2018 Lemon Aid New Car Reviews - Premium Compact Cars and Crossovers

In the past, if manufacturers elected to move up or downmarket, they would create a new sub-brand to market the vehicles. BMW launched MINI when it wanted to move downmarket and Honda, Nissan and Toyota respectively breathed life into Acura, Infiniti and Lexus to market their luxury products. Conjuring up a new vehicle marque and promoting it is a fiercely expensive process and one that has fallen out of favour. Manufacturers now prefer to stretch the boundaries of what their established brands represent to setting up sub-brands if they decide to move out of their traditional market segments. In addition, some specialist vehicles from mainstream manufactures, are priced sufficiently above traditional vehicle categories that they must be placed into a category that reflects their unusual nature.

To track this trend and move with the times, the APA created a new Premium Compact category several years ago and continues with it for 2018. A number of cars and crossovers in this new category don't really fit into the sections other vehicles bearing the same brand name are generally found in, and so are in this Premium Compact section.

Vehicles covered within in the envelope of Premium Compact category include B-Class, CLA and GLA from Mercedes-Benz, the A3 and Q3 from Audi, all five of which represent a move downmarket by their makers. Also Included in this section is the QX30 from Infiniti, which is based on the same platform as the Mercedes B-Class, CLA and GLA. Occupying this category as well are cars from MINI, which are premium priced, and the Chevrolet Bolt, Volt and Nissan Leaf, which are priced far higher than conventional cars for the same size. Another car covered in this section is the Acura ILX.

Acura ILX  Buick Verano  Infiniti QX30  Mercedes-Benz B250
Audi A3  Chevrolet Bolt  Kia Niro  Mecerdes-Benz CLA  
Audi Q3  Chevrolet Volt  MINI Cooper  Mecerdes-Benz GLA 
Subaru WRX & STI  Hyundai Ioniq  MINI Countryman  Nissan Leaf 
       

2018 Acura ILX

 

 

What’s new
Based on the previous-generation Honda Civic, the seven year old ILX is overdue for replacement.
Performance
The 2.4L 201 horsepower four is smooth, flexible and punchy, but its tuneful exhaust system becomes tiresome in daily driving. Steering weight and gearing are particularly well judged but there is little feel bubbling up to the steering wheel from the road. While firm, the ILX's ride exhibits good resilience and surprising suppleness over large bumps, especially when viewed against its impressive cornering ability. Strong brakes with good pedal feel. Wind noise is well suppressed but road noise is greater than expected from a car in this price bracket. Big door mirrors are a necessity as vision for lane changes is limited.
Despite being based on the roomy previous-generation Civic platform, rear seat legroom on the ILX is a bit on the tight side. Very comfortable, supportive front seats. Excellent driving position. Elegant, conventional dashboard. There is nothing fundamentally wrong with the cabin design but cabin materials are underwhelming at this price point. Reasonable trunk space. Unimpressive audio system.

Comments
The ILX, based on the previous Civic, is, except for straight line speed and low-speed refinement, totally outclassed by the new Honda Civic Touring. The sole power team for 2017 is a 2.4L four hooked up to an eight-speed dual clutch automated manual. ILX sales held steady last year, at about 2500 units.

Pricing

Upgrading from the base to the Premium trim includes popular equipment such as leather upholstery, heated, power front seats and blind spot and rear cross traffic warnings, is very good value. The Technology and A-Spec models are acceptable value if you like their features. A Honda Civic Touring sedan is priced 20 percent less than an ILX A-Spec. Exceptional value leasing. 

Reliability: Predicted reliability is above average, like the previous Civic it is based on.

Specifications


Body Style:  4SD
Occupants: 2/3
Engines:
2.4L‑4 (201HP)

Transmissions: 8A* 
Drive Layout: Front-wheel drive

City Fuel Economy:  9.4L/100 km
Highway Fuel Economy:  6.8L/100 km
Active Safety Features: Forward collision warning and mitigation. Lane departure warning, lane keep assist and road departure mitigation. Available blind spot and rear-cross traffic warnings.
Additional Airbags: None
Warranty: 4/80,000, 5/100,000
Current Generation Debut:  2012
Country of Origin:  United States

IIHS Ratings:

Sml. Front: G

Mod. Front: G

Side: G

Roof: G

Rear: G

NHTSA Rating: 


2018 Audi A3

 

NOT RATED

 

 

 

What’s new
For 2018, Audi Drive Select is standard on the Progressiv trim, the S3 variant now features a 7-Speed dual clutch automated manual transmission and a new super high performance RS3, powered by a 2.5L inline five-cylinder engine, is new.  

Comments
Like its predecessor, Audi's new A3 is based on the Volkswagen Golf, in this case, the seventh-generation of VW's evergreen hatchback. Like the Golf and numerous other Volkswagen Group products to be released over the next few years, the A3 is underpinned by VW's new MQB variable architecture. To satisfy the American market, the mainstream A3 debuted first as a sedan, followed by a convertible. Both body styles look very Audi, but also look a bit stale, especially for all new cars. The traditional hatchback body style is offered only with e plug-in hybrid powertrain. 
The A3's dashboard features big, clear instruments and pretty simple controls. Comfortable seats and good space in front, and seat comfort and legroom for rear seat riders are at least competitive. The reasonably attractive cabin materials are a bit disappointing not in themselves, but for the fact the A3 turned out to be a much more expensive car than most observers expected them to be, especially since they are sourced in low-cost Hungary. Big, square trunk.
Power stems from two turbocharged gasoline engines, a 2L with 186 horsepower and a 2L producing 220 horsepower in the A3 and 293 horsepower in the S3. The base 2L is front-wheel drive only, with Quattro all-wheel drive featured twinned with the 220 and 293 horsepower engines. A seven-speed automated manual is standard on front-wheel drive variants with a six-speed automated manual mated to Quattro versions.

A3 E-Tron hatchback
The E-Tron is powered by a 1.4L turbo four with 150 horsepower connected to a 102 horsepower electric motor, resulting in a combined horsepower figure of 204. The E-tron is a plug-in hybrid like the Ford C-Max Energi and can run in full electric power for up to 26 kilometres. Power reaches the front wheels via six-speed dual clutch automatic.

Pricing

High prices considering that the A3 is essentially a less modern spin on the VW Golf. Moving up from the 186 horsepower 2L front-wheel drive model to the 220 horsepower all-wheel drive (marketed under the name Quattro) costs $4800. Overpriced Progressiv trim upgrade but the Technik range topper is good value. the Premium package is priced to reflect its additional equipment but the S-Line option package is significantly overpriced. The E-Tron plug-in hybrid hatchback in Progressiv trim is priced $4800 higher than a conventional equivalent front-wheel drive sedan variant. The Technik upgrade on the E-Tron is priced to reflect its extra content. The A3 convertible is priced $6200 higher than an all-wheel drive 220 horsepower sedan. 

Reliability
Insufficient data, not rated. The previous A3 was rated average for the first four years. Audi's $750 scheduled service option (70,000 km is the last service covered) is highly recommended. Warranty ends at 80,000 km with no further powertrain coverage.

Specifications


Body Style:  2CB, 4SD*
Occupants:  2/3, 2/2

Engines:1.4L-4 T H (150 HP plus 102 HP electric), 2L-4 (186 HP)*, 2L-4 T (220 HP, 292 HP S3), 2.5L-5T (400 HP) 
Transmissions: 6A (DSG), 7A (DSG)*
Drive Layout: Front-wheel drive*, all-wheel drive*

City Fuel Economy:  9.1L100 km
Highway Fuel Economy:  6.8/100 km
Active Safety Features: Optional adaptive cruise control with stop and go as well as blind spot and rear cross traffic warnings.  
Additional airbags: rear seat side airbags are optional                  

Warranty: 4/80,000, no additional powertrain warranty
Current Generation Debut:  2015
Country of Origin: Hungary and Germany

IIHS Ratings:

Sml. Front: G

Mod. Front: G

Side: G

Roof: G

Rear: G

NHTSA Rating: 


2017 Buick Verano 

 


 

 

What’s new
Based on the last-generation Chevrolet Cruze, the Verano is in its last year and GM has announced that it will not be replaced. The turbo engine is no longer available.

Comments
The Buick Verano, based on the previous-generation Chevrolet Cruze, is more than just a badge-engineered spinoff of the Chevrolet. The exterior displays numerous Buick styling cues and the cabin is quite sumptuous. Power stems from a 2.4L version of the Ecotec four found in various GM products. With 180 horsepower and strong torque, the Verano delivers brisk, relaxed performance, and, with Buick's "Quiet Tuning" sound abatement measures, serenity as well.

Pricing 
Containing almost $2000 worth of additional equipment, including a power driver seat and rear view camera, for less than $700 the 1SD package is a bargain and should really be the base model. The Leather trim level is priced well beyond the value of its contents. However, it is the gateway to the Buick Experience package, offering a sunroof and navigation for just $800 and the Driver Confidence package, which includes blind spot, rear cross traffic and lane departure warnings, for only $935. No leasing offered for 2017.

Reliability
Not rated, insufficient data. Few complaints received thus far. Average reliability predicted.

Specifications


Body Style: 4SD
Occupants: 2/3
Engines:
2.4L-4 (180 HP)

Transmissions: 6A*
Drive Layout: Front-wheel drive
City Fuel Economy:  11.3L/100 km
Highway Fuel Economy:  7.6L/100 km
Active Safety Features: Available blind spot, rear cross-traffic, lane departure and forward collision warnings.None
Additional airbags: Knee airbags for both front occupants. Rear side airbags for outboard passengers. 

Warranty: 4/80,000, 6/110,000
Current Generation Debut:  2012
Country of Origin:  United States

IIHS Ratings:

Sml. Front: NR

Mod. Front: G

Side: G

Roof: G

Rear: NR

NHTSA Rating: 


2018 Chevrolet Bolt

 

 

 

What’s new
Delayed 2018 model. A heated steering that automatically switches on when it senses cold, is standard on the Premier and option on the LT trim for 2018. 

Performance
The electric motor of the Bold is very strong and delivers vivid acceleration. Handling is very competent but not as precise as that of the Volkswagen e-Golf, but more satisfying than those of the Hyundai Ioniq and Kia Niro. The suspension is firm and can clunk loudly on poorly maintained roads. Steering has a reassuring heft. 

Comments
The Bolt is Chevrolet’s all electric car meant to go head-to-head with the Nissan Leaf and Ford Focus electrics. The Bolt looks like a breakthrough product in the affordable electric vehicle field.
According to Chevrolet, the 200 horsepower electric motor (twice the power offered by the Leaf) can reach 100 km/h from a stop in about seven seconds. GM predicts a maximum range of up to 320 kilometres, with an 80 kilometre charge available in under two hours with a 240 volt charger, and up to 145 kilometres available in about half an hour if you employ a high voltage charger.
GM notes that the Bolt is a 4G LTE WiFi hotspot and the MyChevrolet Mobile App will help the driver to monitor vehicle charge status, start the car remotely, pre-condition cabin climate inside the cabin while the car is plugged in, which minimizes energy draw once the car is under its own power. The EV-specific navigation system of the Bolt is set up to maximize range and also display local charge points.
The tall hatchback body looks crisp and modern. Except for height, the Bolt is smaller is all dimensions than the Nissan Leaf but offers greater cabin and cargo space than the Nissan. The cabin of the Bolt is dominated by a sweeping dashboard with a large touch screen at its heart. 

Pricing
The 2018 was late and then sold out. Finding a Bolt is the problem and if you do, there are no discounts. 

Availability warning
As of March 2018, the Bolt was sold out with dealers having received their full allocation for the model year. Production of the 2019 model begins mid-year with delivers not expected until August. If you want a Bolt, be prepared to wait for it.

Reliability:
New vehicle, insufficient data. This is an all-new and radical car for Chevrolet. 

Specifications


Body Style:  4HB
Occupants: 2/3
Engines:
Electric motor (200 HP)
Transmissions: None
Drive Layout: Front-wheel drive

City Fuel Economy:  n/a
Highway Fuel Economy:  n/a
Electric Mode Operation: 320 km

Active Safety Features: available active safety features include lane keep assist, lane departure, blind spot, rear cross traffic and forward collision alert and lane change warnings. Front automatic braking also offered.


Additional airbags: No information available

Warranty: 3/60,000, 5/100,000, 8/160,000 (on electric drivetrain)
Current Generation Debut:  2017
Country of Origin:  United States

IIHS Ratings:

Sml. Front: G

Mod. Front: G

Side: G

Roof: G

Rear: G

NHTSA Rating: 


2018 Chevrolet Volt

 


 

 

What’s new
The new Driver Confidence package available on the LT includes BLIS with rear cross traffic and a rear park assist. 

Comments
Unlike the first Volt, the exterior and interior styling of which made it a real "statement" car, the second-generation Volt is a more mainstream and more closely twinned with the Chevrolet Cruze. The Volt's rear seat now has three seatbelts, which should increase versatility and remove a purchase objection of the four-seater first-generation Volt. Rear seat legroom is not generous, headroom in the rear is tight, and rear seat riders sit under the rear window, which can get uncomfortable on sunny days. The Volt remains a hatchback despite its sedan-like appearance.
The Volt’s gasoline generator increases from 1.4L to 1.5L, with a horsepower boost from 85 to 101. Revised battery chemistry has resulted in a reduction in the number of individual battery cells and a battery pack that is around 10 kilograms lighter than before. The electric motor is rated at the same 111 kW (149 horsepower) as its predecessor.
Around 3500 Volts were delivered in Canada in 2016, nearly three times the number of Nissan Leafs sold in Canada last year. Driven briefly by the APA, the Volt, with effortless, smooth power, balanced chassis, sharp steering and a real feeling of solidity, is an impressive tour-de-force. Outward visibility is poor, making city driving a struggle.  
Availability Notice
Despite low gasoline prices and a general ennui on the part of the public with electric vehicles, the plug-in hybrid Volt has proven very popular, with demand significantly exceeding supply. Volt availability is better now than it was a year ago, with delivery times down to about three months. 

Pricing
The base 2LT model is well equipped and the 2LZ range topper is a good value upgrade if you like its equipment. Big rebates available from Ontario, Quebec and B.C. for this plug-in vehicle. 

Reliability:
Insufficient data. The previous model was reliable.

Specifications


Body Style:  4HB
Occupants: 2/3
Engines:
Electric motor (111 kW/149 HP); generated by electricity: 1.5L‑4 (101 HP)
Transmissions: None
Drive Layout: Front-wheel drive

City Fuel Economy:  n.a.
Highway Fuel Economy:  n.a.


Active Safety Features: available active safety features include lane keep assist, lane departure, blind spot, rear cross traffic and forward collision alert and lane change warnings. Front automatic braking also offered.

Additional airbags: Knee airbags for both front occupants and rear side airbags for outboard occupants. .

Warranty: 3/60,000, 5/100,000, 8/160,000 (on electric drivetrain)
Current Generation Debut:  2016
Country of Origin:  United States

IIHS Ratings:

Sml. Front: G

Mod. Front: G

Side: G

Roof: G

Rear: G

NHTSA Rating: 


2018 Hyundai Ioniq

 

NEW

 

 

What’s new
The plug-in hybrid is the sole update for 2018. 

Comments
About the same size as an Elantra, the IONIQ is built on a different platform designed to accept conventional hybrid, plug-in hybrid and full electric powertrains.
The exterior is modern, crisp and tidy but doesn’t signal the car is powered by alternative powertrains. With a 0.24 co-efficient of drag, the shape is very slippery. The cabin is practical and straightforward; seating is more adequate than spacious. In order to try to save some weight as well as reducing the use of oil, the hood and tailgate of the Ioniq are formed from aluminum, the interior door trims are fashioned from plastic, powdered wood and volcanic stone and sugar cane materials are employed to fashion the headlining and carpets.
A 106 horsepower 1.6L four is the basis for the hybrid and plug-in hybrid. Total system horsepower for the hybrid is 139 and maximum electric-only range for the plug-in is 37 kilometres. The hybrid and the plug-in send power to the front wheels via a six-speed dual clutch automated manual transmission but the all-electric variant dispenses with a transmission altogether. The full electric version is powered by an 88 kW motor with a maximum possible range of 170 kilometres. The regular hybrid is not as quick as the plug-in hybrid or the full electric. The plug-in model can cover up the 37 km in full electric mode before the batteries are depleted. 


Pricing
Ioniq hybrid: the Blue base model is reasonably affordable. Standard equipment includes heated seat, reverse coverage and Bluetooth. Despite equipment such as blind spot and rear cross traffic monitors, heated rear seat and steering wheel and Keyless Go, the SE model is overpriced. The Limited, with leather upholstery, adaptive cruise control with forward collision warning, pedestrian detection and self braking, is priced about $1000 too high. The Limited Tech package, with a sunroof, autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning and lane keep assist and rear parking sonar, is great value. Plug-in hybrid: The plug-in hybrid went on sale in the fall of 2017, with the Limited trim upgrade being a bargain if you like its equipment. Ioniq electric: The base SE model, with blind spot and rear cross traffic monitors and navigation, is well equipped. The cold climate option includes a heat pump which enhances range but is very expensive. The range-topping Limited model is solid value and it is eligible for massive provincial rebates in Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia. 

Reliability: New vehicle, insufficient data on Hyundai hybrid vehicles thus far.

Specifications


Body Style:  4HB
Occupants: 2/3
Engines:
1.6 L-4 H (104 HP gas, 27 kW electric, 139 combined)*, 1,6 L-4 H Plug-in (104 HP gas, 45 kW electric), Electric (88 kW)
Transmissions: 6A (dual clutch/Hybrids)
Drive Layout: Front-wheel drive
City Fuel Economy:  4.3L/100 km
Highway Fuel Economy:  4.4L/100 km
Active Safety Features: Available adaptive cruise control with autonomous emergency braking, blind spot, rear cross traffic and lane departure warnings as well as lane keep assist.
Additional airbags: No info available

Warranty: 5/100,000, 8/160,000 (on electric drivetrain)
Current Generation Debut:  2017
Country of Origin:  South Korea

IIHS Ratings:

Sml. Front: G

Mod. Front: G

Side: G

Roof: G

Rear: G

NHTSA Rating: 


2018 Infiniti QX30

 

NOT RATED

 

 

What’s new
No changes of note for this slow-selling crossover for 2018. 

Comments
The technology-sharing agreement between Renault-Nissan has generated the new Smart ForTwo based on the Renault Twingo, and this new Infiniti QX30 that is spun off a component set derived from the Mercedes A, B, CLA and GLA models. The QX30 uses the platform, 2L turbo four and seven-speed dual clutch automated manual transmission from the Mercedes models; mating them to bespoke exterior and cabin styling. The QX30 will be built as Nissan’s plant in England.
The QX30 follows Infiniti’s voluptuous, arc-laden styling direction that debuted with the JX35 (now QX 60) crossover in 2013. While not beautiful in a conventional sense, the Q30 is extremely distinctive and will be instantly recognizable as an Infiniti. Along with Lexus with their NX and new RX, Infiniti is pushing the boundaries of style in search of a look so distinctive that its cars cannot be confused with any others.
The QX30’s interior, with a dashboard stocked with big, clear gauges (the same units as Mercedes uses but with different graphics) and, given the number of functions it controls, a dash centre-stack that doesn’t look too intimidating. Cabin materials, with elegant faux alloy accents and attractive leather highlighted by contrasting stitching, are attractive. Cabin space is on the tight side for width and especially for rear seat legroom, with is restricted. Regularly shaped and nicely trimmed cargo area.

Pricing
Bizarrely vast model range for such a small volume car. Very nicely equipped base model with Nappa leather and memory seats. All-wheel drive is offered only on the Sport trim where it is a $2500 option. The Premium package on the base model is overpriced. The Technology package, offered only on the all-wheel drive base model, contains a comprehensive array of active safety features, mandates the purchase of the Premium package. The Sport model includes the content of a Premium and Technology equipped QX30 AWD at a $500 premium, but lacks AWD, which is a $2500 option on the base model. Comparing similarly equipped versions of the Mercedes GLA and QX30, the QX30 is about $1000 cheaper and has a better powertrain warranty. 

Reliability
New vehicle, not rated. Based on the reliability of the previous-generation Mercedes B-Class, predicted reliability for the first three years is average at best, declining after that. The six-year/110,000 km powertrain warranty is longer than the four years/80,000 km offered by Mercedes, making it a better prospect than the Mercedes for those who plan to buy instead of lease. 

Specifications


Body Style: 4HB
Occupants: 2/3
Engines:
2L-4 T (208 HP)
Transmissions: Seven-speed dual clutch
Layout: Front-wheel drive

City Fuel Economy: 10.6L/100 km
Highway Fuel Economy: 8L/100 km

Active Safety Features: Infiniti note that pre-collision with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning and dynamic cruise control will be available


Additional airbags: n/a

Warranty: 4/80,000, 6/110,000
Current Generation Debut: 2017
Country of Origin: England

IIHS Ratings:

Sml. Front: NR

Mod. Front: NR

Side: NR

Roof: NR

Rear: NR

NHTSA Rating: 


2018 Kia Niro

 

NEW

 

 

What’s new
Lane Departure Warning System updated to Lane Keeping Assist System with
Driver Attention Alert as well. The Niro plug-in will go on sale during the 2018 model year.   
Comments
Based on the same component set at the Hyundai Ioniq, the Niro is a five-door tall hatchback that Kia will market as a compact hybrid CUV. The Niro’s 103 horsepower Atkinson cycle 1.6L four combines with a 43 horsepower electric motor for a total system output of 146 horsepower. Kia has only announced a conventional hybrid version thus far, but a plug-in was shown at the Geneva show in March. 
Though tidy enough and unlikely to offend, the exterior styling of the Niro is not the styling tour-de-force observers have come to expect from Kia. Design aside, the Niro s exterior envelope encloses a commodious cabin with good space for four adults and whatever chattel they choose to bring with them. Attractive instrumentation, practical controls and attractive materials make the Niro a good space to inhabit. The Niro went on sale in the spring winter of 2017.

Pricing

The nicely equipped base L model is priced at $26,895. Upgrading from the L to the EX is very good value if you like its additional features. The EX Premium upgrade is a bit overpriced for what it offers but the SX trim is an absolute bargain. No pricing for the plug-in version is available. 

Reliability
Not rated as too little information is available on Kia's hybrid system reliability.

Specifications


Body Style: 4HB

Occupants: 2/3

Engine: 1.6L-4 H (146 HP combined)

Transmissions: 6A (dual clutch)  

Drive Layout: Front-wheel drive

City Fuel Economy: 4.6L/100 km
Highway Fuel Economy: 5.1L/100 km
Active Safety Features: Available adaptive cruise control with autonomous emergency braking, blind spot, rear cross traffic and lane departure warnings.

Additional airbags: No information is available
Warranty: 5/100,000
Current Generation Debut: 2017

Country of Origin: South Korea

IIHS Ratings:

Sml. Front: NR

Mod. Front: NR

Side: NR

Roof: NR

Rear: NR

NHTSA Rating: 


2019 MINI Cooper

 


 

 

What’s new
MINI altered its marketing focus for 2019 from a single trim with multiple packages and near endless customization to a more rational model lineup featuring Cooper, Classic, Premier and Premier+ trim levels with fewer available options.

Performance
The 1.5L turbo triple is quick, flexible and smooth at normal speeds and now has a smoother idle than it did when the current Cooper was released. The conventional six-speed automatic transmission works very well with the 1.5L three-cylinder engine. The big 2L turbo in the Cooper S furnishes strong acceleration with an engaging exhaust note, but is quiet when cruising. Though very firm, the ride of the Cooper S does not jar occupants, and allies with impressive handling controlled by near telepathic steering.
The cabin of the new MINI may appear to be virtually the same as the last one, but its ergonomics, with easily scanned gauges and logical controls placed where you expect them to be, are a huge improvement over the previous MINI. Front seat occupants enjoy comfortable seats and plenty of legroom, but those in back will find space tight and access limited. Trunk space is limited from the back of the rear seat to the tailgate but the space is deep below the window line and regularly shaped. MINI has improved the look and feel of the cabin trim pieces.

Comments
Two and four-door hatchbacks and a convertible model are available. 

Pricing
The basic Cooper trim is quite well equipped but it might not be easy to find as dealers will likely treat the Classic trim, equipped with a large format glass roof, heated seats and fog lights, a $2000 value for only $1300, as the defacto base model and order accordingly. The Premier trim upgrade, with features such as Keyless Go, auto dimming mirror, rain sense wipers and dual zone air-conditioning, is good value as well. The range-topping Premier+ includes equipment such as active L.E.D. headlamps and navigation, is overpriced and forces the addition of the $500 sport seat option, inflating the price beyond its value. Individual options such as leather upholstery and metallic paint are overpriced. The four-door Cooper is priced $1300 higher than its two-door equivalent. The Cooper S is priced $4300 more than the 1.5L triple, with the John Cooper Works variant priced $7500 higher than the S. The convertible body style costs $6600 more than a three-door of the same trim level. 

Reliability
Not rated as too little information is available on the new generation. The previous generation was rated below average. Warranty ends at four years 80,000 km, with no subsequent powertrain warranty.

Specifications


Body Style:  2CV, 2HB


Occupants: 2/2


Engines:

1.5L-3 T (134 HP-Cooper)*, 2L-4 T (189 HP-Cooper S, 228 HP John Cooper Works)
 

Transmissions: 6M, 6A*  


Drive Layout: Front-wheel drive


City Fuel Economy:  8.8L/100 km
Highway Fuel Economy:  6.8L/100 km


Active Safety Features: Active cruise control sold as the Driver Assistant package. 


Additional airbags: Front knee airbags


Warranty:  4/80,000 with no additional powertrain warranty


Current Generation Debut:  2015


Country of Origin: England and Holland


IIHS Ratings:

Sml. Front: G

Mod. Front: G

Side: G

Roof: G

Rear: G

NHTSA Rating: 


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