You may want to look at a 2019 model instead.
Whichever one you pick, a Mini isn’t exactly a cheap car to begin with. However, if you’re in the market for a new Mini, they will get more expensive across the board for the 2020 model year. Most versions will increase by $1,000 to $1,500, with the exception of the John Cooper Works (JCW) Countryman, which will get $3,600 more expensive for 2020. The least expensive model is the 2020 Mini Cooper 2-door Hardtop, starting at $24,250, including destination fees.
The 2-door and 4-door Mini hatchback models see a $1,500 increase across the board. The Convertible also sees a $1,500 price jump from its 2019 counterparts. While you’ll have to pay more for each of these three models, there are no changes from the older version.
The 2020 Mini Clubman, on the other hand, is getting some minor changes and a major one for the JCW. This is where the price hikes start to deviate as well. For the base Cooper S model, you’ll have to pay $2,000 more than you did in 2019. The all-wheel drive Cooper S ALL4 goes up by $1,500. Finally, the JCW version goes up by $2,500. The major change in the JCW model is the power, which goes up substantially. Instead of 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, the 2020 Mini Clubman John Cooper Works gets 301 horsepower and 331 lb-ft instead.
The Mini Cooper Countryman S E ALL4 is only going up by $1,000. It does get a larger battery, going up to a 9.6-kWh unit over the old 7.6-kWh pack. Again, the John Cooper Works Countryman is going up by $3,600. However, it does get the same 301 horsepower engine as the Clubman.
Standard safety tech
Part of this price increase comes down to some new driver assist features across the Mini lineup. One of those features is the “Active Driving Assistant”, which adds adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency breaking and automatic high beams to the mix. Cooper and Cooper S models now get a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission rather than the old six-speed automatic. Cooper S ALL4 and JCW models get an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Autoblog published a helpful chart showing the price changes. Here is a complete breakdown:
|Model||2020 Price||2019 Price||Difference|
|Cooper S ALL4||$33,250||$31,750||+$1,500|
|Cooper S ALL4||$34,750||$32,250||+$2,500|
|Cooper S E All4||$38,750||$37,750||+$1,000|