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Mini 5dr review

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6 Jan 2017 14:53 | Last updated: 22 Aug 2018 15:37

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Interior layout

The interior layout, fit and finish

In many respects, it’s a standard Mini affair. That means plenty of retro charm throughout but, thankfully, without too much compromise in usability. The air-con controls are logical, for example, and the standard 6.5in colour infotainment system is easy to get the hang of. A DAB radio, Bluetooth connectivity and a USB socket are all standard, along with a multi-function steering wheel.

Sat-nav is an option gained by adding the Navigation pack or, if you can find the extra cash, the more feature-rich Navigation Plus pack. This isn’t cheap, but it bestows the Mini with an infotainment and navigation system borrowed from more expensive BMW cars. Like the standard system, you can control it with the easy-to-use rotary dial between the front seats; you twist to scroll through the menus and press down to make a selection. However, you can also use the enlarged 8.8in screen you get as a touchscreen and even write post codes or search for contacts via the handy handwriting pad.

Wireless charging, more online connectivity and Apple CarPlay also come with Navigation Plus, but you can't get Android Auto.

You won’t have any complaints about interior quality because, compared with the vast majority of small cars (the exceptions being the Audi A1 and Volkswagen Polo), the Mini feels seriously premium inside. There are soft-touch materials in all the important places, while the buttons, switches and dials feel nicely damped. It looks great, too, with a cheerful design imbued with nice touches including extensive ambient lighting at night.

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The driving position is spoilt a little by pedals that are offset to the right of the steering wheel, meaning you’re forced to sit at a slight angle most of the time. Still, the seats are supportive and there’s plenty of adjustability to help set everything up just how you want it.

 

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