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Car of the Year Awards 2023: 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 Electric Level 3

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It’s hardly a surprise that a car called ‘the Mini’ isn’t the most spacious or practical in this category, but there’s no better model at pampering a driver and front seat passenger with the most special interior in the class.

There’s plenty of substance behind the environment’s style, too. All the Mini Electric's controls, including the BMW-derived infotainment system with its rotary controller between the front seats, are simple to use, and the sharp displays are easy to read. Everything you touch has a high-quality feel – from the sumptuous Nappa leather upholstery that comes with our chosen Level 3 trim to the soft-touch plastics on the dashboard.

Mini Electric 2022 dashboard

Other highlights of this high-spec trim include a panoramic glass roof that lets in extra light. Plus, you get additional technology, including a head-up display, Matrix LED headlights, wireless phone charging and a punchy Harman Kardon sound system.

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