2015 Mini Cooper

minicar / 2-door hatchback

2015 Mini Cooper 2-door hatchback

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Moderate overlap front
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention
Optional system
Advanced

Child seat anchors

LATCH ease of use

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.

Small overlap front: driver-side

Rating applies to 2014-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2014 Mini Cooper 2-door

The Mini Cooper was redesigned for the 2014 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the small overlap frontal crash test.

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

The frontal and side curtain airbags worked well together to keep the head from coming close to any stiff structure or outside objects that could cause injury.

The driver's space was maintained well, and risk of injuries to the dummy's legs and feet was low.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN1440
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 7
Footrest (cm) 7
Left toepan (cm) 2
Brake pedal (cm) 5
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 1
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 3
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 5
Upper dash (cm) 5
Lower instrument panel (cm) 4

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN1440
Head
HIC-15 167
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.1
Extension bending moment (Nm) 13
Maximum Nij 0.20
Chest maximum compression (mm) 24
Femur (kN)
Left 0.8
Right 0.0
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 1
Right 2
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.64
Right 0.28
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 2.2
Right 0.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 93
Right 52

How the driver-side small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2014-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2014 Mini Cooper 2-door

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.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1322
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 VTF1322
Head
HIC-15 138
Peak gs at hard contact no 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 - left 0.39
Maximum tibia index - right 0.43
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.3
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 97
Right 92

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2014-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2015 Mini Cooper 2-door

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 2,630 lbs
Peak force 13,532 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 5.15

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2014-19 models

Seat type: Manual leather seat

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Manual leather seat
Geometry
Backset (mm) 10
Distance below top of head (mm) 21
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 13.4
Head contact time (ms) 48
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 1
Max neck tension (N) 285

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted

Front crash prevention

System details

  • Optional Collision Warning with City Braking Function

Package name

  • Optional Active Driving Assistant

Applies to 2015-16 models

Overall evaluation

  • 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.
Advanced
Advanced
with optional equipment

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Child seat anchors

Applies to 2015-19 models

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim Hardtop
Seat type leather

This vehicle has 2 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

1 3
G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
thether anchor symbol
Tether anchor
lower anchor symbol
Lower anchors
shared lower achors symbol
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
difficult to maneuver around anchors
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
difficult to maneuver around anchors
Technical measurements for this test

Seat position 21

3

Lower anchor A
Open access rated Yes
Depth Not visible
Force (lbs) 0
Clearance angle (degrees) 40
Lower anchor B
Open access rated Yes
Depth Not visible
Force (lbs) 0
Clearance angle (degrees) 34
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

Seat position 23

1

Lower anchor A
Open access rated Yes
Depth Not visible
Force (lbs) 0
Clearance angle (degrees) 36
Lower anchor B
Open access rated Yes
Depth Not visible
Force (lbs) 0
Clearance angle (degrees) 34
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

How child seat anchors are evaluated