2015 Mini Cooper Hardtop
NHTSA Side Crash Test
Overall Safety Rating: 4(!) Stars
Frontal Crash Rating: 4 Stars (Driver: 4, Passenger: 5)
Side Crash Rating: 3(!) Stars (Driver: 5, Passenger: 2(!))
Side Pole Crash Rating: 5 Stars
Combined Side Barrier and Pole Rating: (Driver: 5, Passenger: 2)
Rollover Rating: 4 Stars
Risk of Rollover: 11.1%
(!) Due to the intrusion of the left rear door during the side impact test, the interior door panel struck the torso of the rear passenger dummy, causing a high lower spine acceleration. High lower spine accelerations, in excess of 82 g’s, indicate a higher likelihood of thoracic injury.
NHTSA – New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), Side Test:
Crash test dummies representing an average-sized adult male and a small-sized adult female are placed in the driver and rear passenger seats (driver’s side), respectively, and are secured with seat belts. The side crash rating represents an intersection-type collision by having a 3,015 pound (1367kg) barrier moving at 38.5 mph (62km/h) into a standing vehicle. The moving barrier is covered with material that is crushable to replicate the front of a vehicle.