There is no NHTSA safety rating for the 2021 JCW GP yet, although the IIHS did review the standard three-door Cooper last year and awarded it a spread of Good ratings for all major crashworthiness tests. This bodes well for the GP's safety levels. However, the Cooper's headlights were only rated as Acceptable at best.
NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.
To handle its increased power, the GP comes with a sports braking system comprising four-piston fixed-caliper disc brakes in front and single-piston floating-caliper brakes at the back. Traction is enhanced with the standard mechanical differential lock and operates together with the dynamic stability control system. Although a rearview camera, brake assist, daytime running lights, and airbags (including front and side airbags) are fitted, the GP is less about the latest safety features and more about maximum performance.
|Mini John Cooper Works GP Trims||John Cooper Works GP|
|Rear Parking Aid||N/A|
|Blind Spot Monitor||N/A|
|Lane Departure Warning||N/A|
|Lane Keeping Assist||N/A|
|Tire Pressure Monitor||S|
No recalls have yet affected the 2021 Mini John Cooper Works GP, although as a new introduction for the 2021 model year, it hasn't been around all that long. Every Mini comes with a four-year/50,000-mile limited warranty and a 12-year warranty against rust perforation. For the first four years, 24-hour roadside assistance is included. Added to this is Mini's three-year/36,000-mile maintenance program.