Exploring MINI Cooper Myths

You might be thinking you know everything there is to know about the fun-loving British vehicle. The fact of the matter is that there are MINI myths that most people assume to be true that are simply fiction. Keep reading to be schooled on some MINI knowledge!

Myth 1: MINIs are the smallest cars on the road. MINIs may be known for their compactness, but they are actually quite roomy. Over the years, MINIs have been carefully designed to balance their modest size with roomy comfort. In fact, the two largest MINI models--the 2018 Clubman and 2018 Countryman--provide a total cargo capacity of 47.9 cubic feet and 49 cubic feet respectively. That's a lot of room for people, groceries, luggage, road trip essentials, etc. If you need much more space than either of those vehicles provide, we may be forced to ask you what exactly you're hauling and whether or not you should look into purchasing a trailer.

Myth 2: MINIs are unsafe. While a lot of full-size SUVs are gaining attention for their safety features and crash ratings, greater size doesn't always mean greater strength. You need to be familiar with the safety ratings of MINI vehicles compared to their rivals to better understand how they fare in safety tests. To prove this point, their IIHS safety accomplishments can't go without mentioning: The 2017 Countryman received the Top Safety Pick award, and the 2018 2-Door Hardtop has received the highest rating in all IIHS crashworthiness tests. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is an independent research organization committed to preventing motor vehicle crashes.

Myth 3: MINIs are expensive to maintain. The truth is that MINI offers a level of care with prepaid service and warranty with plenty of benefits. Owning a MINI is a wonderful investment, and while a high-quality vehicle requires high-quality attention and maintenance at times, as a consumer you will be benefiting from some of the most highly-trained technicians and overall automotive technology there is. Our Service Department at MINI of San Antonio is happy to perform routine maintenance check-ups and other tests when it comes to keeping your MINI running smoothly at an affordable rate. Stop by and see us anytime!

What other MINI myths are you curious about? We're here to answer your questions and clear up anything you might be wondering about when it comes to the MINI Cooper brand! Swing by and take one for a spin and you'll quickly see why this line of vehicles is one of the best, and most fun, to drive!

MINI of San Antonio is a new and used car dealership that provides vehicles to customers all over Texas. We have customers come in from Canyon Lake, New Braunfels, Austin, Kirby, Allen, Boerne and many more cities. Let us know if you have any questions.

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