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2009 Mini Cooper Convertible

At a Glance

Pricing $23,900 - $34,300
Drive Types FWD
Engines 1.6l I4, 1.6l I4 T
Transmissions A6, M6
Fuel Economy 23-28 (city), 32-36 (highway)

If you have already achieved universal 'cute' appeal, what do you do next? If you are MINI, you go topless. The Mini Cooper Cabriolet retains just about everything that is great about the cooper while adding a smart retractable roof to the mix. The soft top can be partially retracted for a targa effect or completely retracted for complete top-down motoring. A strong A-pillar and small roll bars provide security from accidental rollover. The Cooper Cabriolet is offered in Cooper and Cooper S models and carries about a 5000 price premium over the hardtop model.

What Changed:

MINI introduces a reworked convertible model for 2009. Although the second-generation MINI convertible has been thoroughly updated, it would take a trained eye to spot the differences. The convertible gains about 2.5 inches in length, but virtually everything else remains about the same size.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Cooper Convertible 1.6l I4 (118-bhp) M6 FWD 28/36/32 47 $23,900
Cooper Convertible 1.6l I4 (118-bhp) A6 FWD 25/34/29 47 $25,150
Cooper Convertible S 1.6l I4 T (172-bhp) M6 FWD 26/34/30 55 $26,800
Cooper Convertible S 1.6l I4 T (172-bhp) A6 FWD 23/32/27 52 $28,050
Cooper Convertible JCW 1.6l I4 T (208-bhp) M6 FWD 26/34/30 60 $34,300