With a new year full of possibilities, we believe there's no better time to invest in a new MINI! A diverse lineup provides consumers with vehicle options ranging from hard to soft tops, 3- to 5- doors, and everything in-between. If you're on the hunt for a new and affordable car that also provides an adventure, we've compiled five reasons for driving a MINI Cooper in 2018!

  1. Technology. Last year, MINI declared that by mid-2018 all models would support Amazon Alexa functionality. Talk about one large step for technology integration. It joins an already impressive cast of MINI technology such as wireless device charging, speed-sensitive volume, Apple CarPlay, MINI Connected, and Navigation with real-time traffic updates.

  2. Cargo. For a brand known for its compactness, MINI definitely knows how to make good use of every inch. The 2018 Countryman for instance, is the largest MINI in the lineup and provides passengers with 17.6 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats. With the rear seats folded, that turns into 47.6 cubic feet, allowing for plenty of room to haul items in town, or pack items for a road trip. Another perk is that a hands-free power liftgate is also available, allowing owners to open the back door without a struggle.

  3. Personalization. There's no other car on the road with the customization options like a MINI Cooper. Aside from choosing the make, model, and drivetrain of your car, MINI has endless personality add-ons you can choose from to give it some additional flair. British union flags can be added on the side mirrors, racing stripes can be painted down the hood, and a slew of other options are available all tailored to fit your personality. And it was just recently announced that a customizable 3D-printed accessory option would soon be available. Check out our previous blog for details on what to expect.

  4. Safety. When it comes to a vehicle's reliability, MINI is as thorough with safety features as they are about exterior color options. Beginning in 2018, all MINI models will receive a standard rearview camera and Rear Park Distance Control. MINI has seen the need for more vehicles to come with standard safety features rather than it be part of an additional add-on package. In fact, in 2017, the Countryman received the Top Safety Pick award by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, meaning it received the highest rating of "good" in all Crashworthiness testing.

  5. Maintenance. MINI offers a standard and comprehensive maintenance program with each new MINI, covering up to three years or 36,000 miles of service. All services are performed by highly trained, authorized MINI technicians using genuine MINI parts so that they meet and maintain MINI standards.These services include the following: engine oil, inspection, brake fluid, engine air filter, and cabin air microfilter services. Extended coverage of up to seven years or 125,000 miles can be added for an additional cost. Our service center would be happy to discuss these options with you upon the purchase of a new MINI and regularly perform its maintenance thereafter!

Please view our inventory of 2018 MINI models here and come see us to test drive your dream car today! We'd be happy to answer your questions and begin the financing process!

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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