The 2017 Mini Cooper Hardtop is a 2-door front-wheel drive subcompact hatchback equipped with an economical 1.5-liter (134 hp, 162 lb-ft) turbocharged engine that offers plenty of zip. A 6-speed manual is standard although an automatic is optional but not recommended. A tight interior and firm ride count against it but the quality of the materials used and the engaging handling is a cut above anything else in this segment. Standard features now include a rearview camera and parking sensors as well as a cooled glovebox. The available optional extras set the Mini apart from its competitors with many color and trim options as well as dynamic damper control and parking assist underlining its premium status.