2014 MINI Paceman Overview

John Diether
Automotive Editor - March 12, 2014

One of few two-door crossovers you can buy, the MINI Paceman maintains the charming character of the MINI hatchback while offering legitimate room for four and cargo space on par with a small wagon. The Paceman is still petite for its class, but handles with more verve than just about any traditional crossover.

What's New for 2014

The standard equipment list expands to include heated mirrors and windshield washer jets.

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Choosing Your MINI Paceman

All models carry rear bucket seats, making the Paceman strictly a four-seater. It’s easy to give your ride a custom look—inside and out—courtesy of a huge selection of graphics, color schemes, trim materials and wheels. Major options include a panoramic sunroof, navigation, leather seating and a full-feature Harmon Kardon sound system.

The Paceman makes use of the same 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine found in other MINIs. The engine produces 121 horsepower in standard form, and there are two turbocharged versions that crank out 181 and 211 horsepower. You can get a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic with any engine.

The amount of power you get depends on the trim level:

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An entry-level Paceman comes with the normally aspirated engine, driver-selectable steering and throttle settings, leatherette seating, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity and HD radio.

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An S steps up to the 181-horsepower turbo engine, along with adjustable traction control, sport seats, revised exterior trim and optional all-wheel drive.

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John Cooper Works

The top-of-the-line Paceman gets the enhanced turbo with 211 horsepower, a sport-tuned suspension, larger wheels and sportier interior trim.

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CarsDirect Tip

Paceman options are plentiful, and most are available across all trim levels. The only absolute differentiator is engine output, so it’s best to pick the engine you want first and work from there when building out your Paceman.