MINI Cooper Safety

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If you’re like many Minnetonka drivers who are looking at getting a new MINI Cooper, then you’re probably wondering how safe these vehicles are for you and your family. Rest assured that not only do MINI Cooper vehicles have exceptional safety ratings, but they also come equipped with some of the most advanced safety features available. Learn how you can drive safely and confidently in a MINI Cooper with Motorwerks MINI, and visit our dealership to see how safe our MINI Cooper vehicles are for yourself.



MINI Cooper Warranty

Before we talk about how safe MINI Cooper vehicles are, let’s take a look at what you can expect from your warranty coverage. You’ll get routine maintenance covered for up to 3 years/36,000 miles. Plus, new MINI Cooper vehicles have a 4-year/50,000-mile MINI New Passenger Car Limited Warranty and a 12-year/unlimited-mileage warranty against rust perforation for everything, with the exception of tires. For more questions about coverage and warranty, reach out to the service team at Motorwerks MINI.

MINI Cooper Safety Awards

MINI Cooper not only has a reputation for safety, but it’s got the awards to back it up. Here are some of the most recent MINI Cooper safety awards:


  • 2018 Top Safety Pick (2019 MINI Hardtop 2-Door)
  • “Highest Ranked Compact Sporty Car in Initial Quality” from J.D. Power (MINI Cooper)
  • J.D. Power “Best Performance” Award (2018 MINI Countryman)


  • “Highest Ranked Compact Sporty Car in Initial Quality” from J.D. Power (MINI Cooper)


  • IIHS Top Safety Pick+ (MINI Hardtop 2 Door models with optional front crash prevention and built after November 2015)


  • IIHS Top Safety Pick (MINI Countryman)
  • Automotive Science Group — Best Social Performance (MINI)
  • Automotive Science Group — Best All-Around Performance (MINI)

MINI Cooper Safety Ratings

No matter which MINI Cooper vehicle you choose, you can cruise through St Louis Park with peace of mind. But, don’t just take our word for it. Here are the MINI Cooper safety ratings from one of the most reputable rating agencies in the automotive industry:

2021 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Rating:

  • Moderate Overlap Front Test Results: Good
  • Side Impact Test Results: Good
  • Rear Crash Protection Results: Good
  • Roof Strength Test Results: Good
  • Headlights Results: Acceptable
  • Front Crash Prevention Results: Advanced

The MINI Cooper hasn’t been reviewed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), but here are the most recent MINI Cooper NHTSA safety ratings for 2016:

2016 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • Overall Front Star Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
  • Front Passenger Side: 5 out of 5 stars
  • Drivers Side: 4 out of 5 stars

MINI Cooper Safety Features

The MINI Cooper is equipped with some of the following safety features to help you traverse the Minneapolis roads with confidence:

  • Active brakes
  • Dynamic stability control
  • Head-up display
  • Corner brake control
  • Automatic leveling headlights
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Smart airbags
  • And more!

Check out all of the wonderful safety features of the MINI Cooper safety features when you take any of our available models for a test drive at Motorwerks MINI.

MINI Cooper Reliability

Are our MINI Cooper’s reliable? After taking into consideration the impressive safety ratings, award-winning reputation, and comprehensive warranty coverage, you can see that MINI is regarded as one of the most reliable car brands. Ready to experience MINI Cooper safety and efficiency on your Minnetonka commute? Contact us at Motorwerks MINI or explore our new MINI inventory and find your next MINI Cooper today.


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