2016 MINI Cooper Paceman

Original MSRP Range
$23,550 - $35,600
Available Style(s)
25 - 27 MPG City / 31 - 32 MPG Hwy
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2016 MINI Cooper Paceman

What We Like

Excellent turbocharged engine; fun to drive; good fuel economy; available all-wheel drive; funky styling

What We Don't

Weak base engine; firm ride; limited cargo space relative to other hatchbacks and crossovers


Expert Rating

3.4/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.8/ 5


What's New in the 2016 MINI Cooper Paceman?

Except for a few minor changes to its option packages, the Paceman is unchanged for 2016. 

Which Cooper Paceman is the Best?

The front-wheel-drive, turbocharged Cooper S Paceman hits the sweet spot for value, performance and fuel economy. Make ours a manual with the panoramic sunroof -- that's a pretty sweet ride at a pretty reasonable price. Find a Mini Paceman for sale


How Much Does a 2016 MINI Cooper Paceman Cost?

The Paceman comes in three trim levels: the base-level Paceman, the midlevel Cooper S Paceman and the sporty John Cooper Works Paceman.

The base-level Paceman ($24,500) includes a lot of standard equipment. Features include 17-inch alloy wheels, power accessories, air conditioning, premium vinyl upholstery (dubbed leatherette), cruise control, a CD player, an auxiliary jack, Bluetooth and a USB port for music. Base-level Paceman models are only offered with front-wheel drive.

Step up to the Cooper S Paceman ($27,900), and you get a turbocharged version of the base model's engine. The result is 181 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque, an increase of 60 hp and 61 lb-ft. Fog lights and sport seats are also standard.

Topping the range is the high-performance John Cooper Works Paceman ($36,600), which is only offered with all-wheel drive. The JCW model boosts power by another 27 hp and also adds a sport-tuned suspension and a performance exhaust.

But standard features only tell some of the story. Mini also offers plenty of options, ranging from wheel choices, paint colors and interior schemes to a panoramic sunroof, rain-sensing wipers, leather upholstery, heated front seats, satellite radio, a navigation system and Mini's Mini Connected infotainment system. All-wheel drive is also optional on the Cooper S Paceman.

Cooper Paceman Trims

HatchbackOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
Cooper Paceman ALL4 2dr John Cooper Works$35,600 / $31,8854 Cylinder Turbo208N/A6-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
Cooper Paceman ALL4 2dr S$28,600 / $26,2254 Cylinder Turbo181N/A6-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Cooper Paceman FWD 2dr$23,550 / $22,3354 Cylinder121N/A6-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Cooper Paceman FWD 2dr S$26,900 / $24,6804 Cylinder Turbo181N/A6-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD

Is the 2016 MINI Cooper Paceman a Safe Car?

The 2016 Mini Paceman comes with standard stability control, 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes and seven airbags (front, front-side, passenger-knee and full-length side-curtain).

The Paceman had not been crash-tested at the time this article was written, though MINI's larger Countryman earned a reassuring Top Safety Pick rating from the nonprofit Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.


Original Warranty

Basic4 Years/50,000 Miles
Drivetrain4 Years/50,000 Miles
Corrosion12 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance4 Years/Unlimited Miles
Maintenance3 Years/36,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Fog Lights
  • HID Headlights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Parking assist
  • Alarm System
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
  • Cold Weather Pkg
  • Premium Pkg
  • Power Tailgate Release


2016 MINI Cooper Paceman vs the competition

2016 Kia Sportage -- The stylish Sportage lacks the Paceman's 2-door design and cool interior vibe, but it compensates with an excellent available 260-hp turbocharged engine.

2016 Volkswagen GTI -- The GTI arguably has a higher-quality cabin, and it's not as quirky (in case you find the Paceman to be a little over the top).

Used Range Rover Evoque -- The baby Range Rover offers similar sizing to the Paceman, and it delivers a more upscale driving experience -- although it's less fun.

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