Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

MINI Mini 2002

Cooper 1.6 , 3 door hatch

Test Date: Jun 2002

MINI Mini crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 4 Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
10 (63.0%)
14 (78.0%)
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 1 Star
Pedestrian-test score 8 (22.0%)

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BMW were allowed a retest after introducing modification to the airbag sensing for frontal impact, and structural modifications to the door to improve the side impact performance. These modifications were incorporated into production in May 2002. The structure performed well with only relatively modest deformation of the passenger cell after the frontal and side impact. The side impact protection was reasonable but the chest loads were on the high side. The manufacturer also decided to update these results by showing the benefit of the optional head impact airbag. The protection from the child restraints was not uniformly good and the pedestrian protection was poor.

Driver head - Adequate
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Adequate
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Marginal Driver left femur - Marginal
Driver right lower leg - Adequate Driver left lower leg - Adequate
Driver right foot - Good Driver left foot - Good
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Marginal
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Marginal Passenger left femur - Marginal
Passenger right lower leg - Adequate Passenger left lower leg - Good
Passenger right foot Passenger left foot
Side impact head - Good
Side impact chest - Marginal
Side impact abdomen - Good
Side impact pelvis - Good
Side impact head - Good, Pole test - Pass
Side impact chest - Marginal
Side impact abdomen - Good
Side impact pelvis - Good
Green = Good Good
Yellow = Adequate Adequate
Orange = Marginal Marginal
Brown = Weak Weak
Red = Poor Poor
With optional head protection airbag. Rating applies from VIN WMWRC32TC17709

Rating applies from VIN WMWRC32TC17709