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For The Mini Hatch is stylish, good to drive and has a high-quality interior. It's also reasonably cheap to own, thanks to its strong resale values and range of efficient engines.

Against It's not quite as much fun to drive as you might expect a Mini to be, and there are far more practical cars available for similar money.

Mini Hatch Hatchback
44 5stars

If you're after something small and stylish, the Mini Hatch is a fine choice – especially in standard Cooper form.

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The full Mini Hatch review

There are 10 Mini Hatch versions available

Hatchback 1.2 One 3dr £13,750
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.5 D One 3dr £14,890
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.5 Cooper 3dr £15,300
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.5 Cooper 5dr £15,900 TBA
Hatchback 1.5 D Cooper 3dr £16,450
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.5 D Cooper 5dr £17,050 TBA
Hatchback 2.0 S Cooper 3dr £18,655
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 2.0 S Cooper 5dr £19,255 TBA
Hatchback 2.0 SD Cooper 3dr £19,450 TBA
Hatchback 2.0 SD Cooper 5dr £20,050 TBA

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

Compare the Mini Hatch with most other small cars and it looks expensive. Few rivals are as desirable, though, and that's what results in such incredibly strong resale values.

The Cooper S is certainly worth a look if you're after a hot hatch, and the entry-level One is a good buy, but it's the Cooper that really impresses, combining strong performance with seriously low running costs.

There's a dizzying array of optional extras to choose from, so you can really tailor the car to your tastes. There are also a number of option packs available, which add a heap of extras in one fell swoop for a discounted price, and nearly all Mini buyers add at least one of these.

We'd recommend adding one of the TLC servicing packages, too. For a reasonable one-off fee, this covers servicing for the first five years or 50,000 miles. The TLC XL package costs a little more, but covers servicing for a further three years or 30,000 miles.

Reader test team says:

Mini Hatch Hatchback 1.5 Cooper 3dr

This car replaced a 2013 clubman cooper D owned since January 2014 which had covered 23,000 miles. I normally buy late ex demos to cut down…

Les Abbottt

4 out of 5 stars

Mini Hatch Hatchback 2.0 SD Cooper 3dr

I have the difficult problem of balancing the need for a car which can get through a lot of motorway miles economically, and the want for a car that I…

Tim Hall

5 out of 5 stars
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