MINI Oxford Edition Now Available To Everyone

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Since 2018, MINI has offered active and recently graduated college students with affordable options to purchase one of the brand’s compact hatchbacks with the Oxford Editions. Active and recently retired U.S. Military personnel were added to the list of consumers eligible to purchase the special edition models in 2019. Now, MINI is making its Oxford Edition models available to everyone. In light of everything that’s happened because of the coronavirus, we think it’s a great time as any to provide consumers with cars that are excellent value options.

For 2020, MINI is offering both two- and four-door versions of the Hardtop, as well as the Countryman with Oxford Editions. The latter will be available in both Cooper and Cooper All4 variants. Pricing for the Oxford Edition two-door Hardtop will start at $20,600, while four-door models will be priced at $21,600. For the two-door Hardtop, the Oxford Edition is $3,650 cheaper than the entry-level Cooper, while the special edition of the four-door is $4,150 cheaper than the base Classic trim.

Despite being far more affordable than other Hardtop models, the Oxford Editions come with a 6.5-inch screen, 17-inch wheels, Bluetooth, parking sensors, a dual-pane panoramic moonroof, and heated seats. They’re even available with manual transmissions, though automatics are also offered. With everything that’s offered with the Hardtop Oxford Editions, they both represent an excellent value.

Mini Oxford

For 2020, MINI’s Countryman Oxford Edition is a new offering. The special edition is priced at $26,750, $3,000 more affordable than the Countryman Classic, with the ALL4 version carrying a price tag of $28,750 – also $3,000 less than the base trim. On top of the Classic’s list of standard features, the Countryman Oxford Edition adds 18-inch wheels, heated front seats, an anthracite headliner, and automatic climate controls.

There aren’t too many competitors to the MINI Hardtop. The Honda Fit costs $17,145, the 2019 Fiat 500 is priced at $17,990, the Kia Soul costs $18,610, the Volkswagen Beetle starts at $21,790, and the Volkswagen Golf is priced at $24,115. Among those competitors, the Hardtop Oxford Edition fits right in with its affordable price tag.

The Countryman is one of the more expensive subcompact segments in the class, so the addition of Oxford Edition makes it more competitive in the class. The Kia Seltos ($23,110), Nissan Rogue Sport ($24,335), Honda HR-V ($21,940), Mazda CX-30 ($23,000), and Hyundai Kona ($21,440) are all more affordable.

By making everyone eligible to purchase its new Oxford Editions, MINI is making the best out of a bad situation. While other automakers are offering great deals on vehicles, MINI’s approach to making its cheapest vehicles available to everyone is a better way to help more consumers that have been affected by the coronavirus. While the Hardtop Oxford Edition is currently available across the U.S., the Countryman Oxford Edition will only be available in limited numbers starting this July.

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, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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