MINI Coopers with Apple CarPlay (5 Popular Models)

Infotainment systems today feature high-resolution touchscreen displays and have Apple CarPlay integration, essential for convenience, entertainment, and optimal enjoyment of modern cars.

The MINI Coopers in this post have Apple CarPlay integration, either wireless or wired with a USB cable.


Do All MINIs Have Apple CarPlay & When Did They Get It?

The latest Mini Coopers have Apple CarPlay integration as a standard provision.

Most Mini Coopers began getting Apple CarPlay in 2018 and 2019, with the Mini Clubman and Mini Countryman among the earliest to have Apple smartphone connectivity.

Wireless smartphone charging and voice recognition are integral to the newer infotainment systems.

Check the corresponding table to see when each MINI model below has Apple CarPlay.

Meanwhile, drivers on Android devices may find the post on MINIs with Android Auto helpful.

MINI Coopers with Apple CarPlay

#1 MINI Cooper Hardtop 2-Door & 4-Door

The spritely little hatchback has been charming drivers with fun and personality for generations. The iconic Mini Cooper is available as a two-door or four-door (both with hardtops) and a two-door convertible (next on the list).

Unfortunately, Mini Coopers fall behind on the tech-feature front compared to rivals, lacking popular features that have become commonplace.

The 2019 to 2022 Mini Cooper had Apple CarPlay functionality, becoming standard only in 2023 when most of its competitors began offering wireless smartphone connectivity.

Shoppers researching 2018 and older Mini Cooper models will be disappointed with the absence of Apple CarPlay support.

Model YearsApple CarPlayTrim Levels
2023 MINI 2-DoorYesStandard.
2022 MINI 2-DoorYesSelect trims.
2021 MINI 2-DoorYesSelect trims.
2020 MINI 2-DoorYesSelect trims.
2019 MINI 2-DoorYesSelect trims.
2018 & earlierNo.None.

#2 MINI Cooper Convertible

Like its hardtop siblings, the Mini Cooper convertible has Apple CarPlay support in the higher trims of 2019 to 2022 models; meanwhile, the 2023 and newer Mini Coopers enjoy Apple smartphone connectivity as standard.

Model YearsApple CarPlayTrim Levels
2023 MINI ConvertibleYesStandard.
2022 MINI ConvertibleYesSelect trims.
2021 MINI ConvertibleYesSelect trims.
2020 MINI ConvertibleYesSelect trims.
2019 MINI ConvertibleYesSelect trims.
2018 & earlierNo.None.

#3 MINI Cooper Clubman

Those wanting a MINI but desire more interior space and a rear barn door (instead of a traditional hatch) will find plenty of appeal in the wagon-like Mini Clubman.

Thankfully, the Clubman’s elongated wheelbase doesn’t compromise its handling, the car feeling nimble around corners and energetic thanks to its turbocharged engine.

The Mini Clubman has had Apple CarPlay integration in the upper trim levels since 2018, with the iOS smartphone functionality becoming standard from 2023 onwards.

2017 and older Mini Clubman models had no Apple CarPlay support.

Model YearsApple CarPlayTrim Levels
2023 MINI ClubmanYesStandard.
2022 MINI ClubmanYesSelect trims.
2021 MINI ClubmanYesSelect trims.
2020 MINI ClubmanYesSelect trims.
2019 MINI ClubmanYesSelect trims.
2018 MINI ClubmanYesSelect trims.
2017 & earlierNo.None.

#4 MINI Cooper Countryman & Countryman Plug-In Hybrid

Like the Clubman, the Countryman enjoys a longer wheelbase advantage over the regular Mini.

Besides the gasoline-only model, the plug-in-hybrid variant joined the Mini Countryman in 2018.

Since 2018, the Mini Countryman has had Apple CarPlay support in the upper trims, with only the 2023 and newer Countryman models getting standard Apple smartphone functionality.

2017 and older Mini Countryman has no such luck, with Apple CarPlay compatibility absent, thus limiting its appeal.

Model YearsApple CarPlayTrim Levels
2023 MINI CountrymanYesStandard.
2022 MINI CountrymanYesSelect trims.
2021 MINI CountrymanYesSelect trims.
2020 MINI CountrymanYesSelect trims.
2019 MINI CountrymanYesSelect trims.
2018 MINI CountrymanYesSelect trims.
2017 & earlierNo.None.

MINI Electric Vehicle with Apple CarPlay

#5 MINI Hardtop 2-Door Electric

The first all-electric MINI appeared in 2020 in the form of the Mini Cooper SE with a hardtop.

All Mini Cooper Electric models have Apple CarPlay integration, although none can connect wirelessly.

Model YearsApple CarPlayTrim Levels
2023 MINI CountrymanYesStandard.
2022 MINI CountrymanYesStandard.
2021 MINI CountrymanYesStandard.
2020 MINI CountrymanYesStandard.

Rival Makes & Models with Apple CarPlay

The choices from mainstream carmakers below are worth considering as they have more model years with Apple CarPlay support:

These premium automakers also have models with Apple smartphone integration: