Of course, just by taking a short glance at a car that would look more appropriate in a child's bedroom and with a remote you're not exactly convinced it's actually safe. Well, according to some the international crash testing organizations it really is. Whether it has five stars out of five at the EuroNCAP or a "good" rating at the IIHS, the Mini is among the safest cars in its class.
Naturally, crash ratings aren't enough for some people, so we should also add that the Cooper S Cabrio we drove cam equipped with an anti-lock braking system, electronic stability control and cornering brake control. If there are still people who aren't convinced we should also add the standard dual-stage frontal airbags and the side airbags as well.
Yeah, but it's a convertible, what happens if you roll over, it doesn't even have a proper roll bar, you might ask? Well, it does have a proper roll bar, two of them actually. Both are connected and are sitting in expectation tucked in behind the rear seat. They will pop up as soon as the roll-over sensors detect there's an impetuous possibility for the car to turn with the shiny side down.Continue reading