2011 MINI Cooper Convertible Safety
The 2011 MINI Cooper Convertible’s series of four air bags is designed with an eye for maximum safety. The car is engineered to allow for the greatest chance of walking away from an accident unscathed. The anti-lock brakes and seatbelts work with the airbags to create a driving experience that is as safe as possible. Traction control, run-flat tires, parking sensors and xenon headlamps are all features that can be added to those that are standard, offering even more assurance that the MINI Cooper driving experience will be a safe one.
One issue that can be a bit problematic with the 2011 MINI Cooper Convertible is that of visibility. Because the car is so small, the rearview mirror is accordingly tiny, and it’s difficult to see very much through it. The roof, when pulled down, does obstruct the view to some extent. However, the view through the front windows and windshield is excellent, and because the car is so eye-catching, there’s usually little worry that other cars will fail to notice it, even though it is tiny.
In the event of a collision, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has awarded the 2011 MINI Cooper Convertible high marks, particularly for front impact. Because of the car’s low center of gravity, the risk for rollover is very low. Passengers in the back are more at risk for injury in an accident involving a side collision, but the chances of survival in such an instance remain high. Not only is this a speedy and attractive car, it is one of the safest small cars out on the market.