MINI’s Official MPG Figures Are In for the US

Naturally the most gaudy of the numbers belongs to the Cooper hatch at 37 mpg on the highway. But in our minds the MCS hatch is even more impressive at 36 mpg. That’s up 2 mpg while getting a 9 hp boost. Here’s the rundown (full stats after the break):



  • 29 City
  • 32 Combined
  • 37 Hwy


  • 27 City
  • 31 Combined
  • 35 Highway


  • 27 City
  • 31 Combined
  • 35 Highway


  • 27 City
  • 31 Combined
  • 35 Hwy

Cooper S


  • 27 City
  • 30 Combined
  • 36 Highway


  • 27 City
  • 30 Combined
  • 36 Highway


  • 27 City
  • 30 Combined
  • 36 Hwy


  • 26 City
  • 28 Combined
  • 32 Hwy

Countryman All4

25 City 27 Combined 31 Hwy



  • 25 City
  • 28 Combined
  • 33 Hwy


  • 25 City
  • 28 Combined
  • 33 Hwy


  • 25 City
  • 28 Combined
  • 33 Hwy
Written By: Gabe

  • Borinot

    Here goes… Does this mean that the JCW Valvetronic numbers would equal or better than the MCS Valvetronic?

  • Blainestang

    Wait, so the Cooper Clubman somehow has LOWER hwy mileage now?

    I like the Countryman’s numbers and the MCS numbers, but I’m surprised that the Clubman got worse and only matches the numbers from the larger-frontal-area Countryman on the Hwy.

  • krash

    IIRC, my 07 MCS said 29/36 on the sticker.

  • http://www.motoringfile.com/ Gabe

    IIRC, my 07 MCS said 29/36 on the sticker.

    The EPA figured mpg differently until 2007. If measured using the new method your car would march the JCW numbers of 2011 (34 on the highway).

  • ml

    Weirder still, how is it the Cooper Clubman S has higher Hwy mileage than the Cooper Clubman?!

  • thulewx

    What about the Countryman JCW? ;-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000326387071 Anthony Buglio

    Great week of news Gabe! thanks for all the hard work.

  • rhawth99

    I know everyone turns their noses up at the automatics, but have the mileage numbers for the auto versions been released? Given the above numbers, there isn’t much reason for choosing a Justa over the S (if one can afford the S).

  • Kevin

    Also, how is it the combined mileage is higher for the base Clubman than the S – although the S is listed at a higher highway mpg (with the same city mileage)?

  • AJD

    The estimates for the Countryman are disappointing considering the world’s press release in July. http://www.motoringfile.com/2010/07/13/mini-officially-takes-the-wraps-off-the-countryman-to-the-worlds-press/ Are these figures for the manual or automatic? The Cooper S Countryman manual averaged 38 mpg US in the EU test cycle, and the automatic averaged 33 mpg US… just how different are the EPA test methods vs. EU test methods?

  • Bob Hayhurst

    …it is amazing to me the technology that allows for the combined 31 mpg for the All4 countryman. I’m curious though, do MINI’s MPG figures go towards BMW’s CAFE figures or are they unto themselves as far as the EPA is concerned. It’s interesting that you mention the change in the way that EPA figures the CTY/HWY mileage to 2007. My ’07 S JCW has never gotten the indicated (on the window sticker) 29/36 mpg. I get a solid 34 mpg on the freeway; I don’t have a clue as to city mileage. I do know that the HWY mileage suffers at the expense of a time/speed/distance calculation when the speed factor in the the equation is the highest number…

  • robble

    “do MINI’s MPG figures go towards BMW’s CAFE figures”

    pretty sure they do.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1603186233 James Russell

    MINI does figure into the BMW corporate average. Just like M-B and Smart.

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