Pro: It’s a hoot to drive


All MINIs are fun to drive and they can put a smile on your face, regardless of which power plant you opt for and the Cooper SE is no exception. Sure, a bit of the traditional fun factor is lost with giving up on the turbocharged 2-liter in the Cooper S, yet the instant surge the SE provides at even the lightest flex of you right foot does make up for that. The handling is impeccable too, and the combo provides plenty of driver enjoyment.