For the third straight year, the MINI Hardtop 2-Door has succeeded where other subcompact vehicles have failed: this dynamite car has once again earned an IIHS Top Safety Pick award.

We can say, with all objectivity, that this is not an easy award to win in one year, let alone three years running. Winning vehicles must earn a top rating of “Good” in five categories: head restraint, roof strength, driver-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, and side protection. Additionally, an “Advanced” or “Superior” rating is required for front crash protection, and an “Acceptable” or “Good” rating for headlights. But with its newly-available LED headlights and cutting-edge Active Driving Assistant safety technology, the 2019 MINI Hardtop 2-Door well exceeded the IIHS’ stringent standards.

Just how safe is a 2019 MINI Hardtop 2-Door? With Active Driving Assistant (which includes automatic emergency braking and forward collision warning), this exceptional car came very close to avoiding a collision entirely in the IIHS’ “12MPH track” test. And in the “25MPH test”, the 2019 MINI Hardtop 2-Door reduced impact speed by an impressive 7MPH. Complementing Active Driving Assistant are the aforementioned LED headlights, which are a real coup for MINI drivers. Along with high-beam and low-beam assist, these next-gen lamps offer cornering illumination and automatic high-beam dimming when an oncoming vehicle is detected.

Of course, the 2019 MINI Hardtop 2-Door model’s sterling safety features aren’t the only reason to contact our MINI dealers serving Salem, MA for a test drive. This meticulously-engineered car also features an award-winning TwinPower Turbo precision engine, a four-wheel independent suspension with MacPherson struts, and, on high-end trims, a six-speed Steptronic Sport automatic gearbox, and multiple driving modes: Sport, Mid, and Green.

Visit our local MINI dealership today and explore this class-leading MINI car!