For The Mini Hatch three-door 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 Three-door Hatchback
44 5stars

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

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The full Mini Hatch Three-door review


There are 6 Mini Hatch Three-door versions available

Hatchback 1.2 One 3dr £13,955
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.5 D One 3dr £15,075
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.5 Cooper 3dr £15,505
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.5 D Cooper 3dr £16,635
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 2.0 S Cooper 3dr £18,840
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 2.0 SD Cooper 3dr £19,655 TBA

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

Compare the Mini Hatch 3dr with most other small cars and it looks pricey. Few rivals are as desirable, though, and that's what results in such strong resale values.

The Cooper S hot hatch and the entry-level One are worth a look, but it's the Cooper that really impresses, combining strong performance with seriously low running costs. The Cooper D diesel is a good choice for high-mileage drivers.

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; we'd go for the Pepper or Chili pack, and the Media XL pack is worth a look if you can afford it.

We'd add the TLC servicing package, 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 Three-door Hatchback 1.5 Cooper 3dr

Since buying my Cooper D it's been a case of love and hate combined. Within 3 weeks the gear box went wrong and needed replacing, having had the car…

Stephen Nias

3 out of 5 stars

Mini Hatch Three-door Hatchback 2.0 SD Cooper 3dr

I've had my Cooper SD F56 for 3 months now and covered 4,000 miles in that time. It's great fun to drive and the cabin is a huge improvement over its…

Alex Marshall

5 out of 5 stars

Mini Hatch Three-door 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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