MINI Cooper S 2021 review - better than a VW Polo GTI?

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This is the updated MINI Cooper S!

Mat’s got his hands on this newly-updated 5-door hatch (which, as ever, is also available as a 3-door) to find out whether this new Cooper S can stand up again class leaders such as the Ford Fiesta or Volkswagen Polo.

When it comes to performance, there’s three engine options to choose from - the 1, the Cooper and the Cooper S. We’ve got our hands on the Cooper S for this review, so our 5-door hatch is powered by a 2-litre 4 cylinder turbo petrol with 178hp. All options are front-wheel-drive, although you can choose between a manual or automatic gearbox.

But of course, performance probably isn’t the first reason you’ll choose the MINI - it’s the looks! Even though it may be unmistakably a MINI, the question is, are you happy with how the exterior looks have evolved over the years? Do you think the new edition looks better than ever, or do you still prefer older generations?

Let us know in the comments!

Chapters
00:00 Intro
00:20 Price
00:56 Exterior Design
02:49 Interior
04:25 Back Seats
05:57 Boot
07:15 Five Annoying Things
08:32 Five Cool Features
09:49 Engines
10:16 Driving
13:20 0-60mph
14:29 Verdict

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Komentarze

  • carwow
    carwowMiesiąc temu

    What do you guys think - does the new MINI look better than ever?! Or would you choose another small hatch instead? LIKE this comment if you'd choose the MINI, or COMMENT with what you'd go for instead!

  • _0_RESTART_0_

    _0_RESTART_0_

    24 dni temu

    In 50 years, minis will compete against G Wagens

  • AS Sami

    AS Sami

    25 dni temu

    make a revew of convartable coppcr

  • Chevy Alvarez

    Chevy Alvarez

    26 dni temu

    I don’t want to sound a fanboy but; when you are in a mini on the route you are with music 🎵 and you want to hear the sound outside

  • Gary

    Gary

    26 dni temu

    Let's see some more 4x4 off road challenges! Maybe Chuck in some fun with a heavy trailer

  • Dr M Moeen Ahmed

    Dr M Moeen Ahmed

    27 dni temu

    @Hugh Russell s9

  • Dusk13
    Dusk13Dzień temu

    Maybe Matt, just maybe you should check all the fluids & tire pressures before ragging a car around next time ?!

  • mighty23
    mighty23Dzień temu

    Beautiful inside, very nice outside,crappy engine

  • Nyi Hlaing
    Nyi HlaingDzień temu

    Can you review on 3door hardtop copper s?

  • Tomas
    Tomas2 dni temu

    7:27 Both the size and overheating can be solved with an IPhone 👌

  • deepestlight
    deepestlight2 dni temu

    Too many people driving Minis for me to want one. I'll stick with my Gr Yaris thanks

  • Rob Moore
    Rob Moore2 dni temu

    In N Ireland there should be an alternative tail light as in some areas the Union Jack type would probably be kicked out I think they look good but some would object .

  • Dennis Van Beeck
    Dennis Van Beeck3 dni temu

    Please do one of the cabrio! Youre the only one who adresses everything like boot capacity etc

  • pete croxford
    pete croxford3 dni temu

    I think that was an unfair review as it seemed to me you just pick the bones out of it if that was a honest opinion I think that you come across that you just don’t like minis therefore you shouldn’t give a review sorry to be like this 🇬🇧🇬🇧👍

  • L V
    L V4 dni temu

    It drives like a bike not a go kart!

  • statman90
    statman905 dni temu

    Minis don't even look like minis anymore, they're not even "mini" anymore

  • Nationz Rules
    Nationz Rules6 dni temu

    Where the fog lights? Fog lights look so nice

  • ArunPlaysPiano
    ArunPlaysPiano6 dni temu

    3:57 There's one behind the armrest for your big bottle, mate.

  • José Dias
    José Dias8 dni temu

    I also had an r53 (mk1), and since then, i'm also less and less into mini cars.

  • PRINCE OF ARABIA
    PRINCE OF ARABIA8 dni temu

    I came here because of Kante not interested in this car but definitely gonna buy one one day

  • Ashe
    Ashe9 dni temu

    The water straw thing🙌

  • uzciv
    uzciv9 dni temu

    A proper british car needs chrome on the exterior...

  • Spider68
    Spider689 dni temu

    R53 the best!

  • Gareth White
    Gareth White9 dni temu

    Could you do a review of the new Citroen C4, not the electric C4 like everyone else, just the petrol/diesel versions?

  • Charlotte Hay
    Charlotte Hay9 dni temu

    Mat kinda reminds me of Wes Gardner from the show Scream Queens, lol idk. 🤣

  • H-when
    H-when10 dni temu

    About time they rebranded to "Large"

  • Cross
    Cross11 dni temu

    it looks long as fuck for a mini

  • Snapshots
    Snapshots12 dni temu

    hi Matt . I followed you and watched your videos since you was in carbuyer channel , but you still use this old still of video colors .. your videos is like an old cars presentation please remove this filter or use a better camera the colors in your channel is very bad really any new car looks in your channel like a car from 1999 . you can offer a better natural colors in you videos .. for example you can see the videos quality and colors in Autogufuhl it is a natural colors .. thank you

  • Bulking Jelly
    Bulking Jelly12 dni temu

    Why did kante come into my head

  • OFB are not on job they useless
    OFB are not on job they useless12 dni temu

    kante gonna cop that

  • AARON ARTHUR YONG ZHEXI Moe
    AARON ARTHUR YONG ZHEXI Moe12 dni temu

    I AM IN LOVE IN THIS CAR! I WANT MY MOM TO BUY IT!!

  • Ekko 3 MILLION
    Ekko 3 MILLION13 dni temu

    I like the 5-Door and overall look.

  • Christopher Maloney
    Christopher Maloney13 dni temu

    I love minis so much.

  • Samina Irshad
    Samina Irshad14 dni temu

    Any chance of a review on the Vauxhaul Grandland?

  • Master yon
    Master yon14 dni temu

    Wow what happened mini :(

  • Perry Solomon
    Perry Solomon15 dni temu

    Mini should change their name to Biggie

  • ProBro
    ProBro16 dni temu

    You say your Galaxy S20 Ultra does not fit, but your phone is easily one of the BIGGEST phones that you can buy today. It is as big as the biggest iPhone 12. So if you use the normal iPhone 12 which is pretty common, it should fit.

  • SuperDeano
    SuperDeano17 dni temu

    It’s a no from me.

  • Alfonso Álvarez Rey
    Alfonso Álvarez Rey17 dni temu

    I bougth recently a Mini Cooper 5 doors from 2017 and I must admit that I am surprised with how good it drives. I have never driven before a car that is so much fun. There are some points that are compromised but in general I think the experience you get is it muth worth it and this you can't find it in most of the small cars.

  • ben khamis
    ben khamis17 dni temu

    I think the newer Mini's are nice little cars & everyone should experience it at least once in your life. However, 5 door version looks crap. Practical yet crappy. 3 door looks best

  • Game Reviews Old Skool Gamer
    Game Reviews Old Skool Gamer19 dni temu

    Please please do the new countryman. 🥺

  • SND
    SND19 dni temu

    ,, That's what go karts do'' LOL

  • Jake Walker
    Jake Walker19 dni temu

    I’d like to see a review of the new Vauxhall corsa-e!

  • Anita Dique
    Anita Dique20 dni temu

    the new mini looks better then ever.

  • Hier könnte Ihre Werbung stehen
    Hier könnte Ihre Werbung stehen20 dni temu

    Ok but I don't get it. The cooper S starts at 27.000€ where I live...for 174 ps ? Why the hell are Minis so damn expensiv.

  • Darren Arthur

    Darren Arthur

    8 dni temu

    Superior build and drive quality compared to any of its rivals. Yes it's expensive but you really get what you pay for.

  • Gaetano Crisci
    Gaetano Crisci20 dni temu

    no Matt, it's not over designed is the rest of the cars of the market that are poorly designed and boring

  • Neal Street
    Neal Street20 dni temu

    Manual Handbrake? On Auto??? - so not latest version of car. Cooper S does not have one???

  • Sugar ❤🌈
    Sugar ❤🌈20 dni temu

    I have mini Cooper

  • Leslie. Ingley
    Leslie. Ingley21 dzień temu

    The seat ateca 2020

  • THE BLUEEYES
    THE BLUEEYES21 dzień temu

    I apologise to all the mini owners but that front end is disgusting

  • Two
    Two21 dzień temu

    Mini is taking this piss what happened to the hardcore Cooper s

  • Andreea Haruta
    Andreea Haruta22 dni temu

    HUINEA

  • Paul Farmer
    Paul Farmer22 dni temu

    You've got some front @carwow, I'll give you that. I had two prospective enquiries and then one final roll of the dice to buy a high spec 3-dr Cooper S at the end of last year. Each time, only two dealers replied and both were from the same group and had the same person doing the prices. I queried it with you twice and was ignored. I eventually beat the three year PCP cost by over £1,000 in three phone calls. So do you care to answer that? How are you helping the buyer there? Is Mini a very specific case or do you have this issue with other manufacturers?

  • Ben Harris
    Ben Harris22 dni temu

    I don’t like the tail lights

  • Edward
    Edward22 dni temu

    it is a maxi

  • jigrodrigues
    jigrodrigues23 dni temu

    Looks like a cheap gym bag

  • Andrew Glenister
    Andrew Glenister23 dni temu

    Are you wearing your son’s jacket?

  • Jorge Pantoja
    Jorge Pantoja23 dni temu

    US viewers: 700 pounds Sunroof? Can I remove it and save weight? 😂

  • Nalisa Sikwanga
    Nalisa Sikwanga23 dni temu

    Definitely better than a polo gti

  • வெங்கடேஷ்
    வெங்கடேஷ்23 dni temu

    அருமை 🔥👍

  • Dough Szynk
    Dough Szynk23 dni temu

    Just ugly car No more British

  • russ curwood
    russ curwood23 dni temu

    Carwow, you guys need to do a MK1 cooper s to 2020 draggy comparison 👍👍🤞

  • Gaming Norwegian
    Gaming Norwegian23 dni temu

    8:09, great job Mat, some poor German designer probably got executed now that you showed that major design flaw (which it really is).

  • Steve Tierney
    Steve Tierney24 dni temu

    It looks shit.

  • Bogdan Barbu
    Bogdan Barbu24 dni temu

    ugly car, and that thing with the handbrake and armrest.. my oh my!!!!

  • Harshit Chaudhary
    Harshit Chaudhary24 dni temu

    BMW 6 Series GT 2021 review

  • ongky ricarda
    ongky ricarda24 dni temu

    why does it look like Geely Panda ????

  • Mark Holden
    Mark Holden24 dni temu

    I have the previous version and I won’t be buying the new one 😒

  • MTB MATT85
    MTB MATT8525 dni temu

    The mini is a piece of crap.

  • Lonewolf Gaming
    Lonewolf Gaming25 dni temu

    I’ve got a 2016 Cooper S 5dr with the Works 210 tune and exhaust. Great fun to drive, but the brakes are a bit underwhelming. I do wonder why they reduced the power output from 192 to 178bhp for the new ones. Along with the PPF ruining the exhaust sound, they seem a far less appealing choice now.

  • Tommy Gutierrez XD
    Tommy Gutierrez XD25 dni temu

    WOW THAT CAR IS BUTIFULL

  • deltafoxtrot2
    deltafoxtrot225 dni temu

    The Mk1 MINI looked much better and it was closer to the original mini, the new version is far too big with a long snout and it has a grill like a Munk fish....

  • Lutho Hopa
    Lutho Hopa25 dni temu

    I've once burnt my legs with the exhaust pipes while leaning into the boot.

  • mohcen Bdj
    mohcen Bdj25 dni temu

    It needs an akra or miltek exhaust

  • Anders Lindberg
    Anders Lindberg25 dni temu

    It’s ugly

  • Adrian Byron-Parker
    Adrian Byron-Parker25 dni temu

    Matt.......... Sorry, I am leaving. You are no longer reviewing cars!!!!!

  • Bram Jacob
    Bram Jacob25 dni temu

    It looks so ... much ... worse ... whyyyyy

  • mercedesbenzformula1
    mercedesbenzformula125 dni temu

    I don’t like the style at all of the new one. Too much going on and too big

  • Sen
    Sen25 dni temu

    Please review the new Mini JCW!

  • Nicholas Mikula
    Nicholas Mikula26 dni temu

    Really can't see the point of buying a Mini.. maybe it's just me but it's everything you don't want in a car

  • sabbir muntakim
    sabbir muntakim26 dni temu

    Can you do the BMW 2 series Grand touring review please. Thanks 🙏

  • Mini Lite71
    Mini Lite7126 dni temu

    Mini's are getting uglier by the generation and forget anything with 5 doors - the mk1 was the best looking - that cos the designer has also designed the McLaren, Ferrari, Fiat 500 ,BMW X5 and many MORE !

  • TomB Stone
    TomB Stone26 dni temu

    Answer NO

  • melvin lukose
    melvin lukose26 dni temu

    Break test?

  • konstantinos kechagias
    konstantinos kechagias26 dni temu

    this car is always getting uglier...

  • Mike Vale
    Mike Vale26 dni temu

    They keep losing their quirkiness and are morphing to downright ugliness. I have a 2004 JCW Cooper S with full service history and boy am I glad I never sold it!

  • Hidde Van Den Brande
    Hidde Van Den Brande26 dni temu

    Review a alpina b3

  • Látlak
    Látlak26 dni temu

    I love the Mini! I don't find it girly, because you can make it look quiet mean with that piano black exterieur. I love the looks even more with the LCI2. It drives like a charm, it's so compact and nimble, really enjoyable. I just wish there was a 5 door JCW, that's so sad!

  • P E
    P E26 dni temu

    It's a dogs dinner of a design, it's long overdue a massive revamp and a complete overhaul of the looks, the engines and the purpose... oh and the name... if we're still calling this a "mini", I'll start calling Buckingham Palace a "pokey little hovel". This is going up against VW's Golf GTi (not Polo... it's twice the size of a polo) and it loses in every single area. What was once a cool and quirky revised concept of the old mini has become a tired, staid, dull, tedious, predictable bore fest!... but more concerning than all these things... what the f*ck is he doing pooring water into that cup holder!?!?! This guy is a muppet... Every car I see him review he seems to want to ruin, bash, destroy or just make a mess of... he was literally jumping up and down on the sills of the R8 in a different video... grow up you sad twat

  • Akshay Raveendran
    Akshay Raveendran26 dni temu

    Matt please review the JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE SRT!!!

  • Peacy Cortes
    Peacy Cortes26 dni temu

    A real Mini has 2 doors. Everything else is not a Mini.

  • Peter Pulchny
    Peter Pulchny26 dni temu

    there is only one Matt Watson. what a legend

  • Gordon McCartney
    Gordon McCartney26 dni temu

    Worst part of this review was the bottle of SPARKLING water!

  • AM
    AM26 dni temu

    The first gen I loved. It’s got worse & worse with every generation. The supercharger shout have been retained.

  • Steve Hailey
    Steve Hailey26 dni temu

    For get it

  • Harlan Draka
    Harlan Draka26 dni temu

    so this mini cooper s has less power then a 2.0 diesel car? Gorgeous!!!

  • Akyaren
    Akyaren26 dni temu

    I like the look of it but the fakery is disgusting. This even tops Mercedes's level of fake. What a horrible little thing.

  • Jon Jon
    Jon Jon26 dni temu

    I owned a Mini Cooper and I absolutely loved it. However everything that could possibly break on it did which has put me off ever buying one again. Loved how it stuck to the road but no thanks to owning one again

  • Andrew Dowty
    Andrew Dowty26 dni temu

    Would love to see a video on a new Fait Abarth 595 , as it’s getting quite old now it would be interesting to see how it stacks up against new cars. Love the vids

  • Chris Wright
    Chris Wright26 dni temu

    I don’t like it at all...

  • steven moran
    steven moran27 dni temu

    62 yers ago,the original mini has much more interior storage.

  • tommy
    tommy27 dni temu

    Absolutely gopping

  • Stephen Goodwin
    Stephen Goodwin27 dni temu

    Just ordered one for June 😳

  • SE Asian
    SE Asian27 dni temu

    It’s not a mini...its a MAXI.

  • lilaormen
    lilaormen27 dni temu

    i really want to see a saab on this channel pls any saab but i can recomend saab 9-7x v8 its fast

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