2020 Mini Cooper

minicar / 2-door convertible

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Headlights (varies by trim/ option)
Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle
Standard system
Advanced

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle

System details

  • Standard Active Driving Assistant

Overall evaluation

Applies to 2020 models

Advanced
Advanced
  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle nearly avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 7 mph.

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Headlights

Ratings are given for 2 different headlight variations available on this vehicle.

Trim level(s)

  • John Cooper Works trim
  • Cooper S Signature trim
  • Cooper S Iconic trim
  • Cooper Signature trim
  • Cooper Iconic trim
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? Yes
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good on the sharp left and both right curves and fair on the gradual left curve.

The low beams created some glare.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was fair in all 4 tests.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway, on both left curves and on the sharp right curve.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • John Cooper Works trim
  • Cooper S Signature trim
  • Cooper S Iconic trim
  • Cooper Signature trim
  • Cooper Iconic trim
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? Yes
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2019-20 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 102.3 m None
Straightaway left edge 58.4 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 72.6 m 34.8 %
250m radius left curve, right edge 60.6 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 57.6 m 46.0 %
150m radius left curve, left edge 56.0 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 104.0 m
Straightaway left edge 91.9 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 72.4 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 74.4 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 57.6 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 57.5 m

Trim level(s)

  • Cooper trim
  • Cooper S trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler 0 ft 100 ft 200 ft 300 ft 400 ft 500 ft 600 ft Low beams Optimal low-beam illumination High beams Optimal high-beam illumination High-beam assist credit

Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was fair on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway, on both left curves and on both right curves.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • Cooper trim
  • Cooper S trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2019-20 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 57.6 m None
Straightaway left edge 26.1 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 41.7 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 35.1 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 31.8 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 29.7 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 128.3 m
Straightaway left edge .0 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 43.4 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 52.3 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 35.5 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 42.6 m

How headlights are evaluated