You have to remember that the ford weighs at LEAST twice, possible even three times the mass of the cooper. Which in a crash is a whole shitload of inertia to stop. The engine is going to weigh close to a ton in one of those things I imagine, whilst the cooper probably only weighs about that much.
Im not saying the Ford’s engineering ability shouldn’t be insulted for producing such a dangerous car. Merely that comparing it with a mini-cooper is a little bit apples to oranges due to the drastically different car designs overall between the two.
The cooper looks at least twice as cool as the Ford anyway. Stupid SUVs.