MINI Hatch 2007

3 door hatch variants

The 2007 Mini hitting the barrier in the frontal offset test.

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5 ANCAP Star RatingANCAP Logo
Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score32.51out of 37
Frontal Offset test13.02out of 16
Side impact test14.49out of 16
Pole test (Optional)2out of 2
Bonus points3out of 3
Data suplied by euroNCAP


The tested model of Mini was introduced in Australia during 2007. This updated ANCAP rating applies to all variants of the Mini 3 door hatch, including the diesel version. It does not apply to the Clubman wagon or Convertible.

The Mini Cooper scored 13.02 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape well. Protection from serious leg injury was marginal for the driver.

The vehicle scored 14.49 out of 16 in the side impact crash test. There was a moderate risk of serious chest injury for the driver. A further 2 points were scored in the optional pole test and 3 points for seat belt reminders.

Important note: The right-hand-drive European Mini Cooper was tested by Euro NCAP. Australasian specifications may vary and therefore models sold in Australasia might provide different levels of protection to those described on this page.


Safety Feature Summary

The safety feature information below is subject to change without notice. For up to date safety feature specifications for all variants, please see the safety feature table to the right or contact the manufacturer.

Dual front airbags, side airbags and head-protecting side curtains are standard equipment. Antilock brakes (ABS), with electronic brake distribution (EBD) are also standard. Electronic stability control (ESC) is optional. Intelligent seat belt reminders are fitted to both front seats.

The front seat belt buckles are mounted on the seats and the upper anchorages are adjustable. These features improve the fit of the seat belt. Pre-tensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash.

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Frontal Offset Crash Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 13.02 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 3.6 pts
Upper Legs 2 pts
Lower Legs 3.42 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset crash test. The brake pedal moved rearwards by 92mm. The clutch pedal moved upwards 49mm. The steering wheel hub moved forwards 11mm, upwards 5mm and sideways 24mm. The front ("A") pillar moved 24mm rearwards. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash tools were required to fully open the driver’s door.

The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was stable. Steering column and dash components were a potential source of injury for the driver's knees. The passenger's head was cushioned by the airbag.

What is frontal offset test?

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Side Impact Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* 14.49 pts (out of 16)
Head 4 pts
Chest 2.49 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

The vehicle was eligible for an optional pole impact test, since it had head-protecting side airbags and scored four points for the head in the side impact test. The manufacturer decided to go ahead with the pole test and the vehicle earned a further two points.

What is side impact test?

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2-Star Pedestrian Rating

Pedestrian Summary

Child head impacts 6.49
Adult head impacts 7.50
Upper leg impacts Zero
Lower leg impacts Zero

Total (out of 36) 13.99

The bumper and the front edge of the bonnet scored no points for the protection they offered to pedestrians' legs.


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