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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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!

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kenneth law
kenneth law

I love the real handbrake

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_0_RESTART_0_

In 50 years, minis will compete against G Wagens

28 päivää sitten
AS Sami
AS Sami

make a revew of convartable coppcr

29 päivää sitten
Chevy Alvarez
Chevy Alvarez

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

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Gary
Gary

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

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Noah McKnight
Noah McKnight

Wait…did I just see JCW on it??😨

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Rob Churchill
Rob Churchill

Those massive pillars - deal breaker. I mean, call me old-fashioned but I like to see out the front of a car.

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CRESCENT MOON
CRESCENT MOON

the new front design is horrendous

2 päivää sitten
Martin Del Rio
Martin Del Rio

I sold mine because of the terrible brakes and fragile, delicate, bad BAD Pirelli Cinturato P4 run flat tyres. If you brake at high speeds the car goes everywhere except to the front. The reason BMW (mini) gave me was that MÍNI brake system is corrective instead of the much better preventive brakes in BMW models.

2 päivää sitten
Kruger Fuchs
Kruger Fuchs

Why are cars getting uglier

3 päivää sitten
Dusk13
Dusk13

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

5 päivää sitten
mighty23
mighty23

Beautiful inside, very nice outside,crappy engine

5 päivää sitten
Nyi Hlaing
Nyi Hlaing

Can you review on 3door hardtop copper s?

5 päivää sitten
Tomas
Tomas

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

6 päivää sitten
deepestlight
deepestlight

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

6 päivää sitten
Rob Moore
Rob Moore

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 .

6 päivää sitten
Dennis Van Beeck
Dennis Van Beeck

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

7 päivää sitten
pete croxford
pete croxford

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 🇬🇧🇬🇧👍

7 päivää sitten
L V
L V

It drives like a bike not a go kart!

8 päivää sitten
statman90
statman90

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

9 päivää sitten
Nationz Rules
Nationz Rules

Where the fog lights? Fog lights look so nice

10 päivää sitten
ArunPlaysPiano
ArunPlaysPiano

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

10 päivää sitten
José Dias
José Dias

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

12 päivää sitten
PRINCE OF ARABIA
PRINCE OF ARABIA

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

12 päivää sitten
Ashe
Ashe

The water straw thing🙌

13 päivää sitten
uzciv
uzciv

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

13 päivää sitten
Spider68
Spider68

R53 the best!

13 päivää sitten
Gareth White
Gareth White

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

13 päivää sitten
Charlotte Hay
Charlotte Hay

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

13 päivää sitten
H-when
H-when

About time they rebranded to "Large"

14 päivää sitten
Cross
Cross

it looks long as fuck for a mini

15 päivää sitten
Snapshots
Snapshots

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

15 päivää sitten
Bulking Jelly
Bulking Jelly

Why did kante come into my head

16 päivää sitten
OFB are not on job they useless
OFB are not on job they useless

kante gonna cop that

16 päivää sitten
AARON ARTHUR YONG ZHEXI Moe
AARON ARTHUR YONG ZHEXI Moe

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

16 päivää sitten
Ekko 3 MILLION
Ekko 3 MILLION

I like the 5-Door and overall look.

17 päivää sitten
Christopher Maloney
Christopher Maloney

I love minis so much.

17 päivää sitten
Samina Irshad
Samina Irshad

Any chance of a review on the Vauxhaul Grandland?

18 päivää sitten
Master yon
Master yon

Wow what happened mini :(

18 päivää sitten
Perry Solomon
Perry Solomon

Mini should change their name to Biggie

19 päivää sitten
ProBro
ProBro

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.

20 päivää sitten
SuperDeano
SuperDeano

It’s a no from me.

21 päivä sitten
Alfonso Álvarez Rey
Alfonso Álvarez Rey

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.

21 päivä sitten
ben khamis
ben khamis

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

21 päivä sitten
Game Reviews Old Skool Gamer
Game Reviews Old Skool Gamer

Please please do the new countryman. 🥺

22 päivää sitten
SND
SND

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

22 päivää sitten
Jake Walker
Jake Walker

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

23 päivää sitten
Anita Dique
Anita Dique

the new mini looks better then ever.

24 päivää sitten
Hier könnte Ihre Werbung stehen
Hier könnte Ihre Werbung stehen

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.

24 päivää sitten
Darren Arthur
Darren Arthur

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

12 päivää sitten
Gaetano Crisci
Gaetano Crisci

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

24 päivää sitten
Neal Street
Neal Street

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

24 päivää sitten
Sugar ❤🌈
Sugar ❤🌈

I have mini Cooper

24 päivää sitten
Leslie. Ingley
Leslie. Ingley

The seat ateca 2020

25 päivää sitten
THE BLUEEYES
THE BLUEEYES

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

25 päivää sitten
Two
Two

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

25 päivää sitten
Andreea Haruta
Andreea Haruta

HUINEA

26 päivää sitten
Paul Farmer
Paul Farmer

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?

26 päivää sitten
Ben Harris
Ben Harris

I don’t like the tail lights

26 päivää sitten
Edward
Edward

it is a maxi

26 päivää sitten
jigrodrigues
jigrodrigues

Looks like a cheap gym bag

27 päivää sitten
Andrew Glenister
Andrew Glenister

Are you wearing your son’s jacket?

27 päivää sitten
Jorge Pantoja
Jorge Pantoja

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

27 päivää sitten
Nalisa Sikwanga
Nalisa Sikwanga

Definitely better than a polo gti

27 päivää sitten
வெங்கடேஷ்
வெங்கடேஷ்

அருமை 🔥👍

27 päivää sitten
Dough Szynk
Dough Szynk

Just ugly car No more British

27 päivää sitten
russ curwood
russ curwood

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

27 päivää sitten
Gaming Norwegian
Gaming Norwegian

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

27 päivää sitten
Steve Tierney
Steve Tierney

It looks shit.

28 päivää sitten
Bogdan Barbu
Bogdan Barbu

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

28 päivää sitten
Harshit Chaudhary
Harshit Chaudhary

BMW 6 Series GT 2021 review

28 päivää sitten
ongky ricarda
ongky ricarda

why does it look like Geely Panda ????

28 päivää sitten
Mark Holden
Mark Holden

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

28 päivää sitten
MTB MATT85
MTB MATT85

The mini is a piece of crap.

29 päivää sitten
Lonewolf Gaming
Lonewolf Gaming

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.

29 päivää sitten
Tommy Gutierrez XD
Tommy Gutierrez XD

WOW THAT CAR IS BUTIFULL

29 päivää sitten
deltafoxtrot2
deltafoxtrot2

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....

29 päivää sitten
Lutho Hopa
Lutho Hopa

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

29 päivää sitten
mohcen Bdj
mohcen Bdj

It needs an akra or miltek exhaust

29 päivää sitten
Anders Lindberg
Anders Lindberg

It’s ugly

29 päivää sitten
Adrian Byron-Parker
Adrian Byron-Parker

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

29 päivää sitten
Bram Jacob
Bram Jacob

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

29 päivää sitten
mercedesbenzformula1
mercedesbenzformula1

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

29 päivää sitten
Sen
Sen

Please review the new Mini JCW!

29 päivää sitten
Nicholas Mikula
Nicholas Mikula

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

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sabbir muntakim
sabbir muntakim

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

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Mini Lite71
Mini Lite71

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 !

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TomB Stone
TomB Stone

Answer NO

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melvin lukose
melvin lukose

Break test?

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konstantinos kechagias
konstantinos kechagias

this car is always getting uglier...

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Mike Vale
Mike Vale

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!

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Hidde Van Den Brande
Hidde Van Den Brande

Review a alpina b3

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Látlak
Látlak

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!

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P E
P E

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

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Akshay Raveendran
Akshay Raveendran

Matt please review the JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE SRT!!!

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Peacy Cortes
Peacy Cortes

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

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Peter Pulchny
Peter Pulchny

there is only one Matt Watson. what a legend

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Gordon McCartney
Gordon McCartney

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

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AM
AM

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

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Steve Hailey
Steve Hailey

For get it

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Harlan Draka
Harlan Draka

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

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Akyaren
Akyaren

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

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Jon Jon
Jon Jon

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

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Andrew Dowty
Andrew Dowty

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

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Chris Wright
Chris Wright

I don’t like it at all...

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