Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

The Mini Electric is available only as a three-door (there’s no electric equivalent of the Mini 5-door Hatch). That means getting into the back requires a bit of contortion. Once you’re in, there's less head room than in the regular petrol model because the battery’s position means the rear seats have had to be mounted higher.

The reduced head room is more noticeable with Level 3 trim or in the Resolute Edition because the standard-fit panoramic sunroof drops the height of the ceiling. A six-footer will need to cower, and the stingy knee room will stop passengers slouching forwards to straighten their neck.