MINI Cooper S 2021 review - better than a VW Polo GTI?

  • carwow

    What do you guys think - does the new MINI look better than ever?! Or would you choose another small hatch instead? LIKE this comment if you'd choose the MINI, or COMMENT with what you'd go for instead!

    • kenneth law
      kenneth law

      I love the real handbrake

    • _0_RESTART_0_

      In 50 years, minis will compete against G Wagens

    • AS Sami
      AS Sami

      make a revew of convartable coppcr

    • Chevy Alvarez
      Chevy Alvarez

      I don’t want to sound a fanboy but; when you are in a mini on the route you are with music 🎵 and you want to hear the sound outside

    • Gary

      Let's see some more 4x4 off road challenges! Maybe Chuck in some fun with a heavy trailer

  • RS summers
    RS summers

    Please do one on the John Cooper Works it's way better

  • Lasse de Vries
    Lasse de Vries

    If you only buy a MINI for the styling, you'd never buy the 5 door because that's an abomination. The 3-door is the best version.

  • Just Mingled
    Just Mingled

    They butchered the front Grille!!!! Looks like Predators face!!!!!

  • Valet297

    This car is soo overly designed that it’s hard to look at it

  • John Schell
    John Schell

    We don't have much of a selection of cars in this class in the US. Admittedly, we did not look at the cars that might be considered competitors. We are happy with our new MINI: the design, the added standard features, the build quality and the driving experience.

  • Noah McKnight
    Noah McKnight

    Wait…did I just see JCW on it??😨

  • Rob Churchill
    Rob Churchill

    Those massive pillars - deal breaker. I mean, call me old-fashioned but I like to see out the front of a car.


    the new front design is horrendous

  • Martin Del Rio
    Martin Del Rio

    I sold mine because of the terrible brakes and fragile, delicate, bad BAD Pirelli Cinturato P4 run flat tyres. If you brake at high speeds the car goes everywhere except to the front. The reason BMW (mini) gave me was that MÍNI brake system is corrective instead of the much better preventive brakes in BMW models.

  • Kruger Fuchs
    Kruger Fuchs

    Why are cars getting uglier

  • Dusk13

    Maybe Matt, just maybe you should check all the fluids & tire pressures before ragging a car around next time ?!

  • mighty23

    Beautiful inside, very nice outside,crappy engine

  • Nyi Hlaing
    Nyi Hlaing

    Can you review on 3door hardtop copper s?

  • Tomas

    7:27 Both the size and overheating can be solved with an IPhone 👌

  • deepestlight

    Too many people driving Minis for me to want one. I'll stick with my Gr Yaris thanks

  • Rob Moore
    Rob Moore

    In N Ireland there should be an alternative tail light as in some areas the Union Jack type would probably be kicked out I think they look good but some would object .

  • Dennis Van Beeck
    Dennis Van Beeck

    Please do one of the cabrio! Youre the only one who adresses everything like boot capacity etc

  • pete croxford
    pete croxford

    I think that was an unfair review as it seemed to me you just pick the bones out of it if that was a honest opinion I think that you come across that you just don’t like minis therefore you shouldn’t give a review sorry to be like this 🇬🇧🇬🇧👍

  • L V
    L V

    It drives like a bike not a go kart!

  • statman90

    Minis don't even look like minis anymore, they're not even "mini" anymore

  • Nationz Rules
    Nationz Rules

    Where the fog lights? Fog lights look so nice

  • ArunPlaysPiano

    3:57 There's one behind the armrest for your big bottle, mate.

  • José Dias
    José Dias

    I also had an r53 (mk1), and since then, i'm also less and less into mini cars.


    I came here because of Kante not interested in this car but definitely gonna buy one one day

  • Ashe

    The water straw thing🙌

  • uzciv

    A proper british car needs chrome on the exterior...

  • Spider68

    R53 the best!

  • Gareth White
    Gareth White

    Could you do a review of the new Citroen C4, not the electric C4 like everyone else, just the petrol/diesel versions?

  • Charlotte Hay
    Charlotte Hay

    Mat kinda reminds me of Wes Gardner from the show Scream Queens, lol idk. 🤣

  • H-when

    About time they rebranded to "Large"

  • Cross

    it looks long as fuck for a mini

  • Snapshots

    hi Matt . I followed you and watched your videos since you was in carbuyer channel , but you still use this old still of video colors .. your videos is like an old cars presentation please remove this filter or use a better camera the colors in your channel is very bad really any new car looks in your channel like a car from 1999 . you can offer a better natural colors in you videos .. for example you can see the videos quality and colors in Autogufuhl it is a natural colors .. thank you

  • Bulking Jelly
    Bulking Jelly

    Why did kante come into my head

  • Get Gareth Southgate sacked!!
    Get Gareth Southgate sacked!!

    kante gonna cop that



  • Ekko 3 MILLION
    Ekko 3 MILLION

    I like the 5-Door and overall look.

  • Christopher Maloney
    Christopher Maloney

    I love minis so much.

  • Samina Irshad
    Samina Irshad

    Any chance of a review on the Vauxhaul Grandland?

  • Master yon
    Master yon

    Wow what happened mini :(

  • Perry Solomon
    Perry Solomon

    Mini should change their name to Biggie

  • ProBro

    You say your Galaxy S20 Ultra does not fit, but your phone is easily one of the BIGGEST phones that you can buy today. It is as big as the biggest iPhone 12. So if you use the normal iPhone 12 which is pretty common, it should fit.

  • SuperDeano

    It’s a no from me.

  • Alfonso Álvarez Rey
    Alfonso Álvarez Rey

    I bougth recently a Mini Cooper 5 doors from 2017 and I must admit that I am surprised with how good it drives. I have never driven before a car that is so much fun. There are some points that are compromised but in general I think the experience you get is it muth worth it and this you can't find it in most of the small cars.

  • ben khamis
    ben khamis

    I think the newer Mini's are nice little cars & everyone should experience it at least once in your life. However, 5 door version looks crap. Practical yet crappy. 3 door looks best

  • Game Reviews Old Skool Gamer
    Game Reviews Old Skool Gamer

    Please please do the new countryman. 🥺

  • SND

    ,, That's what go karts do'' LOL

  • Jake Walker
    Jake Walker

    I’d like to see a review of the new Vauxhall corsa-e!

  • Anita Dique
    Anita Dique

    the new mini looks better then ever.

  • Hier könnte Ihre Werbung stehen
    Hier könnte Ihre Werbung stehen

    Ok but I don't get it. The cooper S starts at 27.000€ where I live...for 174 ps ? Why the hell are Minis so damn expensiv.

    • Darren Arthur
      Darren Arthur

      Superior build and drive quality compared to any of its rivals. Yes it's expensive but you really get what you pay for.

  • Gaetano Crisci
    Gaetano Crisci

    no Matt, it's not over designed is the rest of the cars of the market that are poorly designed and boring

  • Neal Street
    Neal Street

    Manual Handbrake? On Auto??? - so not latest version of car. Cooper S does not have one???

  • Notiamsugar

    I have mini Cooper

  • Leslie. Ingley
    Leslie. Ingley

    The seat ateca 2020


    I apologise to all the mini owners but that front end is disgusting

  • Two

    Mini is taking this piss what happened to the hardcore Cooper s

  • Andreea Haruta
    Andreea Haruta


  • Paul Farmer
    Paul Farmer

    You've got some front @carwow, I'll give you that. I had two prospective enquiries and then one final roll of the dice to buy a high spec 3-dr Cooper S at the end of last year. Each time, only two dealers replied and both were from the same group and had the same person doing the prices. I queried it with you twice and was ignored. I eventually beat the three year PCP cost by over £1,000 in three phone calls. So do you care to answer that? How are you helping the buyer there? Is Mini a very specific case or do you have this issue with other manufacturers?

  • Ben Harris
    Ben Harris

    I don’t like the tail lights

  • Edward

    it is a maxi

  • jigrodrigues

    Looks like a cheap gym bag

  • Andrew Glenister
    Andrew Glenister

    Are you wearing your son’s jacket?

  • Jorge Pantoja
    Jorge Pantoja

    US viewers: 700 pounds Sunroof? Can I remove it and save weight? 😂

  • Nalisa Sikwanga
    Nalisa Sikwanga

    Definitely better than a polo gti

  • வெங்கடேஷ்

    அருமை 🔥👍

  • Dough Szynk
    Dough Szynk

    Just ugly car No more British

  • russ curwood
    russ curwood

    Carwow, you guys need to do a MK1 cooper s to 2020 draggy comparison 👍👍🤞

  • Gaming Norwegian
    Gaming Norwegian

    8:09, great job Mat, some poor German designer probably got executed now that you showed that major design flaw (which it really is).

  • Steve Tierney
    Steve Tierney

    It looks shit.

  • Bogdan Barbu
    Bogdan Barbu

    ugly car, and that thing with the handbrake and armrest.. my oh my!!!!

  • Harshit Chaudhary
    Harshit Chaudhary

    BMW 6 Series GT 2021 review

  • ongky ricarda
    ongky ricarda

    why does it look like Geely Panda ????

  • Mark Holden
    Mark Holden

    I have the previous version and I won’t be buying the new one 😒

  • MTB MATT85
    MTB MATT85

    The mini is a piece of crap.

  • Lonewolf Gaming
    Lonewolf Gaming

    I’ve got a 2016 Cooper S 5dr with the Works 210 tune and exhaust. Great fun to drive, but the brakes are a bit underwhelming. I do wonder why they reduced the power output from 192 to 178bhp for the new ones. Along with the PPF ruining the exhaust sound, they seem a far less appealing choice now.

  • Tommy Gutierrez XD
    Tommy Gutierrez XD


  • deltafoxtrot2

    The Mk1 MINI looked much better and it was closer to the original mini, the new version is far too big with a long snout and it has a grill like a Munk fish....

  • Lutho Hopa
    Lutho Hopa

    I've once burnt my legs with the exhaust pipes while leaning into the boot.

  • mohcen Bdj
    mohcen Bdj

    It needs an akra or miltek exhaust

  • Anders Lindberg
    Anders Lindberg

    It’s ugly

  • Adrian Byron-Parker
    Adrian Byron-Parker

    Matt.......... Sorry, I am leaving. You are no longer reviewing cars!!!!!

  • Bram Jacob
    Bram Jacob

    It looks so ... much ... worse ... whyyyyy

  • mercedesbenzformula1

    I don’t like the style at all of the new one. Too much going on and too big

  • Sen

    Please review the new Mini JCW!

  • Nicholas Mikula
    Nicholas Mikula

    Really can't see the point of buying a Mini.. maybe it's just me but it's everything you don't want in a car

  • sabbir muntakim
    sabbir muntakim

    Can you do the BMW 2 series Grand touring review please. Thanks 🙏

  • Mini Lite71
    Mini Lite71

    Mini's are getting uglier by the generation and forget anything with 5 doors - the mk1 was the best looking - that cos the designer has also designed the McLaren, Ferrari, Fiat 500 ,BMW X5 and many MORE !

  • TomB Stone
    TomB Stone

    Answer NO

  • melvin lukose
    melvin lukose

    Break test?

  • konstantinos kechagias
    konstantinos kechagias

    this car is always getting uglier...

  • Mike Vale
    Mike Vale

    They keep losing their quirkiness and are morphing to downright ugliness. I have a 2004 JCW Cooper S with full service history and boy am I glad I never sold it!

  • Hidde Van Den Brande
    Hidde Van Den Brande

    Review a alpina b3

  • Látlak

    I love the Mini! I don't find it girly, because you can make it look quiet mean with that piano black exterieur. I love the looks even more with the LCI2. It drives like a charm, it's so compact and nimble, really enjoyable. I just wish there was a 5 door JCW, that's so sad!

  • P E
    P E

    It's a dogs dinner of a design, it's long overdue a massive revamp and a complete overhaul of the looks, the engines and the purpose... oh and the name... if we're still calling this a "mini", I'll start calling Buckingham Palace a "pokey little hovel". This is going up against VW's Golf GTi (not Polo... it's twice the size of a polo) and it loses in every single area. What was once a cool and quirky revised concept of the old mini has become a tired, staid, dull, tedious, predictable bore fest!... but more concerning than all these things... what the f*ck is he doing pooring water into that cup holder!?!?! This guy is a muppet... Every car I see him review he seems to want to ruin, bash, destroy or just make a mess of... he was literally jumping up and down on the sills of the R8 in a different video... grow up you sad twat

  • Akshay Raveendran
    Akshay Raveendran

    Matt please review the JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE SRT!!!

  • Peacy Cortes
    Peacy Cortes

    A real Mini has 2 doors. Everything else is not a Mini.

  • Peter Pulchny
    Peter Pulchny

    there is only one Matt Watson. what a legend

  • Gordon McCartney
    Gordon McCartney

    Worst part of this review was the bottle of SPARKLING water!

  • AM

    The first gen I loved. It’s got worse & worse with every generation. The supercharger shout have been retained.

  • Steve Hailey
    Steve Hailey

    For get it

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