Most Dependable Cars on the Road 2019

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Compact Sporty Car — MINI Cooper
Considerably larger than the original version produced by British Motor Corporation, the MINI Cooper is still one of the smallest cars on the market. And like that original, the MINI (now owned by BMW) is still front-wheel drive, fuel efficient and great fun to drive. The MINI Cooper was redesigned for the 2015 model year followed by the 2016 MINI Convertible. The base 2016 MINI Cooper is powered by a turbocharged MINI TwinPower 1.5-liter engine 3-cylinder engine that produces 134 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque, while the Cooper S bumps up to a turbocharged MINI TwinPower 2.0-liter engine that produces 189 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of torque. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard with a 6-speed Steptronic automatic transmission optional.

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