Three available engines, classic good looks and terrific driving dynamics make the 2017 Mini Hardtop one of the most exciting small cars on the market. A harsh ride and high price tag will keep some shoppers away, however.
The Mini Hardtop gets slight revisions to standard and optional equipment for 2017. Last year's Media package (6.5-inch screen, smartphone app integration and a front armrest) is standard on all Hardtops. Adjustable driving modes are no longer standard on the Cooper model (though they can be added back in), while dynamic ambient lighting is now part of the Premium package. Finally, a Mini Seven special edition debuts with special upholstery and wheels.
Who says you can't have it your way? It's a question asked by the 2017 Mini Hardtop, a sporty compact that allows for a seemingly endless degree of customization. It's also stylish and a blast to drive. There are few rivals that let you have this much fun for this price.