Pros: The MINI Paceman offers the year-round driving pleasure of the Countryman without the added doors, along with MINI’s quirky styling and fun-to-drive antics.
Cons: While it does offer AWD, the back seats are cramped, and the look isn’t for everyone.
2015 MINI Paceman Price & Fuel Economy: The MINI Paceman is a bit of a niche vehicle. Not only is this considered a compact crossover, it’s also a coupe. As such, there are only two versions of the MINI Paceman available:
- 2015 MINI Paceman Cooper S $33,615
- 2015 MINI Paceman John Cooper Works $42,015
Fuel economy in the Paceman is quite good considering it’s all-wheel drive (and regardless of which model you go for despite the power differences between the two), with 8.7L/100km on the highway and 9.0L/100km in the city.
Powertrain: The 2015 MINI Paceman feautres the same 4-cyl twin-scroll turbocharged engine in both the Cooper S and JCW models. However, they produce different power numbers in each as they are tuned differently. In the Cooper S the 4-cyl pushes out 181 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque (192 with overboost). Spring for the JCW version and those numbers jump to 208 horsepower and 192 lb-ft (207 between 2,100 and 4,500 rpm) of torque.
As mentioned above, both models feature MINI’s ALL4 all-wheel drive, and transmission choices reside in a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic (sacrilege for MINIs).
Changes and Improvements: Like the Countryman, the 2015 Paceman is now available only with AWD in ALL4 format, which means there is no more Paceman Cooper, only a Cooper S and JCW version available.
Cargo Capacity: The 2015 MINI Paceman features 331 litres of trunk space, with seating for four.
Safety: The 2015 MINI Paceman comes equipped with all manner of standard safety features and airbags, along with Dynamic Stability Control, runflat tires, and Dynamic Traction Control.
Comparing the 2015 MINI Paceman: Range Rover Evoque, Nissan JUKE, Fiat 500X, Subaru XV Crosstrek.