The 2015 MINI Cooper received the lowest possible predicted reliability rating from U.S. News & World Report. This rating was based on a Vehicle Dependability Study from J.D. Power and Associates or the J.D. Power Predicted Reliability rating.
The predicted reliability score is based on a point scale. Five points is “Among the Best,” four points is “Better than Most” and three points is “About Average.” Two points, the rating the MINI Cooper received, is categorized as “The Rest.” There is no 1-point category on the scale. As of 2015, there have been no NHTSA-issued safety recalls on the 2015 MINI Cooper.
The 2015 MINI Cooper was ranked 17th among the best cars in the Affordable Small Cars category by U.S. News & World Reports. Its various models were ranked 6th in Affordable Subcompact Cars, 16th in Hatchbacks and 4th in Affordable Convertibles. These rankings are based partially on reliability but also on pricing, specs, performance, interior, safety and consumer reviews.