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2017 Mini Hardtop 2 Door: Subcompact with an Attitude

04.17.17 - Mini Hardtop 2 Door

Why do we love the Mini brand so much? Because no matter which model you choose from Mini you’re selecting a vehicle that comes with a personality and an attitude that makes it fun to drive. Think of the lineup from Mini as being similar to a small dog that prances around acting like it’s the boss of the house. One of the most loveable models from Mini is the Hardtop 2-door which is a small car that you can enjoy whipping around the corners and taking on the road to give you a performance and a presence you’ll love.

The Mini is a car that is fun to drive and offers you the hatchback style you’re looking for when you want something that stands out from the crowd. This little Hardtop is a car that is easy to love and afford as it offers you a price that starts below $22,000 to give you a great price for the vehicle you want to drive. You and a couple of your friends can enjoy the ride in this little car when you want to go out for the night or take a cruise to the beach.

For the 21017 model year the Media Package that was optional in the past has become standard and offers you a 6.5-inch screen, improved Bluetooth audio streaming, voice command controls and a front center armrest. The standard Driving Mode feature is now options on the base Cooper model but is still standard on the Cooper S and John Cooper Works models. This gives you some great improvements to expect on the Mini Hardtop 2 Door that you chose to drive this year. You’ll love the added benefit of the included Media Package and features and drive of a car that comes with the impressive personality you want to enjoy.

Under the hood you’ll find three engines to choose from to give you the power you want. The base Cooper model comes powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine that produces 134 horsepower and 162 lb.-ft. of torque. Moving up to the Cooper S model the engine is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder version that brings you 189 horsepower and 207 lb.-ft. of torque for you to enjoy the added power. At the John Cooper Works model you’ll have the same engine tuned up to 228 horsepower and 236 lb.-ft. of torque. All three engines use either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission to give you the power deliver you want and good fuel mileage.

As you look to the standard offerings of the Mini Hardtop 2-Door you’ll be able to enjoy the benefit of leatherette upholstery, a leather wrapped steering wheel, a 6.5-inch Visual Boost Screen infotainment system and automatic climate controls. The Cooper S adds sport seats, run-flat tires, LED fog lights, larger wheels and tires, bigger brakes, and a hood scoop. The JCW model enjoys even larger brakes and a stiffer sport suspension. All of the Mini models have the benefit of 3 years/36,000 miles of included maintenance at no additional cost to you.

Looking toward the options you can enjoy this car offers you items such as a navigation system, a head up display, a rearview camera, a Harman/Kardon premium audio system, dynamic damper controls for the suspension, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warnings and emergency automatic braking. Mini says there are over ten million ways to have this car set up the way you want it to be. This combination number makes a huge difference on the road and gives you an easy way to have the ride you want and the quality you expect from Mini.

Is the Mini Hardtop 2-Door the right car for you to have the ride you want? If you’re looking for a fun, affordable and funky car to drive this is the one you want to enjoy on the road. You’ll be able to show off your personality with the way this great little car can give you what you want and how you need to drive. Come in and see your nearby Mini dealership and let this car show you a great time during your test drive and then pick out the right one for you.



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