / 34-37 HWY

Base Features & Specs

Interior Features

  • Leatherette front bucket seats -inc: manual seat adjustment, seat height adjustment, seatback easy-entry
  • 50/50 split-folding rear bench seat
  • Center console -inc: storage compartment, (2) cup holders
  • Sport leather tilt/telescopic steering wheel
  • Sport button
  • Instrumentation -inc: tachometer, center-mounted speedometer w/digital "actual speed" indication, date/time, trip odometer, engine oil level indicator, brake fluid level
  • On-board computer -inc: outside temp, average fuel consumption & speed, trip computer
  • Pwr windows -inc: one-touch up & down, automatic window lowering when door is opened, trap release
  • Pwr locks
  • Remote keyless entry -inc: central locking open/close, liftgate unlock feature
  • Central locking system -inc: fuel filler cap release
  • Pre-wiring for alarm system
  • Engine immobilizer
  • Air conditioning
  • Rear window defogger
  • Climate controlled glove box
  • Fine white silver interior trim finishers
  • Door panel storage pockets
  • Front sun visors w/vanity mirrors
  • Side sun visor for driver
  • Roof-mounted grab handles
  • Color-adjustable ambient lighting
  • Lighting -inc: front map/reading, luggage compartment
  • Front seatback storage nets
  • (1) rear cup holder
  • Rear storage trays
  • 12V auxiliary pwr outlet in luggage compartment

Entertainment Features

  • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: CD changer prep, auxiliary input jack, auto speed volume control, satellite radio prep
  • Plug & play electronics system
  • (6) speakers

Exterior Features

  • 15" X 5.5" 5-star spooler alloy wheels
  • P175/65HR15 all season tires
  • Space saver spare tire
  • Body color sport bumpers
  • Chrome-plated grille
  • Halogen headlights -inc: follow-me-home function, beam throw control
  • Body-color pwr mirrors
  • Heat insulated green glass
  • Speed-sensitive front intermittent wipers
  • Auto rear window wiper

Safety Features

  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
  • Electronic brake force distribution (EBD)
  • Cornering brake control (CBC)
  • Traction control w/automatic stability control (ASC)
  • Dynamic stability control (DSC)
  • Dual stage front air bags -inc: passenger occupant sensor
  • Front seat-mounted side-impact air bags
  • Front/rear side curtain air bags
  • Crash sensor -inc: fuel cutoff, activate hazard lights & interior lights, doors unlock, airbag deployment
  • 3-point seat belts for all positions w/belt stopper, pyrotechnic belt tightener, belt limiter
  • ISOFIX child seat attachments w/(2) rear anchorages (LATCH)
  • Tire pressure monitor

Mechanical Features

  • 6-speed manual Getrag transmission
  • 1.6L OHC 16-valve I4 engine w/variable valve lift timing
  • Fully electronic throttle control
  • Front wheel drive
  • Engine start/stop button
  • MacPherson independent front suspension w/single-joint spring-strut front axle
  • Multi-link rear suspension w/multiple-control-arm rear axle
  • Speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Ventilated front & solid rear disc brakes
  • Single pipe exhaust system w/chrome tailpipe

Options & Packages

Additional Equipment

Premium pkg ($1,250)

  • Dual pane panoramic pwr sunroof
  • Auto climate control
  • Multi-function steering wheel

Sport pkg ($1,500)

  • Dynamic traction control
  • Sport seats
  • 16" x 6.5" alloy wheels
  • P195/55R16 tires
  • Rear spoiler
  • Black or white bonnet stripes
  • Front fog lights

Convenience pkg ($1,250)

  • Universal garage door opener
  • Keyless go comfort access
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Rain sensor & auto headlights
  • Bluetooth & USB/iPod adapter

Cold weather pkg ($500)

  • Heated front seats
  • Heated washer jets & heated pwr folding mirrors

2009 MINI Cooper Owner Reviews

39 Reviews
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Cool mini cooper to drive around perfect for single driver who work at cities.

2009 MINI Cooper Base

Nice small car to drive around but require a lot of maintenance, especially the engine. It is perfect for a single individual who work in the city. It does not offer a lot of space, I would not recommend. Accelerator is kind of slow and weak, not for someone who's looking for high performing sports car. Super easy to park and squeeze into limited street parking spaces.

- Aggie T

Mini Cooper Maintenance concerns

2009 MINI Cooper Base

The mini cooper handles very well is very responsive, the interior can feel cramped at times with very little back seat leg room, , gas mileage is high for a non hybrid, the vehicle requires maintenance on a frequent basis, due to the cramped nature of the engine compartment performing self maintenance can be difficult.

- Timothy S

She's amazing, great first car.

2009 MINI Cooper Base

My car runs smoothly. I've only had one issues so far and it was a easy fix compared to what it could've been. I had to replace the gas tank filter because it had been awhile. Outside of that she runs fantastically. She has one heck of a blind spot, so make sure you look over your shoulders.

- Mia K

I like that the car is small and fits in every parking space.

2009 MINI Cooper Base

My car has a few problems, the ac and engine are not working as they should, it is too small for a family, everything else is working good, it is a good car for a single person or a couple but I would like to trade it because I need a bigger car for my family now.

- Anna R

Mini cooper is great, just change your oil and check coolant levels regularly.

2009 MINI Cooper Base

Great gas mileage and maneuverability. Pretty reliable with no major headaches or engine problems. Does need frequent oil changes and coolant levels checking regularly. Only negative is the ride is a bit rough, and you can really feel every bump in the road.

- Eva T

Great if love the great outdoors and long hikes

2009 MINI Cooper Base

Great car to drive but when breaks down either replace engine or push off a cliff. Ours cost us thousands before we saw the light.

- Mimi

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