What Car? says...
Modern car makers love unusual and dramatic-sounding names that have next to no relevance to the model in question. But thankfully the Mini 5dr is an easy one to work out. Yep, you guessed it – it’s a regular Mini with five doors.
Clearly, having an extra couple of doors makes the five-door Mini more practical than the popular three-door Mini we all know and love, simply because anyone sitting in the back won't have to squeeze through a tiny gap behind the front seat to get out. The five-door model is more spacious for back-seat passengers and has a bigger boot too.
So, is the Mini 5dr a convincing alternative to other posh small cars with five doors, including the Audi A1 Sportback, and should you pay the extra over less luxurious rivals like the Ford Fiesta, Peugeot 208 and VW Polo? Read on over the next few pages of this review and we'll tell you everything you need to know. We’ll also look at which engines and trims make the most sense.
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