MINI Hatchback Leasing
Top 3 Features
Why Lease A MINI Hatchback?
What’s The Cabin Like?
How Does It Drive?
The MINI struggles slightly on the practicality front, with cramped rear seats and a small boot. The 3-door Hatch model has a 211-litre luggage bay that can’t even match the SEAT Mii city car, and the rear seats are short on space. At least the front seats are roomy, although the car’s upright windscreen makes it feel more claustrophobic than it is.
Things are better in the 5-Door (that’s its official name) car, with an extra rear seat taking the total to 5. It also comes with a 278-litre boot that’s on a par with the Ford Fiesta and other similar models. The rear doors also make access to the rear seats easier, although it’s still no ballroom back there – an effect made worse by the slightly dark interior.
The MINI is an economical car, as long as you stick with the less powerful engines. The basic One with 102hp will manage more than 50mpg on the official economy test. The 136hp Cooper is almost as good, returning between 47.9- and 51.4mpg on the same test. The high-performance engines are thirstier, but they both return more than 40mpg, which isn’t bad considering their power outputs.
There is also an electric version of the MINI – imaginatively named the MINI Electric. Although not strictly the same as the MINI Hatch, it shares plenty of mechanical and design features. With a range of 140-145 miles, it’s a bit short on battery power. But company-car drivers covering low mileages might be interested, as it only incurs minimal benefit-in-kind (BIK) tax.
Hatch (3dr)The definitive MINI comes with just 3 doors as standard. It’s the cheaper and better-looking option, but it’s less practical.
5-DoorIf you want back doors and a bigger boot, try the 5-Door car. It’s much the same as the 3-door Hatch, but more spacious.
Cooper S ElectricLike a MINI but without an engine. This 3-door car has its own place in the MINI range and its own specification list, but it takes much from the 3-door MINI Hatch.
The MINI Hatchback Vs Competitors
The MINI brand is owned by BMW and the Hatch/5-Door are built with German precision. The reliability record is strong, so these little retro hatchbacks are unlikely to let you down. Should the worst happen, new MINIs come with a 3-year warranty.
The 3-door MINI Hatch has a 211-litre boot, which is small for the compact hatchback class. However, the 5-Door MINI has a 278-litre boot that’s much closer to the Ford Fiesta and other small hatches.
MINI Hatch customers get a choice of 4 trim levels. Things kick off with the entry-level Classic, while the Sport and Exclusive models add increasing levels of luxury. The John Cooper Works model, which is only available with the 3-door car, is the go-faster sporty option.
Parking sensors are only standard on Sport, Exclusive and John Cooper Works models. Basic Classic versions can be specified with parking sensors as part of the optional Comfort Pack.
Practicality is not the MINI’s forte. The 3-door car’s 211-litre boot and cramped rear seats make it harder to carry 4 adults in comfort. And their luggage will cause problems, too. But the 5-Door car is on a par with conventional small hatchback models such as the Ford Fiesta, both in terms of rear space and boot capacity.
Leasing a MINI Hatch says a lot about you. It says you have taste and you find style important. But it also shows you are a discerning customer with an eye for detail. The MINI looks great and it drives well too. What’s not to like?
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