2016 MINI Cooper Takes Home Top Safety Marks From IIHS

April 13th, 2016 by


The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is one of the auto industry’s most respected voices when it comes to vehicle safety. Which is why it’s such great news that the 2016 MINI Cooper S Hardtop 2 Door scored a “Good” rating from IIHS, the institute’s highest rating. This Good rating was awarded for all five crash tests that the IIHS conducted. Thanks to optional forward collision warning with auto-braking, the MINI Cooper S Hardtop also scored an “Advanced” rating in front crash test prevention. In three of the five tests conducted, the MINI successfully avoided a crash all on its own, while it managed to slow down to between 1 and 3 mph in the other two tests, taking most of the momentum from the vehicle and resulting in a much gentler crash. The Small Front Overlap test delivered similar results, with the MINI receiving another Good rating. And last, but certainly not least, the MINI scored a Good rating for side crashes.

The truth is, the MINI Cooper S is built from the ground up with safety in mind. An ultra-rigid body with a multiphase steel frame reduces body torque, leaving the suspension free to provide super tight handling that helps keep your MINI exactly where you want it. While cornering at speed or changing lanes, Corner Brake Control (CBC) helps improve stability by optimizing the braking effects being applied to each wheel. This evens out braking pressure from side-to-side, adding once again to the driver’s control. Adaptive Cruise Control makes use of video to monitor and automatically adjust speed in order to keep your MINI a safe distance away from the car in front of you.

MINI is all about commitment, whether that’s commitment to style, performance, or safety. Head in to Bill Jacobs MINI near Chicago, IL today to see our full selection of amazing new MINI cars, and let us help you find the one that works best for you!

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