2013 MINI Paceman Review

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The new 2013 MINI Paceman is a 2-door hatchback. You have a choice of four different trim levels. These trims consist of Cooper, Cooper S, Cooper S ALL 4, and John Cooper Works.

Some standard features included on the base trim are 17-inch alloy wheels, leatherette upholstery, and a 6-speaker audio system that comes with HD radio and iPod connectivity.

Some standard features included on the Cooper S trim are a turbocharged engine, black grille with extra air inlet, and dual exhaust pipes.

Standard features on the Cooper S ALL 4 share mostly the same features as the S trim, but also has all-wheel drive.

Some standard features on the John Cooper Works are all-wheel drive, exclusive performance suspension, and a more powerful turbocharged engine.

One of the best features about the new 2013 MINI Paceman is you get to choose what features you want and like, and the Paceman will build it to fulfill your wants.

The interior on the MINI provides standard sports seats and perfectly placed pedals and adjustable steering wheel is low and straight, making it the hand position just right. The rear trunk has been expanded and can fit two adults in the compartment. You have more leg room which provides more comfort.

Technology has also have been improved on the MINI. Finally, iPod connection and Bluetooth are standard all MINI models, including the Paceman. Some different features you can add are navigation, voice recognition for numerous vehicle commands, and a new feature called MINI Connected. This system adds 6.5 inches of an infotainment display in the center of the speedometer. The MINI Connected gives smartphone users access to an application that merges Facebook, Twitter, and a numerous of other services. One of the main negative features about the interior is the base stereo. It is weak and small compared to a standard stereo.

The 2013 MINI base Paceman has front-wheel drive while the S ALL 4 and John Cooper Works trims run off all-wheel drive. Standard is a 6-speed manual, but a 6-speed automatic with paddle shifters is another option. Under Base Paceman’s hood, you have a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine with 121 horsepower and 118 pound-feet of torque. The S Cooper runs on a 1.6-liter engine with 181 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. The John Cooper Works runs on a 1.6-liter turbo engine with 208 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque.

Environmental Protection Agency ranged the MINI to reach 26 mpg city and 35 mpg highway base model manual-transmission. The automatic S ALL 4 is ranged to reach 23 mpg city and 30 mpg highway as well as the automatic John Cooper Works. For manual, they are ranged to reach 25 mpg city and 31 mpg highway.

The 2013 MINI Cooper Paceman comes with standard safety equipment; 4-wheel anti-lock dist brakes, standard stability control, and seven airbags.

With driving performance, it’s great around winding roads and with the Sports mode on, you have an even more impressive steering and throttle response.

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