Mini review

Category: Small car

Section: Costs & verdict

Mini 3-door hatchback 2022 interior infotainment
  • Mini 3dr 2022 front right tracking
  • Mini 3-door hatchback 2022 rear cornering
  • Mini 3-door hatchback 2022 interior dashboard
  • Mini 3-door hatchback 2022 boot open
  • Mini 3-door hatchback 2022 interior infotainment
  • Mini 3-door hatchback 2022 front tracking
  • Mini 3-door hatchback 2022 front right static
  • Mini 3-door hatchback 2022 rear right tracking
  • Mini 3-door hatchback 2022 front right tracking
  • Mini 3-door hatchback 2022 wheel detail
  • Mini 3-door hatchback 2022 interior front seats
  • Mini 3-door hatchback 2022 interior steering wheel
  • Mini 3-door hatchback 2022 interior detail
  • Mini 3dr 2022 front right tracking
  • Mini 3-door hatchback 2022 rear cornering
  • Mini 3-door hatchback 2022 interior dashboard
  • Mini 3-door hatchback 2022 boot open
  • Mini 3-door hatchback 2022 interior infotainment
  • Mini 3-door hatchback 2022 front tracking
  • Mini 3-door hatchback 2022 front right static
  • Mini 3-door hatchback 2022 rear right tracking
  • Mini 3-door hatchback 2022 front right tracking
  • Mini 3-door hatchback 2022 wheel detail
  • Mini 3-door hatchback 2022 interior front seats
  • Mini 3-door hatchback 2022 interior steering wheel
  • Mini 3-door hatchback 2022 interior detail
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In this section:
  • Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
  • Equipment, options and extras
  • Reliability
  • Safety and security

Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2

The Mini range isn’t available with the sort of discounts you’ll get on rivals such as the Audi A1. It's a premium product and is therefore priced as such, so it looks a bit expensive when you compare it with more mainstream small cars such as the Seat Ibiza and Volkswagen Polo. That’s especially true when you consider the price of the option packs.

That said, the Mini can still make some financial sense, thanks to competitive PCP and leasing offers. Its depreciation is also reasonably slow over three years compared with the Ford Fiesta, but an Audi A1 depreciates slightly slower still.

Whichever version you go for, if you fancy adding a few extra bits and bobs, we’d advise going for the optional packs instead of individual items, as it’ll likely end up costing you less. We’d recommend either the Comfort Pro or Navigation pack, as they add a good amount of luxuries for additional outlay.

Mini 3-door hatchback 2022 interior infotainment

Reliability

Mini finished in joint fifth place out of 30 manufacturers in the 2021 What Car? Reliability Survey. That's level with Toyota and above Audi, Honda and Volkswagen.

Overview

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. It's disappointing that automatic emergency braking is optional, and it's worth pointing out that there are plenty of safer small cars. If practicality is high on your list of must-haves, though, we’d point you in the direction of the even more impressive Audi A1.

  • The classiest small car interior
  • Excellent infotainment system
  • Strong resale values
  • Ride is a bit firm
  • Not as safe as rivals
  • Only has two rear seats
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