You have to pay for the Paceman’s looks - it costs much, much more than equivalent versions of the roomier and mechanically similar Countryman. However, you should get a decent chunk of your money back when you sell the car on. Running costs are reasonable, but no more than that.
Mini Paceman Coupe quality & reliability
The Paceman has a premium image, but although much of the cabin trim looks the part, some of the materials and switchgear are disappointingly plasticky. Mini’s reliability record is patchy, too; the Paceman didn’t feature in the most recent JD Power ownership satisfaction survey, but other Mini models scored only ‘average’ marks for mechanical reliability.
Mini Paceman Coupe safety & security
All versions of the Paceman have stability control fitted as standard, and if you specify the four-wheel-drive system that’s optional on some models, you’ll also have some extra traction to help out in slippery conditions. Should the worst happen, every model has six airbags as standard, while the Countryman that the Paceman is closely related to scored five stars in Euro NCAP crash tests. Deadlocks and an alarm are also provided.