The MINI Cooper is a fun-to-drive compact car and we know many of its owners are extremely passionate about their vehicles. But no car is perfect when it leaves the assembly line (even the awesome John Cooper Works variant!) and that’s why the automotive aftermarket industry brings in billions of dollars each year. We understand that not everyone is interested in performance modifications, but many car owners do enjoy having a few accessories to customize their car.
With that in mind, here’s a list of the best MINI Cooper accessories, all of which we believe are inobtrusive and affordable. If you’re searching for a way to inject some of your personality into your car’s styling, check out our recommendations below.
For more information on the best MINI Cooper accessories, refer to our table of contents.
Table of contents
1. Editor's Pick: Klinee LED Projector Welcome Lights
If you’re looking for a unique way to customize your MINI Cooper, check out these LED projector welcome lights. Serving a similar function as puddle lights often found on luxury vehicles, these welcome lights project the MINI logo onto the ground when you open your car’s doors. Although they’re mainly for aesthetics, they are functional by illuminating the ground around your door, making entry in and out of your vehicle a little safer at night—who knows what you might accidentally step on in the dark!
Best of all, it doesn’t take a lot of effort to install these lights. No drilling or wiring is necessary, simply unplug your old door lights and plug in the new units. The result is a bright projection thanks to LED chips, which should have a long life. Just keep in mind that each order comes with two lights, so if you have a four-door MINI Cooper, you’ll need two sets.
This accessory fits the 2009-2020 MINI Cooper, 2009-2020 MINI Clubman, 2010-2020 MINI Countryman, and 2012-2020 MINI Paceman.
- MINI logo projected onto the ground
- Illuminates around near your door
- LED chips for longevity
- Extremely easy installation—no drilling or wiring is necessary
- Fits various MINI models
- Sold in pairs
2. iJDMTOY Union Jack Style Wing Emblem Rings
Customizing your car is a reflection of your personality, so if you prefer something subtle, take a look at this recommendation. These emblem rings fit around your MINI Cooper’s door lock knobs, adding the iconic Union Jack flag design to your interior. The inner opening diameter on these emblem rings measures 0.63 inch and overall dimensions are 2.56 inch by 1.00 inch by 0.13 inch.
Constructed from steel, the black and white finish gives this accessory an OE appearance, as if it came straight from the factory assembly line. Installation is really straightforward, since these emblems come with double-sided tape on the back. Just peel off the protective layer and stick it onto your door panel by the door lock knob. That also means if you ever want to remove them, it won’t be a hassle. Just make sure you have some sort of cleaner to get rid of any sticky residue that is left over.
These emblem rings fit various MINI Cooper models, but make sure to check the product listing for your specific vehicle.
- Subtle accessory that highlights your door lock knob
- Manufactured from steel
- Classy black and white finish
- Uses double-sided tape for easy installation and removal
Promoted Product: CarCovers.com Platinum Shield Car Cover
Few things are worse than getting your MINI perfectly shined up, only to have rain, snow, or bird droppings destroy all your hard work. That’s why you need a car cover that works as hard as you do to keep your car protected. You need the Platinum Shield Car Cover from CarCovers.com.
This lightweight but durable cover offers maximum heavy-duty protection from the elements, boasting tough, high-grade woven polyester fabric on the outside, with a super-soft inner fleece lining that’s gentle on your finish. Plus, the exterior fabric is covered in a special polyurethane coating that sheds water as soon as it makes contact.
And if the weather gods decide to shower you with sunshine instead, you’ll still be protected thanks to the silver UV-reflective material, which helps prevent sun damage and, as an added bonus, keeps your car cooler. The cover’s also crazy breathable, so you don’t have to worry about rust, mold, or mildew accumulating underneath. So if you’re serious about protecting your beloved MINI from Mother Nature, this Platinum Shield Car Cover makes a great choice.
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- Cover sheds water on contact
- Double-stitched seams for leak protection
- UV-reflective material protects from the sun, reducing heat-based damage
- Multiple layers stave off tree sap, dust, dirt, and other harmful pollutants
- Reinforced grommets built into the cover help secure it from theft
- Lifetime limited warranty
3. CravenSpeed Stubby Jr Replacement Antenna
Here’s another subtle accessory that can upgrade your car’s exterior appearance. If you’re not a fan of the factory antenna on your MINI Cooper, consider this two-inch option that fits 2001-2020 model year MINI Coopers. It’s designed to match the factory base perfectly, so it doesn’t even look like an aftermarket part. The stubby antenna is machined from billet aluminum and is designed, machined, powdercoated, and boxed in the U.S. The exterior boasts a durable black texture that won’t fade, break, or chip.
Installation couldn’t be easier—simply unscrew your old antenna and screw in the new one. It uses corrosion resistant hardware, so you don’t have to worry about the threads getting damaged over time. Besides having a sleeker appearance, you may want a stubby antenna so you don’t have to worry about clearance issues with garage doors or if you’re planning to install a roof rack on your MINI Cooper to expand its storage options.
Reception shouldn’t be an issue, but the company stands behind its product. So if you have any issues with reception after installing the stubby antenna, feel free to reach out to them for a quick and easy return.
- Two-inch stubby antenna
- Machined from billet aluminum
- Durable powdercoated black texture
- Corrosion resistant hardware
- Manufactured in the U.S.
4. Genuine MINI Sunshade
It may happen over the span of years, but direct sunlight beating on your car’s interior can cause some serious damage. Since it happens so slowly, you may not even notice the deterioration of your seats, dash, and other interior components as a result of constant exposure of harmful UV rays. If you value your MINI Cooper and want it to be in the best shape possible for years to come, invest in a sunshade. You’ll especially want one if you often park outdoors, even if it’s just overnight.
This recommendation is a genuine MINI product, so fitment shouldn’t be an issue. You should however, still check to make sure your specific vehicle is on the list. This sunshade is foldable, so you can easily store it when it’s not being used. The front side of it sports a small MINI logo in the center.
Thick and well made from quality materials, it’ll do the job of blocking out the sun and protecting your interior, while keeping the cabin cool when your car is parked.
- Genuine MINI product
- Great fitment for applicable vehicles
- Blocks out harmful UV rays
- Protects your interior from fading and cracking
- Folds up easily for storage
- Thick and well made
5. VCiiC Red Union Jack Style Cup Holder Coasters
This recommendation is another small accessory that adds a little color to your interior. Sporting a red/blue Union Jack flag design, these coasters are made from high quality and flexible soft silicone and fits your front cup holders. It matches the MINI Cooper’s theme nicely and will fit most second-generation MINI Cooper models with some exceptions. So double check the list for fitment before adding them to your cart and checking out.
For some MINI Cooper models, these coasters will have a snug fit inside the cup holder. Thankfully, the company thought ahead and incorporated a small raised tab on the surface that comes in handy when you need to take the coaster back out. Not only do these coasters add more personality to your cabin, they’re a great way to protect the bottom of your cup holder from normal wear and tear.
- Red/blue Union Jack flag design
- Made from flexible soft silicone
- Fits front cup holders
- Tabs for easy removal
May 12, 2021: Updated with a new promoted product recommendation.
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