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2015 Mini Cooper

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  • Moderate overlap front
    G
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover
3
Driver knee airbag: a separate airbag in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes
4
Electronic stability control
5
Antilock brakes
6
Programmable daytime running lights
Model year Front overlap SideRoof strengthHead restraints & seatsFront crash prevention
SmallModerate
2015
G
Crash avoidance rating
2014
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2013
G
A
A
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2012
G
A
A
G
Crash avoidance rating
2011
G
A
A
G
Crash avoidance rating
2010
G
A
A
G
Crash avoidance rating
2009
G
A
A
G
Crash avoidance rating
2008
G
A
A
A
Crash avoidance rating
2007
G
A
A
Crash avoidance rating
2006
G
A
M
Crash avoidance rating
2005
G
M
Crash avoidance rating
2004
G
M
Crash avoidance rating
2003
G
M
Crash avoidance rating
2002
G
M
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 2014-15 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Mini Cooper was redesigned for the 2014 model year. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by BMW (manufacturer of the Mini) as part of frontal crash test verification.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. The driver side curtain airbag deployed during the crash. After the dummy moved forward into the frontal airbag, its head contacted the side curtain airbag.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2014 Mini Cooper 2-door
Weight 2,674 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase98 in.
Length151 in.
Width68 in.
Engine1.5 L turbocharged 3-cylinder
EPA ratings29 mpg city / 41 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)4
Left (cm)8
Center (cm)8
Right (cm)8
Brake pedal (cm)4
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)-2
Right (cm)-2
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)1
Rearward (cm)5
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)2

Driver injury measures

Test ID
Head
HIC-15138
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.2
Extension bending moment (Nm)6
Maximum Nij 0.23
Chest maximum compression (mm)35
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)0.7
Femur force - right (kN)1.0
Knee displacement - left (mm)1
Knee displacement - right (mm)1
Maximum tibia index - left0.39
Maximum tibia index - right0.43
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.3
Tibia axial force - right (kN)2.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left97
Right92

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