2002 Mini Cooper

minicar / 2-door hatchback

2002 Mini Cooper 2-door hatchback


Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Head restraints & seats


  • G
  • A
  • M
  • P
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

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

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2002-06 models

Tested vehicle: 2002 Mini Cooper 2-door

The Mini Cooper was introduced in the 2002 model year. A redesign is expected for the early part of calendar year 2007.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics
Dummy movement was reasonably well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head leaned partway out the open side window.

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained very well.

Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's left forearm hit the head during rebound.

There was little change in the position of the dummy's feet following the crash test. Injury risk was low.

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2002-06 models

Seat type: All seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry