Mini 3dr 1.5 Cooper Sport II 5dr Review

Category: Small car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £21,380What Car? Target Price£19,946
Review

The Mini 3dr is a hugely desirable small car that has plenty of substance to match its style. We’d recommend a peppy yet frugal Cooper in Exclusive trim to make the most of the Mini’s biggest strength, its well appointed interior. If practicality is high on your shortlist, we’d point you in the direction of the even more impressive Audi A1, though.

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As the name suggests, this adds some hot-hatch inspired dressing to the regular Cooper. That means bigger 17in alloy wheels in black, a sporty bodykit, a rear spoiler, sports seats, sports pedals, a sports steering wheel and cruise control. You can also have sports suspension at no extra cost but if you value your spine, we’d avoid it.

The Cooper's engine is smooth, exceptionally quiet and, with maximum torque – or pulling power – available from just 1250rpm, makes it very easy to maintain swift, relaxed progress.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH8.4 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

48.7

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

278

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

132

g/km

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