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Car of the Year Awards 2022: Best small car interior

Despite the fashion for SUVs, the traditional small car remains the most popular type on the road, with the best brilliant all-rounders that offer excellent value for money...

Best small car interior

Mini 3dr 1.5 Cooper Exclusive Comfort/Nav

Car of the Year 2022 - MotorEasy

Like Rolex watches and Montblanc pens, the Mini hatchback is proof that big luxury can come in a small package. And while there are many areas in which the Mini matches up well next to rivals such as the Audi A1 and Volkswagen Polo, it’s inside where it trounces them completely.

Everything you look at and touch oozes quality, with soft-touch plastics on the dashboard and controls that feel built to last. A slick, BMW-derived infotainment system provides clear menus and is easy to operate, thanks to a rotary controller between the front seats.

Mini 3dr - interior

Bear in mind, though, that the Mini offers only two rear seats rather than three, and you’ll probably want to add some optional equipment packs. For the best interior, go for Exclusive trim with its leather upholstery, plus the Comfort and Navigation packs, which add luxury and convenience while keeping costs sensible.

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